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Rent a VIAGGIO  pontoon in Gainesville, GA near me
Icon $70+ /hour

Gainesville, GA

5.0 (2 bookings)

2022 Viaggio 22' Tritoon W 115HP motor

8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER BY TRACKER MARINE pontoon in Cumming, GA near me
Icon $66+ /hour

Cumming, GA

5.0 (63 bookings)


4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Lexington  pontoon in Dawsonville, GA near me
Icon $39+ /hour

Dawsonville, GA

5.0 (3 bookings)

Lexington Pontoon

8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats deck boat in Gainesville, GA near me
$69+ /hour

Gainesville, GA

Chapparal Deck Boat

8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Manitou Pontoon pontoon in Dawsonville, GA near me
Icon $50+ /hour

Dawsonville, GA

5.0 (50 bookings)

2021 21’ Manitou pontoon

8 hours No captain
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet ski / personal water craft in Buford, GA near me
Icon $56+ /hour

Buford, GA

5.0 (4 bookings)

Brand New 2022 Yamaha Jet Ski w Bluetooth Speakers

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 3 passengers
Rent a AXIS WAKE RESEARCH ski and wakeboard in Cumming, GA near me
$167+ /hour

Cumming, GA

5.0 (6 bookings)


2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Bentley Pontoo  pontoon in Flowery Branch, GA near me
$50+ /hour

Flowery Branch, GA

24 Foot Bentley Pontoon

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Stingray Boats runabout in Gainesville, GA near me
Icon $99+ /hour

Gainesville, GA

5.0 (22 bookings)

Ski, Tube, Fish on Lake Lanier...ENJOY!!!

8 hours No captain
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a ENCORE BENTLEY pontoon in Buford, GA near me
Icon $87+ /hour

Buford, GA

5.0 (2 bookings)

** New 25ft Bentley Tritoon ** 200HP w/tow tube

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Veranda pontoon in Gainesville, GA near me
Icon $99+ /hour

Gainesville, GA

5.0 (10 bookings)

Tube, Ski, Fish & FUN!!! Brand New Tritoon

8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Buford, GA near me
$247+ /hour

Buford, GA

Sea Ray Sundancer 260

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 9 passengers

How to rent a boat in Lake Lanier?


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Enter your desired location and date to explore our fleet of boats.


Select a captain

Choose to drive yourself or select a USCG licensed captain.


Book with ease

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Set sail

Enjoy your day on the water with friends and family!

Lake Lanier’s Most Popular Boating Experiences

Besides having ideal fishing conditions, Lake Lanier offers warm, smooth water, which makes it a perfect place to cool off during those hot Georgia summer days. Some popular Lake Lanier boat rental activities are fishing, visiting marinas, and exploring the lake lanier islands. Renting a boat in Lake Lanier or a yacht rental is a perfect way to spend the weekend.

While fishing from your Lake Lanier boat rental, you may end up catching enough fish for a delicious meal on the boat. Lake Lanier is a popular fishing location, where you catch premier Georgia striped bass, as well as lots of other species like catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, and green sunfish.

Visiting Marinas
There are several resorts and marinas with state-of-the-art amenities, including fuel, restaurants, stores, and full-service maintenance facilities, and watercraft storage options. Dock your boat at the massive Port Royale marina or any marina on a Lake Lanier island and learn all about the many attractions.

Exploring the Lake Lanier Islands
Lake Lanier has multiple Islands for you to visit such as Margaritaville, Three Sisters Island, and other small more secluded ones. Margaritaville, the largest Lake Lanier Island, even has a waterpark for boaters of all ages.

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Lake Lanier’s best bodies of water for boat rentals

Visit Buford Dam Park

Visit Buford Dam Park for beautiful views of the lake as well as for swimming and picnicking. Buford Dam Park offers access to a designated swim beach and the Laurel Ridge Hiking Trail. The park also offers a basketball court, soccer field, playground, and picnic areas.

Have a Cook Out

Dock your boat and rest for a while before cooking up a tasty dinner. There are over 50 State, County, and City parks, and 23 of these provide beaches where you can swim. Most beaches have picnic areas, restrooms, boat ramps, and even playgrounds.

Hit the Many Beaches

Explore the beaches of Lake Lanier. Meet a fellow boater and find out where they are from. You might find many locals who are usually eager to share their knowledge of the best fishing holes in the lake and places to have a sunset cruise.


Got questions?

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a boat at Lake Lanier?

The cost to rent a boat at Lake Lanier for a half-day starts at $140. For a full day on the water prices on average range from $320 and $4,300.

How much does it cost to rent a small yacht?

The cost to rent a small yacht on Lake Lanier starts at $900 for a half-day on the water and $3,000 for a full day with a captain.

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.

Can passengers drink on a boat in Georgia?

If you operate a boat in Georgia while intoxicated, you can face stiff penalties. This can include fines, revoked driver's licenses, and possibly jail time.

How many people can fit on the boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on a rental boat 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 rental boat.

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

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Can you rent a yacht for the day?

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:

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 yacht rental directly through the site or connect with one of our charter specialists to plan your trip here:

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

How to rent a private yacht?

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: much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat?

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat?

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

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

The cost to charter a yacht varies depending on the boat size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you're wanting to charter the yacht overnight.

What is the deepest point in Lake Lanier?

The deepest part of Lake Lanier is located just north of Buford Dam at 160 feet in depth when the lake is at its full level.

How does the boat insurance work?

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.

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

Yes. We use a system called Cognito to ensure that payment information matches the renter's identity. We also require renters taking out a captained boat to be at least 18 years old and on a bareboat to be at least 25 years old.

Is listing my boat on Boatsetter free?

Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!

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 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.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

The cost of renting a yacht depends on the boat's size and the amount of time you'll use the yacht. The onboard amenities and luxurious accommodations also dictate the price. You can contact our yacht specialists for a custom quote by visiting:

Top boat rental reviews in Lake Lanier, GA

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  • Very great people to rent from…. I would recommend them over anyone on the app!


    May 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    If this boat is available, BOOK IT. We were a party of 12, and we had plenty of storage, seating space and a great...


    May 2022

  • Great experience was a nice trip. Boat was great and the captain was nice and friendly.


    May 2022

  • Lola and Phillip were great! The boat is new, the engine only sips gas (out for about 7 hours and only used 3...


    May 2022

  • This is our second time rental with Ross and great experience as first time. His boat is well maintained and clean....


    May 2022
  • 5/5 stars


    May 2022

  • The boat is fantastic, has a good motor engine with 200hp, enough for water activities like tube and water skis!...


    May 2022

  • Great service, great and comfortable boat. Excellent time with all my family, definitely great to repeat.

    maria del carmen

    May 2022

  • Berdi

    May 2022

  • Ross and Jhoi are incredible hosts! They are so thoughtful, accommodating and great communicators! They will do...


    Apr 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Very easy to work with Kansas. Quick responses to every question and made the day/transaction very easy for us. The...


    Apr 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    What a wonderful experience! Kansas was an amazing host. Very accommodating too. We can’t wait to rent his boat...


    Apr 2022

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