The Best Boats to Hire on Lake Norman in North Carolina

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Thrilling Sea-Doo Rental on Lake Norman
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Thrilling Sea-Doo Rental on Lake Norman

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Captained Pontoon Rental on Lake Norman

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Hiring a boat on Lake Norman

Lake Norman is a beloved boating destination in North Carolina. Hire a boat on Lake Norman for a fun and leisurely weekend during the summer months. Choose from all types of different boats to hire, like motor yachts, inboard propulsion boats, and pontoons for cruising around with friends and family. Take advantage of the sunshine in the summer and get out on Lake Norman on a boat hire.

For adventure-seekers visiting Lake Norman with a need for speed, jet ski hire are a popular choice for water recreation. Choose from a variety of styles and sizes of jet skis and rent for a few hours of flying through the waves. It’s a fun activity that will have your adrenaline pumping, perfect for making memories with your closest friends.

Even without boating experience, you can still soak up all the joy of boating on Lake Norman. There are boat rentals available with a captain to cruise you around the Lake and take you on a tour. Captained boat charters on Lake Norman are a great choice for celebrations. Whether you’re hosting a bachelor or bachelorette party, a family gathering, or another special occasion, a chartered boat cruise with a captain to take you around Lake Norman will make your day unforgettable. Boat tours, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and other experiences on a captained boat charter are perfect for Lake Norman.

For visitors to Lake Norman who prefer to explore the lake on a non-motorized watercraft, there are plenty of options for rentals of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes. Paddle yourself around the shores of Lake Norman, admiring the views of nature and forests of this region of North Carolina. Rent a kayak for a peaceful activity that will give you some exercise and enjoyment on Lake Norman. There are .double and single kayaks available to rent so your whole group can get involved in the activity during the visit.

When booking a boat rental on Lake Norman, it’s crucial that you arrange all necessary details with the boat owner or captain to ensure you have a pleasant day out on the lake. Inquire about what is included in the cost of the rental, things like fuel, pick-up and drop-off, gratuity, iced-down coolers, and other details will help you plan out the perfect boat day. Make sure the boat you select for your rental can accomodate the size of your group.

Things to do by boat on Lake Norman

A popular pastime to enjoy by boat on Lake Norman is fishing. You can have all the bait, tackle, and gear for a fishing trip included in your boat rental, or even book a guided fishing excursion by boat on Lake Norman.

Because of the vast expanse of Lake Norman, it’s essential to plan out which region of the lake you plan to visit. There are various cities and entry points to the lake scattered around the perimeter, including Davidson, Mooresville, and Cornelius. Much of the lake is residential, so be aware that a lot of the shoreline is private property.

There are plenty of sights to see around Lake Norman by boat rental. Stop off at beaches at Lake Norman State Park and Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius. There are tons of waterfront restaurants with boat slips for parking your rental to enjoy a meal on the lake. Try restaurants like Port City Club, Eddie’s on Lake Norman, North Harbor Club, and the Blue Parrot Grill.

Lake Norman is a hub for water sports, and you can enjoy a variety of them on your boat rental. Tubing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding are the perfect activities to try. Bring the equipment onboard and don’t forget the lifejackets.

Boating Events on Lake Norman

In the summer months, there are lots of festivals and celebrations taking place on and around Lake Norman. Visit to check out some of the top attractions like Lake Norman In-Water Boat Show and Dragon Boat Races to get in the spirit of boating culture and making the most of your boat rental on Lake Norman.

About Lake Norman

Lake Norman is located an hours drive from Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s great for renting boats because it’s a huge reservoir, with lots of space for cruising around, gorgeous scenery to see, and lots of outdoor entertainment to enjoy. It’s lively in the summer when temperatures are high and there is plenty of sunshine. There are lots of small hotels and motels to book around Lake Norman if you’re visiting from out of town and want to rent a boat during your vacation. There are also several campgrounds around the lake.

Marinas on Lake Norman for renting a boat

There are lots of marinas around Lake Norman for all your boat servicing needs. Stop off at Lake Norman Marina, Lake Norman Boat Club, Midway Marina, Mountain Creek Marina or Rock City Marina for starters. Stop at the marinas to fuel up, ask for boating advice, or get anything else you may need for your boat rental.

Using GetMyBoat to Hire a Boat on Lake Norman

Experiencing the water and lake life on Lake Norman 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 Norman.

  1. AR
    Qwest Luxury Tritoon Sport/Cruise on Stunning Lake Norman!

    What an incredible day! From the reservation, to the easy meet-up, to the perfect day out on the water - we were very pleased with our experience. Jeff not only made it easy, but went above and beyond with lots of helpful information. And what a lot of fun this boat is!! We’ll see you again soon!

  2. JF

    Everything about our boat trip was great. Our captain Bobby made it even better. Boat was clean & safe, they provided a MP3 music speaker for our pleasure. The captain was knowledgeable & a pleasure to accompany us. We all had a great time.

  3. KS
    Qwest Luxury Tritoon Sport/Cruise on Stunning Lake Norman!

    Absolutely exceptional! Jeff was an amazing captain! My dogs, friend, and I had so much fun! He took us to a dog island for our dogs to swim around and was great at helping us wakeboard and make the most out of our time. We had the best time imaginable. Jeff was great company, great with our dogs, and even took pictures for us. I absolutely recommend and I will definitely be using them again!

  4. MB
    Cruise, swim, party and enjoy on a brand new 2021 Tritoon on Lake Norman!

    Great day on the lake tubing, relaxing, swinging on the rope swing and playing in the water. Heath took great care of us and the boat was immaculate. I highly recommend chartering your next lake excursion with Heath.

  5. NG
    Classic 34’ SeaRay Yacht for Party Cruise

    The seats on the inside all had new upholstery, the captain was very knowledgeable and provided great background on all of the beautiful views he showed us on the way to the party of our lives. We all (11 guests) felt so very safe and enjoyed our time together and couldn’t ask for a better captain. Every time I need to go on Lake Norman, I will we asking here first. Thank you!!

  6. BF
    Captained Pontoon Rental on Lake Norman

    We booked David for our bachelorette trip and he exceeded all expectations. He picked us up right from our dock, gave us a tour of the lake, and grilled us the best burgers for lunch. David is professional, knowledgeable, and an overall great time. We will be using him for all of our future trips to Lake Norman!