Use These Boat Rentals to Get Your Family Out on the Water in West Michigan
You don’t have to own your own boat to enjoy the lake life in Grand Rapids.
There are numerous boat rental places across the region that can set you up for a day or more of water fun. Some even provide watersports rentals, like water tubing or water skiing equipment.
All but one of the companies offering boat rentals are waterway specific, meaning their boats go out on a set body of water. One option will deliver the boat to the lake of your choice – a perfect add-on if your summer vacation includes a waterfront rental property.
Be sure to check the rental and fuel requirements from each establishment. The minimum age varies, as well as the requirement for boater’s safety and boating experience.
Plus, some rentals are pet-friendly while others ask you to leave Fido at home.
If you’re looking to rent a boat for summer fun, use this list as your guide.
Holland Boat Rentals
2223 South Shore Drive, Macatawa, MI 49434
Pet friendly. Take your rental boat to a lakeside restaurant on Lake Macatawa. On calm days you are welcome to go out in Lake Michigan as long as you stay within 2 miles of shore.
Anyone 18 and older may rent from them, however; anyone born after June 30, 1996, needs to have a boater’s safety certificate to operate the boats. If you don’t have a certificate you may take it online.
» Waterways: Lake Macatawa & Lake Michigan on calm days.
» Equipment: Motorboats, pontoon boats, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, inflatable towable tubes.
Gun Lake Boat Rentals
12001 Marsh Rd, Shelbyville MI 49344
One Day Rental $285
Gas Charge $20
If you are interested in reserving a pontoon, give us a call at (269) 672-5292 to inquire about our reservation schedule.
» Waterways: Gun Lake
» Equipment: Pontoon boat rentals
Grand Haven Boat Rentals
1211 Jackson St, Grand Haven, MI
You must be at least 25 years old and have prior boating experience. No boating license is required in the State of Michigan.
Grand Haven Boat Rental is PET FRIENDLY so don’t leave the dogs at home!
Cruising Pontoons include fuel.
Add water sports on a Sport Pontoon for $50. Price includes skis, tube, ropes, life jackets, and liability insurance.
Sport Pontoons do not include fuel. Fuel consumption will vary depending on your usage. On average, you can plan on $8-$13 per hour of boating for gas. Gas dock is conveniently located on Spring Lake.
» Waterways: Spring Lake and Grand River
» Equipment: Cruising & Sport Pontoon boat rentals, water tubes, water skis.
Muskegon Boat Rentals
545 Ottawa St, Muskegon MI 49422
To rent a boat at Muskegon Lake Boat Rentals, you must be at least 25 years old and have prior boating experience. No boating license is required in the State of Michigan. Must have a valid Drivers License and Credit Card.
Single, double, and triple person tubes are available for rent. A large inflatable slide can be rented in conjunction with a large pontoon boat.
» Waterways: Muskegon Lake & Bear Lake
» Equipment: Pontoon boat rentals, pleasure boat rentals, fishing boat rentals. Water tubes and inflatable slide.
Saugatuck Boat Rentals
730 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
Rent a vintage fiberglass boat powered by an eco-friendly electric motor. Visit their waterfront bar for food & fun.
» Waterways: Saugatuck channel, river and inland lake. No Lake Michigan.
» Equipment: Fiberglass retro cruising boats powered by electric motors.
West Michigan Boat Rentals
3696 East Bard, Twin Lake, MI 49457
Pontoon boat rentals.
Boats delivered to the waterway of your choice in West MI.
» Waterways: Any lake in West MI
» Equipment: Pontoon boat rentals.
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