Below is information regarding your rental agreement and contacts. Please print or bookmark this page to refer back to. We will contact you the day before


CONTACT: John Hamel – | 828-430-0192
John will call you to confirm reservation details. Don’t hesitate to contact him with any questions.

RETURNS/REFUNDS/RESCHEDULING: Cancellations must be made in writing to at least 48 hours prior to rental start to receive a refund. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of rental start will be subject to $25 processing fee and $100 loss of deposit. No charge for rescheduling due to weather conditions. Rescheduling with in 48 hours will be subject to a $50 reservation change fee.

RENTAL AGREEMENT: Please read, print, sign and bring the RENTAL AGREEMENT with you on the day of your rental.

MEETING LOCATION: Daily boat rentals will meet at Hidden Cove  SEE FULL MAP HERE

  • Hidden Cove Public Boat Access – 3657 NC-126, Nebo, NC 28761 
  • Call 828-707-2174 as soon as you arrive an let us know you are there.

PICK UP8-9 AM for day rental, 12 PM for houseboats overnight, 5:30 PM for evening rentals  

RETURN: 5 PM for day rental ($25 fee for every 15 minutes you are late), 10 AM next day for houseboats, 9 PM for evening rentals

LIFE JACKETS: Adult life jackets are available on each boat. If you are bringing boaters under the age of 13 we ask that you bring coast guard approved life jackets specifically designed for their age and size.

CASH DEPOSIT: Most passenger boats require a cash deposit of $150 for boats A,B,C,F,G,H and $100 for boat D, and $50 for boat E and jet skiis and fishing boats. This deposit will be returned if boat is returned with a full tank of gas. If not, the cash deposit is kept. Please make sure you have the appropriate cash when you arrive.


  • NEVER DRIVE THE BOAT INTOXICATED OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY SUBSTANCE THAT IMPAIRS  YOU (including alcohol, illegal substances, prescription medication, or over the counter medication that may make driver drowsy or disoriented)
  • Always make sure that any passenger under the age of 13 is wearing a coast-guard approved life vest while the boat is in motion. We also recommend any passenger who can not swim wear a life vest at all times.
  • Always wear a life vest when swimming from the boat
  • Always leave buoys outside the boat
  • Always practice boater safety, pay attention to other water crafts and persons in the water when operating the boat. Be overly cautious and mind the no wake zones closely.
  • Should you be found in violation of any of the above you will forfeit the remainder of your stay on the boat and money paid


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