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“These boats are slugs in the water” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Starlite Marina & Beach Shop

Starlite Marina & Beach Shop
Ranked #30 of 44 things to do in Osoyoos
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Langley City, Canada
1 review
“These boats are slugs in the water”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

Having owned a seadoo jet boat for the last few years,(had to sell it last year) I know a little bit about how these boats SHOULD perform, as the boat I owned was pretty much identical. Ridiculously slow acceleration, NO power at all. Try to pull a tube? forget it. These boats are governed so badly the boat slowed to a STOP as soon as you turned. wheee. Upon returning we were asked "how was it" ,and after we explained how we thought there must be something wrong with the boat, we were met with a blank stare and an "o.k. heres your bill" reply from one of the young people that work there . If you want to go fo an expensive leisurely cruise around the lake, rent one of these boats. Otherwise stick to the seadoos.( PWC's)

Visited July 2011
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“The worst boat rental experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

I was just in Osoyoos for the weekend. Some friends and I decided to rent a boat and a tube for two hours ($100 per hour) from Starlite Marina. Five minutes into the trip we got our rope for the tube caught - obviously our fault. We had to call the marina to tow us back. They said the problem would be fixed easily and we could go back out. An hour later we get back in the boat. I quickly clarified we still had two hours. They informed us we had used up our hour fixing our mistake. Further they advised we owed $40 for the rope that had to be cut out, PLUS they charged us for the gas we used for our five minutes, and the gas their boat used to tow us back. For our five minutes, we were up to $160. We decided to pay up and leave at that point, figuring if we used our remaining hour we would have been up to over $300.

I asked nicely if we could be forgiven our mistake, pay for the rope and gas, and have our two hours at regular price, but no such luck, even though they had no reservations for our boat that evening. I felt like a vulnerable tourist being taken advantage of, instead of an appreciated customer.

Dont make our mistake and rent from Starlite Marina, or at least get a full explanation of up front costs.

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