Yes! We give a 3% discount on all prices for all reservations. A Credit Card is required to hold your boat.
How do I make a reservation?
You can make a reservations on our website by clicking the “Book It!” buttons you will see by our boats. Or you can call us and we can make a reservation for you over the phone.
We require a name, home address, work number and or mobile number (For LOCAL CONTACT) and a credit card number. This is entered into our reservation system and you will receive an email confirmation. $250 OR 10% is charged on the card until the day of the rental. We will charge whatever is higher, you will see this amount when you make your booking and reserve your boat or watersports equipment.
The credit card you wish to pay with must be present at time of delivery. Different cards may be used for security deposit versus rental charge. A 3% cash discount does apply. Please keep in mind we will communicating with you at the beginning and end of your rental, if you do not have service on your mobile phone or plan to turn it off while on vacation, please call us with your house or cabin phone number.
Why are the time periods for your rentals listed at 8hrs, 1 day 8hrs, 2 days 8hrs, etc.?
When you rent a boat for a single day it is an 8 hour span – from 9am to 5pm. You are renting the boat for 8 hours. When you rent a boat for two days you are renting it from 9am on the first day to 5pm on the second day. You are renting the boat for 1 day 8 hours.
We gauge our pricing on specific rental periods and want to share that with our customers.
How do I set up arrangements to get my boat?
We ask that you call us one day before you are due to receive your boat, (after 1pm is preferable). At this time we will put you in touch with our dispatcher to offer directions, answer questions and do a final check on accessories requested and then set up a time for delivery, the next day.
Do we have to pay for gas?
Yes, we will deliver your boat full of fuel and give you two options. You can pre pay for a tank of fuel at just under pump price (We use recreation fuel with no ethanol at $0.40 a gallon higher than retail) or post pay for gas at $1.00 extra per gallon Please keep in mind, boat gas gauges are not usually that accurate due to waves and angle of the boat, so sometimes when gauges show half they may actually be less than half of a tank. Average gas usage: for solid use: Jet Skis 4 hours per tank, Ski boats will most likely last a day on one tank. Pontoon boats can last one to two days on one tank.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that should you have to cancel, we need at least a seven-day notice to try to rebook the equipment we have held for YOU. If we can rebook the product you will not be charged. If not you will be charged the full rental price. Please be sure of your plans before you reserve a boat we have a very short season.
Weather cancellation policy
In the event the weather is not what you expected for the day you rented a boat, you maybe able to reschedule for a later day that week or to move the boat rental to a different lake with less wind. ONLY if WE determine it will rain all day will a reservation be cancelled, NO rental fees will be refunded. No deposits will be refunded for weather cancellation.
Sunset Watersports now offers a boat and jet ski physical waiver you can purchase. Since only SOME homeowner policies cover ‘Recreational Rentals’ this waiver is optional, so please consult your homeowners policy first. When making your decision please consider the following: Dock rash from scraping against a dock, usually costs $800 plus to repaint. Outdrives under the boat that often hit rocks are $2500 plus downtime while your boat is being repaired at retail rates. While we do not want to scare you, we like everyone to be informed to potential hazards under the water on a lake you may not be familiar with : Boat damage waiver options: $1000 deductible $33.00 per day / $2500 deductible $20.00 per day Jet Ski damage waiver options -$1000 deductible $28.00 per day
Jet ski Rules and Regulations
As long as used safely jet skis are a lot of fun, however there are a few strict regulations that may help guide your rental decisions. Any person born after December 31st 1978 must receive a boater’s safety certificate. This certificate consists of Sunset Watersports giving both operational and safety instruction to all potential operators at the time of delivery. After receiving instruction you must sign and CARRY A COPY OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT on the Jet Ski at all times. IT’S THE LAW !!
Boating Rules and Regulations
Please consult the Michigan boat laws at http://boat-ed.com/mi/handbook/index.htm