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Boat Rental FAQ’s Page 2:

How far can I travel with my rental boat?
Stillwater Boat Rentals are limited to the St. Croix River, entrance into the Mississippi River at Prescott or any of the tributaries on the St. Croix River is prohibited.  You can boat approximately five miles north of the Stillwater Gas Dock to the high bridge, at which point the DNR stops all boats to control the spread of Zebra muscles.  You can boat south along the St. Croix River all the way to Prescott.  This is an approximately 50 mile round trip.

Are there barbeque grills on the boats for rent?
You may bring your own barbeque grill on the boats for rent.  We allow gas only grills for safety reasons (no charcoal grills).  Grilling should not be done while underway and should be done off the boat on a shore or island.

Do you supply the drivers/captains to drive the boats for rent?
Stillwater Boat Rentals do not supply drivers/captains for the boats for rent; all of the boats are renter driven boats.  If you are not comfortable driving a boat you may bring along a qualified driver/captain along with your party to do the driving for you.

What happens if the boat for rent breaks down or we have trouble?
Should the boat happen to develop mechanical difficulties or other problems regarding the operation of the boat for rent, call the Stillwater Boat Rental number at 651-439-9000 for assistance.

Can we swim in the St. Croix River?
Yes you can swim in the St. Croix River.  It is advisable to wear your PFD when you are swimming as the current can be rather swift in the center or middle sections of the river.  There are many shores and islands north and south of the Stillwater Marina, with excellent sandy beaches for your swimming enjoyment.

What if I am in a wheelchair?
Wheelchair owners must be able to ambulate onto our boats for rent.   If you prefer, we can store your wheelchair in our ship store during your boat reservation.

Can I bring my pet on board a boat for rent?
Pets are not allowed on rental boats, with the exception of certified service dogs. 

Do you have food, drinks or supplies at the ship store on the gas dock?
Our ship store has a great selection of snacks, refreshments, ice cream treats and souvenir clothing for sale at the dock, as well as assorted sundries.  Please feel free to call the Rental telephone for more details at 651-439-9000.

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Stillwater Boat Club & Rentals, a division of Marine Services Inc.
P.O. Box 253 Stillwater, MN 55082 | E-mail: | Phone: (651) 439-9000 | Fax: (651) 439-2383