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Paradise Rental Boats at Fourwinds Marina is the #1 boat rental operator on Lake Monroe. We know fun comes in all shapes and sizes – which is why we offer hourly & daily rentals for everything from WaveRunners to Pontoons to Double Decker Yachts. Whether you’re a seasoned skipper, or just looking to get your feet wet (so to speak), we have a day of fun and adventure waiting for you. So, grab your family & friends and come see us – it’s time to get underway!

WaveRunners
2
Person Capacity
11ft
Boat Length
$259
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Skip across the lake on one of our new Yamaha WaveRunners. With full control, you’ll feel every turn and power of the throttle as the lake glides beneath you. For those that like to zoom, our WaveRunners are perfect for you.

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Runabouts
6
Person Capacity
18ft
Boat Length
$289
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Features

150HP, Bluetooth, AM/FM Radio, Aux, Stereo Surround Sound, Extended Swim Platform, Bimini Sun Top, Water Sports Available

Runabouts are the perfect all-purpose boat for fun on the lake. Whether you’re looking for a day of watersports (ski, tube, kneeboard & wakeboard) or just cruising around the lake, runabouts are perfect for a full day of fun in the sun.

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Deckboats
8
Person Capacity
20ft
Boat Length
$339
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Features

175HP, Bluetooth, AM/FM Radio, Aux, Stereo Surround Sound, Extended Swim Platform, Bimini Sun Top, Tow Pylon

More features, more room, and more feet. Our Deck Boats are a true playground and are perfect for advanced watersports (ski, tube, kneeboard & wakeboard), fishing, or just tooling around on the lake.

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Pontoons
8
Person Capacity
20ft
Boat Length
$239
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Features

70HP, Bluetooth, AM/FM Radio, Aux, Stereo Surround Sound, Rear Sun Deck, Bimini Sun Top, Tow Pylon, Tubing Capability

With upscale features like super comfortable lounges, plenty of seating, and an easy to access rear sun deck, Pontoons are ideal for a day of fun on the lake with your family and friends.

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Tritoons
12
Person Capacity
25ft
Boat Length
$319
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Features

115HP, Bluetooth, AM/FM Radio, Aux, Stereo Surround Sound, Rear Sun Deck, Bimini Sun Top, Tow Pylon, Tubing Capability

With an extra hull underneath, Tritoons provide the ultimate cruising experience. With upscale features like super comfortable lounges and plenty of seating, Tritoons give you everything you need for a perfect day of relaxing, sunbathing, and exploring around the lake. With plenty of storage, grab your gear, pack some snacks, and plan for an unforgettable day on the water

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Destination Yachts
18
Person Capacity
35ft
Boat Length
$459
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Features

90HP, Bluetooth, AM/FM Radio, Aux, Stereo Surround Sound, Bathroom, Mini Fridge, Microwave, Wet Bar, Upper Sun Deck with Waterslide, Generator

Destination Yachts are perfect for excursions on the water and provide an unparalleled lake experience. With a wet bar, waterslide, and upper deck, let loose and unwind as you take in gorgeous lake views all around you.

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Frequently asked questions

Where do I park my car when I get to the Fourwinds Resort?

The best place to park is at the far north end of the hotel parking lot. From there, you can follow the path down to our building on the docks, behind the hotel. You may check out a cart from our staff to help get your boating supplies down to the rental boat dock.

Do I have to pay to enter the state recreation area?

Yes. The fee for Indiana residents is $7.00/vehicle, or $9.00/vehicle for out-of-state residents. Our boat renters will be reimbursed for their gate fee as long as they keep their receipt and present it to our staff at check in. Parking at Fourwinds is limited, however, so we ask that our renters bring as few vehicles as possible.

Where is Paradise Rental Boats located on Lake Monroe?

We are located at Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina in the Fairfax State Recreation Area. From Bloomington, you can take Fairfax Road south all the way to the SRA gate.

Where are the low areas of the lake?

The water depth depends on the time of year as rainfall varies periodically effecting the lake level. All shallow areas are well marked and as a general rule if you maintain a 100ft distance from all markers and shoreline you will always be in deep enough water to safely operate the boat. One of our dock attendants will go over this information with you at the time of the rental and explain the shallow water markers.

Will my car or home insurance cover the boat?

Most insurance providers will cover rental cars but not rental boats. You would need to contact your provider for specific details. We do offer a damage waiver you can purchase that will give you coverage on the rental boat if it is involved in an accident with another boat, where the renter is not at fault.

Do you sell any fishing bait?

We do not have live bait but we do sell a selection of artificial bait at some of our ship stores.

Do I need a fishing license and do you sell them?

A fishing license is required if you plan on fishing. Fishing licenses are purchased directly from the Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) online. We do not sell fishing licenses at any of our facilities so please purchase one online from the DNR before you arrive.

Where can I take the boat?

You can take the boat anywhere on the lake where boats are allowed, unless otherwise restricted by Paradise Rental Boats. A rental attendant will explain any restrictions or prohibited areas during the rental presentation. Also be aware that some of the larger boats may not fit under certain bridges depending on the lake level. Please check with the Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) for current lake levels and bridge clearances.

Do the boats have restrooms?

Only our 32′ Mega Cruisers, 35′ Destination Yachts, and 40′ Island Voyagers have restrooms.

Do the boats have shade?

Yes, all boats are equipped with Bimini tops or roof covers that will provide shade to around half of the boat. Our Waverunners do not have any shade.

Do you allow grills on the boat?

No. Grills and cooking devices of any kind are not allowed on any of our boats.

Are pets allowed on the boat?

No pets of any kind are allowed on our boats. Service animals are allowed if proper documentation is provided.

Will a pontoon pull a skier?

No, but they are fantastic for tubing. Our smaller pontoon boat can pull a 1-person tube and tri-toons can pull a 1-person or 2-person tube.

Do you rent water toys?

We rent 1-person & 2-person tubes, water skis, kneeboards, and wakeboards. Check with the rental office to see what water toys can be pulled behind the boat you are renting.

What am I not allowed to bring on the boat?

Hookahs, tiki torches, grills, fireworks, and anything else that heats up is not allowed on the boats. Smoking of any kind is prohibited and the renter will be charged for any damage caused by smoking burns to any part of the boat. DJ equipment, large speakers and pets of any kind are also not allowed on the boat. Finally, illegal drugs of any kind are not allowed on the boat or on Paradise Rental Boats property and failure to follow this policy will result in immediate removal from our facility.

Can I bring alcohol on the boat?

Yes. While alcohol is permitted on the boat, Paradise Rental Boats has a zero-tolerance policy for the consumption of alcohol for the designated driver / captain of the boat. The designated captain / driver must also comply with federal, state, and local law enforcement requirements. Failure to comply with these policies will result in immediate termination of the rental.

Does Paradise Rental Boats provide a Captain to drive the boat for me?

We do not have any Captains that work for us however there are several private third-party Captains on the lake that you can hire to drive the boat. Please contact the rental office you are renting from for a list of Captains for hire.

What happens if I need to change or cancel my reservation?

Changes to an existing reservation, boat type, rental date or time must be made at least 48 hours before the reservation date and time. Canceling your reservation will ALWAYS result in a cancellation fee. The cancellation fee amount will depend on when the reservation is cancelled. Any cancellation made more than 48 hours before the reservation date will result in a cancellation fee that is 10% of the total reservation amount. Any cancellation made less than 48 hours before the reservation date will result in a forfeit of the total reservation amount and cannot be credited towards future reservations. Changes or cancellations cannot be processed online so please call the location in which the reservation was made to make these arrangements.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

We will issue a credit voucher based on the amount of time lost that can applied towards a future rental. We cannot issue a refund due to inclement weather.

What if I am running late for my rental?

It is important that you contact your rental company if you are going to be arriving later than you designated rental time. We cannot extend rental times due to late arrivals.

Is gas included?

Each rental boat leaves the dock with a full tank of fuel. Upon return we will refill the fuel tank and the renter is responsible for the amount consumed.

Will someone teach me how to drive the boat?

Absolutely! We go over an instructional presentation educating our customers on the detailed operating procedures, local boating laws and regulations, navigational markers, as well as Boater’s safety and etiquette. By law, any guests who want to drive the boat must be at least 25 years old and complete our free Boaters Safety Course online before arriving.

Do children count toward the boat capacity limit?

Yes. Every person in your group regardless of age or size count towards the listed capacity limit. The passenger capacity limit on each boat is not flexible and we will do a head count before every departure. Any group found to be over capacity will not be allowed to leave the dock. Picking up additional passengers at a different location and exceeding the capacity limit will result in immediate rental termination.

Are life jackets required and if so, do you provide them?

Life jackets are required by law for all children 12 years old or younger and anyone operating or riding a Waverunner, or participating in watersport activities (waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, or kneeboarding). Paradise Rental Boats also requires any guest who is mentally or physically impaired, elderly, medicated, intoxicated, or those who are not strong swimmers to wear a life jacket at all times. Every boat in our fleet is equipped with all required safety equipment.

How do I take the Boater Safety Course?

Paradise Rental Boats offers a free Boat Rental Safety Course on our website that must be completed in order to operate any of our rental boats. There are two courses available, a Power Boat Safety Couse that applies to all rental boats except Waverunners and a PWC Safety Course that is just for Waverunner rentals. Make sure you take the correct course that applies to the boat type you are renting.

Who drives the boat?

It is the renter’s responsibility to drive the boat themselves or assign someone in their group that is 25 or older to drive the boat for them. Whoever is going to be the driver must meet the age requirement, have a valid driver’s license with them and also must take our free online Boater Safety Course before they arrive for the rental. Multiple drivers are allowed as long as they all meet the requirements and are present for the operational presentation when the boat is picked up.

What do I need to bring on the day of my rental?

We always recommend you bring a fully charged cell phone in case of emergencies. At each of our locations we have full-service ship stores packed full of snacks, drinks, ice, sunscreen, towels, water toys, and any other supplies you may need!

What is required for check-in?

The renter must have their driver’s license and credit card used to pay for the rental with them at check-in. Also, any additional drivers who have taken the Boater Safety Course must also have a valid driver’s license with them in order to get their Boater Safety Card.

What time should I arrive for my rental?

We recommend that you arrive for your rental at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to ensure an on-time departure. This will allow time for unloading your car, bringing all your passengers and gear down the dock, completing all paperwork at the check-in counter, going over the Operational Presentation with our staff and loading of all passengers and gear onto the boat. Also remember it is required that the renter and any guests at least 25 years old who want to drive the boat watch our Rental Boating Safety Videos and take the Captain’s Test before arriving. Rental times cannot be extended if you fail to take the Safety Course or for late arrivals.

What are the requirements to rent a boat?

You must be 25 or older with a valid driver’s license to rent a boat. Each party must designate at least one “captain” who must complete our Rental Boat Safety Course and attend our Safety & Operation Presentation when you pick up the boat. Reservations are made through our online booking system and paid in full at the time of booking. When you check-in on the day of your rental, a $500 security deposit is charged to a credit card and released when the boat is returned on time and in good condition.

What they said

This is the best boat rentals you can find, and the price is just right. All the staff were very helpful and treat you like your family they are respectful the boats are always clean & in very good shape & run like there new.

James Lee Turner

Hours & Location

follow Fourwinds Marina

9301 S. Fairfax Road
Bloomington, IN 47401

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am – 6pm