Best Boat Rentals on Lake Lanier

As one of the largest lakes in the Southeast, Lake Lanier has PLENTY of boat rental services to choose from.

We created this page to track all of the options, but check some of the superlatives to see which ones we think are best for specific uses or activities.

Paradise Rental Boats: Best All Around Boat Rental

Paradise Rental Boats carries the absolute best boats the industry has to offer.

Take the helm of one of their brand new pontoons, waverunners, deckboats, runabouts, party boats, or houseboats.

Why not have a family reunion, birthday party, or anniversary on the lake? Go skiing, fishing, sunbathing — or whatever floats your boat! It’s hassle-free.  Don’t pass up a day of fun and relaxation on the water!

Get on the water today! 

Paradise Boat Rentals Contact Details

  • Website: Port Royale Boat Rental
  • Day-time phone: (770) 887-5715
  • After-hours phone: (770) 539-1020
  • Address: 8800 Port Royale Drive Gainesville, GA 30506

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands: Best Party Boat Rental

Margaritaville is part of the sprawling Lake Lanier Island resort area.

If you are looking spend the day or weekend on a party boat (10+ passengers), Margaritaville has extensive, well maintained options to choose from.

Boat types include:

  • Catalina Tritoon – 28 Feet, 150 HP, 12 Passenger Capacity
  • Diamond Plus Tritoon – 25 Feet, 150 HP, 10 Passenger Capacity
  • Diamond Tritoon – 25 Feet, 115 HP, 8 Passenger Capacity
  • Gold Tritoon – 24 Feet, 150 HP, 11 Passenger Capacity
  • Platinum Tritoon – 22 Feet, 115 HP, 10 Passenger Capacity
  • Picnic Pontoon – 30 Feet, 150 HP, 15 Passenger Capacity
  • Party Barge – 36 Feet, 150 HP, 20 Passenger Capacity

Lake Lanier boat rental pricing changes, so you can review the details for each of these boat options here.

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands Boat Rental Contact Details

  • Website: Margaritaville Resorts
  • Reservation Phone: (470) 323-3465
  • Address: 7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518

Aqua Sports Adventures: Best Affordable Boat Rentals

Aqua Sports Adventures offers a variety of sport boats and pontoons, starting at slightly more affordable daily rates (versus only partial days or hourly offered elsewhere).

Located conveniently at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

Some of their boating options include:

  • Deck Boats – 150 HP, 9-10 Passengers
  • Bowrider – 175-200 HP, 4-6 Passengers
  • Premium Bowrider – 150 HP, 9 Passengers
  • Pontoon (21 ft) – 60-90 HP, 8-9 Passengers
  • Pontoon (22 ft) – 115 HP, 10 Passengers
  • Premium Pontoon (24 fit) – 150 HP, 15 Passengers

Aqua Sports Adventures Contact Details

  • Website: Aqua Sports Adventures
  • Reservation Phone: (770) 932-3366
  • Address: 6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy Buford, GA 30518

Bait Shack Watersports: Best Lake Lanier Fishing Boat Rental

If you are specifically looking for boats outfitted for fishing, the Bait Shack is a great, specialized rental option to check out.

What makes their boats different? They come with rod holders, live bait, fish finders and plenty of safety equipment. Just bring your rods & reels.

They also offer year-round boat rentals and fishing charters for a more curated experience of the best Lake Lanier fishing spots.

Bait Shack Contact Details

  • Website: Lake Lanier Boat
  • Reservation Phone: (678) 234-4371
  • Address: 4900 Pilgrim Mill Rd, Cumming, GA 30041