The iBoat is a 25 Foot Bennington Pontoon RCW LTD with a 150 HP Yamaha Outboard Motor. Speed is at the discretion of the Captain. However, the Captain is a fair person :-) and would never want anyone to feel uncomfortable.
The marina parking lot is unpaved gravel and on a hill so caution must be taken. The dock itself is down a dirt/rock path so, again, please be careful. The iBoat sits relatively even with the dock so it should be a simple step on.
All children 12 years of age and younger must wear a life jacket when the iBoat is moving. Everyone must wear a life jacket when being towed in a tube. There must also be enough life jackets on the iBoat for all passengers. We have a variety of sizes of life jackets so there should not be any issue here. However, please confirm that we have what you need before your day on the iBoat.
Anyone 16 years of age or older must have a Pennsylvania Fishing License. You should bring your own equipment as the Zweigbaums don't have any! Most fishing will be done on the iBoat's sister boat, the Fishing GEM, owned by Charyl's father.
Shoes are needed to get to the iBoat slip. However, once ready to board, shoes should be removed and not worn on board.
There is a travel toilet available for emergency or child use. Those venturing into the water can always make use of the lake for simple needs.
Storage space is very limited. Please plan on bringing the bare minimum of towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc...
We generally bring lunch/snacks on board with us. Sometimes we pack our lunch/snacks from home and transport them in a small cooler. Other times we purchase lunch/snacks at the Subway and mini-mart that is just off the highway exit for the iBoat. Non-alcoholic drinks (water, diet beverages) will be provided by the Zweigbaums but please pass along any special requests.
A typical day on the iBoat is a long one! We generally leave Rockland in the early AM (8:30 or 9:00) as it is a 90 minute trip to the marina. Once we arrive, it takes longer than you might think to get going between a bathroom break, sunblocking, uncovering the iBoat, setting up the sun shade, etc. As far as how much actual time on the water you can expect, we probably average about 5 hours (11am - 4pm). By 4pm we head back in for dinner at a nearby restaurant before the trip home. 4pm might sound early but this end of the trip also takes longer than you might think! There is the time it takes for another bathroom stop (and possibly changing clothes/showering) and the time it takes to break down the sun shade, cover the iBoat, etc. It's often a 12 or 13 hour day from start to finish but don't let that scare you. We will keep to our full day schedule but will be happy to accommodate guests who don't wish to stay as long or have dinner in the area.
The weather forecast needs to be clear of any rain, thunder and lightning in order for us to make the trip to the iBoat. Not only is it unsafe to boat in poor conditions but we have no place to take shelter, even just temporarily. For these reasons, if the weather forecast isn't great, we may look to reschedule your day on the iBoat. Click image above for the weather forecast for Greentown, PA.
For directions to Lighthouse Harbor Marina, click Get Directions on the map.
969 Route 507, Greentown, Pennsylvania 18426