West MI Boat Rentals: Get Your Family Out on the Water
You don’t have to own your own boat to enjoy the lake life in greater Grand Rapids.
You can go motor-free with places to kayak, canoe or paddleboat.
Or you can hit the gas and look into pontoon boat rentals, boats for tubing, or jet skis.
If you’re looking to rent a pontoon or boat for summer fun, use this list as your guide.
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Boat Rental FAQs
Where can I drive jet ski rentals & pontoon boat rentals?
You’ll need to keep your boat rental in the assigned lake or river.
All but one of the listed companies are waterway specific, meaning their boats go out on a set body of water. Not all companies offer Lake Michigan boat rentals.
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.
Are there boat rentals for water skiing or tubing?
Yes! There are numerous boat rental places across West Michigan that will set you up for a day or more of water fun. Some provide water sports rentals, like water tubing or water skiing equipment – offerings vary by location.
Can I rent a boat in Michigan?
You can rent a boat if you meet the qualifications at your boat rental location.
The minimum age requirement at boat rental facilities varies, as well as their requirement for completing a boater’s safety course or having boating experience.
Be sure to check the rental and fuel requirements from each establishment as well.
Can we bring a dog on our pontoon boat rental?
That depends. Some boat rentals are pet-friendly while others ask you to leave Fido at home. Boat rental companies that do allow pets will often charge an extra fee.
Holland Boat Rentals
Holland Water Sports
1810 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
Treat your family to a power boat, pontoon boat, or jet-ski rental for an unforgettable day of tubing, skiing, and breath-taking sights on Holland’s beautiful Lake Macatawa, and Lake Michigan too!
Boat rentals & Jet ski rentals are open every day from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Reservations are recommended for boats, especially when traveling from a long distance. Try to reserve a day in advance or more. Innertubes and Water Skis are available for $25 extra.
» Waterways: Lake Macatawa & Lake Michigan
» Equipment: Pontoon boat rentals, water tubes, paddleboard, canoe, and kayak rentals. Fishing gear is available with boat rentals.
Gun Lake Boat Rentals
Gun Lake Rentals
2422 Patterson Rd, Shelbyville MI 49344
Online booking. Pricing starts at half-day.
You must be at least 21 years old for pontoon boat rentals.
» Waterways: Gun Lake
» Equipment: Pontoon boat rentals, water tubes, paddleboard, canoe, and kayak rentals
Matteson Marine Boat Rentals
12001 Marsh Rd, Shelbyville MI 49344
One Day Rental $375 plus tax
If you are interested in reserving a pontoon, call (269) 672-5292 to inquire about the reservation schedule.
» Waterways: Gun Lake
» Equipment: Pontoon boat rentals
Grand Haven Boat Rentals
Grand Haven Boat Rental
1211 Jackson St, Grand Haven, MI 49417
You must be at least 25 years old with a valid credit card 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 $10-$15 per hour of boating for gas. Gas dock is conveniently located on Spring Lake.
» Waterways: Spring Lake & Grand River
» Equipment: Cruising & Sport Pontoon boat rentals, water tubes, water skis.
Muskegon Boat Rentals
Muskegon Lake 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.
Responsible pet owners can bring their family dog(s) for $25 service fee and a signed Pet Addendum on file.
» Waterways: Muskegon Lake & Bear Lake
» Equipment: Pontoon boat rentals, pleasure boat rentals, fishing boat rentals. Water tubes also available for an additional fee.
Saugatuck Boat Rentals
Retro Boat Rentals Saugatuck
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.
Boats are dog-friendly, however, boats are smaller in size. If you have a bigger dog, a staff member can make a recommendation as to which boat would be best. Bring a towel to protect seat covers from claw marks.
» Waterways: Saugatuck channel, river and inland lake. No Lake Michigan.
» Equipment: Fiberglass retro cruising boats powered by electric motors.
West Michigan Boat Rentals
Western 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.