Renting FAQ

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Rental FAQs

Question: What types of boats do you rent?

Bridge Marina offers a fleet of new Starcraft pontoon boats for rent on Lake Hopatcong. Our fleet has been specifically chosen to meet a variety of our renters’ needs and the conditions of Lake Hopatcong. Our boats comfortably seat eight or ten passengers and are well appointed to provide a safe, comfortable ride on the lake.

Question: What’s included in your boat rental packages?

Each boat rental includes: safety equipment; anchor, fuel; dock lines, fenders, bimini top; depth finder and fish finder; AM/FM CD stereo; lake map; emergency on-water service; pre-rental instruction and our helpful and friendly staff to assure you have a great time!

We are also happy to accommodate any special requests, including catered lunches, restaurant reservations, and more. Just ask for more details!

Question: What are the timeframes for rentals?

Morning rentals are available from either 9am to 1pm and afternoon rentals are available from 2pm to 6pm. Day rentals are available from 10am to 5pm. Advance reservations are recommended.

Long-term rentals are also available upon request.

Question: How do you compare to the competition?

Bridge Marina is considered one of the premier marinas on Lake Hopatcong and offers the lake's finest boat rental fleet.  At Bridge Marina, we offer our rental clients exclusive perks and benefits, such as free fuel and pre-rental training.

At Bridge Marina, we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, environmental responsibility, community involvement, and delivering beyond expectations.  Our work has been recognized on both the local and national levels, from national recognition twice as a "Marina of the Year," to Daily Record Reader’s Choice award winner year after year.  Bridge Marina is also New Jersey’s first and only freshwater Clean Marina. 

Question: What are your renter requirements? Do I need to have a NJ Boater’s Certificate?

Operator must be 30 years of age or older, have a valid Drivers license, and a NJ Boaters Certificate or Temporary Boater's Certificate. Security deposit and valid credit card are also required.

Renter and Driver are required to read and speak English language sufficiently to converse with general public and understand navigation signs and signals in the English language.

We suggest renters arrive approximately 30 minutes in advance of their confirmed reservations in order to check-in and go through our thorough and safe pre-rental instruction.  All boaters must follow all federal and state boating laws, including laws specific to Lake Hopatcong.

Question: What is your cancellation policy?

A perfect boating day means different things to different people and we understand that scheduling can be a challenge for boaters.  However, as a seasonal boating company that is only able to provide boat rental services for a few months of the year, last minute cancellations incur a great cost to our business and ultimately increase costs for our boaters.  Full payment is required to reserve a rental boat of which $100.00 is non-refundable.  Rescheduling (48) hours in advance of Rental Check-in time may occur with no fee incurred.  Rescheduling less than (48) hours before Rental Check-in will result in $50 service fee.  Rescheduled reservations are not eligible for refunds.  Rescheduled reservations or credits will be available for six months from initial reservation date.  Cancellations greater than (48) hours in advance of rental check in will be refunded payment less the $100 non-refundable amount. Cancellations less than forty-eight (48) hours before the Rental check-in will result in loss of entire reservation payment.  If weather creates unsafe boating conditions, we will reschedule as mutually agreeable within restrictions herein.  Failure to appear for reservation, late arrivals, inadvertent Boat malfunctions on the part of Renter, weather conditions, early departures or otherwise are not eligible for any refunds. 

Question: Do you permit alcohol use on your rental boats?

Alcohol is not permitted on our rental boats.  Bridge Marina is a family-friendly environment and strictly reserves the right to refuse or cancel rentals to unruly, unsafe, intoxicated or raucous individuals or groups. 

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Nationwide Marina of the Year

Nationwide Marina of the Year

Nationally Recognized 2010 Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.

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TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

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Industry Certified Dealership

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Certified Clean Marina

The first and only fresh water Clean Marina in New Jersey.

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Nationwide Marina of the Year

Nationwide Marina of the Year

Nationally recognized 2011 Marina of the Year by ValvTect marine fuel.

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Marine Trades Association of NJ

Marine Trades Association of NJ

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Association of Marine Industries

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American Boat & Yacht Council

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Best Marina of Lake Hopatcong

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