Frequently Asked Questions about Boat Rentals.... 

Q: If I rent a boat from We Wan Chu and am staying somewhere else, do I have to return the boat every night before 5:30 P.M...?
A: No, it just has to be back by 5:30 P.M. on the last day.

Q: If I am staying somewhere else and wish to come and go from the We Wan Chu Cottages' Dock, can we...?
A: Yes you can, but along with a vehicle parking fee, you can only access the boat during Office hours (7:30 A.M. until 6:30 P.M.) until 5:30 P.M. on the last day of the rental.

Q: Do I need a Safe Boater's Course Certificate to rent a Boat...?
A: No. You need to be 18 years of age or older, but it is always a Good Idea to sometime in Your Life, obtain a National, New York State or one from Your State's Safe Boating Course. Everyone who wishes to drive a Personal Water Craft (PWC) / Jet Ski needs a Safe Boater's Certificate to drive PWCs in New York State. (No we do not rent Jet-skis...).

Q: If we are staying at We Wan Chu, do we need to have the boat rental back on the dock by 5:30 P.M...?
A: You can use the Boat rental beginning anytime after 7:30 A.M. on the first day of the rental until 5:30 P.M. on the last day of the rental. You may use it until legal Sunset or after with running lights (optional rental for the 16 footers and included on the Pontoon boats) from Sunrise or before with running lights until 5:30 P.M. on the last day of the rental.

Q: If I am staying someplace else with a Pet, can we have the pet on your rental boats...?
A: Yes you can as long as You do not bring the Pet onto We Wan Chu Cottages' Property or Dock. So if you pick up your Pet at another Dock and drop the Pet off prior to returning to We Wan Chu's Dock, you are OK as long as there has been no accidents.

Q: Why did You start charging for vehicle parking for Boat Rental Customers not staying at We Wan Chu Cottages...?
A: You get one free parking space per boat rental, extra vehicles are $ 10 / day. We needed to do something to aleviate the parking issues with having 31 cottages.





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Mailing Address
We Wan Chu Cottages
P.O. Box 253
Chautauqua, New York 14722
Phone #: 716-789-3383
Fax #: 716-789-3636

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4438 West Lake Road
Mayville, New York 14757

Rt. 394, 1 Mile South of the Chautauqua Institution.