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Better Boating

1602 Marina Rd, Suite B, Irmo, SC 29063-6928
+1 803-407-2929
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Flexible and easy renting - great alternative to the sea

Had to cancel our stay in the Keys due to Irma. On the way to Charlotte made a quick decision to... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
tobias h
,
Germany
Wonderful rental experience!

This was our third time to rent from Better Boating and they did not disappoint once again! We... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Susan B
,
Columbia, South Carolina
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Better boating is your number one source for boating fun on Lake Murray near Columbia, SC! We are located at Marina Bay, home of Lake Murray Marina and Liberty on the Lake restaurant in Irmo, SC. We are proud to offer the area's largest fleet of clean, well-maintained, newer model pontoon boats and ski boats. In addition to boat rentals, we rent kayaks, standup paddle boards, pedal boats, electric boats, and more! Our professional staff is dedicated to providing the best service and value by offering a variety of recreational and boating opportunities and to do it better and safer than anyone else in Columbia, SC.
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1602 Marina Rd, Suite B, Irmo, SC 29063-6928
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Had to cancel our stay in the Keys due to Irma. On the way to Charlotte made a quick decision to offer some water adventure to our kids instead of only car driving. People at Better boating were able to accomodate our request even without...More

Thank tobias h
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Tobias, thank you for your review. We appreciate your time and so glad you had an enjoyable outing with us. So creative for you to think of some outdoor activity before your flight. Hope you will stop back by when in the area and so...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was our third time to rent from Better Boating and they did not disappoint once again! We rented three kayaks during our most recent visit and everyone had a blast! The staff is very accomodating and friendly.

Thank Susan B
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you Susan for your review. So glad you had a fun day boating with us! Looking forward to seeing you on the forth time! See you soon.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We rented a speed boat and tube. Only thing stopping me from giving 5 stars was two things: 1. on weekends you can only rent full day rentals in which we only wanted a half day, so it cost us more than we had anticipated...More

Thank H0ckeyM0m89
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

HockeyMom89 thank you for taking the time to write a review. If you would email or phone the office with your contact information the Manager will contact you regarding the tow rope. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. The half day rentals are available...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Highly Recommended! One of the few places on the lake that also rented tubes. Having the tube made the trip for our kids. We spent 8 hours on the boat of most of that time, the kids were tubing. It is a great way to...More

Thank Jeff S
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you Jeff for your time in review. Tubes are so much fun and we are glad you enjoyed your time on the lake with us! Come see us again soon and YES sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen even in the Fall and Winter.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were concerned about weather. They explained our options but we were positive the weather would be ok. We went out for a half day trip with 6 kids for a birthday celebration and the kids loved it even with a slight rain shower. Will...More

Thank Tyson B
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Tyson, Thank you so much for the kind words, we are so glad the kids had a great time on the Lake! Come boat again soon!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We rented a double decker pontoon for a day with some friends. It was a great time. We enjoyed it so much. The slide and the top deck was a big hit. All of us slid and jumped. We also rented a tube for the...More

Thank danamc01
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dana, We are so glad you all had a fun time on the Lake! The Double Decker Pontoon with the Slide is a big hit for all ages. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

From the time I called Justin until I was on the water took just about one hour. The tritoon was perfect for our needs. The registration, payment, and orientation process was simple and clear. This is a first-class operation!

Thank sambranham
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Sam thank you so much for the reveiw and feedback! We will share this with the Docks Staff. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Reservation process was simple and quick. Staff were all very polite and efficient. The boat was in good shape and clean. All around was a very painless and enjoyable day. Thank You!

Thank Joe B
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you Joe for the feedback and review. We hope to see you soon on the Lake!

Reviewed 27 July 2017

We have rented from Better Boating for the past 3 years. Every year the experience has been fantastic. They staff are very courteous and helpful. The boat is clean and in good shape and if there is ever an issue, they are quick to resolve...More

Thank annlonon
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you Annlonon for the review! We are happy we have been serving you for several years now. We appreciate the nod towards the staff, service and equipment. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

We loved it and Better Boating does a great job getting you in and out quickly and without any hassles. Would recommend anyone to rent from them.

Thank Smed999
BetterBoating, Public Relations Manager at Better Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you had a great time and we hope to see you soon!

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