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About Sam's Dock
CLOSED FOR WINTER REOPENS MARCH 1, 2018 We offer the largest, newest and most diversified fleet of Boat, Personal Watercraft & Party barges in North Texas! Get all of your summer boating essentials at our ship store, including gas, water, ice, beer, snacks, fishing & marine supplies and more!
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Brandon W wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Rented Pontoon on 9/13/20 with wife and our two young children. Boat was FILTHY, floor covered in dirt, grass, etc. Interior cushions were very dirty. Wife wiped them down and was shocked at the filth that came off. Rear swim ladder had been ripped off at some point and jerry rigged back on using pieces of raw lumber. Steering cable was incorrectly run under the ladder so when ladder was down it was on the cable and could not fully extend. Steering had major issues. Steering would bind turning right and stick. Scary if you’d never operated a boat. You’d have to force it to get past the bind. We gave up on driving around and just anchored to swim. When returning to dock I told the guys about the steering and one said “yeah that was an issue we identified yesterday”. Worst part was there was another family waiting to board the boat when we returned. They did not even clean the boat in between and just loaded them up. Save your money. Absolutely not worth it. Horrible experience.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jeffdd195 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Plano, Texas2 contributions
At Pier 121 Location- Well we reserved this SKI boat a month in advance as it was a busy Memorial Day weekend. They limited the amount of people on the boat to 6 from the 8 allowed due to Covid-19 (not sure how that would stop any spread). I also reserved a tube as we planned on a few of us skiing and most tubing. We got down to the dock and it took a bit of time for them to get us out to the boat and thru the safety briefing, but we got it done. He then pointed out the Radio and we asked if it had Bluetooth and he said sure just use 1234 or 0000 as the code. We then asked where the ski was and an older gentlemen said the boat does not come with any skis and is Really not powerful enough to Ski off of! What, we rented a SKI Boat and we can't ski!! My daughter and I did not want to make a scene in front of the friends with us, we just went with the Tube (But I was NOT HAPPY). It was a much older boat that does not appear to be maintained very well. The engine started rough and spewed fumes, the hull had lots of algae and prop looked like it had seen better days! The speedometer did not work and of course the Bluetooth that he promised us worked, did not, as it was not even set up on the radio. Turned out not that big a deal as the speakers are so low down and only one set that when the boat is going you cannot hear it anyway. They also are one of the few Boat rental places where Gas is NOT included, so not only did I pay a Holiday premium for this less than ideal SKI BOAT, I then paid $70+ for fuel (at $4 a gal they charge). Attitude also goes a long way and they acted like they were doing us a favor renting us the boat, especially the older gentlemen who was in charge!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Moe A wrote a review Aug. 2020
Arlington, Texas1 contribution
Great lake, jet skis in good condition. we loved it and will do it again. what me and family most loved about Sam's dock is the STAFF, they were very friendly on point knows you there to enjoy your time. very easy going...i ll give the whole experience a full 5 star
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Roma wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Very bad service, staff is not friendly, equipment is to old. I will never back to this rental place.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Andrea W wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Easy to book, efficient and friendly staff, and no issues with the boat. We had a great day on the lake and would definitely rent from Sam’s Dock again :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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