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Boat Hires on Lake Lanier

Hiring a boat is a must if you’re visiting Lake Lanier. Hire a pontoon, bowrider boat, or a cuddy cabin for cruising around with family and friends on board. Other watercraft available to rent on Lake Lanier includes jet ski hire, fishing boat hire (and full-service fishing charters) as well as kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals.

If you’re hiring a powerboat of sorts but don’t have boating experience, you can hire a captain for a boat charter on Lake Lanier. Captains can take you and your family around cruising for hours on Lake Lanier, and offer lots of services including lake tours and sunset cruises. You can arrange for a captain to cater a private event or special celebration onboard - just make sure to include all the details in your inquiry.

When booking your boat hire on Lake Lanier, be sure to ask the proper questions in your inquiry so you have clear communication with your captain or the boat owner. Discuss the location of pick up and drop off of the rental, ask about the inclusion of fuel costs in the price, gratuity, and the capacity of the boat. It’s also a good idea to ask what’s included - sometimes captains include an iced cooler for your drinks, or even provide some snacks and drinks with the cost of the rental. Don’t be afraid to make requests - captains are happy to help you have the perfect boat day on Lake Lanier.

Lake Lanier is a great destination for boat parties of all sorts. Weddings on boats, stag and hen boat cruises, family reunions and other celebrations can be enjoyed on a boat rental or charter. Lake Lanier offers a lot of beautiful views and great weather for a boat party, so don’t hesitate to plan your next event on the lake.

Things to do by boat on Lake Lanier

Due to its vast size and calm waters, Lake Lanier is perfect for water sports. If you’re visiting with watersports enthusiasts and adrenaline lovers, rent watersports equipment for waterskiing, wakeboarding, or tubing and bring onboard your boat rental. Lake Lanier is also a great destination for flyboarding - if you’ve never tried this thrilling activity, consider booking a flyboarding excursion. You’ll shoot out of the water on jet packs, an experience you’ll definitely never forget. Flyboarding is easier than it looks - most first-timers learn how to successfully fly and maneuver within 20-30 minutes.

A feature of Lake Lanier beloved by visitors are the Lake Lanier Islands. They are the site of many beach resorts and entertainment for vacationers and families looking to enjoy everything that the lake has to offer. There are over 20 official swimming spots around Lake Lanier if you’re looking to enjoy a dip, as well as dozens of waterfront restaurants to park your boat at for a meal on the lakeshore. A few of the top eateries on Lake Lanier include Fish Tales Lakeside Grille, Skogies Lakefront, and Sunset Cove.

About Lake Lanier

Due to the massive size and expanse of Lake Lanier, there are many cities and towns scattered around the perimeter that you can head to for renting a boat. If you’re visiting from afar, check out cities like Flowery Branch, Buford, Cumming, and Holiday Hills to name a few. Lake Lanier is less than an hours drive from Atlanta. During the spring, summer, and autumn months, it’s a fabulous destination for boating and water recreation due to hot, sunny weather.

For stocking up on food and drinks for your boat rental, there are several Publix grocery stores scattered around the lake in different towns. There are also various shopping opportunities at stores like Lanier Commons, Target, and other places to pick up anything you might need, from bathing suits to sunscreen.

While Lake Lanier is typically considered a safe swimming destination, after heavy rains the water can become cloudy due to runoff. It’s also crucial to be careful and pay attention to water levels - if they are too high, certain areas around the Chattahoochee River can become dangerous with strong currents. Make sure your boat rental is also equipped with Coast Guard approved lights if you’re going to be out on Lake Lanier boating after sunset.

Boating season in the summer months is busy. If you’re renting a boat on Lake Lanier for a holiday like the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day weekend. Hundreds to thousands of boaters are out on the lake during these weekends, so it’s crucial to be aware of the heavy boat traffic so you can enjoy your rental safely.

Visiting Lake Lanier is a great choice for a summer vacation, whether you go for a weekend or an entire week. Accommodation options around Lake Lanier range from budget hotels to luxury resorts, and even lots of campgrounds to choose from.

Marinas around Lake Lanier for renting a boat

There are lots of marinas around Lake Lanier for your boat rental or servicing needs. Holiday Marina, Bald Ridge Marina, Aqualand Marina, and Hideaway Bay Marina are a few. You’ll want to find the closest marinas and fuel stations to where you’ll be staying since the lake is huge and you don’t want to get stuck going to a marina far from your accommodation on Lake Lanier.

Using GetMyBoat to Rent a Boat on Lake Lanier

Experiencing the boating culture of Lake Lanier has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit rental inquiries, and pay for your rental or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for renters to facilitate a seamless rental transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of renters to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each rental transaction.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Lake Lanier.

  1. DE
    Classic Pontoon Boat For Rent - Lake Lanier, Gainesville, GA

    My friends and I had an amazing time. John made us feel safe while allowing us to have tons of fun and let loose. He had great stories about Lake Lanier and gave us a scenic tour of the waterway. It was a most enjoyable experience and I would, without hesitation, highly recommend him to anyone looking to charter a boat on the lake. Just an absolute wonderful outing! I cannot thank him enough.

  2. CC
    Crownline Powerboat & water toy rental! Lake Lanier/Oconee/Allatoona!

    Dave was amazing today. We had A LOT OF FUN And would recommend to anyone the experience with him . The tubbing was extremely fun and he listened to all of our requests. The boat is comfortable, has a lot of space and is extremely crean. Thank you so much for everything. The only observation i have is since it was our first time ,we had a little bit of trouble finding his deck, but anyway he came to pick us up. We wont hesitate to call him back anytime we want to ride a boat.

  3. FN
    Classic Pontoon Boat For Rent - Lake Lanier, Gainesville, GA

    John made our boat rental so easy for the first time renting and going out on Lake Lanier. He was highly professional and went over everything we needed to know before sending us on our way. His boat is beautiful and made for a very comfortable ride on the lake.

  4. SM
    Classic Pontoon Boat For Rent - Lake Lanier, Gainesville, GA

    Mr. John Long, is the man for this, he is a great guy very responsive and patient, made our experience in renting a boat very pleasant we appreciate him for everything, the boat is well maintained, we had a great time.

  5. DG
    Classic Pontoon Boat For Rent - Lake Lanier, Gainesville, GA

    John did a thorough and thoughtful job with pontoon boat safety & operation knowledge transfer. As a fellow captain I appreciated his approach. John’s boat is in great shape and our boating excursion on the north end of the lake was a lot of fun.

  6. CA
    Crownline Powerboat & water toy rental! Lake Lanier/Oconee/Allatoona!

    David was an awesome captain. The best experience ever!!! His boat was so clean, he was so pleasant and flexible to all our requests. We booked last minute and he accommodated all our asks. We had the best time tubing... Awesome personality, awesome boat, awesome time! We docked to eat, and stopped at Margaritaville and he was patient with all our asks. If you're considering booking him, just go ahead and book him... you will not regret it. We will definitely use his service again and very soon!