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Rent a YAMAHA jet boat in Rockwall, TX near me
Icon $86+ /hour

Rockwall, TX

5.0 (66 bookings)

2021 Yamaha 195S

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Yamaha jet boat in Rockwall, TX near me
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Rockwall, TX

5.0 (79 bookings)

Supercharged Yamaha Jet Boat Lake Ray Hubbard | The Boat Guys

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a SKI SUPREME ski and wakeboard in Rockwall, TX near me
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Rockwall, TX

5.0 (28 bookings)

2023 Supreme Surf/Wake Boat seating for 12! | The Boat Guys

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a BENNINGTON MARINE pontoon in The Colony, TX near me
$100+ /hour

The Colony, TX

5.0 (1 booking)

New 11 Person Pontoon for Partying, Tubing, or Relaxing! Gas Included!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a AVALON PONTOONS pontoon in Rockwall, TX near me
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Rockwall, TX

5.0 (79 bookings)

New 11 Seater Avalon Tritoon for Lake Ray Hubbard! | The Boat Guys

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a SunCatcher/G3 Boats pontoon in The Colony, TX near me
$69+ /hour

The Colony, TX

5.0 (562 bookings)

23' Pontoon for Tubing, Fishing and Relaxing!

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a ATX BOATS ski and wakeboard in Rockwall, TX near me
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Rockwall, TX

5.0 (5 bookings)

2023 ATX Wake and Surf Boat at Lake Ray Hubbard!

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a TRACKER BY TRACKER MARINE aluminum fishing in Wylie, TX near me
$38+ /hour

Wylie, TX

17’ Basstracker Aluminum Fishing Boat

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 3 passengers
Rent a SEAARK BOATS dual console in Lewisville, TX near me
$94+ /hour

Lewisville, TX

5.0 (31 bookings)

24 ft SeaArk BigEasy w 250HP engine on lake Lewisville or Grapevine.

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Tige' Boats ski and wakeboard in Grapevine, TX near me
$206+ /hour

Grapevine, TX

5.0 (24 bookings)

Instant Book this new Wakesurf Boat on Grapevine Lake! Amazing wake!

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet boat in Lewisville, TX near me
$100+ /hour

Lewisville, TX

5.0 (7 bookings)

Experience the Thrills of Yamaha AR190 Boat. NO FUEL CHARGES!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet boat in Grapevine, TX near me
$87+ /hour

Grapevine, TX

New 2023 Yamaha AR195 Supercharged 250 HP - Captain Included!

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER pontoon in Wylie, TX near me
$93+ /hour

Wylie, TX

5.0 (95 bookings)

"Experience Nature's Majesty: 2023 Sun Tracker Fishing Barge 20"

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a AVALON PONTOONS pontoon in Grand Prairie, TX near me
$81+ /hour

Grand Prairie, TX

4.6 (18 bookings)

wave fighter pontoon ,blue color with 90 HP …

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER pontoon in Grand Prairie, TX near me
$100+ /hour

Grand Prairie, TX

Pontoon Boat in Grand Praire / Ceder Hill

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a QWEST PONTOONS pontoon in Arlington, TX near me
$90+ /hour

Arlington, TX

Tri toon with 200HP for fishing or Tubing!!

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Massimo Marine pontoon in Rockwall, TX near me
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Rockwall, TX

4.6 (19 bookings)

Captain Available: The MAXIMIZER is a Brand New 2023 Luxury Pontoon

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a SEA-DOO pontoon in Rowlett, TX near me
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Rowlett, TX

3.5 (3 bookings)

Brand NEW Sea Doo Pontoon up to 10 people

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

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Set sail

Enjoy your day on the water with friends and family!


Rent a Boat in Dallas

Dallas, Texas provides boaters with a gateway to exploring the best that North Texas has to offer. You can find lakes perfect for city boating as well as lakes for scenic, nature getaways. While here, make sure to carve out a day, or two, to explore Lewisville Lake and Grapevine Lake (both located northwest of downtown), and Lake Ray Hubbard and White Rock Lake (both located northeast of downtown).

What to Know 

Popular boat types to enhance your experience on the water in Dallas include:

  • Pontoon boats make for the perfect ride on any of the surrounding Dallas lakes or rivers. With plenty of deck space, many pontoons can accommodate large families or groups of friends of up to 12 people.

  • One of the best parts of lake life happens behind the boat and in the wake—yep, we’re talking about watersports. Book a ski boat or wake boat if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush. These boats create the perfect wave for water skiers, wakeboarders, and wakesurfers of all skill levels.


Safety Requirements:

  • Boating License/Education Rules: Texas has a mandatory boat education law that applies to some operators of boats and/or personal watercrafts (PWCs), including a 16-year old minimum age to operate a vessel with horsepower greater than 15 HP (including PWCs).

  • Life Jacket Requirements: 13 years and under must wear a PFD.


For more information, visit Texas Parks & Wildlife website

Where to dock your boat or meet your rental:

  • Captain’s Cove Marina 

  • Chandler’s Landing Marina 

  • Safe Harbor Pier 121

  • Lynn Creek Marina  

  • Hidden Cove Park and Marina


Weather Conditions

Peak boating season in Dallas takes place from June to September. The hot, muggy climate throughout the summer months makes the nearby waterway a great, quick weekend or even weekday escape from the city and the perfect place to cool off. Most boaters will want to take to the water before cooler months roll in between November and February.

Avg. Temperature High: Peaks around 95°F in July and August. 

Avg. Temperature Low: Daily high is 57°F; drops as low as 39°F in January.

Avg. Water Temperatures in Dallas during the Summer

  • 84°F in May 

  • 92°F in June 

  • 96°F in July 

  • 96°F in August 

  • 89°F in September 


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Things to Do in Dallas by Boat

 Isle du Bois Ray Roberts State Park

Explore the Scenic Beaches of Isle du Bois

Isle du Bois is located in the Ray Roberts Lake State Park, which is just a quick one-hour drive north of downtown Dallas. Here families with small children can find some of the best white sandy beaches in all of North Central Texas—200 miles of beach to be exact! Park hours are 6 am to 10 pm, but you’ll want to get to the area early (especially on the weekends) to secure your spot on the beach.

Pro Tips: Anglers interested in wetting their hook should head towards the Greenbelt Corridor area in the southern end of the lake, close by to the Ray Roberts dam that is ideal for fishing. Some of the top target species include largemouth bass, crappie, and white bass.

  • LocationGoogle Maps Link

  • Closest dockage and boat ramps: Ray Roberts Marina, Lone Star Lodge & Marina, and Boat Ramp (Isle du Bois State Park Rd) 

  • Lat/Long: 33.429802 N, -97.056449 W

White Rock Lake Dallas Texas

Take in the City Views on White Rock Lake

White Rock Lake is a city-centric lake, allowing for a quick escape to the water while staying close to downtown attractions like the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This is an ideal spot for renters traveling with large groups looking to make a quick boating trip that doesn’t force them to venture too far from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Only 15 minutes away from downtown, you and your crew can get on a jet boat, pontoon, or cruiser for a brief but memorable boating excursion. While swimming is not allowed, there’s still plenty to do on the water. 

Pro Tips: At the North end of the lake is a White Rock Dog Park. If you’ve booked a pet-friendly boat rental (be sure to double check your boat’s listing or inquire with the boat’s owner), then this is a great pitstop to allow your furry-first mate to have a potty break.

  • Location: Google Maps Link

  • Boat ramps: West Lawther Ramp, Big Thicket, East Lawther Ramp, Corinthian Sailing Club Ramp, Filter Building Ramp

  • Lat/Long: 32.8281° N, 96.7253° W

Joe Pool Lake Dallas

Fish, Ski, or Lounge on Joe Pool Lake

Joe Pool Lake is special because it brings together so many fun parks located just 30 minutes south of the DFW metroplex, including Cedar Hill State Park, Loyd Park, Lynn Creek Park, and more. Besides barbecuing, camping, and hiking, boaters can book a pontoon for a lazy day of leisurely cruising, or opt for a more adventurous outing with a jet ski, jet boat, or watersports boat. Anglers, we didn’t forget about you, either—this lake is also a great place to fish for crappie, white bass, largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill

Pro Tips: When fishing for bass here, drop your hook near underwater structural features or pondweed. Crappie can be caught under the bridges, while catfish lurk near the creek channels.

  • LocationGoogle Maps Link

  • Boat ramps: Launch Point (Loyd Park), Lynn Creek Marina Boat Ramp, Cedar Hill State Park Boat Ramp 

  • Lat/Long: 32.6303° N, 97.0015° W

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Where to Go Boating in Dallas

Lewisville Lake Boat Rentals

Lewisville Lake

Lewisville Lake (29,000 acres) is located northwest of Dallas and is known as the largest lake in North Texas—meaning, you’ll have plenty of room to play! There are numerous parks surrounding this lake, like the LLELA Nature Preserve, Hidden Cove Park, and Greenbelt Park Denton. One of the popular spots at Lewisville Lake is the Party Cove near Westlake Park. This is the place-to-be if you’re looking for a raft-up party; however, be sure to double check with your boat’s owner that they allow raft ups, as it is a skill that requires some previous boating experience. You can also opt for a captained rental, which allows you to sit back and relax, while a trusted professional mans the helm.

Pro Tips: Rent a boat for a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday if you’re interested in the party cove. The lake is at its busiest on the weekends, so keep an eye out for other boats as you cross from one part of the lake to another. Again, if you don’t feel comfortable operating a boat yourself, look into rentals with captains.

For the anglers of the group, target fish species in Lewisville Lake include: White bass, blue catfish, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and spotted bass. 

Where to dock

There are a number of places to dock your boat or meet your rental at Lewisville Lake 

  • Hidden Cove Marina

  • Lakeview Marina 

  • Pier 121 


Boat ramps 

There are several places to launch your boat along the shores of Lewisville Lake 

  • Little Elm Boat Ramp 

  • Big Sandy Boat Ramp 

  • Lake Park Boat Ramp #1 


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Joe Pool Lake Beach

Joe Pool Lake Beach (Grand Prairie)

Joe Pool Lake offers something for everyone. For the nature lover, plan an excursion checking out scenic views of Cedar Hill State Park. For the adventurer, try wakeboarding or water skiing for the first time, or just hang out in a local party cover. For the romantics, talk to your boat’s owner about setting up a sunset cruise or picnic on the lake.

Pro Tips: Joe Pool Lake offers something for everyone. For the nature lover, plan an excursion checking out scenic views of Cedar Hill State Park. For the ad

Target fish species in Joe Pool Lake include: Largemouth bass, white bass, white crappie, and channel catfish. 

Where to dock

There are a number of places to dock your boat or meet your rental on Joe Pool Lake:

  • Lynn Creek Marina

  • Joe Pool Marina


Boat ramps

There are several launch ramps available:

  • Lynn Creek Marina Boat Ramp

  • Britton Park Boat Ramp

  • Cedar Hill State Park Boat Ramp


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Grapevine Lake Texas

Grapevine Lake

Grapevine Lake is a 40-minute drive from Downtown Dallas, and as its city name alludes, is a popular destination for wine lovers from all over the world. Historic downtown Grapevine, located on the southern end of the lake, holds all the amenities and attractions that both families and couples will enjoy during their break from on-water fun. 

Pro Tips: You won’t find a much better location for sailing, especially for first-timers who are ready to learn. Other sailing rentals can be booked with a captain if you’re interested in a romantic sunset sail.

Target fish species at Grapevine Lake include: white bass, white crappie, largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass, and channel and blue catfish.

Where to dock  

There are a number of places to dock your boat or meet your rental along the coast of Grapevine Lake:

  • Scott’s Landing Marina 

  • Silver Lake Marina 

  • Twin Coves Marina


Boat ramps 

There are several places to launch your boat:

  • Sand Bass Point Boat Ramp

  • Katie’s Woods Boat Ramp 

  • Dove Loop Boat Ramp


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Dock & Dine at Dallas' Nearby Lakefront Restaurants

Sneaky Pete's (Lewisville Lake)

  • Address: 2 Eagle Point Rd, Lewisville, TX 75077
  • Hours: Tues - Thurs, Sun 11am - 11pm, Fri - Sat 11am - 12 pm
  • Reservations: Unavailable
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor and outdoor
  • Type of food: American, Bar, pub
  • Dockage available: Yes; you can beach your boat or personal watercraft (PWC), or tie up at the nearby Eagle Point Marina


Rockin' S Bar and Grill (Grapevine Lake)

  • Address: 4600 Murrell Park Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75022
  • Hours: Thurs, Sun 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 10 pm
  • Reservations: Unavailable
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor and outdoor
  • Type of food: American, Texan, bar & grill
  • Dockage available: Yes


TLC on the Lake (Lake Ray Hubbard)

  • Address: 4881 Bass Pro Dr, Garland, TX 75043
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs 11am - 9pm; Fri 10am - 11pm; Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun 10am - 9pm
  • Reservations: Available online
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor and outdoor
  • Type of food: American (Bar food)
  • Dockage available: Yes


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Frequently asked questions

How much is it to rent a boat in Dallas?

TOP 25 Dallas Boat Rentals | Dallas Boats from $89/hour | Boatsetter.

How do I rent a boat in Dallas?

At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today. First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent. Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on. Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner. That's it! You're officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.

Where can I Boat in Dallas?

Lake Grapevine, Lake Lewisville, Lake Whitney and Lake Lavon are some of our favorite places to go boating in the Dallas area.

Do you need a Licence to drive a boat in Dallas?

Texas law requires all boat operators born on or after September 1, 1993 to pass a boater safety course and to carry a boater education card while operating the vehicle. If you are from out of state and have completed an approved boater education course from your home state you can operate a boat in Texas.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Texas?

Boat Rentals start at $89 per hour. The cost to rent a Yacht starts at $200 per hour and the cost to rent a sailboat starts at $175 per hour.

How old do you have to be to rent a boat in Texas?

You must be at least 18 years old to drive a boat without supervision in Texas.

Can you drink and drive a boat in Texas?

No. It is illegal to be drunk or drive while drinking alcohol in Texas. There can be possible criminal punishments if you are intoxicated and driving a boat.

How much does it cost to rent a small yacht in Dallas?

The cost to rent a small yacht in Dallas starts at $1400 for a half-day on the water and $2,800 for a full day with a captain.

Can a passenger drink alcohol in a boat?

Yes. In Texas passengers on a boat can drink alcohol as long as they never operate the boat.

How many people can fit on a Dallas boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on a Dallas boat rental largely depends on the boat's size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter boat rental.

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat in Dallas?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat in Dallas is between $200 and $1,000. It depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

Is boat insurance required in Texas?

Boat insurance isn't legally required in Texas, however you should have boat insurance so that you don't have to pay out of pocket for any boating accidents. Good news is that Boatsetter has you covered with full insurance coverage on your boat rental. Boat insurance typically covers loss caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.

Do you need a boating license to rent a boat in Texas?

Anyone who rents a boat in Texas is required to obtain a Boater Education Card. However, you can purchase a 15 day boater education deferral any place where hunting and fishing licenses are sold.

What if I'm not comfortable having a renter drive my boat?

If you are not comfortable having a renter drive your boat, we have an expansive network of licensed and experienced captains. Once your boat is listed, you can filter through our network of captains and favorite captains in your area that you would like to operate your boat.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht in Dallas?

A yacht in Dallas costs anywhere from $1,200 to $5,000 plus depending on the size of the boat and length of the yacht rental. High end luxury yachts in Dallas can cost $4,000 a day or more. Boatsetter allows you to rent a yacht for the day. Single-day yacht rentals are available for a select number of yachts. To chat with a yacht specialist please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

Can you rent a yacht for the week?

Boatsetter allows its customers to rent a yacht for the week. Renting a yacht for a week gives you more access to the wide range of yachts available on our platform. You can either book a rental directly through the site or connect with one of our charter specialists to plan your trip here: https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

Can you rent a yacht for the month?

Booking a month-long yacht rental is a detailed and hands-off process when working with our team of yacht charter specialists. We tailor each yacht charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How much is a yacht to rent for a day?

Renting a yacht for a day costs anywhere from $1,200 to $4,000 plus. Renting a private yacht is a very detailed experience that caters to your exact needs while onboard one of our luxury yachts. To plan your private yacht rentals experience please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

What makes Boatsetter different is peace of mind. Boatsetter is the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer boat rental. We know choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your experience while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

How to rent a boat on Boatsetter?

At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today. First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent. Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on. Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner. That's it! You're officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.


Top boat rental reviews in Dallas, TX

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  • 5/5 stars

    My only gripe is with the boatsetter web site, where it seems an inquiry (which makes you pick a specific date and...

    David

    Jun 2024

  • Super friendly

    Uma Kumar

    Jun 2024

  • Great host and amazing boat!

    Tim

    Jun 2024
  • 5/5 stars

    Nile

    Jun 2024

  • Weston

    Jun 2024

  • The boat was great and Derek was very informative and helpful! It had been a bit since I drove a boat and Derek took...

    Justin

    Jun 2024

  • Great host/hostess! Helpful and Communicative throughout the whole process. It is a very nice boat and is well...

    john

    Jun 2024

  • Amazing boat and amazing service! Will definitely be renting again from them!

    Fadil

    Jun 2024

  • Made it all super easy for my first time using Boatsetter. Super professional, made everything convenient, and great...

    jason

    Jun 2024
  • 5/5 stars

    Derek and Mitch are great people and very helpful. Their boat has a great sound system and is fast. Lots of fun!

    Rafael

    Jun 2024
  • 5/5 stars

    It was a wonderful experience

    Kendra

    Jun 2024

  • Great experience! Josh was professional and efficient. Would rent again!

    Tim

    Jun 2024

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