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Boat Rental FAQ’s Page 1:

Do I have to have any special license to rent a boat?
You need to have a valid picture drivers license and be 21 years of age or older to rent a boat at Stillwater Boat Rentals. Rentals must also be secured on a Visa or MasterCard.  Both the valid picture driver’s license and credit card must be present for your rental.  If these two items are not present, we cannot send the rental out or make any amends to the credit card charge.  This is done for identity theft protection

What are Minnesota's Boating Rules?
Please visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for information regarding the state boating laws.

What hours can I rent a boat?
Boats for rent can be reserved for four hour (half day) or eight hour (full day) blocks.  From May 15 – September 30 we are open 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.   To find out available times, please call the Stillwater Boat Rentals office at (651) 439-9000 or e-mail us.

Do I need to bring my own life jacket?
Stillwater Boat Rentals supplies each renter with a Personal Floatation Device  (PFD or life jacket).  We have PFDs for adults and for youth.  We do have a limited quantity of PFDs for infant and youth sizes so check on availability.  State law requires all children under the age of 10 to wear PFDs at all times while boating.  Renters may bring their own Coast Guard approved PFDs if they so desire.

What if I decide to cancel my reservation, do I receive a refund?
If you cancel 30 days prior to reservation you will receive a full refund or reschedule.  If you cancel your reservation 8-29 days prior you can reschedule in 30 days within the original rental date.  If you cancel 0-7 days prior, there is no reschedule of rental or refund.

What happens if there is bad weather?
At the discretion of Stillwater Boat Rental management, if inclement weather prevails, you will have 30 days to rebook and use your boat rental.  If the rain out happens at the end of the season, you may carry over the reservation until spring of following year.  These have to be booked and used by June 15 of the year following the original rental date.

What are the sights to see along the St. Croix River?
The St Croix Valley area is bustling with activities all year long.  To learn more about local events, historical sights, shopping, restaurants and visitor information visit the www.DiscoverStillwater.com website.

Stillwater Boat Rentals is located in downtown at the Stillwater Marina, just two blocks north of the historic lift bridge.  Cruise north of Stillwater, MN five miles and enjoy picturesque limestone bluffs and quiet river banks or head south to the rivertowns of Hudson, WI, Afton, MN or all the way to Prescott, WI while finding many sandy beaches along the way to stop and enjoy.   Plus our boats for rent are conveniently docked a few blocks away from historic downtown Stillwater so you can easily walk to many great shops on Main Street or dine at one of Stillwater’s fine restaurants.  Make it your getaway!    

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