Reviews for McGregor Marina / Boatels

McGregor, Iowa

 Amazing Service and Staff

Review by Tucker Family on 10/10/20 2:21 PM

Our boat ride and rental experience with McGregor Marina was simply fantastic. Pretty much stumbled on this place by accident while dinning in at there fabulous restaurant. Not that I am hear to plug the restaurant but I am telling you the food was delicious at McGregors Brat and Beer on the Marina. The owner greeted us graciously and even let our "service dog" in with us. Simply great service is all I can say. The boat ride was spectacular and the views were magnificent. Thank you again for being a TRUE business that I will be back to.

 Houseboat

Review by Monticello gang on 10/4/20 1:28 PM

This is our second year renting for boatels. First yesr the boat was cleaner then this year. We did some cleaning and then let the fun begin. We are patiently awaiting our deposit. We are already talking about next years adventure.

 7 Passenger Pontoon

Review by SGP on 9/27/20 10:07 AM

Had lots of fun! Great service! The guy there was very nice and helpful.

 7 Passenger Pontoon

Review by SGP on 9/27/20 10:01 AM

Had lots of fun! Great service! The guy there was very nice and helpful.

 Good Time on the Drunkin Coconut!

Review by Jay on 9/6/20 6:08 PM

Good time on the river for a week with family and friends. Boatels were very accommodating and helpful. Although the boat was a bit older, dont let that deter you. Remember, you are on the river...not staying at 4 star luxury resort. 1. Download the app Navionics...great resource for charting your course down the river. 2. Be prepared to be swamped by other large boats. We had an incident where we hit some big wakes and water washed up and over the front of the pontoon and through the remainder of the boat. If that happens, dont worry, the houseboat will not sink.

 Good Time on the Drunkin Coconut!

Review by Jay on 9/6/20 6:08 PM

Good time on the river for a week with family and friends. Boatels were very accommodating and helpful. Although the boat was a bit older, dont let that deter you. Remember, you are on the river...not staying at 4 star luxury resort. 1. Download the app Navionics...great resource for charting your course down the river. 2. Be prepared to be swamped by other large boats. We had an incident where we hit some big wakes and water washed up and over the front of the pontoon and through the remainder of the boat. If that happens, dont worry, the houseboat will not sink.

 Renter

Review by Mike on 8/20/20 2:55 PM

We rented a pontoon boat here in August 2020. The boat and dock service was superb! We look forward to coming back and cruising the Mississippi again with McGregor.

 Mr

Review by Freddie on 8/19/20 9:44 PM

Great place, great boats, great people. Great time. You should do this. Thanks

 Mr

Review by Freddie on 8/19/20 8:05 AM

Great place, great boats, great people. Great time. You should do this. Thanks

 7 passagner pontoon

Review by sjalex on 8/15/20 1:19 PM

Had a great time and great service. Super friendly and answered all of our questions. Look forward to renting from again.

 7 passenger pontoon

Review by Tsw on 8/10/20 8:06 AM

We had a great time! No troubles. Thanks!

 7 passenger pontoon

Review by Tsw on 8/10/20 8:05 AM

We had a great time! No troubles. Thanks!

 ms

Review by mimi on 7/26/20 8:04 AM

This was a perfect family getaway. We found a private beach and just became river rats for four days. Jeremy was great at helping us prepare and plan. The boat was a bit worn but performed well and all the systems were functioning. I would do it again. Thanks Boatel!

 No Response

Review by Mrose on 7/23/20 11:02 AM

I made a reservation on line. Gave my credit card info for the deposit. I got an email a day later with a confirmation number and reservation pending approval. On the 4th day with no confirmation or phone call and the fact that we needed to put in for our vacation I got worried. I tried emailing and calling with no response. Did this company fold because of Covid19? It is almost a week now with no contact. I just want a vacation!

 Houseboat - Mississippi Pearl

Review by Jason on 7/21/20 1:25 PM

This was our first time on a houseboat and were hoping we would have a good family experience. We had a great weekend! Jeremy was super helpful and always available when we had questions or needed help. The boat had everything we needed for a fun trip with kids! I would definitely recommend giving a houseboat vacation a try!

 Hoist

Review by Hsh on 7/19/20 3:17 AM

Best vacation ever! The customer service was outstanding. The entire 3 generation family had a great time!

 Good Experience

Review by Dubuque Renter on 7/14/20 9:04 AM

Their employee James was on time for a morning launch, friendly and the pontoon was fueled and ready to go. He explained it's workings and what to watch out for. The boat performed fine, they were courteous when we returned and I feel the gas charge was fair. Overall it was a good experience on a beautiful day. Meanwhile, I need to check to see if I've received back my deposit. I would do it again.

 It was a good experience.

Review by Nikki & Ruben on 7/8/20 11:40 AM

It was our 1st time on a house boat, and I'm going to honest when I say we were advised against renting from Boatels. Due to the fact that we own a small business of our own, we decided to take the chance and to draw our own conclusions to follow. Overall...I'd categorize it as a "fun experience". Scale of 1-10...a 5. For our 1st time, and nothing to compare it to, I'll add the fact that we don't regret doing it at all. Jeremy (facilitator/captain) was a nice guy, and was there for every question and/or concern we had along the way. For that...I did compensate him with a tip a the end of the trip. With that said, I'm also going to be honest when I say that I was disappointed the boat didn't seem to be maintained/wasn't cleaner. At roughly $330/day, I guess I expected more. However, I didn't let it bother me or ruin our adventure :) I spent 2 hours on DAY1 cleaning it. BTW...also disappointed there were paper towels but no cleaning supplies on the boat either. Fortunately... I was prepared and had brought my own/more than we needed for anything unexpected. The only other thing I'm a bit miffed about is that we've been back for 2 weeks, and have NOT received our $500 deposit back when we were specifically told it would be returned within 7-10 days. There you have it. Not bad...not good...but an overall "fun time". Thanks Jeremy!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:23 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:23 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:23 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:23 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:23 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:23 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:22 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:21 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Do not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:20 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Don’t not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!

 Fraud

Review by State  on 7/4/20 8:20 AM

Do NOT Rent from this company as many people have seen fraud with with boating company , burnt wiring , malfunctioning boats. Don’t not rent from if you want to keep your family safe!