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Renting a boat on Lake Minnetonka

During the summer months in Minnesota, the best place to be is out on a lake. Soaking up the sun, enjoying the warmth and cruising the waves is a must during a summer spent in Minnesota. Lake Minnetonka is a fantastic lake for renting a boat in Minnesota, it’s close to the downtown Twin-Cities area, has a vast expanse of bays and beaches, and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and intriguing houses.

There are many different types of boats available to rent on Lake Minnetonka, from sailboats to power yachts. Rent a motor yacht for a relaxing day of cruising, or learn how to sail with sailing lessons on the lake. Lake Minnetonka boat rentals for water sports like bowrider boats are great to try wakeboarding and waterskiing. Pontoon rentals on Lake Minnetonka are perfect for a family boat day, bring a picnic onboard and enjoy food and drinks while experiencing a pontoon ride. You can also include equipment for tubing and other watersports on your boat rental - activities that everyone on Lake Minnetonka loves.

A fun watercraft to rent on Lake Minnetonka is a jet ski. Book a few jet ski rentals with your friends and fly around the waves on Lake Minnetonka for a few hours. You can stop at the various beaches, visit a waterfront restaurant, and experience the joys of jet skiing on Lake Minnetonka.

If you don’t have boating experience but want to go boating on Lake Minnetonka, you can book a boat rental or charter with a captain to take care of driving the boat. Boat tours, dinner cruises, and sunset cruises are popular options on Lake Minnetonka. There are lots of historically significant homes on the lake, so you can learn about them as you cruise by with a captain and boat guide.

Because of its size, Lake Minnetonka is great for planning a special event. A boat venue is a great venue, you can book anything from a bachelorette party to a wedding onboard a boat on Lake Minnetonka.

When arranging your boat rental or charter for a day on Lake Minnetonka, be sure to coordinate the details with your captain. Ask about what’s included, if there are any extra charges for fuel or gratuity, clarify pick-up and drop-off location, and ask any other questions you may have about your boat rental.

Things to do by boat on Lake Minnetonka

There are various towns along the coastline of Lake Minnetonka to stop at with your boat rental to enjoy all the best parts of summer in Minnesota and Lake Life. There’s downtown Wayzata, with a host of upscale restaurants and bars right on the water. You can park your boat in a dock slip and enjoy a meal or visit a beach like Wayzata Beach.

Some of the top restaurants with dock slips for boats on Lake Minnetonka include Maynards, Lord Fletcher’s, The Narrows, Cov, and Al and Alma’s. You can explore your different options and many of the towns around Lake Minnetonka are great for walking for a few hours.

A big boating spot on Lake Minnetonka during the summer months, especially holiday weekends is Big Island. As the name would indicate, it’s a big island where many boaters park and link up with other boats, enjoying group parties and soaking up the sun.

Boating Events on Lake Minnetonka

Throughout the summer months, you can catch a sailing regatta on Lake Minnetonka almost any night of the week. Watch from your own boat rental as various age groups race their sailboats in the bays of Lake Minnetonka.

About Lake Minnetonka

The only time to visit Lake Minnetonka is during the summer and early autumn months. Winter in Minnesota is brutal and the lake is completely frozen - so no boat rentals during this season. If you visit during the summer and rent a boat, make sure you bring plenty of food and drinks on board for a picnic while cruising. There are supermarkets in all the major towns around Lake Minnetonka to stock up like Lunds, Aldi, and Trader Joe’s.

The weather in the summer is mostly warm and pleasant, but always check the forecast as storms can occur during these months and it can become dangerous to be on the lake. The water is usually warm enough to swim in from mid-June through September. The water is safe for swimming, but be aware that there are lots of weeds in the lake.

Marinas on Lake Minnetonka for renting a boat

Lake Minnetonka is a huge lake, with tons of different coves and bays. It spans over several cities, so there are lots of different marinas to choose from for your boat servicing needs. It’s key to find one that will be located close to where you want to be boating. A few of the top marinas include Howard’s Point Marina, Tonka Bay Marina, North Shore Marina Browns Bay, Minnetonka Yacht Club, and Bayside Marine Services to name a few. Stop here for your boat fuel needs or any other servicing.

Using GetMyBoat to Rent a Boat on Lake Minnetonka

Experiencing the water and lake life 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 Minnetonka.

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    Neil
    Bayliner Capri 1750 LS Speedboat Rental in Lake Minnetonka

    This was the best 6 hours we've had since the pandemic started. Captain Ron found a hat for my wife to use as she forgot hers. He gave us very cool memento's and the boat was easy to use as well as worked perfectly. I wish we would have known about this about this option at the beginning of the summer as we would have rented this boat several times a month

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    Josh
    Crownline 240 EX Powerboat with a Captain in Spring Park

    Jon was very laid back and gave us an incredible experience on the lake. Jon was the perfect mix of laid back, but also knew when we wanted to see something specific. Very good driver, great guy, would absolutely book with him again.

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    Sahyli
    Luxury Private Cruiser Lake Minnetonka

    We had a great time with Ron on the boat. Very responsive to all communication and made sure we enjoyed ourselves on the water. Time does fly by when you are having fun. Definitely, will book again!

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    scott
    25' Sea Ray Sundancer in Wayzata, MN

    You will not be disappointed on your trip with Captain Jim. He knows the water well and is a joy to be around. Book your trip and tell him Amy and Scott said hello.

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    Maureen
    Bayliner Capri 1750 LS Speedboat Rental in Lake Minnetonka

    The communication was very good all the way up til the day of our boat ride!! Captain Ron, everything about the day was great. We had so much fun in the sun and on your beautiful boat!! The music and tour of the lake will always be remembered! You were an excellent tour guide and so much fun to be around!!

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    Colleen
    Luxury Private Cruiser Lake Minnetonka

    Captain Ron did a great job making my girlfriend's Bachlorette Party feel special! We had a captain hat and a little gift for her. He always made sure we had everything we needed. The lilypad on this boat was wonderful for hanging out and he had an air compressor for tubes we brought!