How do reservations work?
Reservations for any of our boats can be made ahead of time either over the phone or in-person (see the contact section for details). We recommend that you call at least three days in advance to ensure a reservation, with more notice if you’re planning on coming on a weekend or holiday. We will need a credit card number in order to confirm the reservation; however, the rental fee will not actually be charged until you come down on the day of your reservation.
Note: please see the restrictions section before calling to make a reservation.
What is your cancellation policy for reservations?
We have a 10 day non-cancellation policy. If you would like to make a change within 10 days of your reservation we can give you a rain check or move your reservation back to a later date. If we are not sending boats out for weather or other safety-related reasons, a full refund is possible.
What if I don’t have my driver’s license with me?
Everyone who’s planning on driving must bring their driver’s license with them when they come down. If you do not have a driver’s license, we also accept tickets along with a state-issued ID. If your driver’s license is not American, then it must be qualified as an International license. Make sure all of the drivers have their licenses with them before coming down, and we will hold onto them while you’re out on the water.
Are there any hidden fees associated with your rentals?
Besides tax, there are absolutely no extra fees. Gas, instructions, and life jackets are all included in the price! For our speed boats and deck boats, two-person tubes are available on the weekdays upon request for an additional $45.
Note: Also see our restrictions on renting out multiple machines to the same party.
I have a larger party and was wondering if there are any restrictions on renting out multiple boats and/or Waverunners?
We generally only allow one boat per party to be out on the lake at any given time unless that boat has one of our captains onboard.
Note: These rules are in place for your own safety, and you will not be able to rent out machines from multiple rentals to get around them.
What is required to rent a boat?
You need to be twenty-five or older with a valid driver’s license to rent out and drive all of our boats. We require that all of the drivers have some boating experience; the amount of experience required depends on several factors such as the weather and type of boat, but in general, we want to make sure that you have enough experience to feel comfortable driving the boat. We’ll go through about 15 minutes of safety/operating instructions to familiarize you with the boat before sending you out.
What if I have little or no boating experience? Do you have experienced drivers who could drive us around the lake?
For our speed boats and deck boats, we may be able to send an experienced captain along with you. The captain would drive your party around, and if possible, he/she could also show members of your party how to drive the boat in a safe and controlled manner. Your party can still have a great time enjoying the lake, the captain would be there to make sure that your experience is a safe one, and by gaining boating experience, you may not even need a captain in the future. We recommend that you contact us ahead of time to check on the availability of our captains.
Can you ski or tube off of your boats?
We now allow tubing everyday. However, tube rentals are based on the weather conditions and lake traffic. Tubes can now also be added to any of our Premium and Elite boats.
How large is Geneva Lake, and how long does it take to get around the entire Lake?
Geneva Lake is 7.6 miles long and measures about 21 miles around the perimeter. By Speedboat, it takes at least two hours to comfortably travel around the entire lake.
Note: Waverunners are restricted to stay within Geneva Bay, which comprises a large portion of the Lake.
What is required to rent a Waverunner?
You need to be eighteen or older with a valid driver’s license to rent out and drive the Waverunners. Each Waverunner can hold two people. No boating experience is required to drive the Waverunners, since we’ll go thorough safety/operating instructions before sending you out. The ability to swim is not necessary in order to enjoy a Waverunner.
Is there anywhere to store our belongings while we’re out on the water?
There are small storage compartments on the Waverunners but they are not waterproof, and the contents are likely to move around inside while you are driving.
We reserve the right to deny service to anyone for safety reasons other than those listed on this site. LeatherLips Watersports Inc. cannot guarantee the accuracy of all answers on this page under severe weather and lake conditions. If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, feel free to call us at (262) 248-4142.