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Lake Murray Boat Rentals, Lexington South Carolina

Tube rentals are available at the landing when renting a boat. Each tube rental comes with a tow rope and two life vests.

1 Day Tube Rental - $35.00 (Current Special - FREE first day)

We do allow multi-day rentals; this allows you to use the boat up to sunset, giving you several extra hours of use, both in the AM and PM. There is no extra charge for keeping the boats over night.

Boats cannot be driven between sunset and sunrise. Any approved multi-day rentals have a section in the rental agreement that covers this important policy. All multi-day rentals MUST be pre-approved by management. The address where the boat will be moored overnight is part of the approval process. We offer delivery and pick up to rental homes of VRBO or Vacasa. A fee is charged for delivery and pick up. Please call for delivery rates to your rental location. Must be at least 23 years of age to rent a boat. You are required to have your credit or debit card present at the time of signing the rental agreement. All drivers must sign the rental agreement and be present at delivery. Pets and fishing are allowed on our boats, but you are responsible for any necessary cleaning.  

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How do I reserve a boat?

Book online by using our safe and secure booking engine or call our office to speak to a representative. You must be at least 23 years of age to rent the boat, but at least 18 to drive the boat. You are required to have the credit or debit card used for booking, present at the time you sign the rental agreement, which will be the day of your rental.

How much will I have to pay to reserve?

If your rental date is within 15 days of booking day, you will be required to pay the full amount on a credit card. It your rental is more than 15 days from booking day, you are only required to put 50% down on a credit card. The remaining balance must be paid in full 15 days prior to your rental date. You are required to have the credit or debit card used for booking, present at the time you sign the rental agreement, which will be the day of your rental.

Do you require a security deposit?

We do charge a $200 security deposit upon booking to the credit card. This is a charge and not a hold. The credit card will be credited the security deposit amount back minus any gas used or any damages or missing items. This will process the next business day after boat is returned. It may take up to 48 hours for the credit card company to reflect credit. (Holiday weekends may take up to two business days to process after boat is returned).

Your financial risk for damages is up to $1,000 after which the insurance deductible is satisfied and the insurance company will cover the cost of any covered claim. Claims are only covered if you abide by the rules of the rental agreement which you will be responsible for signing. You are required to have the credit or debit card used for booking, present at the time you sign the rental agreement, which will be the day of your rental.

What time is pickup and drop off?

You will need to pick the boat up at 9:00 am; you can arrive 30 minutes earlier to cover paperwork. If you are planing on arriving after 9:30 AM, please call in advance so that we have someone at the landing to handle your reservation. We do not staff the landing full time. The boat must be back by 6:00 pm or late fees will apply. We do not give credit for any unused hours, so please be on time for your arrival to enjoy a full day.

Are there any late fees?

If the boat is not returned by 6:00 pm, a $100 per hour late fee will be applied and will be pro-rated every 15 minutes. Concert days on the lake will carry a $200 per hour late fee. One extra hour may be purchased in advance for concert days. Please call the office for details: 803-462-5292

Do I have to purchase insurance?

The rental rate includes insurance coverage. Our insurance covers past the first $1000 (deductible), if all rules are followed. Any additional amounts due will be taken out of the security deposit and/or charged to the credit card we have on file. You are required to have the credit or debit card used for booking, present at the time you sign the rental agreement, which will be the day of your rental.

Are life jackets supplied?

The boat will come with standard adult flotation devices for the maximum amount of occupants for the boat. Please bring life vests for any children to ensure a proper fit. Children under 12 are required by law to wear a life vest.

Is gas included?

The boat will be fully fueled upon pickup. We must receive the boat back fully fueled or any gallons used will be deducted from the $200 security deposit. The Acapulco Landing does not have a gas dock. We will show you where the area gas docks are located. FYI: If you use two gallons of gas to get back to our landing from filling up, you will be responsible for that usage. Please check with the office for the gas service pricing.

Do I need a boating license?

South Carolina does not require a boating license. However, we do require a valid driver’s license to be able to rent a boat. You must be at least 23 years of age to rent the boat, but at least 18 to drive the boat.

Will you teach me how to drive the boat?

We will show you the basic fundamentals of the boat at check-in, but will not be available to teach driving lessons. Visit for more information on boater education.

How long does it take for the check-in process?

Once all drivers have arrived, we will verbally review the boat contract with your party, explaining all insurance information, rules, regulations, and safety guidelines. The primary renter and all intended drivers will sign the boat rental contract. A representative will walk you to the boat to point out all safety equipment, ropes, anchor, undamaged propeller, Lake Murray map, and radio.

Can I bring my dog with me?

Yes, we do allow dogs on our boats. Any damage due to pet claws, chewing, etc. will be the renter’s responsibility. Also, if the boat is excessively dirty due to the pet that may require a pressure washing, an extra cleaning fee may be charged. 

Can we bring a grill with us?

Grills will not be allowed on the boat at all. If you would like to grill out, there is a grilling area at the landing for no charge. Bring your own supplies. Gas generators are also not allowed.

Do you allow tubing, skiing, or wake boarding?

Yes, we do allow all water sports from our pontoon boats. All pontoons can be fun for tubing if not too weighted down with occupants. We rent tubes from the landing for $35 for one day, $10 each additional day. Check specials tab for any current specials on tubes!

Do you allow fishing on the boat?

Yes we do, it’s Lake Murray! Just keep the boat clean. There will be fees for any extra cleaning necessary if left excessively dirty. South Carolina does require a fishing license. Department of Natural Resources does ticket for fishing without a license. You can purchase one here: or at a local tackle shop or even Wal-Mart.

What does the boat come with?

All pontoons and tri-toons will have the required Coast Guard safety equipment, a Bimini top, life jackets, swim ladder, rope, anchor, fenders, depth finder, map of Lake Murray if requested, and AM/FM radio. Some boats are also equipped with fish finders.

Are there restrooms on the boat?

Our pontoons do not have restroom facilities.

How do I know where to go on Lake Murray?

Upon check-in we will answer any questions you have about area businesses on the lake. You will also have the opportunity to borrow or buy ($10) a Lake Murray map for reference. However, if you or anyone in your party has a smart phone, using Google Maps is recommended. If your phones GPS location is turned on, you will be able to view your actual location on the map. As you move along the water, an arrow moves along with you to show you your location. You can enter in any address of any Lake Murray business and it will pin it on the map for you to see your destination. Visit the Landing & Area Info tab to view local businesses pinpointed on a Google map.

Do I need to bring a cooler?

Yes, the boats do not come with coolers supplied. We do have ice at the landing for purchase.

What if I need to cancel?

If the National Weather Service forecast is calling for at least a 70% chance of rain within 24 hours of your day of rental or if it is raining at the landing the time of your scheduled 9:00 am pickup or if there is a small craft wind advisory for Lake Murray; a cancellation can be issued with a full refund. Full refunds are also allowed as long as you cancel at least ten days prior to the reservation. In addition, the credit card on file will be charged ten days prior to the reservation as you are contractually obligated to pay off the full balance in this time frame. We will send a payment reminder before charging the card. No other refunds will be issued for any reason within the 10 day period prior to the reservation.

Is there a charge to park my car?

Parking is FREE, however parking is limited and therefore we have marked off a location for cars that are renting boats vs. cars and trucks that are pulling boat trailers. Someone will be there to assist with parking.