​​​The State OF Illinois requires all boat renter(s) and all potential operators of the rented watercraft to have Illinois Boating Safety Certificate.  An alternate source of meeting this requirement is an abbreviated Department and NASBLA approved operating and safety instruction specific to the type of watercraft being rented.  We highly recommend at least two operators be certified for rental period.

Click on the link Rentalboatsafety.com Selecting the type of watercraft being rented (PWC – Jet Ski, Power Boat – Pontoon & Ski Boat, Kayak) view the videos in sequence takes about 20-25 minutes.  Then take the test, it varies between 10-25 questions, upon successful completion a certificate will be issues on the screen and duplicate will be email to you.  If you don not get prompted for your name and email address, you did not pass with acceptable score.  It appears to be 90%-100% score to pass.  We have KIOSK to take the course at our facility also, please arrive early so it does not cut into your rental time.

We prefer you to email PDF copy of certificate to keyesportboatrental@icloud.com in advance of reservation.  However, you can bring printed copy with you at time of reservation. You must have copy in your possession while operating rental watercraft.

Our safety and operation orientation at time of rental does not replace State of Illinois Boating Safety Certificate or abbreviated Department and NASBLA approved operating and safety instruction.  Ultimately, the watercraft operator is responsible for negligence and safety of all passengers on board the watercraft.

We want to make your experience as safe as possible.  For some this might seem redundant based on your experience but it is mandatory for State and insurance regulations.  Below are safety training links based on the watercraft rented that must be viewed and read in advance.  Please allow time to have all people sign the rental and waiver agreement, vessel checklist sign out, safety and operation orientation and loading the vessel prior to reservation departure time.  Vessel must be returned by reservation end time regardless of when you depart.

Keyesport Boat Rental on Carlyle Lake Largest selections of rental boats and most professional staff on Carlyle Lake.  Renting Jet Skis, Ski Boats, Pontoons and Kayaks.  We have Captains service available.  Come enjoy a day on the lake!