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Cornelius, NC

5.0 (32)

Lake Norman Fun Bowrider aka Sotally Tober

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers

Cornelius, NC

5.0 (27)

Lake Norman 24ft Pontoon

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

Mooresville, NC

5.0 (16)

Beautiful 24 foot Sundancer Majestic Tri-Toon

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers

Mooresville, NC

5.0 (46)

24 'Bennington TriToon - Ski, Tube, Tour for 12

8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

Denver, NC

5.0 (13)

24' Bennington Pontoon for 8

8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers

Mooresville, NC

0.0 (0)

2021 MasterCraft X Star - Wakeboarding & Wakesurf

2 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Cornelius, NC

5.0 (3)

2012 Chaparral 196 SSI wide tech

8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers

Mooresville, NC

4.7 (15)

Pontoon fun on Lake Norman

8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

Huntersville, NC

5.0 (5)

Four Winns Candia Deck Boat Funship

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers

Cornelius, NC

5.0 (5)

25' Pontoon with Bar and Slide

6 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

Cornelius, NC

4.3 (4)

Water Vibes LKN

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers

Mooresville, NC

5.0 (3)

24' Sea Ray Deckboat (SD240) for 10 or less - LKN

8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
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Lake Norman’s Most Popular Boating Experiences

There are so many great things to do while you are on a Lake Norman boat rental. Lake boating is usually more relaxing than ocean boating because the water is much calmer. Some popular Lake Norman boat rental experiences might include these three activities.

Try Water Skiing
Water skiing is a fun activity to include on your Lake Norman boat rental. You may want to learn how to water ski from an experienced professional before you decide to hit the water on your own.

Do Some Wakeboarding
On your Lake Norman boat rental, you’ll find that wakeboards are especially useful accessories for the younger ones who may not know how to ski, but still want to be pulled along behind the boat.

Inflatable Rafts and Tubes
With inflatable rafts and tubes, your kids can be towed along or they can simply float around your boat leisurely. Especially if you allow your kids to invite a few friends, they might get more involved in other parts of the boat day too.

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Lake Norman’s Best Bodies of Water

Visit Lake Norman State Park

Visit Lake Norman State Park for the hiking and swimming areas. Lake Norman State Park has a roped off area that is ideal for swimming. Sunbathe on the long sandy beach and then get your feet wet in the cool, clear water.

Explore the Lake’s Mysteries

Visitors to Lake Norman have claimed to have seen an unusual creature locally known as a wampus cat, a cougar-like animal from American folklore. There have also been several UFO sightings in the area, as well as rumors of monster-sized catfish in the lake. Bring along some rods and try your luck at fishing from your Lake Norman boat rental.

Take in Some Local History

While sailing along on your Lake Norman boat rental, you can easily visit the Cowan’s Ford Dam, where a battle was fought during the Revolutionary War in almost the exact spot where the dam is today.


Got questions?

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a boat on Lake Norman?

The cost to rent a boat on Lake Norman for a half-day starts at $180. For a full day on the water prices on average range from $360 and $3,600.

How much does it cost to rent a small yacht?

The cost to rent a small yacht on Lake Norman starts at $950 for a half-day on the water and $3,500 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 North Carolina?

If you operate a boat in North Carolina 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 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 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 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 boat. 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 do you need to rent a boat in NC?

In North Carolina, boat operators must obtain a North Carolina Boater Education Certificate before renting their boat.

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 Norman, NC

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  • 5/5 stars

    Had a blast. Great day on the lake, great boat, no problems at all. Chris was really easy to work with. Can’t wait to...


    Jun 2021

  • Brandon was an excellent host. Showed us where everything was, and how to operate everything, very flexible with...


    Jun 2021

  • Jason and Bonnie were awesome! The boat was amazing and comfortably fit the 12 of us! I would highly recommend...


    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great boat, super fun, better than expected. Chris is nice guy and easy to work with.


    Jun 2021

  • Brandon was awesome and customer service was great! I would recommend him 100%.


    Jun 2021

  • Jason and Bonnie were such a delight to rent from! The boat was an absolute blast and was even stocked with some ice...


    Jun 2021

  • Jason and Bonnie were awesome! Efficient, helpful, professional and the boat was in perfect shape! Will absolutely...


    Jun 2021

  • Carlos

    Jun 2021

  • Definitely rent from Brandon. The communication is wonderful, and he is a nice person to boot. I never got to the...


    Jun 2021

  • Awesome person and awesome boat. Kids enjoyed riding in the towable float. Weather turned out to be nice. Lake had...


    Jun 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Brad was amazing . Very kind, easy to communicate with and flexible. And his boat was in outstanding condition. ...


    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Mary and Marco were great! Very accommodating - great boat and great day on the lake!


    May 2021

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