The Best Boats to Hire on Lake Norman in North Carolina

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Thrilling Sea-Doo Rental on Lake Norman
hour€114
Lake NormanJet Ski
Super Owner2 guests

Thrilling Sea-Doo Rental on Lake Norman

Spacious JC Tritoon 266 Boat at Lake Norman
day€589
Lake Norman
15 guests

Spacious JC Tritoon 266 Boat at Lake Norman

Hiring a boat on Lake Norman

Lake Norman is a beloved boating destination in North Carolina. Hire a boat on Lake Norman for a fun and leisurely weekend during the summer months. Choose from all types of different boats to hire, like motor yachts, inboard propulsion boats, and pontoons for cruising around with friends and family. Take advantage of the sunshine in the summer and get out on Lake Norman on a boat hire.

For adventure-seekers visiting Lake Norman with a need for speed, jet ski hire are a popular choice for water recreation. Choose from a variety of styles and sizes of jet skis and rent for a few hours of flying through the waves. It’s a fun activity that will have your adrenaline pumping, perfect for making memories with your closest friends.

Even without boating experience, you can still soak up all the joy of boating on Lake Norman. There are boat rentals available with a captain to cruise you around the Lake and take you on a tour. Captained boat charters on Lake Norman are a great choice for celebrations. Whether you’re hosting a bachelor or bachelorette party, a family gathering, or another special occasion, a chartered boat cruise with a captain to take you around Lake Norman will make your day unforgettable. Boat tours, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and other experiences on a captained boat charter are perfect for Lake Norman.

For visitors to Lake Norman who prefer to explore the lake on a non-motorized watercraft, there are plenty of options for rentals of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes. Paddle yourself around the shores of Lake Norman, admiring the views of nature and forests of this region of North Carolina. Rent a kayak for a peaceful activity that will give you some exercise and enjoyment on Lake Norman. There are .double and single kayaks available to rent so your whole group can get involved in the activity during the visit.

When booking a boat rental on Lake Norman, it’s crucial that you arrange all necessary details with the boat owner or captain to ensure you have a pleasant day out on the lake. Inquire about what is included in the cost of the rental, things like fuel, pick-up and drop-off, gratuity, iced-down coolers, and other details will help you plan out the perfect boat day. Make sure the boat you select for your rental can accomodate the size of your group.

Things to do by boat on Lake Norman

A popular pastime to enjoy by boat on Lake Norman is fishing. You can have all the bait, tackle, and gear for a fishing trip included in your boat rental, or even book a guided fishing excursion by boat on Lake Norman.

Because of the vast expanse of Lake Norman, it’s essential to plan out which region of the lake you plan to visit. There are various cities and entry points to the lake scattered around the perimeter, including Davidson, Mooresville, and Cornelius. Much of the lake is residential, so be aware that a lot of the shoreline is private property.

There are plenty of sights to see around Lake Norman by boat rental. Stop off at beaches at Lake Norman State Park and Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius. There are tons of waterfront restaurants with boat slips for parking your rental to enjoy a meal on the lake. Try restaurants like Port City Club, Eddie’s on Lake Norman, North Harbor Club, and the Blue Parrot Grill.

Lake Norman is a hub for water sports, and you can enjoy a variety of them on your boat rental. Tubing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding are the perfect activities to try. Bring the equipment onboard and don’t forget the lifejackets.

Boating Events on Lake Norman

In the summer months, there are lots of festivals and celebrations taking place on and around Lake Norman. Visit to check out some of the top attractions like Lake Norman In-Water Boat Show and Dragon Boat Races to get in the spirit of boating culture and making the most of your boat rental on Lake Norman.

About Lake Norman

Lake Norman is located an hours drive from Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s great for renting boats because it’s a huge reservoir, with lots of space for cruising around, gorgeous scenery to see, and lots of outdoor entertainment to enjoy. It’s lively in the summer when temperatures are high and there is plenty of sunshine. There are lots of small hotels and motels to book around Lake Norman if you’re visiting from out of town and want to rent a boat during your vacation. There are also several campgrounds around the lake.

Marinas on Lake Norman for renting a boat

There are lots of marinas around Lake Norman for all your boat servicing needs. Stop off at Lake Norman Marina, Lake Norman Boat Club, Midway Marina, Mountain Creek Marina or Rock City Marina for starters. Stop at the marinas to fuel up, ask for boating advice, or get anything else you may need for your boat rental.

Using GetMyBoat to Hire a Boat on Lake Norman

Experiencing the water and lake life on Lake Norman has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit rental inquiries, and pay for your rental or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for renters to facilitate a seamless rental transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of renters to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each rental transaction.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Lake Norman.

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    Stacie
    Cruise, swim, party and enjoy on a 2020 Tritoon on Lake Norman!

    Highly recommend Heath and his beautiful boat for an adventure around Lake Norman! Very professional and knowledgeable about the lake and surrounding area. Heath provided us an awesome day of cruising, swimming and floating! Great sound system on the boat as well! We will definitely book with Heath again!

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    Debra
    Cruise, swim, party and enjoy on a 2020 Tritoon on Lake Norman!

    Everything was wonderful! The weather was hot and sunny, so the dips in the water felt so good. I appreciated having Jim to captain the boat. He was full of fun facts about the lake, it was obvious how much he loves the area. Easy to just relax and let someone else worry about where we were an how to get back! It is a BIG lake. We will be back to book with Heath and Jim again.

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    Robert
    Lake Norman Jet Ski Fun in the sun!! 2021 Sea Doo!!!!!

    After coming to Lake Norman for several years this was the best rental experience I’ve ever had. Craig was very cordial and his communication was great. He was very thorough and happy to answer any questions we had. The jet ski I rented was in tip top shape looking practically brand new. It performed flawlessly. If you’re looking to rent a machine for the lake I would highly recommend Craig. You won’t find any better rental - super value, communication, thorough, and an AWESOME TIME! Thank you

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    Kristie
    Bayliner Capri 2350 Lake Life Boat Rental in Cornelius, North Carolina

    If you are looking to rent a boat or wave runner in the Lake Norman area (or anywhere else they provides rentals), book with Jessica! You will NOT be disappointed. She is SUPER sweet, communicative and helpful. I felt like I knew her for years after we met. It’s like renting from family. I was skeptical to rent via an app, but as soon as she replied, I could tell we were in good hands. She texts back so quickly every time you ask her a question. We were so thrilled with the equipment, service and just how attentive she and her crew are. We had a blast on the wave runner and pontoon boat or as we called it, “a floating living room”. We can’t wait for next summer’s trip. She will be the first person we contact after we book a rental home again.

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    Mary
    Bayliner Capri 2350 Lake Life Boat Rental in Cornelius, North Carolina

    Jessica, Mark and Captain Rob were absolutely amazing! If you are looking for top notch treatment book with them! Our family had the time of our life…we leave Lake Norman with the wonderful memories of tubing with the kids:)

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    Destiny
    Qwest Luxury Tritoon Sport/Cruise on Stunning Lake Norman!

    Very professional and friendly. Also very familiar with the area so they can give a nice tour! Got to stop by the islands & the sandbar and they were very patient with me and my friends. If your looking for somewhere to book, this is the place! Look no further! Guaranteed a great time!