Boat Liveries and Rentals
Along the Lake Michigan Shoreline

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Benton Harbor, Douglas, Fennville, Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, Montague, New Buffalo, Saugatuck, St. Joseph, South Haven, Whitehall

It's always a great time to explore the rivers and lakes of southwest Michigan. Even if you don't own a boat, you can still get out on the water. Find out where cruisers, sailboats, fishing and pontoon boats, personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards can be rented by the week, day or hour. If you don't feel like playing skipper, you can also find regularly scheduled cruises and crewed charters. To help find a rental near you, we've arranged our listing by town running from south to north along the lake, so make sure to check out possibilities in nearby towns.




NEW BUFFALO

Oselka Marina
514 W. Water St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117
269-469-2600
Email:
WaveRunnerRentals@oselkamarina.com
Yamaha VX 1100 three seat 110 HP Jet Ski Rentals - reservations recommended.



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Galien River Kayaking & Paddleboard Rentals
River Location
17440 Red Arrow Highway
New Buffalo, Michigan 49117
888-932-4575

Beach Location
New Buffalo City Beach & Boat Ramp
200 Marquette
New Buffalo, Michigan 49117
888-932-4575
Kayak and paddle board rentals on the Galien River in New Buffalo.



WAYA Rentals
Moored at 310 Oselka Drive
New Buffalo, MI 49117
312-952-8361 or e-mail
ron@wayarentals.com
Reservations required for boat and Jet Ski rental.
Open bow
26-foot Chaparral with seating for up to 8 adults. Three and four-hour rentals available. Jet Skis available for 1.5, 2 and 4-hour rental.



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BENTON HARBOR

Lake Effect Power Sports
67990 W. M-152
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
269-944-5577
Rental of personal watercraft, pontoons, ski boats and paddle boats. Gives instructions and delivers to 10 inland lakes.



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Paw Paw River Kayaking & Paddleboard Rentals
River Location
601 Graham Avenue
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
888-932-4575

Beach Location
Jean Klock Road
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
888-932-4575
Kayak and paddle board rentals on the Paw Paw River in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph.



Sailboats and power boats off South Haven, Michigan


SOUTH HAVEN

Harbor Jet Ski
1875 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
269-637-8788
Rents Kawasaki STX 15F Jet Skis that have a 3 person capacity and 160hp engine by the hour or full day.



Jensen Charters
282 Dyckman Ave.
South Haven, MI 49090
269-470-6100
shsailor2000@yahoo.com
Sunset cruises, private charters and scuba dive trips aboard the 48 ft historic fishing tug "Elsie J."



Mario's Motors & Boat Rental
415 Elkenburg Street
South Haven, MI 49090
269-214-6723



Sailing South Haven
269-637-2211
Email:
info@sailingsouthhaven.com
Margaret Ann is a 37-foot Gulfstar yacht. Six passenger maximum. Two hour cruises. Rental includes crew.




FENNVILLE

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Old Allegan Canoe/Kayak Rentals
2722 Old Allegan Road
Fennville, MI 49408
269-561-5481
Canoe and Kayak rental on the Kalamazoo River near Saugatuck-Douglas.



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Velocity Adventures
5928 122nd Avenue
Fennville, MI 49408
503-867-6293
Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak rental. Serving Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Hutchins Lake, Kalamazoo River and surrounding areas. Mobile Paddle Board and Kayak Rental Service delivered to your front door. Lessons and rentals offered on Hutchins Lake. Kayak tours on the lower Kalamazoo River. SUP sales, too.



Kayaks on a trailer - Running Rivers Rental - Douglas, Michigan


DOUGLAS

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Just Add Water
450 West Center Street
Douglas, MI 49406
269-455-5376
Beach supplies shop on the way to Douglas Beach and Oval Beach. Sells, demos and rents stand up paddle boards.



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Running Rivers Kayak Rentals
Wade’s Bayou Memorial Park
Douglas, MI 49406
269-673-3698
Kayak rentals and river trips on the scenic Kalamazoo River.



SAUGATUCK

See nearby
Douglas listings also.

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Big Lake Outfitters of Saugatuck
640 Water Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
269.857.4762
Email:
manager@biglakeoutfitters.com
Kayak Rental - single or tandem - hourly, daily or weekly
Pontoon boat rental - 18’ (8 person max) and 24’ (16 person max) - hourly
CraigCats - 2 person catamaran styled motorboats - hourly



Yacht BOAT Charters
Captain Mike and Sue Compagner
Phone: 616-399-8203
Cell: 616-836-2603
Fax: 616-399-0733
Email:
info@yachtboatcharters.com
"BOAT" is a 26-ton 55-foot Chris Craft Roamer powered by twin 8V71 Detroit Diesels. There are three bedrooms that sleep six very comfortably. Rental includes crew.



Makin' Waves Boat Rental
528 Water Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
269.998.9142
20-foot Bentley Cruiser Pontoon - 14 person max - 1, 2 & 4 hour rentals - daily rentals



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Saugatuck Wooden Boat Cruises
Moored at Saugatuck Yacht Services
868 Holland Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Call for reservations: 269-599-3064
or use the form on the
Contact Us page.
One, two and three-hour cruises on the Kalamazoo River, for up to 6 passengers, aboard the 30' wooden houseboat 'Darwin' skippered by Captain Chris Carr.



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Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises
716 Water Street
P.O. Box 654
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Phone: 269-857-4261
Email:
emailus@saugatuckboatcruises.com
Whole boat or single deck charters. 64’ paddlewheel - 150 person capacity. Rental includes crew.



Honest Mike's Jet Ski Rentals
On the boardwalk at The Coral Gables
220 Water Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-857-2162



Jet ski off South Haven Beach



HOLLAND

Holland Water Sports Boat & Jetski Rentals
1810 Ottawa Beach Rd.
Holland, MI 49424
616-399-6672
Waverunner Rentals - 3 passenger
Power Boat Rentals - 6-8 passenger boat rentals (SeaRays and Bayliners) - Water skis or an inner tube is included in the rental.
8-10 passenger Wellcraft - nice for big families and groups of friends
Pontoon Boat Rentals - boat holds 10 passengers - 10 mph.
Sailboat Rentals - 27' Hunter sailboat that will accommodate 6 people.



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Kayak-Kayak
360 Douglas Ave.
Holland, MI 49424
616-366-1146
Single and tandem kayak rental - full or half day



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Macatawa Boat House
2154 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424
616-834-3033
Single and tandem kayak rental - Hourly, half or full day
Stand up paddle board rental - Hourly, half or full day



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GRAND HAVEN

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Grand Haven Boat Rental
Grand Valley Marina
1211 Jackson
Grand Haven MI 49417
616-430-3434
Email:info@grandhavenboatrental.com
Pontoons, Fishing, Day Cruising and Ski Boats


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Lakeshore Kayak Rental
14023 Green St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-566-1325
Kayak, Canoe and Stand Up Paddle Board Rental on the Grand River in Grand Haven



Wind Dancer Charters
P. O. Box 373
Allendale, MI 49401-0373
616-560-1929
A double gaff-rigged schooner departs from Chinook Pier on the Grand Haven Boardwalk offering daily windjamming sails, corporate outings, sunset sails and unique charters.



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MUSKEGON

Beachside Kayak
708-606-2558
3, 4 and 7-day kayak and stand-up paddleboard rental - delivered directly to your cottage, cabin or campsite



Port City Princess

560 Mart Street
Muskegon, MI 49440
231-728-8387
Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan cruises.



Putters Creek Kayak Rental
40 N. Causeway
Muskegon, MI 49445
231-744-1418
Single and double kayaks, hourly and daily rental.



Terrace Point Marina
770 Terrace Point Blvd
Muskegon, MI 49440
616-889-4741
Powerboat, Pontoon, Jet Ski and Kayak rentals. May-Sept.



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WHITEHALL - MONTAGUE - WHITE LAKE

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Duneshore Boating
P.O. Box 180
Montague, MI 49437
231-893-5405
Rents a 20ft pontoon boat, tandem kayak and tubes. Weekly rental only.



Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery
401 East Fruitvale Road
Montague, MI 49437
231-894-4209
Rents 17ft canoes, single and tandem kayaks, six person rafts and tubes.



South Shore Marina and Dockside Grill
6806 S. Shore Drive
Whitehall, MI 49461
231-893-3935
Rents single person kayaks, 14 ft fishing boats, 18-20 ft pontoon boats and tubes for tubing.



Third Swan Charters, LLC
Whitehall, MI 49461
231-894-5169
Charters 40ft twin diesel cruiser with Captain Ron Russell. Up to six passengers. Overnight stays for up to four guests can be booked in two staterooms, each with own bathroom.


Please let us know if there are other things you'd like to see added to our Camping page that might help to make your trip more enjoyable by using the 'Contact Me' link at the bottom of this page. And make sure to let local merchants know that you found them on Lake Effect Living.


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