top of page

Steps to booking with River Ratz Rental

First, you'll need to determine what body of water you are looking to boat on in Oscoda.  We deliver to Van Etten Lake or Foote Pond (AuSable River) 

Van Etten Lake is an angler’s dream!  This beautiful body of water is located about two miles north of Oscoda. It’s a 1320-acre lake with a max depth of approximately 32 feet with 80% of the lake deeper than 10 feet. This lake is great for fishing, yellow perch, northern pike, and largemouth bass.  Lots of beautiful scenery and houses around this lake.

Foote Pond is where you find many locals on the weekend! This picturesque body of water is located 10 miles west of Oscoda. Its 1570 acers, nearly 7 miles long, typically under ½ mile wide and a couple of ideal sandy beach/swimming areas. Alongside this river you will find very few homes, Old Orchard Campground, Foote Dam, miles of beautiful scenery.  

Reservations: Next, you’ll need to reserve your pontoon rental. This can be done by calling 989-820-1992. Here you will speak to one of our team members. We go over availability, collect down payment and review the rental day process. 

RENTAL DAY!!!: One of our knowledgeable team members will meet you at the dock of the boating location you have picked.  They will review the boat’s operating instructions, safety procedure, any details you might need to know.   

NOTE: Every passenger must be at the dock at the time of departure and a signature will be required from each passenger, if the boater is under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign for them.

ON THE WATER: Once you are on the water, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and relax!  Pontoon boats are great for cruising around or just beaching! Some items we suggest bringing are Sunscreen, swimsuit, towels, snacks/picnic. Bathrooms are located by each dock, No potties on the boat.

Returning the boat: When your rental time is up, you need to return the boat to the same location as launched.  One of our team members will check everything over to make sure it’s still in good condition, collect departure signatures from each passenger and you will be on your way!

bottom of page