Being at the helm of your own boat, even if it’s just for the day, is an exhilarating experience. Taking a boat out on the water, from a zippy Boston Whaler to a quiet bass-fishing boat, is something you never forget. Maine has 2,500 lakes and ponds ideal for water skiing, fishing or simply cruising on a pontoon boat as the sun sets. If that’s not enough, take your boat along the 3,500 miles of breathtaking coastline and visit the more than 2,000 islands that are dappled throughout the Atlantic. However you like to motorboat, Maine is the place to do it all.
Boat rentals and charters are easy to find at numerous large lakes and in coastal towns throughout the state. Some companies deliver right to you. Check outBuck’s Harbor Marine in South Brooksville, Causeway Marina in Naples, Everett’s Cove Marina and Ice Cream in Lebanon, Great Pond Marina in Belgrade Lakes, Kezar Lake Marina in Lovell, Maine Boat Rentalin China Village, Mansell Boat Rental Company in Mansell, Moose Landing Marinain Naples and Yacht North Group in North Yarmouth.
Visitors can also rent water ski equipment, tubes and other water toys to tow behind your boat, creating some of the best summer memories for your family and friends.
If you have your own boat, check out the list of Maine’s numerous public boat launches.