LAS VEGAS ADVISORAll rights reserved. 702-252-0655

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Anthony Curtis' Las Vegas Advisor is a monthly consumer newsletter brought to you by one of the world's most trusted and respected authorities on Las Vegas and gambling.

We invite you to read a free sample issue and see why over 20,000 Vegas visitors never leave home without us.

LasVegasAdvisor.com

Member Benefits

  • LVA "Member Rewards Book"
  • Member Rewards Online
  • Exclusive Member-Only Offers
  • Exclusive Member-Only Offers
  • Member Forums

Member Login

Lost your password?
 

In light of the IRS' proposal to drop... [Continued]





Question of the Day March 27, 2015


Submit a Question :: Archives :: Contributors/Experts

Sign up to receive the Question of the Day e-mail. (View our privacy policy here.)
Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe from our various email lists

Q:

Where is the best place to rent a boat on Lake Mead?

A:

We asked the visitors center at Lake Mead National Recreation Center. The staff there mentioned four marinas from which you can choose. First was Boulder Beach Hemenway Marina, just downhill from the visitors center and open around the clock. (Park admission is $10 per vehicle.) The marina proper was moved from Boulder Beach to the Hemenway Launch Ramp area to keep pace with receding water levels on Lake Mead. It’s primarily a BYOB (bring your own boat) marina. Bayliner ski boats, Sweetwater pontoon boats, and Yamaha Waverunners are available for rental. Call 702-2930-3484 to hire one.

Newest to the lake is Callville Bay Marina, which opened in 2010. Initially, it required a temporary launch ramp but a generous snow melt in 2011 enabled the permanent ramp to be brought into operation. Eight miles further up the lake than Boulder Beach, its amenities include a restaurant and general store. Powerboats, personal watercraft, jet skis, and fishing boats are all available for rental, whether by the hour or the day. You can even rent house boats and they come in six different models. Callville Bay seems to be the most complete destination for the would-be boater.

Temple Bar Marina, deep on the eastern loch of Lake Mead, is popular with Arizona residents and is strongly recommended by RiverLakes.com both for its flora and fauna, and for its lack of admission fees. Boats available for rental run from a kayak ($10 an hour) to an open-bow ski boat ($375 a day). Deposits, ski packs (if required), wakeboard rentals and watercraft deposits can make this a very pricey excursion onto the waves. The marina has a motel and as well as a floating dry dock for refueling your boat. Food service is described as "adequate."

Echo Bay Marina, northernmost of the group, closed briefly in 2013 when the National Park Service could not find an operator. Rod Taylor, regional vice president for ironically named Forever Resorts, complained "People have taken their boats home and parked them in their garages or parked them in their yards." Echo Bay subsequently relented and now operates it under the name Lake Mead RV Village. There appears to be no provision for renting boats here, so we’re reasonably sure you’ll want to try Callville Bay or Temple Bar instead.


Promo code Palms - Spring Savings
Don't miss out on extremely low rates at The Palms when you stay March-April. Room rates start at just $41 per night!
click to view
Tomorrow
The results of the last poll.
No part of this answer may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means,
electronic or mechanical, without the written permission of the publisher.
Daily email alerts
If you are not receiving the daily QoD email alert, it's almost certainly a problem with your Internet provider "spamming" our email. One way to attempt to solve this is to add our email address to your email contact list (Click here for instructions), so that your provider will recognize us as a legitimate sender. Please add "golhelp@lasvegasadvisor.com" to your address book and/or approved recipient list. If you do this and still encounter problems, please let us know and we will attempt to help by other means. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.