So how does the Reservation System work and how do you know you will get a boat when you want to?
It’s Easy! Our simple system ensures that all Members get a chance to use the boats, and we limit the number of Memberships we sell to make sure there are enough boats to go around. There are Two Easy Ways our Members can book a boat, either by making a Reservation or by booking same day for a Same Day/Spontaneous Use.
The best way to experience the system for yourself is to simply give us a call and we can log you in and walk you through a demo of our live reservation system. Just call 612.208.1800 to see actual boat availability.
As a Member, you can make One reservation at a time. As soon as you use it or cancel it, you can then make another one. So for example, if you want to go boating on Saturday, go ahead and book a boat. Now your reservation is confirmed in advance and the boat will be ready for you. As soon as you are done boating on Saturday you can then go online and make your next reservation. This one reservation at a time system ensures that everyone gets a chance to use the boats because no one Member can just go online and lock up a bunch of days.
SPONTANEOUS/SAME DAY USE
In addition to making one reservation at a time, the other way our Members get boats is by taking advantage of our Same Day or Spontaneous Use Policy. Here’s how it works. Every day at 8:30AM we release all the boats that are not reserved to be booked on a first come, first served basis by any Member – and this does not affect any future reservations they may have in the system. So for example, let’s say you already have a boat reserved for Saturday, but today is Tuesday and you want to go boating for a few hours after work. Just go online at 8:30AM on Tuesday, find a boat that is available that night and book it. Since you are booking and using it on the same day this is considered a same day use. So now you will have a boat ready for tonight after work, and you still have a boat reserved Saturday.
Our Same Day Use policy also comes in really handy when you’ve just had one of “those days” and want to get out on the water and decompress, or when you suddenly have a last minute block of time that frees up and you want to take the kids out for a quick tubing trip. So go ahead – be spontaneous! It’s part of what makes boating such a worthwhile activity.
Now, we went through How it works and you understand Why Your Boat Club; makes so much sense, we are ready to move on to: