Gilligans Boat Store opens at 7am EDT. Guests are encouraged to arrive and begin their voyage as early as possible to maximize fun and value. All boats are due back at the courtesy dock by no later than 6 pm EDT regardless of the start time.
Early Bird Bonus
Early Bird Bonus Guests are due back by Civil Twilight. (see civil twilight table on gilligansboats.com) You can earn the Early Bird Bonus if you 1. rent any boat at the 8-11 hr. rate, and 2. prepay in full in advance when you make your reservation.
Select your boat
Guests are encouraged to list three or more favorite boat selections as availability is limited during peak visitation. When selecting a boat look for motor horsepower, furniture and design features best suited for your planned activities like fishing, tubing, skiing etc. Select a boat with a maximum capacity equal to or GREATER THAN your expected number of total guests to ensure comfort.
Reserving is a valuable service for which Gilligans Boats charges 40% of your selected boat rental balance and also requires a minimum rental rate commitment, and date certainty from our guest. During peak visitation we will reserve your boat of choice for you while turning scores of other families away possibly without a boat at all. In return for this valuable convenient service Gilligans Boats requires your acceptance of our reservation terms including our cancellation and refund policy. In order to accept your reservation request you, our Guest, must agree to the following:
I Agree Prepay a minimum payment of 40% of your rental balance. If you cancel your reservation less than two weeks from your rental date you will NOT receive a refund. If this late cancellation occurs then you may apply your full prepayment amount toward boat rental through mid October. There is no cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation with more than two weeks notice. If you cancel your reservation more than two weeks from you rental date then you may receive 100% refund (less 6.9% processing fee).
Guests who choose to pre-pay in full when they make a reservation may request 100% refund (less 6.9% processing fee) for cancellation more than two weeks prior to the reserved date. A 60% refund (less 6.9% processing fee) is available for cancellation two weeks or less prior to the reserved date.
After your boat leaves our dock there will be no refund or discount. It is up to you to make your voyage a positive experience.
The zero to four hour rate (0-4 hr. rate) is available for "walk-in" only guests; based on boat availablity at the moment. Reservations are NOT ACCEPTED at the 0-4 hr. rate.
Reservations may be accepted at the four to eight hour rate (4-8 hr. rate) on non-holiday related Monday through Fridays only. The 4-8 hr. rate is a bare minimum at which reservations may be accepted on these select dates only. The Early Bird Bonus is not available with reservations made at the 4-8 hr. rate.
Weekend and Holiday reservations are accepted at the eight to eleven hour rate (8-11 hr. rate) ONLY. The 8-11 hr. rate is the minimum rate at which reservations will be accepted Saturday, Sunday, holidays, and holiday-related dates. Reservations at rates less then the 8-11 hr. rate are not offered or accepted Saturday, Sunday, holidays, and holiday-related dates.
Early Bird Bonus
Normally all boats are due back at the dock by no later than 6pm EDT regardless of your start time. Guests who reserve at the 8-11 hr rate and also prepay in full when they reserve earn a bonus a due-back time extension beyond 6pm until Civil Twilight (see gilligansboats.com Civil Twilight page for date time table).
Cancellation and Refund Policy
I Agree 14 days before rental date 100% refund (less 6.9% processing fee) available for reservation payment
I Agree 0-13 days before rental date 60% refund (less 6.9% processing fee) available for reservation payment
I Agree 100% (less 6.9% processing fee) of non-refunded reservation payment can be credited to future rental
I Agree No refunds or discounts after leaving dock with rented watercraft
Please complete all of our online electronic rental forms prior to your visit. Completeion of the Rental Agreement is required as part of your reservation process.
(1.) Rental Agreement: To be completed by the individual reserving and renting the boat.
(2.) Liability Waiver: To be completed by all persons 18 yrs. of age and older who will be on board the boat or using rented equipment.
(3.) Safety Operating Guidelines: To be completed by all boat operators. Any person why might possibly operate, drive, or pilot a rented boat must first complete the Boat Safety & Operating Guidelines.