We Strive For The Best Boat Rental Reviews on the Chain O’Lakes
We strive for 5 Star Reviews and want you to be completely happy with our boat rental service! See what our boat renters and captains have to say about our incredible pontoon boat rentals on the Chain Of Lakes.
We had a great time even though it was a little colder and windier than we anticipated for late September. Pat and Joyce are very helpful. The boat is very clean and roomy for 10 people. Pat gave very detailed briefing before we went out. It made my son's 10th yr birthday memorable even though we didn't have a big party because of the current covid situation. We'll definitely rent with them again.
What an amazing way to spend our Saturday. We rented a boat for 4 hours and spent the morning and early afternoon boating through beautiful waters. The boat was spotless and very roomy. The customer service was like nothing I have ever experience, Patrick and Joyce treated us like family from when we first made our reservation until we completed our boating adventure. We will definitely be back and highly recommend their services to all you will not be disappointed!
Yesterday had a great experience on the Premier Pontoon boat. Everything was perfect beginning to end. Would highly recommend this rental service. With all of the connected lakes lots of area to explore.Thanks to Pat and Joyce for a great time!
It was our first experience renting a pontoon boat and we had the most wonderful time!!!! Pat and Joyce were amazingly accommodating. We booked for the middle of September and although it was a bit windy, it was Sunny and our boys got an oppotunity to go tubing. It was the highlight of their boat ride! Pat and Joyce didn't leave anything out, from sharing where we can park and grab a bite to eat and from where to avoid because of shallow water. This was by far one of the best first-time experiences we have had with our boys this past year. We came home and started planning our next boat rental and we do not need to search with who- it will definitely be with Pat and Joyce!! They were the kindest, patient and engaging couple ever!! Thank you for a great Sunday ride! We will see you soon!
Pat and Joyce both greeted us and our friends when we arrived. They did a great job explaining everything we needed to operate the boat properly and safe. I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking for a good time on the boat. The boats are very well maintained and clean. Being in the life and health business myself customer service is very important to make sure client's are happy and both Pat and Joyce did a great job! We were all very happy. Thank you again!
I would like to thank Pat and Joyce for the beautiful welcome we received. Joyce did our reservations for us and it was a terrific experience doing our reservation. Their response time is phenomenal. We arrived to pelican Bay Marina and got the warmest welcome from Pat. As I sit nervously not knowing how to ride a boat, Pat made me feel calm and confident for our four hour voyage. The pontoon boat and bathrooms were beautifully cleaned. I had the best day off riding this boat with my great friends. I would recommend highly using this rental facility because of the upmost customer service we received. I will most definitely be back!! I was glad to meet Joyce at the end of our journey.Thank you so much for helping us and guiding us and making our day great.
Joyce and Pat were amazing. We had to reschedule our original rental date and Joyce couldn't have been more accommodating. Pat thoroughly explained the safety rules and how to operate the pontoon. We had so much fun and the 4 hours just flew by! We will definitely be back.
We rented from Pat and Joyce as part of our celebration for my son's graduation from college and my daughter's graduation from high school.The boat was immaculate. Pat explained all the controls. I was a little intimidated since I am not a boating person. Especially with taking down the Bimini top which is needed to go down to fit under some of the bridges. First Pat explained and demonstrated and then I took it down while Pat watched. A boat takes time to react so you can over compensate with steering and acceleration. So it took a little getting used to. Pat suggested get in the middle of the lake and experiment a little. That worked out well.I enjoyed the route. We did a big circle going through 5 or 6 lakes following the provided map. It is pretty interesting how the canals are built which connect the lakes. When we were out there were police in a boat on patrol. So follow the rules! Pat explained them. We had a great time as a family which is not so easy with my family. Pat and Joyce were very nice. The boat was great. We hope to go again with Chain O'Lakes Boat Rental next summer.
Positive result of 2020 - New traditionThe entire process far exceeded my expectations. We had six in our party, ages ranging from 65 to 3 for a 4 hour rental and everyone loved it! Joyce was so helpful in finding a day that worked with our schedule and felt like she was setting this up for a friend and not just as a business transaction. We arrived 10 minutes late (which with kids is on time) and she was gracious enough to give us an extra 15 minutes on the rental since it took awhile to load the boat and get captain’s training with my many questions. This was my first time renting a boat and Pat did a phenomenal job explaining how to maneuver the boat and answered all my questions and by the end felt really comfortable taking it out. He also showed us a few places to explore based on what we wanted to do which was take the kids out swimming and assisted with planning a great trip. The boat was in great condition, clean and comfortable. The restrooms at the main facility were VERY clean and the children’s life jackets were in perfect condition and sanitized which was comforting. All around perfect experience and we will be making this an annual tradition!
We rented the Bentley 20’ pontoon from Pat and Joyce for the entire day and we all had such an amazing time. We got the tube rental with it and the kids absolutely LOVED it! They must have been on that tube for a good 6 hours out of the 8 hours. The boat was in great condition and the sound system on the boat exceeded our expectation. We had two families with a total of 6 (3 adults and 3 kids) and we had plenty of space to move around and relax very comfortably. Pat and Joyce were super friendly and I would highly recommend Pelican Bay Marina to anyone who wants to rent a pontoon boat for a day on the Chain O Lakes! We will surely be back for more boating fun! 😊
Right from the start I had a excellent communication with Joyce and Pat. Getting checked in and checking was a seamless procedure.They both are extremely courteous, answer any and all of my questions, and I had plenty believe me. We came in for a half day boat rental on a nice Sat afternoon to celebrate my 50th birthday on the waters. It was awesome and one of my best celebrations ever. Patrick and Joyce make you feel very welcome and are great to work with. Patrick let us know where not to go, showed us the map of the lake, and Pat gave us a good run down and and based on his advice we had a blast. I rented the 23.5 "premier luxury boat, and it was spic n span, well maintained. There were enough life-jackets for me and my friends and we were so well taken care off. The boat has a nice stereo system, and Bimini top that we enjoyed. We also docked at the Blarney island for a Mai Tai stop-over . They really made our day so memorable and I felt like family. Their son Daniel escorted us when at one time I needed some assistance. I felt so special. I highly recommend these guys and I know I will be back for sure.. This is a celebration that me and my friends will remember for the next 50 years! They are phenomenal and totally "COOL".
For fist time driving a Boat, Pat and Joyce helped make my experience comfortable because I was very nervous. They were very friendly and welcoming. The boat was awesome, we got the biggest one with 4 children and 5 adults and were comfortable. The Tube is a MUST. My family and I spent nearly half the time taking turns on tube. Another thing I like was the safety features on the boat. For you being responsible for the boat it’s a little nerve racking thinking something can get caught in the propellers and damage the boat. This boat help prevents accidents like that, if something is not where it’s supposed to be the boat simply doesn’t start. GREAT TIME, this may be a annual thing because of this first experience.
Our experience renting a pontoon was great! Not being seasoned sailors and older we thought it would be fun and it was! The Pontoon boat was immaculate and it was a cooler weekday so it was not busy on the Chain of Lakes. Will do it again!
We could not have been happier with our decision to rent a pontoon boat from Pelican Bay Marina. The boat was beautiful, clean, and in excellent condition. Joyce was so warm and welcoming and knew our names before we got out of the car to start our day. Pat was amazing and really made us comfortable with the operational side of the pontoon boat. He was explicit in his delivery and gave us a rundown on how to get around and where the best places to boat on the chain were. I can’t say enough about how accommodating they were l. The weather was perfect and the waters were calm. We did an afternoon cruise and the lake was a lot less busy later in the afternoon which was nice for novice boaters like ourselves. They run such a good business that they’re booked pretty solid so it’s best to try to organize your excursion in advance. The price was very fair as we had done a 4 hour tour on a pontoon boat on the Illinois River the week before and it was substantially more at the other marina (and the boat was nicer here!) . We are already trying to plan a return trip. Looking at the properties along the shore line might have been our favorite part! A very enjoyable day!
As always - Joyce and Pat of Pelican Bay are a delight to rent from! Their boats are pristine, prices fair, and customer service impeccable. Pat conducts a thorough safety check before each trip, which makes us all feel comfortable while on the lake. Hands down, best pontoon rental company in the area!
This was our first time navigating a pontoon boat and Pat and Joyce made the entire process go very smoothly. Everything was explained clearly to us, they put safety and health as a priority, and the boat was clean and comfortable. They were super nice and organized. We will definitely be renting from them again!
Per usual, Pat and Joyce are phenomenal hosts. Extremely personable people that are willing to accommodate your needs and answer any questions you might have. Pat does a great safety rundown of the boats and makes sure you're up to speed on operating the vessel. Top notch experience! Highly recommend.
I cannot say enough good things about our experience. My husband and I took our teenage girls out for a day of fun on the lake. The boat was beautiful, clean, and well maintained. But really it was Pat and Joyce that made our experience even that much better. Pat was incredibly knowledgeable and even though my husband Pete grew up on a lake and has experience with boats Pat made sure that we understood everything we needed to.Joyce was beyond kind and seemed to be as excited about our day out on the lake as we were. They made us feel like we were their top priority, and when the day ended they were there waiting for us, and wanted to hear all about it.Thank you Pat and Joyce for such a wonderful experience. We were all truly sad when the day came to an end, and we cannot wait to come back. We wouldn't think of going anywhere else!
The owners are are great hosts with truly a hospitable nature. They keep their boats well maintained and orient you very well to the features of the boat. We were coordinating with two other families and the owners were patient and great about answering our questions. Joyce, thanks for pointing us to the beach area! The kids and adults had an relaxing afternoon. Thank you both again and we will definitely be back to rent with you!
What a wonderful experience with a personal touch. The entire experience felt like dealing with family and we could not have had a better day. Pat and Joyce are kind, patient and run a great business. Thank you both for a truly perfect day.
Pat and Joyce were wonderful to plan with-very accommodating and flexible with my family's schedule! Pat gave me clear and concise instructions for operating the boat and put my mind at ease, as I am not a super-experienced boater. We rented the smallest model which was perfect for my kids (ages 13, 11, 8 and 7) to tube off, as they are not super-experienced tubers. More experienced tubers may prefer a faster boat but my beginners had a blast!
Cant begin to express how fantastic these guys are. We came in for a half day boat rental yesterday and it was awesome. Patrick and Joyce make you feel very welcome and are great to work with. Patrick let us know some great places to go on the water and based on his advice it we found an awesome sandbar to hang out at. We also rented a tube for the girls to ride while we were out. That was a blast and worth adding if you have smaller kids. Boat we rented was clean comfortably and well maintained. The lifejackets the girls used for tubing were so well taken care off they looked new. I have been to some place were buckles are broken, or they are torn etc. so this was nice to see. Getting checked in and checking out were a breeze. I wish I could give them more stars, they really made our day even better with how well they took care of us. If you want to spend some time on the lake having a blast these are the people I would recommend.
We had a great time! The boat was in excellent shape and Pat and Joyce made everything easy. We rented the 2-person tube as well and the kids had a blast. I highly recommend renting from Pelican Bay Marina! We will definitely rent from here again!
What a wonderful people Joyce and Pat. Very knowledgeable and professional. Pat took time to answer all my questions. The pontoon we had was awesome. My family and I had an amazing day. I definitely recommend Chain O'lakes Boat Rentals to family and friends. Joyce and Pat, Thank you for your kindness.
One of the best boating experiences I have had. They really go all out to make you and your family and friends feel comfortable. Bathrooms were really nice and clean. A+++ company will definitely rent from them again.
Folks! This is a great experience from start to finish! We rented two boats for my family gathering of 20. Pat and Joyce are THE nicest people and made us feel welcome and comfortable from the very start. When I returned and informed them that I had an issue with one of the towlines, they were so gracious and made me feel forgiven for making a mistake. The boats were great, clean and well taken care of. We had a wonderful family fun time! We will do it again for sure!!
This was our first time on a Pontoon Boat and it was absolutely amazing! Pat and Joyce did a wonderful job in explaining how the process works and making us feel comfortable. The customer service was first class and the boat was user friendly, easy to navigate and extremely comfortable. We will definitely be back to enjoy the experience again!
Pat and Joyce were amazing hosts! The pontoon they provided was immaculate and our family had an amazing time!! They were so sweet with our kids and so helpful with everything! We will definitely visit them again and recommend to anyone looking for a day out on the lake!! Thank you for your hospitality and kindness.
We had a great time and will definitely rent from Pat and Joyce again. They were extra helpful considering it was our first time renting on the chain. It was reassuring to see them doing extras like offering hand sanitizer and disinfecting life jackets as soon as we returned them. The boat was very comfortable and perfect for us. Highly recommend!
We rented two boats between 3 families, both were clean and mechanically in great shape. Joyce was great and very helpful during booking (we had some minor changes), it was easy and very straightforward. Pat and Joyce were super helpful the day of. Getting us and all the kids on the water quickly and then helping us upon return. Great little marina on a really nice part of the Chain of Lakes. Within minutes of leaving the dock you can be at a really nice sandy beach area for kids to swim and wade in shallow water. All three families loved it and we are looking to go back again this summer! Really well run family business.
Joyce and Pat greeted us as we drove up, directed us to park in a spot directly across from our rental, and walked us thru the orientation. Boat was clean and ready to go, we had it for 8 hours and it ran perfectly all day long.Will definitely come back again!
We had arrived a few minutes early for our 4 hr rental and the owners were very gracious and informative! They made sure to show us all the comfort and safety features that come along with the boat! It was a very relaxing and fun experience that I can't wait to do again! I would recommend pelican bay marina to everyone and anyone interested in spending time out on the water!!! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
Absolutely awesome. We will definitely be back. The boat was incredibly clean, well kept, new, comfortable and spacious. We had an amazing day On the lake, even with 5 kids under 5 (they have everything you need to make sure you are safe). The owners are right there to make sure you understand everything with the boat and are truly invested to make sure you have everything you enjoy your trip. The customer service Pat and his wife gave us is incredibly rare these days. Thanks for a great day on the water!!!!
My wife and I had a great 1/2 day rental - the boat was beautifully taken care of and incredibly clean. Pat and Joyce were a pleasure to interact with. I highly recommend renting from them if you're looking for a quality boat rental on the chain of lakes.
A very nice couple own this company, and they have a beautiful fleet of boats that are well cared for and in great condition. They were clear with instructions about rules and how to operate the boat, and they were also super helpful with recommendations. We will definitely rent from them again!
Best pontoon rental experience that I’ve ever had. The owners are kind and welcoming and the boats in great shape. I am impressed with the amount of time and attention that was given to make sure that we had a safe and enjoyable trip. Definitely will be back for more sun and fun on the Chain of Lakes.
We had a fantastic time and would definitely come back. The boat was beautiful and in excellent condition. Very clean. The owners were super efficient and extremely knowledgeable. We rented a tube for the kids and they had a blast. All in all it was awesome and we wouldn’t plan on renting from anywhere else now.
We had a great time on the lake thanks to Pat and Joyce! The entire experience was great and they were very helpful with our large group and all of our kids. I highly recommend them and they even gave us a 10% military discount which was much appreciated and also had the option to pre pay for gas so we could use the entire time slot for fun. We will definitely be coming back anytime we have the itch to go out on the lake again and have a great time. Thanks guys!
Very friendly couple to deal with. Pat and Joyce are great people and work with you to accommodate your needs. Great boat and great time. Will be recommending them to friends and family. Had a great time and was a great price.
Owners were wonderful. Boat was great. We rented the boat for the whole day and 1/2 way through the day a storm moved in. The owners were on my phone checking on us several times throughout our treck back and were on the boat dock in the storm when we got back to help us off the boat and reimbursed us some of the money we paid for the rental. Cannot say enough nice things about them. Will definitely rent from them again.
Had an amazing experience! Easy to find, Pat and Joyce were very communicative and assisted us with any question we had. Boat ran great and was very clean. Half a day was not enough time to explore all we wanted to so we will DEFINITELY be back for more!!! Thanks for a great day of memories!
Pat & Joyce are fabulous! The boat was in great condition; clean, well maintained & great size. The tube we rented was also in great condition. The bathrooms & full size showers were meticulously clean and spacious. The value was fantastic! I highly recommend them and will rent from them again!
I am so glad that I decided to go with Pat and Joyce for my 30th birthday celebration! They deserve all the great reviews that they receive and lived up to all the expectations that I had. The pontoon was clean, safe, and fit all of us comfortably. Looking forward to using them again in the future!
Pat and Joyce were extremely friendly and accommodating from start to finish. Very polite and genuinely nice people. Pontoon was in amazing shape, very clean, and so comfortable. We had the best day out on the chain o’ lakes and will definitely be coming back all summer long! Thank you for the great day!
We had a fantastic day using using Chain O'Lakes Boat Rentals! The owners spent time explaining everything about the boat and offering us personalized recommendations on places to go. The boat was clean and everything worked great. The bathrooms at the marina are the nicest and cleanest I've seen on the Chain O'Lakes. We will defiantly be renting from them again next summer.
Amazing place for a pontoon rental. Cheapest we found in that area. We had a last minute change to this place as another place clos d even though we booked already with them. This place took us with a week notice and it was one of my best boating experiences ever. The owners are very kind and easy going people. You will love it. Treat the boat as if it’s your own and you won’t have any problems. Don’t think about booking with this place. JUST DO IT! You won’t regret it!!
Pat and Joyce were very accommodating when we tried to rent a boat for a particular Sunday, even though they were booked up several weeks in advance. Pat kept us informed regarding a possible opening; as soon as it was confirmed, he called us. When we got to the marina, our boat was clean and ready to go. Pat took the time to explain everything and provide information on points of interest on the lakes. We'll be back!
My family and friends had a wonderful experience using Chain O'Lakes Boat Rentals! Pat (the owner) was exceptionally friendly and accommodating and the boat they offered us was super nice and well kept. We had a few adults and a few small toddlers with us and they had a fantastic time on the water. We'll be doing this again every year and will only go back to Pat! Really reasonable prices and excellent boats.
The owners are awesome, attentive, helpful and sweet! The grounds are clean and inviting as well as the the showers and restrooms! My family felt welcome from minute one! And my grandchildren weren’t overlooked they chatted with them asking if they needed anything and answered any of their questions! The pontoons where clean and ran excellent! We had a great two days on the lake and will continue to bring my family back summer after summer!
Had a wonderful day out on the water celebrating our daughter's 13th birthday along with 5 of her friends on a pontoon we rented. Pat and Joyce are friendly, helpful and provide great service. The boat rental process was easy and convenient from start to finish, and the girls loved the tube they had for us to add to the rental. We would definitely rent from here again!
This place is great! I checked around for the best pricing for boat rentals on the chain and this place had the best value. The boat was clean and ready when we arrived. Beautiful boat in excellent condition. Pat was so friendly and helpful with getting the kids fitted for life jackets and showing us how to operate the boat. We decided to rent a tube and were so happy we did. So much fun and again in excellent condition. We had a great day on the water even though it rained hard on us the last half hour of our rental as we were gassing up and heading back. Again, Pat met us out on the pier to help us dock and get our stuff off the boat. I was very impressed with the customer service and the boat itself. I can’t say enough good things about Pelican Bay Chain O’Lakes Boat Rentals. If you’re looking for a rental on the chain, you can stop looking. This is 100% an awesome choice. Go have fun!
Rented a pontoon boat here and had a great time. Owners are very friendly and helpful, and had the boat ready to go by the time we arrived. Marina is well-kept with clean bathrooms to use if you need to shower after a day on the lake!
My friends and I had a great time out on the lake and made possible by renting from here. It was easy to get to and easy to drive the boat. A perfect activity for a group of friends for a Sunday afternoon. We were able to get to a few other areas of the chain of lakes and found a good sandbar for swimming. We definitely plan on coming back and will refer friends and family.
We rented a pontoon there, today. The boat was great, clean, plenty of seating for 4 adults and 4 children. Patrick was very helpful and professional. I highly recommend them for a fun day on the lake.
WOW! No hassle, friendly, guy-next-door type of service. Take your neighbor's boat out for a fair price with no worries as long as you treat it as your own. Our 4 hour rental was glorious and had zero issues with the boat or the management.
This is the best boat renting experience my friends and I have ever had! The owner does all he can to make sure we had the most enjoyable experience. Not to mention, the entire day was easy on the wallet. Extremly affordable experience.
Friendly family business that really cares about customer satisfaction. The owner Pat was extremely helpful and inviting during our time up there. Highly recommend renting from them due to the great atmosphere and extremely competitive rates!
First time ever rented a boat a boat. The owner was very patient and professional. He answered all my questions and explained everything. It was obvious wanted the best for us! Me and my family enjoyed it a lot. Definitely will come again. Good times on the Chain O' Lakes. Very fair prices too.
Spent an enjoyable day with the family on the Chain Of Lakes.Renting a pontoon is like renting a floating living room, and the boats here are decked out including a nice stereo system and they have all the safety equipment. The prices were very reasonable. We did a little checking around and found this place to be the cheapest. We hit a few places including Blarney's Island - what an experience!!! The folks working here are very nice and take the time to make sure all your questions are answered.I'd recommend Chain O'Lakes Boat Rentals to friends looking for a casual day trip or a party for the entire weekend.Good times and I'm sure we will be back!!
So I found this place to fix my boat what has been great what was nice I had no clue they rent boats here I had family here from Florida and my boat was being repaired so pat set me up with a rental the cool thing was while loading up the rental mom decided to drop a pasta plate all over self lol the marina here had a great bathroom and shower house that mom could clean up people here are so nice the boat rental worked great and my boat was fixed In a timely matter and a great price the owner and his wife are very nice people I highly recommend trying this place out
We love this place! The owner is always there and will make sure your boating experience goes great. The restrooms are recently renovated and super clean. Super easy to get to and plenty of parking available.
Great customer service and excellent pricing! They answered all questions and made us feel very comfortable. Our pontoon boat clean and in great condition – everything worked perfectly. We would definitely use Chain O'Lakes Boat Rentals again! Thanks!!