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Bayside Boat & Tackle
Boat Rental Service
Today 6AM–12AM
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1240 Jefferson Rd Rochester, NY 14623
1240 Jefferson RoadUSNew YorkRochester14623
Boat Rental Service, Boat Dealer
Boat Rental Service
Boat Dealer
Bait Shop
Fishing Store
Boat Repair Shop
Fishing Club
Dock Builder
Outboard Motor Store
Marine Supply Store
Today 6AM–12AM
Sunday 6AM–12AMMonday 8AM–5PMTuesday ClosedWednesday 8AM–5PMThursday 8AM–5PMFriday 8AM–5PMSaturday 6AM–4PM
Bayside provides boat rentals, outboard motor repair, fishing charters, live bait, fly fishing and center pin gear for angling enthusiasts in Rochester NY.
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"You made my 2013 steelhead fishing extra special."
"Moldy life jackets, 1 ore like if we broke down 1 ore would do anything useful."
"The boat was in great condition and we had a wonderful time."
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John Kelly
7 months ago
A great experience. Honest, straightforward transaction. Safe, reliable equipment. We will definitely be return customers.
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Eric Drozenski
a year ago
We were given two times to start 6am and 10am. We chose 6am but the owner of the shop chose to not even open till 6:30. His employees were their at 6 but just sat in their cars till he arrived. Don't ask the guy any questions. Even the simplest question will turn into a 30 minute rambling by the owner about this and that wasting more of your time you paid for. Our boat was the worst boat i had ever seen. Everything falling apart, torn up, broken seats, only thing on that boat that worked properly was the motor. Moldy life jackets, 1 ore like if we broke down 1 ore would do anything useful. The only thing the owner would say is "were planning on redoing that boat this winter" and all i could think was "I should start shitting into lake Ontario and strap a motor to it i could make a fortune" Poor service, crap product, and he still had the balls to charge us $30 for gas when we brought it back 2 hours early. The tank is only a 5 gallon tank. last i checked that's $20 max if filled with super premium. ( rip off ) My first experience with my wife was good. My second experience left such a bad taste that i will never be renting from here again.
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Sonny Cavallaro
2 years ago
I went to a Boat safety and tips class today, and felt that the instructor Ken was very knowledgeable, and professional. The class was excellent and I would recommend it to anyway that wants to learn more about boats and safety. It was free, and he still handed out literature, and answered every question I had. Ken seemed like a very honest, and caring individual that I will do business with in the future!!! He also seemed very knowledgeable about the local lakes, rivers, and streams in Rochester and the fish in these waterways!!!
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Scott Jones
2 years ago
So, I've read the reviews on here and frankly am sorry that I'm seeing so many negative. Sometimes, people only comment when it's "negative". I personally have written countless reviews on products and services and am in the service industry myself so let me be blunt about my experiences with Bayside. First off - I'm in my mid 30's and haven't been fishing since i was a kid. I didn't know that there were different knots to use, different colors fish were attracted to nor did I know that fishing line could be braided let alone the countless other types that are on the market today. The pro-staff at Bayside has provided me with seemingly endless bits of information and suggestions that have made me a fishing hero to my 6 year old son and his cousin. We've landed panfish / sunnies, trout, bass, pike, salmon and steelhead all using suggested methods and locations from Ken and his staff. I've had the opportunity to also engage with Ken on multiple occasions with my son and i've gotta tell ya, the write up in the paper about Ken and his passion for having kids get the joy of fishing with their dad is nothing short of spot on. Ken enthusiastically encourages using fishing as a means of bonding and goes out of his way to make sure people have what they need. He took the time to personally teach me knots that i could use and explained why I want to use them in each situation. He also has made suggestions on lures, baits per species of fish and locations each time I see him. Lastly, I took ken's suggestion on a new rod that I needed for Salmon this season. I hadn't used anything more than a medium weight rod before and nothing over 7ft. When he brought me an 8.5 medium heavy Riverbender I didn't even question him. He gave me two options, a rod / reel combo for $69 and one for $99. He didn't push me towards the more expensive one however I ended up selecting it. That said, due to MY ERROR, my rod broke while landing a monster salmon on the lake, I broke it. I shamefully brought my rod back to bayside and the staff looked at it in amazement. Not only did Ken take the time to work with me and make sure that my son was entertained while we talked, but he also let me use one of his charter rods for the day so that I could still go out with my boy and not miss the bonding time that I value so much. Ken didn't need to do this, nor did he NEED to replace my rod at his cost, but he did. I'm expecting my replacement for this weekend and I couldn't be happier about the professionalism that I've encountered with ken and his pro-staff. I'm truly sorry for those that post on here stating that they had to wait... but... bayside is a small location and I've seen lines out the door - that's the sign of a GOOD fishing shop. Ken knows whats needed and he's working on it. He has worked to bring bayside back to what it should be for our local community and is dedicated to his customers. A BIG thank you to Ken, his pro-staff and all of the people that have made the last 2 years some of the most enjoyable that I could have ever asked for with my son. You've landed a customer for life in me and my son. I'll see you this weekend and may more to come.
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Eric Wade
6 months ago
Very friendly and helpful. Rented a Duras Inflatable boat and he helped explain how everything works and even gave me some fishing tips. Everything was great and exactly as advertised.
Christina Bell
a year ago
We haven't rented a boat at Bayside Boat & Tackle for a couple of years, but when we did, we always had a good experience. The staff was always very knowledgeable and friendly. It appears that nothing has changed in that regard and it is nice to see that they are trying to create new, fun experiences for members with fire pits and night fishing off the pier. We have yet to check it out, but it sounds like a good time!
Matt Schwedfeger
a year ago
We rented an aluminum fishing boat a few weeks ago and we had a great experience. It was our first time renting from Bayside and everything went smoothly. The staff was very friendly and knew what they were talking about. The boat itself worked without any troubles. I would definitely recommend this place to other people and we will be back for another rental this summer. Thanks guys for a fun time and great experience.
Dave Pieramico
2 years ago
I have rented boats before from other marinas and this was absolutely the most unprofessional discourteous place I have ever been. The pontoon boat was in poor condition with ripped seat cushions and missing gauges and controls. Of course, the worst part of it all is that they didn't put any gas in the tank. After waiting more than a half hour in line to fill out the paper work, we were already 20 minutes past our starting time for the rental. The young boy that took us to the boat was chewing tobacco and spitting it into the water. He didn't give us any instructions on the operation of the boat and when I asked about putting the awning up, he said we could do it if we wanted, but never offered to help. Once we were finally out in the bay the gas ran out after only 15 minutes leaving us stranded in the middle of the bay. We called the Bayside office to ask for help and no one answered the phone. We left numerous messages and asked for someone to call back and/or come and rescue us but there was no response. After a half an hour of being stranded with my wife and daughter, I looked around the engine and gas tank to see if there was something I could do. I found the empty tank that confirmed my idea of running out of gas and I was able to switch the line from that tank to a small reserve tank, something I had never done before. If I had not been there, I expect my wife and daughter would have been stuck on the bay for a very long time. When we finally made our way back to the dock, the staff there were unapologetic and took more than 20 minutes to refill the tank. We went back out on the bay and by the time we returned at the end of the rental period, our total time on the water was less than 3 hours of the 4 hours we paid for. After waiting a day to see if anyone would contact me about this terrible experience, I called the owner Ken to voice my displeasure and he was not sympathetic or apologetic to me and worse than that started to berate me saying that "You're what's wrong with America, you got your boat rental and then want some kind of refund". He said he would talk to his staff that worked that day and then get back to me. Needless to say, I am still waiting for his return call. Stay away from this place, this type of business operation and attitude is really "What's wrong with America"!!!
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