Can I Bring a Dog?
Yes, we just ask that you clean up after them.
Is There Shade On the Boat?
There is a bimini top that covers about half the boat.
Is There A Cooler On the Boat?
There are no coolers on the boat, please plan to bring one. Ice is sold at the General Store.
Is Alcohol Allowed?
Yes, as long as the boat operator is not impaired. For a safe day at the lake, please plan for a designated driver. Glass bottles are prohibited in the county park.
Can I Bring a BBQ On the Boat?
No, due to upholstery concerns we don’t allow them.
Can I Bring Food On the Boat?
Yes! You can also place to-go orders at Scorpion Bay Grill once you arrive to pick up your boat. The restaurant opens at 11am on weekdays and 9am on weekends. 928-501-3440
Can I Rent the Boat Overnight?
No, all rentals are due back at 5pm.
Are There Any Beaches to Pull the Boat On Shore?
No, there are no beaches at Lake Pleasant. It is roughly 110 miles of solid rock shoreline. We don’t allow any of our boats to be beached.
Are There Restrooms On the Boat?
No, but we provide a map noting all the restrooms on the lake.
Does the Boat Come With a Full Tank of Fuel?
The boat is fully fueled, just replace what you use at the end for your rental.
Does the Boat Capacity Limit Include Children/Babies?
Yes, every person counts.
Are There Any Age Restrictions to Be On the Boats?
You must be 18 years old to rent the boats, but any age is allowed on-board.
Is Safety Equipment Provided?
Yes, there are life jackets on-board for all passengers, a type-IV throwable flotation device and a fire extinguisher. Because Children 12 years and under are required by law to wear a life jacket, we will provide a more comfortable ski vest for them. Life jackets are available for newborn and up.
Do I Need a Boat License?
No, all you need is a driver’s license and a credit card.
Are the Boats Hard to Drive?
No, if you are able to drive a car, you can definitely drive our boats.
Are There Any Fees to Enter the Lake?
Yes, there is a $7 Park Entry Fee per vehicle.
What’s the Cancellation Policy?
We ask for 48 hours’ notice to cancel a reservation.
Do I Need to Make a Reservation?
Yes, 24 hours in advance for all rentals except private charters which need to be reserved 7 days in advance. We take reservations for half day and full day rentals. Make your reservation online and your boat will be waiting when you get here.
What Kind of Fish Are In Lake Pleasant?
White Bass, Striped Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bigmouth Buffalo Fish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish and Tilapia.
Can I Get a Fishing License at the Marina?
No. Fishing licenses can be purchased online through Arizona Game and Fish.
Do You Rent Fishing Equipment?
No, please bring your own but you can purchase bait at our General Store.
Can I Fish Off the Boat?
Yes, check out Arizona Game and Fish’s website for a weekly fishing report.
What Is the Capacity of the Patio?
The patio can hold about 100 people.
Is There a Minimum Amount of Time I Can Reserve the Patio?
Minimum time frame is 2 hours. Please email for details.
How Much Does It Cost to Rent the Patio?
Cost can differ based on group size and needs. Please email for details.
Can I Rent the Patio at Any Point During the Year?
The patio may have limited availability during AZs boating season from April to October. To check on availability and reserve the patio please email
Is Smoking Permitted on the Patio?
No, smoking is not permitted on the patio.
Is the Patio Pet Friendly?
Yes! We are dog friendly. Please leave other pets at home.
Is the Patio Wheelchair Accessible?
What Is the Capacity of the Charter Boats?
Scorpion Bay has 2 luxury event boats available for rent. Each boat can carry a maximum of 40 guests. If your guest count is more than 40, we recommend you consider reserving both boats. A captain and deckhand are included in reservation and rental fees for each boat.
What Is the Minimum Amount of Time I Can Charter a Boat?
Private Charters have a 4-hour minimum.
Are the Charter Boats Wheelchair Accessible?
Yes, the lower deck of both boats is wheelchair accessible. However, the restroom on board both boats is not accessible.
Are Children Permitted on the Charter Boat?
Yes. Children must be water safe, and it is the parent’s responsibility to watch over them. We ask that children 12 and under wear a life jacket. Life jackets are provided for every adult/child.
Is Smoking Permitted on the Charter Boat?
Smoking is permitted on the boat only after it has left the dock.
Is There a Restroom on the Charter Boat?
Can I Play My Own Music?
Yes, each boat is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio system that is playlist and Bluetooth accessible when the boats are docked or out on the water.
Is the Charter Boat Pet Friendly?
Yes, animals are permitted. There is a pet fee of $10/pet. Please keep in mind that we cannot beach the charter boat for your pet for potty breaks.
What Is the Weather Policy?
We set sail rain or shine, but for the safety of our crew and guests, we will cancel if there is lightning or severe weather. Don’t worry — you won’t be paddling around in a monsoon! In the event we need to cancel a reservation based on weather conditions, you will receive a rain check for another date. Please dress appropriately for predicted weather conditions. Scorpion Bay reserves the right to cancel right up to your reservation start time as weather can be unpredictable and the safety of our guests and crew is our priority.
May I Hold a Date?
No, we cannot hold dates without a deposit.
How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Charter Boat?
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What Is the Cancellation Policy?
You must cancel at least 7 days prior to the rental to avoid a cancellation fee. Click Here for details.
How Much Should I Tip the Captain and Deckhand?
We recommend 15%-25% of your rental fees.
How Do I Tip the Crew?
Credit card, Venmo or cash.
Does Charter Boats Require a Deposit Upon Booking?
Yes. Click Here for details.
When Will I Be Required to Pay the Final Balance?
When you arrive, prior to boarding the Charter Boat.
Are There Charter Boat Discounts for Nonprofits?
There are no discounted days or general discounts available at this time.
Do We Have Options for Food and Alcohol?
Yes! Add to your experience with our Private Charter event catering menu available through the Scorpion Bay Grill.
Can We Bring Our Own Food?
Can We Bring Our Own Alcohol?
Yes, please keep in mind no glass is permitted within the Maricopa County Park system.
Are There Restrictions on Caterers or Other Vendors?
You are welcome to use the vendor of your choice for services such as catering, floral arrangements, photography, music and decorations. Keep in mind that if your vendors stay on board, they are part of your maximum guest count of 40 passengers.
Can I Bring Decorations for The Boat?
What May Be Used to Celebrate My Wedding Send-Off?
Guests can celebrate with glow sticks, bubbles and flower petals. Please do not bring rice, birdseed, popcorn, glitter and confetti for your send-off.
Can I Fish Off the Charter Boat?
Do You Rent Fishing Equipment?
Can I Get a Fishing License at the Marina?
No. Fishing licenses can be purchased online through Arizona Game and Fish.
What Kind of Fish are in Lake Pleasant?
White Bass, Striped Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Bluegill, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Bigmouth Buffalo Fish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, and Tilapia
What is Included with My Cabin?
  • Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes, Silverware, Cups, Glassware
  • Countertop Appliances
  • Keurig® Coffee Maker
  • Dish Towels, Dish Cloths, Hot Pads
  • Dish Soap
  • Linens and Pillows for the Bedroom
  • Linens and Pillows for Sofa Sleeper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bath Towels
  • Hand Towels
  • Wash Clothes
  • Facial Tissue
What Items Should I Bring?
  • Keurig® K cups
  • Toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner and body wash
  • Beach Towels
  • Ziplock’s/Tupperware or similar for leftovers
  • Spices/condiments such as sugar, salt, pepper etc.
  • Questions? .