Morse Marina

Pontoon Boat Rentals

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Enjoy A Day On The Lake

No Boating Experience Necessary

Morse Marina offers eight quality, comfortable pontoons that you can reserve. Availability on weekends and holidays can be limited, so be sure to schedule your boat in advance! Reservations are strongly recommended.

No previous boating experience is necessary, our instructors will teach you all the basics of boating.

Capacity

Each pontoon seats 10 people, and allows you to enjoy swimming, fishing and boating on Morse Lake.

Departure & Return Times

Your reserved pontoon will depart at a certain time and is due back by a certain time. Late fees will be assessed for late returns. No overnight rentals. Pricing varies depending on the season, book below.

PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO LOW BRIDGES, NONE OF OUR PONTOONS HAVE BIMINI TOPS.

Morse Lake Map

Lake Map

Rates

Our Rental Rates

Spring

4/15 - 4/30
Daily
300

Evening

5/23 - 8/15
Nightly
275

Regular Season

5/1 - 9/30
Weekday
300
Weekend/
Holiday*
450

Subject to first-come, first-serve availablity.

*Memorial Day 5/31, Independence Day 7/4, Labor Day 9/6

Fall

10/1 - 10/31
Daily
300

New for 2021

Safety Quiz


Two new training videos are currently being created, and soon there will be a new Boater Safety Quiz required.

No Smoking


Smoking
of any kind
is prohibited
on rentals.

$150 penalty

Evenings


Boats 2 and 3 are new to our evening fleet.

Bluetooth


A speaker is provided with each rental.

New Boats


Boats 2 and 3 are new 50 HP boats with 10 person capacity.

Late Fees


The late fee is $150 for EACH 1/2 hour late at the end of your rental.

The Basics

Not Available

We don’t rent these.


  • Jet Skis
  • Speedboats
  • Tubes
  • Overnight Rentals

None of the rental boats have tow bars or tow hooks.

No other places on the lake rent these either.

Rental Times

2 or 8 Hours


Day rentals are 8 hour time blocks. An evening 2-hour rental saves you a little money (4 boats). Fall day rentals are only 6 hours.

You chose your rental times when you reserve. You can depart anytime after your “start” time, but don’t return past your “end” time. Time slots cannot be extended. Our boats are on a very tight schedule.

$150 late fee for every 1/2 HR late

Check In

Daytime rentals check in at the main marina building.

Evening rentals can report directly to the Gas House.

Free parking is on our lot, close to the departure area.

No smoking of any kind on our rental boats.

$150 smoking penalty

Drivers

Who’s Driving?


You can as long as you…

  • are 25 or older
  • have a valid driver’s license
  • pass our simple Boater Safety Quiz

We do not provide a driver.

No Experience? Our short training videos will help you pass our Boater Safety Quiz.

Additionally, a brief orientation will be given by a member of our staff on the boat.

We help first-time boaters to understand the basics of pontoon boat driving and lake hazards.

Fueling Up

It’s Extra


Fuel is not included, but you only pay for the fuel used.

You start with a full tank. Upon return, we’ll top-off the tank, and let you know how much you owe. You’ll need to pay at the Gas House.

Fuel charges can vary.
Most are from $10 to $25.

Safety First

Life Jackets

It’s The Law


We provide life vests (PFDs) equal to your boat’s max capacity.

State Law requires passengers 12 years old and under to wear a life jacket anytime the boat is in motion.

Passengers 13+ must have a life jacket on the boat.

We strongly encourage anyone in the water to have a life jacket with them.

We have some infant and youth vests available. If you have your own that are more comfortable, please bring them.

Max Capacity

Varies By Boat


Each boat has a legal max capacity of 9 or 10 people. This includes babies, young children, teens and adults.

A face is a face no matter how small.

If DNR or Law Enforcement stop your pontoon and find it over max capacity, you’ll be issued a ticket and fined.

Boat capacity for each boat is shown in the booking process.

Boarding

Getting On & Off


Return to the departure dock area or the Courtesy dock, west of Wolfies, at anytime during your rental period.

Pick up & drop off guests as long as the total passengers does not exceed max capacity when you leave the dock.

A full restroom facility is available on the east side of the Wolfies building.

Swimming and floating in the lake is expected! Boarding ladders from the water are on each boat.

How Fast?

50 HP Motor


Our rental pontoons are NOT speedboats.

They are equipped for a fun, relaxing day out on the water with family and friends - cruising around the lake and finding the perfect cove to anchor and enjoy the sunshine.

There are no shades/Biminis covers due to the low clearance at the Carrigan Road bridge.

Customize Your Experience

Love Fishing?

BYO Gear


You must bring your own equipment and bait. Our boat needs to be returned in in the condition it went out.

Anyone 18+ needs a State Fishing License from DNR’s website.

Bait is not available at the Marina. Swartz’s Bait & Tackle on SR 19 in Noblessville, IN sells live bait.

Hear That?

It’s Your Music


We provide a speaker to enhance your experience.

  • Rechargeable
  • Portable
  • Water Resistant
  • Bluetooth enabled

Replacement cost is $50.

The lake is surrounded by houses and shared with many other boaters.

Please be respectful with your volume.

Got a Dog?

Bring Your Pet


If you’re prepared to clean up after your dog, many dogs love a day on the lake!

Your dog must be…

  • Well behaved
  • On a leash when off the rental boat

We do NOT have dog life vests.

Food & Drink

Lots of Choices


Our Gas House has a variety of snacks (no ice cream) and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.

There is a restaurant on site at the marina and several restaurants at the north end of the lake in Cicero.

You can also arrange for delivery services to meet you at the Courtesy Dock slip area

Ice can be purchased at the gas house. Coolers are not provided.

If you bring alcoholic beverages, please know, the same rules apply for the driver of a boat as that of a car.

Grilling is not allowed.

Reservations

Daytime Rentals

Daytime rentals are available starting in April, depending on the weather.

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Evening Rentals

Evening rentals are available starting the Friday of Memorial Weekend and run through Saturday, August 15th.

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In-season rentals fill quickly.

 

Special Discounts

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