Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Schedule Your Boat Rental Now For These Lake Events!

Summer at the Lake of the Ozark is full of fun, events out on the Lake. The best way to enjoy these water events is on a boat, of course! If you don't own a boat, no worries because Iguana Watersports has got you covered with boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Iguana Watersports has everything from PWCs to pontoons rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Even if you don't own a boat, you can still enjoy these fun Lake events.

20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop

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Kick off the boating season by participating in one of the biggest boating events at the Lake of the Ozarks. Dozens of the Lake's best restaurants and marinas will be set up as checkpoints for participants to draw a card to try to win the best and worst hands. Anyone can participate in the 20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop!

When:  May 6
Where: Lake Wide Event

Lake Race 2017

Enjoy 4 full days of huge powerboat racing events at the Lake of the Ozarks! The 2017 Lake Race will feature exciting events leading up to the big race day. When you rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks to be up close to all the action!

When: June 1 - 4
Where: 0 - 3 MM

Aquapalooza 2017

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One of the biggest boating events at the Lake of the Ozarks will be held July 15! The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers invites all boaters to join them for a great day out on the water. Live music and activities will keep you having fun all day long. You will not want to miss this on the water party at Dog Days!

When: July 15
Where: Dog Days Bar & Grill
Time:  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Poker Run For WAM

Join Warriors Against Melanoma's 3rd Annual Poker Run fundraiser at the Lake of the Ozarks! A $20 donation is required per hand to play in this poker run. Rent your boat to join in on the fun - there will even be an after party at Topsiders. In past years,  Warriors Against Melanoma has donated nearly $30,000 to melanoma research and also directly to families battling late-stage melanoma.

When: August 13
Where: Various locations

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

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The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout brings in the top powerboat racers and off shore power boats from across the country. Some of these boats will top 200 MPH! This is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams and other charitable organizations. Make a whole week of Shootout with fun events happening all week long leading up to the main event.

When: August 26 - 27
Where: Captain Ron's

Even if you don't own a boat, you can still enjoy fun Lake events like these this summer by renting a boat from Iguana Watersports. Don't delay in reserving your rental for this summer as these dates will fill up quickly! Call 888-365-2399 or visit www.IguanaWatersports.com to reserve your watercraft rental. If you fall in love with boating after renting a watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks, swing by Iguana Boat Sales to check out our large inventory of used and new boats!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

6 Reasons To Camp At The Lake Of The Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a beautiful area! There are many ways to enjoy the area from boating on the Lake to hiking in the gorgeous state parks. If you are wanting to enjoy the great outdoors during your Lake of the Ozarks vacation, stay at Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground. Here are just a few of our favorite reasons why we love to camp at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Spend Time With the Family

Camping is a great way to spend time with the family. From gathering around the firepit making smores to all the fun, outdoor activities, it can be a trip that your kids will not soon forget. Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground is steps away from the Osage River and close to Iguana Watersports, so you can still enjoy all the fun of the Lake during your camping adventures!

2. Get In Touch With Nature

Although our campsite is right off the Bagnell Dam Strip, it is still far enough away to escape from the busyness of the city. Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground has a beautiful setting right below the historic Bagnell Dam and right next to the Osage River, which offers great fishing! The campground bait shop carries minnows, shiners, shad guts, chicken livers and worms.

3. Have A Guys Weekend

The Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to get away with the guys, with some of the best fishing in the Midwest, state parks, boating and excellent nightlife. If you don't want to stay in a traditional vacation rental or hotel, a campground could be the perfect option for your guys weekend.

4. Spend The Holidays At The Lake

From Memorial Day to Labor Day and everything in between, the summer is filled with long holiday weekends. Camping is an excellent way to spend these holiday weekends with friends and family. Our Lake of the Ozarks campground is within a 1/2 mile of shopping, family attractions and plenty of nightlife on the Bagnell Dam Strip. So after a fun day out on the Lake or on The Strip, you can come back and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars!

5. An Inexpensive Getaway

Do you want to getaway, but don't want to blow the bank while doing it? Camping could be the perfect solution! Our campsites at the Lake of the Ozarks are extremely reasonable with tent sites starting at $20/night, 20-30 AMP campers starting at $23/night and 50 AMP campers starting at $25/night.

6. Hold An Event!

If you want to hold a large event, such as a family reunion, our campsite can make the perfect venue. We have a large entertainment area that features a stage perfect for a DJ or band. Our stage area can be rented out for any event from family reunions to even wedding receptions!


Camping at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The Lake of the Ozarks is a beautiful area and you can enjoy it even more while camping! Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground is located right below historic Bagnell Dam and just steps away from the beautiful Osage River. The campground is withing a 1/2 mile of shopping, family attractions and plenty of nightlife on the Bagnell Dam Strip. To book your stay, visit www.IguanaWatersports.com or call 573-365-9783. To reserve the campground for an event, email amandar@iguanawatersports.com.


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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring Fishing Tournaments at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The Lake of the Ozarks has some of the best fishing in the Midwest! Fishing tournaments are a popular activity for anglers to participate in during the spring and summer months - sometimes even into fall. With spring just around the corner, that means the fishing tournament season is about to kick off. Your Lake of the Ozarks boat dealership has all the info you need to get out on the water and win big this spring!

Twisted Cat Outdoor Catfish Tournament

The first annual Twisted Cat Outdoor Catfish Tournament comes to the Lake of the Ozarks on March 19. This is a perfect opportunity for amateur catfish anglers to test their skills on the Lake! Pre-registration ends on March 11. Afterward, registration will start up again on March 19 at 6:10 AM. For more information and to stay connected with Twisted Cat Outdoors, visit their Facebook page or call 217-242-5305.

When: March 19
Where: Robin's Resort
Cost: $135 Entry Fee Per Boat ($1215 Pre-Registration by March 11)
Time: Check in at 6:30 AM; Tournament hours at 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Alhonna Early Bird Open Buddy Bass Tournament 

Alhonna Resort's Annual Early Bird Open Buddy Bass Tournament is a 2-day bass tournament with 100% payback of all entry fees. The tournament entree fee includes a complimentary breakfast at 6:00 AM each morning for tournament participants at Bobber's Restaurant located at Alhonna Resort. Tournament prizes will be awarded after the weigh-in on Sunday.

When: March 25-26
Where: Alhonna Resort
Cost: $100 Entry Fee Per Boat; $10 Optional Big Bass
Time: Saturday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Sunday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Spring Big Bass Bash

The Big Bass Bash is designed for amateur bass anglers. Its unique format allows the weekend angler a chance to win BIG money just like the professionals. Unlike most fishing tournaments that have team arrangements where prizes are based on total weight, the Big Bass Bash format is distinctive in that it only takes one fisherman with one big bass to win. The prize money for the Spring Big Bass Bash will total over $175,000 with $60,000 to the winner. This could be your chance to win big money!

When: April 22 - 23
Where: Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Cost: $180 for 2 day; $130 for 1 day; $10 per day for kids division
Time: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM each day

If you need a new fishing boat to participating in this year's fishing tournaments, visit Iguana Boat Sales. We have the largest selection of new and used boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our expert sales team can help find the perfect boat that can get you out where the fish are! Stop by our Osage Beach boat dealership today!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Best Of Iguana!

Lake Lifestyles' "Best of the Lake" is in the final round of voting, and Iguana has been nominated in several different categories. Over the last several years, Iguana Watersports has grown into not only a small boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, but a corporation that can assist any lake lover with watercraft rentals, boat sales, vacation rentals, camping stays, dock & rip rap, and commercial rentals. The goal of Iguana is to make your vacation or life at the Lake of the Ozarks full of fun and a lifetime of memories. Voting takes place now through March 10, and here are the categories Iguana has been nominated in for "Best of the Lake."

Best Boat Dealer

Iguana started our Lake of the Ozarks boat dealership with one goal in mind. and that is to deliver you exceptional value, exclusive selection and, above all, outstanding customer service. We have selected some of the best boat brands to offer you the right combination of price, quality and value. Our boat gurus can help you selected the best boat for your lifestyle from out exclusive collection of Cruisers Yachts, Cruisers Sport Series, Axis, Malibu, Rinker, Hurricane, AquaPatio, Sweetwater, SanPan and PolarKraft.

Best Boat/Jet Ski Rental

If you are looking for some fun on the water during your Lake of the Ozarks vacation, Iguana Watersports can help! Our watersport rental company has rentals that the entire family can enjoy. If a PWC is your style, rent a Sea-Doo Spark or GTI for the day. You can also cruise through the Lake by renting one of speedboats or deckboats. If you're bringing the entire family and some friends, our pontoons and party boats can hold up to 12 people and are perfect for a fun and entertaining day on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Best Watersports Equipment Suppliers

In addition to watercraft rentals, Iguana Watersports also has water toy rentals! Our stand up paddle boards are a great way to chill with friends or get in an early morning workout. Tubing can make a fun day out on the Lake even more exciting, but that's not all! We also rent out waterskis and wakeboards! So no matter what you are looking for, we can help make your day out on the Lake even better.  

Best Docks

When you own a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want to make sure your investment is protected. At Iguana Rip Rap, our docks are 100 percent customized to meet your needs. We care about your docks as much as you do, which is why all of our designs are engineer certified. We understand that your residential dock is a huge investment so we will be there for you every step of the way, even after it's installed! Iguana Rip Rap also specializes in dock modification and repair. With over 20 years of combined experience, we take pride in our craftsmanship, reliability and turnaround time. Our certified welders are equipped with the knowledge and experience to complete any repair.

Best Campground

If you are looking to enjoy the great outdoors while at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can stay at Iguana's campground. Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground is located in a beautiful setting right below the historic Bagnell Dam. We have 30 and 50 amp hook-ups, sewer and water and campsites with electric available. Showers and bathrooms are within walking distance from all campsites. The beautiful Osage River is just steps away from the campsites and offers great fishing. Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground is located within a 1/2 mile of shopping, family attractions, and plenty of nightlife on the Bagnell Dam Strip.

Our goal at Iguana is to make sure you have the best possible time at the Lake of the Ozarks whether you are just visiting or if you live at the Lake year round. We are honored to be nominated in so many different categories, and we would greatly appreciate your votes. You can vote for who you think is the best of the best at Promotions.LakeNewsOnline.com now through March 10.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Iguana Boat Sales At The 2017 St. Charles Boat Show

Boat show season continues with the St. Charles Boat Show happening March 9-12 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Iguana Boat Sales will be bringing several boats that are perfect for cruising the Lake! From docks and lifts to the best new and used boats at the Lake of the Ozarks, the St. Charles Boat Show will have it all. Check out what Lake of the Ozarks' best boat dealer will be bringing to the show. 


St. Charles Boat Show
March 9 - 12, 2017
St. Charles Convention Center

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association will be hosting the 2017 St. Charles Boat Show. This is the premiere show for boating enthusiasts not only in St. Louis but all over the midwest. See the latest in cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, pontoons, ski boats, personal watercraft, docks, lifts and boating accessories all at one show!

Hours
Thursday, March 9: 3:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday, March 10: 12:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 11: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, March 12: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Admission 
Adults: $9
Children ages 6-12: $5
Children 5 & under: Free

$1 of each paid adult admission is donated to Kids' Harbor Child Advocacy Center.

Iguana Boats

38' Cruisers Yachts 380 Express
The 380 Express is like your own personal time machine. The bow is filled with the promise of the future. In the cockpit, you can enjoy the present with family and friends. Leave the past behind in the wakes behind you. The 380 Express has unrivaled features, amenities and options that take you where you want to be.

29' Rinker 29QX Bowrider
The QX29 is the true weekender's boat! It provides the perfect platform for day trips or even longer getaways/ With a collection of standard features unlike anything found in its class, you'll find the perfect coming together of timeless style and utility.

27' AquaPatio 250 Express
This pontoon comes fully equipped with the Mercury 350 Verado, integrated helm platform, LED under deck lighting, LED underwater lighting, quick release fender locks, and infinity stereo with Bluetooth, 4 wet sounds interior speakers, 2 tower speakers, wet sounds subwoofer, and amplifier. It has everything you need for a day out on the Lake.

23' Malibu 23 LSV

The 23 LSV is built to deliver the ultimate wake. Every pro athlete who's shredded behind the 23-footer says it kicks up what are unmistakably the biggest, cleanest wakes and waves they've ever experienced.
22' Hurricane 2200 Sundeck
Whether you're tubing, wakeboarding, skiing or just cruising, the Sundeck series has the right model for every active family. The signature deep-V hull design ensures stability and a smooth, dry ride. It has a spacious layout, ample storage, a full-width swim deck for easy boarding, and all the room and amenities you need to enjoy an action-packed day on the water.

33' Cruisers Sport Series 338 Bowrider
The Twin Volvo 380CE Duo-Pros can wind this boat to nearly 60MPH. Enjoy a day out on the Lake with friends and family cruising or relaxing. This boat can do it all!

When it's time to buy that perfect boat, head on over to the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks. From wakeboarding boats to fishing boats, Iguana Boat Sales has something for every boating lifestyle. To make a private appointment or to visit our Osage Beach showroom, call 573-355-5027.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Iguana - Your Rip Rap Gurus

Iguana Rip Rap specializes in shoreline services at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can help beautify and protect your shoreline with a permanent natural solution using rip rap. We are proud to serve the Lake of the Ozarks and we live in the same communities are our customers. There are many reasons to install rip rap to your Lake of the Ozarks properties from protecting your property to enhancing the look of your property.


Rip Rap at the Lake of the Ozark

Protect your shoreline property value with a permanent natural solution using rip rap. Iguana makes sure the job gets done right the first time. With over 20 years of combined experience, we know what it takes to deliver your project on time and on budget. We are licensed, bonded and fully insured for commercial and residential. With innovative shoreline protection, Iguana can save your eroding shoreline and transform it into a unique focal point, and best of all, it all environmentally friendly!


Why Iguana Rip Rap?

There are many reasons why you should hire Iguana to install your rip rap. They help dissipates the impact of waves before they reach the shoreline. Rip rap also protects the seawall footing from undermining. When Iguana installs the rip rap, we create a natural appearance and it does not harm the environment. In addition, it could also increase and enhance the property value.


What Else Can The Rip Rap Gurus Do?

Iguana Rip Rap does much more than just build rip raps and sea walls. We also offer barge service, dock building and dock repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks.

New Docks
When you own a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want to make sure your investment is protected. At Iguana Rip Rap, our docks are 100 percent customized to meet your needs. We truly care about your docks as much as you do, which is why all of our designs are engineer certified. We understand that your residential dock is a huge investment, and we'll be there at every step.

Dock Repairs
In addition to our new docks, Iguana Rip Rap specializes in dock modification and dock repair. With over 20 years of combined experience, we take pride in our craftsmanship, reliability and turnaround time. Our certified welders are equipped with the knowledge and experience to complete any repair. We're also available for emergency repair and offer free estimates on any job. Dock structures are in continuous motion due to wind and wave activity, which causes bolts, screws, anchor components, roof systems and even welded areas to come loose. Because of all this, docks need regular maintenance. Luckily, Iguana Rip Raps & Docks makes it easy! We now offer a dock and wave break quarterly maintenance agreement.

Barge Service
Whether you need a heavy duty platform for rigging, transporting heavy machinery or space for water-side events, Iguana makes it easy! We can assist with short-term, short notice and season rentals. We have several service options, so whenever you need a commercial or residential barge rental, we're ready for you. Our barge is designed to carry up to 200 tons. Our barge provides a safe floating platform, which is perfect for staging entertainment, product exhibitions, firework events, and walkway areas.

If you are interested in learning more about our maintenance plans or have questions about dock repairs, new docks, barge service or rip rap at the Lake of the Ozarks, call the Rip Rap and Dock Gurus today at 573-693-9411. You can count on us to make sure the service you need is done right the first time.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

The world's largest pub crawl is happening at the Lake of the Ozarks, Saturday, February 18! The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is one of the biggest winter events at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are wanting to participate in this year's crawl, Iguana Boat Sales has all the details you need to have a fun and safe night out. In addition, if you are needing a place to stay at the Lake of the Ozarks during Pub Crawl, the Shoreland Motel has a special rate for the weekend! 


Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Buses Start at 4:00 PM

The 17th annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is bringing your live music, good times and a safe ride to get you to all the great locations participating in this year's event. For just $10, you get a wristband that provides you an all-access pass to the 17 participating locations, and of course, a ride to get there safely. The Pub Crawl buses will be making a continuous loop between all the 17 locations and all lodging on the route - so there's no reason to drink and drive because Pub Crawl can get you to where you need to go!
LIVE MUSIC

There are 17 locations that are participating in the 2017 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. All the locations will be featuring live music. Text LAKEPUBCRAWL to 71441 to stay up-to-date on all pub crawl news! Here are a list of all the bands playing the weekend of Pub Crawl so far:

Arris Pizza - Pure Drive

Chevy's - Sister Lucille Band

El Espolon - TBA

Gin and Grits - TBA

Go Fast Betty's

February 16 - Jam Night with the Slap-Ass Band
February 17 - Pure Drive
February 18 - DJ Taz

Inn at Grand Glaize - TBA

JJ Twigs

February 17 - Don Akers
February 18 - The Surge

Li'l Rizzo's

February 17 - I-Berrys 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
February 18 - Contagious 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Linda Lu's - TBA

Lucky's

February 17 - DJKJ Craig Maxey 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
February 18 - Justin Tinkler 4:00 - 7:00 PM
DJKJ Craig Maxey

Mexicali Blues - Naked Cove Entertainment 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

SNAFUs on the Strip - TBA

Tirebiters - TBA

Tucker's Shuckers - Shadow Runner 7:00 - 11:00 PM

Vista Grande - TBA

Wicked Willies - DJ Cheez 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Wobbly Boots - Dale Blue 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Vinyl Richie 8:00 PM - Close

Stay With Iguana!

Shoreland Motel - On-Route - $49/night Double Occupancy
The Shoreland Motel offers a little piece of history and is located right on the Bagnell Dam Strip! The motel is walking distance from participating restaurants and bars on the Strip that are participating in Pub Crawl. During the crawl, you can receive a special discount if you stay with us! To book your stay at the Shoreland Motel, call 573-365-2354.

Wristbands can be purchased the night of the event at all 17 participating bars and restaurants. You can also get your wristband at Sunshine Daydream located on the Bagnell Dam Strip. Leave your keys and take the bus! Mardi Gras Pub Crawl provides you with a sober chauffeur so you can have tons of fun and get to your locations safely.  If you need a place to stay at the Lake of the Ozarks during Pub Crawl, call the Shoreland Motel at 573-365-2354 to book your reservation today.

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