Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why rent from 1097 Watersports?
A: WE HAVE ALL THE FUN ON LAKE CONROE AND WITH US YOU ARE GUARANTEED AN AWESOME TIME! 100% FUN GUARANTEE +FAMILY FRIENDLY!
Q: How does this work?
A: When you come to 1097 Watersports you are on lake time, there is no pressure or bad vibes! When you arrive please make sure you have your deposit (This Applies to Jet Ski and Boat Rentals ), valid I.D., and your valid Boater’s Education Confirmation, and make your way to the service window to order your service. There you will fill out the rental agreement and payment. After you will be escorted to the dock where staff brief you on quick safety tips and get you into your watercraft. Finally, you have the time of your life and create memories to last a lifetime!
Q: Can I really ride a Kayak, Canoe, or Jet Ski?
A: If you choose to participate in any of the above sports please check with your doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough to participate and be aware that these activities can be dangerous. ****We do not offer additional insurance if an injury is to occur and your participation is “at your own risk.” Please check with your current insurance carrier to ensure that you are covered to participate in any of these sports.
Q: How will I know where to go on Lake Conroe if I rent a boat?
A: We will provide you with an orientation covering boating laws, safety, watercraft operation, and a map of the lake.
Q: Can we keep the vessels overnight?
A: No, but our hours are from 9:00 am to *6:00 pm (Depending on Sunset) Check our Facebook for up-to-date hours and operations. Schedule your adventures by appointment only, either online or on the phone.
Q: Will I need to refuel the boats or jet skis?
A: No, all of our boats come with the fuel included in the price.
Q: Can I pay cash for my deposit?
A: Yes, although a major credit card will be required to cover damages above and beyond the security deposit.
Q: Is there a deposit required for a reservation?
A: Yes, to hold a reservation, there is a deposit that is needed to hold your reservation. ($50 for jetskis and $100 for boats). If you cancel within 24hours of reserved time or do not show up for your reservation, the deposit is kept. Cancellations are required 24hrs in advance. In severe weather conditions we can only reschedule for any day before the season ends (November 1, 2021*) YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR THE TIME RESERVED. (Time is money)
Q: Do I need an I.D.?
A: Yes, a valid U.S driver/ or another form of acceptable I.D. Is needed to rent any of our equipment. You must be 21 years of age and the person signing the contract must have the credit card in their name. (Sorry no momma’s credit card here)
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Valid Boater’s Education confirmation or license, Sunscreen, a towel, water bottle (no glass), water shoes (optional, but recommended), a hat (optional), and a great attitude!
Q: Why would I be charged for damage to a watercraft including a prop, equipment, cleaning, etc?
A: You will only be charged if you or someone driving the boat damages the vessel ie: rototillers the bottom of the lake with the prop, crashes into anything, dents made on jet skis, kayaks, canoes, tears in the seats, loses, or damages rental equipment, or causes excessive destruction to be determined upon return of the watercraft.
Q: Do I need a special license to drive the boats?
A: Yes! Anyone born on or after September 1, 1993, who wishes to operate motor vessels on the public waterways of Texas is required to present a valid Boaters Education confirmation or Boater's license. See Water Safety Act for details. If born before September 1, 1993, your driver's license will be sufficient.
You will need to rent the boat is a sense of adventure and a credit card for the deposit. You will be required to sign liability releases and should you damage the boat, kayaks, and jet skis in any way you will be responsible for all costs associated with the repair of the boat.
Q: How old do you need to be to rent a boat on Lake Conroe?
A: The captain of the boat must be at least 21 years of age and show proof with a valid driver’s license, and valid Boater’s Education confirmation at the time of rental.
Q: Where do I pick up my watercraft?
A: We are located on Lake Conroe at 14954 Old Hwy 105 W, Montgomery, TX 77316 (Next to Wolfies Restaurant). Our vessels are for use on Lake Conroe only, and not for pick up to transport to a different location.
Q: What happens if my boat rental, or jet ski rental breaks down in the middle of the lake?
A: All of our watercraft are covered and we will be able to tow you back to shore.
Q: Do our Jet Skis flip?
A: Modern jet skis are very stable, you can stand on one side without flipping the jet ski over. Extra passengers may increase the risk of tipping over or falling off, but ultimately safe control rests with the driver.
*When driven correctly and safely, our skis are not prone to flipping.
Q: What if I need to cancel?
A: All cancellations must be received 24 hours before the rental date and time. Cancellations received within 24hours will result in loss of the deposit paid, but you have the option to call at least 2hours prior to rental time to reschedule and avoid loss of deposit. No call/no show and day-of cancellations will also result in loss of the deposit paid.
Q: What happens if it rains or inclement weather occurs?
A: We DO NOT cancel due to forecasted rain/weather but we can reschedule on the day of, at no charge if it indeed is raining or there are severe weather conditions at the lake during your rental day/time.
Q: What are the prices if I damage the equipment?
A: If the watercraft is brought back with any damages, the security deposit will be applied towards repairs and loss usage. If damage repair costs exceed the paid security deposit, the balance will be charged to the credit card on file.
All participants must review the Safety Rules posted at the dock and go through the brief orientation.
All ages are welcome. We have something for everyone.
Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the water.
Minors age 13-17 may kayak or canoe without a parent being on the water but must have a parent or legal guardian sign the rental waiver.
Rentals stop one hour before close.
Return no later than our closing time to avoid late fees.
Participants are financially responsible for personal injuries and lost or damaged equipment.
You must be born on or before September 1st, 1993, or have a boaters safety license to rent a boat or jet ski!
Prices subject to change*
There is a 24-hour cancellation period required, unless due to weather.
A valid credit card is required for reservations and for a security deposit.
Must pay for all the time the unit is reserved. No refunds or time credit for early returns.