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South Bay Marina & Boat Rentals

1350 Empire Blvd. Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 482-3474
*Boat Owners Schedule Winter Service 2021-2022 Click Here*

Boat Rentals!
We are now taking reservations for the 2021 boating season

*Must be 25 to rent a boat* 

Please click HERE
to see all of our boats and to make a reservation

Once you rent a boat with us please check your Promotion or Spam folder for confirmation 



ALL BOAT RENTALS ARE FOR USE IN IRONDEQUOIT BAY ONLY, NOT LAKE ONTARIO. ***WE ARE LIMITED ON PARKING ONLY 2 VEHICLES PER RENTAL!!***  

Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellations made from 2 weeks to 120 hours (5 days) prior to rental start date & time will result in a full refund if done online, if the cancellation is made over the phone there will be a $20 service fee.
  • Within 120 hours (5 days) prior to the reservation to 24 hours prior there will be no refunds, but the rental may still be rescheduled with a $50 service fee. The reservation may be canceled, but no refund will be issued. If cancellation is made over the phone there will be a $50 service fee.
  • Within 24 hours of the reservation start time the rental can be rescheduled with a $75 service fee. The reservation may be canceled, but no refund will be issued. If the cancellation is made over the phone there will be a $75 service fee. 
  • Missed reservations that are not canceled prior to rental start date and time will be charged full reservation amount.
  • THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Note that the same rules apply no matter how far in advance you schedule your rental whether that be months, weeks, days, or hours in advance. 
  • We will not allow cancellations due to light rain, cloudy weather, passing showers or cooler temperatures.
  • We will not send you out during severe weather conditions and we will reschedule you.

Weather Conditions: We will NOT send you out during severe weather conditions. 
  • If the boat leaves the dock, no refund or reschedule.
  • If we feel the weather is unsafe we can reschedule you for a different day.
  • Weather related cancellations are made by the sole discretion of South Bay Marina, and are made only on the day of the rental. 
  • A chance of showers does not qualify for next day cancellations
  • Cancellations must be done online or over the phone, any no shows will still be charged for their rental.
  •  If the boat leaves the dock and severe weather conditions arise you will be called back to the dock as soon as it is safe to do so, and you will be prorated according to your time out. Your account will be credited for the hours in which you were not participating in the rental due to severe weather conditions.
 
Additional Fees: 
  • Late Fees- $5 PER MINUTE after return time. After 30 minutes the boat will be reported stolen, and charges will be pressed.
    • This policy is strictly enforced and non negotiable. 
  • An $80 cleaning fee will be applied if the boat comes back and does not meet our satisfaction.
  • The renter is liable for up to $5,000 in damages. 
  • The renter is responsible for the equipment on the boat, and will be charged if any is found lost or stolen.
  • The renter will be charged $500 if they enter the lake. 

The Following Items are NOT Allowed on Our Boats:
  • Pets
  • Grills
  • Hookahs
  • Fireworks
  • Watersports equipment (tubing equipment, water skis, wakeboards)
  • Kayaks, canoes
  • NO SMOKING
  • Southbay Marina and their staff reserve the right to deny you the rental if we see anything we deem unsafe. 
  • You are liable for all damages you may cause on the boat.


  • If you leave Irondequoit Bay and go in Lake Ontario with the rental boat you will be charged $500 and the rental will be ended immediately. All of our boats are tracked on a GPS. 
  • Life jackets and safety equipment will be provided by us.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Fuel is charged after rental.
  • You must be at least 25 years old to rent a boat.
  • THE INDIVIDUAL WHO RESERVED THE BOAT ONLINE MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE RENTAL (if they are not the rental will be cancelled, and no refund will be issued)

Day of Rental:
  • Make sure to bring a fully charged cell phone. You may also want to bring; food, water, sunscreen, garbage bags, and towels. Remember to dress appropriately for weather conditions.  
  • Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork/waivers and to pay the security deposit. Allow time to board boat, go over operation, safety rules and regulations.
  • The security deposit is $200 and can be paid in cash or on a card the day of your rental. It will be returned to you at the end of your rental if the boat comes back in good condition. 
  • PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!
  • If you arrive late, the rental period will still end at the same time you agreed to when you first booked the rental.
  • Once departed from our docks you are free to travel around Irondequoit Bay. 
  • If you need to come back to our dock for any reason during your rental period please give us a call to help assist you while docking the boat.
  • Nearing the end of the rental period, remember to keep track of time. Keep in mind how long it takes to travel from one end of the bay to the other (typically takes 30 minutes). Making your way back to our dock we will have an attendant ready to assist you with docking. (Please be patient and operate the boat slowly near the dock) it is a NO WAKE ZONE from the South Point channel to our docks. Once you go through the flags you must turn the radio off and listen for directions. 
  • Once the boat is docked and secured, you may exit the boat.
  • We will check over the boat for new damage and check to see how much fuel was used. (Normal fuel use is $20.00-$45.00, note that this fluctuates according to changing gas prices)
  • Make sure to finish the checkout procedure with the staff at the dock, and at the rental shack. 

Disclaimer:
  • We reserve the right to refuse service and rental at any time. 
  • If you cause problems, intentionally or recklessly we will end the rentalYou will NOT be issued a refund. If needed we will have Police escort you off the property. 
  • If the boat leaves the dock it is immediately considered a rental.
  • The driver of the boat MUST stay sober. If the driver of the boat comes back intoxicated they will be banned. 

    A BWI (Boating While Intoxicated) conviction is a misdemeanor conviction that will result in a permanent criminal record. On top of the conviction and the criminal record, a boater convicted of BWI could face:

    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • A maximum fine of $1,000
    • All privileges to operate a boat revoked for up to 1 year
    • Note that these convictions can impact your insurance. 
Nemo

BOAT HOLDS UP TO 14 PEOPLE
MAX PASSENGER WEIGHT OF 1943 LBS
BOAT IS 23'



Nina

BOAT HOLDS UP TO 14 PEOPLE
MAX PASSENGER WEIGHT OF 1943 LBS
BOAT IS 24'
 

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Fall Hours 2021

Monday - Saturday - 9:00am - 6pm  
Sunday - by Appointment 


1350 Empire Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14609
585-482-3474