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About Better Boating
Better boating is your number one source for boating fun on Lake Murray near Columbia, SC! We are located at Marina Bay, home of Lake Murray Marina and Liberty on the Lake restaurant in Irmo, SC. We are proud to offer the area's largest fleet of clean, well-maintained, newer model pontoon boats and ski boats. In addition to boat rentals, we rent kayaks, standup paddle boards, pedal boats, electric boats, and more! Our professional staff is dedicated to providing the best service and value by offering a variety of recreational and boating opportunities and to do it better and safer than anyone else in Columbia, SC.
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Magen S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our family took Bravo out for the day to explore the lake and just joy ride. The boat was in great shape and handled very well. It was clean and ready at the dock when we arrived. Check in was seamless as was gassing up and return. The best part was being able to bring our dog with us! Thank you for being dog friendly!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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jkdevane wrote a review Jul 2022
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Rented the Entertainer for July 4th weekend and can’t say enough good things about the experience. Booking online was so easy and Morgan and the team that followed up made the process so efficient. When we arrived, the boat was clean and already prepped with our reserved items. We were quickly on our way. The boat itself was amazing. Fun layout and the kids enjoyed cruising, tubing, and knee boarding. Can’t wait to rent again!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from BetterBoating, Manager at Better Boating
Responded Jul 5, 2022
We are so thrilled you and your family had a great day! We look forward to serving you again in the near future!
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Rustyy L wrote a review Jun 2022
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Excellent experience overall. Would have preferred a later rental time than 9-5. Boat perfect and staff professional.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from BetterBoating, Manager at Better Boating
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Thank you for your 5-star review! We appreciate you.
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Meander05818516061 wrote a review May 2022
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Better Boating a good company with good boats. However, they should have some way of making it easier to rent for people who are frequent renters and familiar with the process.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from BetterBoating, Manager at Better Boating
Responded Jun 3, 2022
Thank you for rating us and the recommendation for a easier / faster booking experience for repeat customers. We appreciate your repeat business and the repeat business from others. Always identify yourself to us as a repeat customer, and we will notate it in the paperwork to try and streamline some of the pre-booking processes. Hope to see you at the lake again soon.
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Rustyy L wrote a review Sep 2021
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Excellent boat rental for Lake Murray. Helpful when I needed to change dates. Recommend them anytime.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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