Shady Gators
132 Sweet William Rd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


Daily 8am to 5pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much gas will we use with a Goofy Goose rental?

There are too many variables to determine that for you.

Do we have to pay for fuel?

Yes, the boat is full of fuel when you pick it up, and you will be required to fill it up when you return. Sorry, Goofy can’t help with that!

How old do you have to be to rent a boat or waverunner?

You must be 18 years old + (in human years – not goose years).

How old do you have to be to operate a boat or waverunner?

You must be 14 years old +. Goofy says, “have fun, but be careful!”

What is the capacity of the Tritoons?

12 humans maximum. Geese don’t count.

Can we bring our dog?

Yes, dogs are allowed on our boats. but please make sure they like geese!

Do we provide a captain?

No, but we partner with a company that does. If you need a captain, let us know when you make your reservation and we will provide you with the information.

Is there a mile restriction on boats or waverunners when we rent?

No, we do not have a mile restriction. But if anything happens to the vessel past the 30 Mile Marker, you are responsible for getting the vessel back to us.

Do you offer a military or senior citizen discount?

Yes, we offer both! Goofy loves service members and seniors!

Can we have alcohol on the boat?

Yes, you can. Please drink responsibly. Don’t be goofy!

Are life jackets on the boats?

Yes, all boats are equipped with 12 life jackets and flotation devices. Please note, a goose is NOT a flotation device.

Can we pull a tube or skier behind the waverunners?

No. Tubes and skiers are not allowed to be pulled behind our waverunners.

Can we pull a tube or skier behind the boats?

Yes. You are welcome to pull tubes or skiers behind our boats. Geese cannot be pulled, however.

What is the capacity on waverunners?

2 people maximum – Goofy is serious about this!

Do we deliver the boats?

Yes, for rentals 2 days or longer and within a certain mile radius.

Do you deliver waverunners?


Important Notice – Boater Safety Course Information


Anyone born after January 1st, 1984 is required to have a Missouri Boaters Certificate to operate a boat or PWC on Missouri waterways.

Here are the links to get your certificate:

A one-time, temporary 7-day certificate is available for a fee of $9.00.

Register for the boater’s safety certificate class:

Take your boaters safety class here:


Order your boaters safety certificate if you have lost yours:

Temporary Boaters Link:

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