The 10 Best Boat Rentals in Maine!

Summer in Maine is a time to spend out on the water. Whether you prefer to cruise around on a pontoon boat on one of the state’s 2,677 lakes or sail up the coast by just wind power on a 25-foot sail boat, there are plenty of places to rent a boat of all types and sizes in Maine. Here are the 10 best boat rentals in the state! 

1. Maine Boat Rental, China, ME

Maine Boat Rentals in China offers a range of affordable boat rentals from pontoon boats to kayaks and will even deliver your boat rental to your choice of Maine lakes. If you’re heading to a lake in the Belgrade and Augusta area, they will deliver your boat for free!

2. Beacon Boat Rentals, Wayne, ME

Beacon Boat Rentals, based in Wayne, caters to the central Maine lakes like Wilson Pond, the Belgrade Lakes, and Cobbosseecontee Lake. Choose from aluminum fishing boats, pontoon boats, and ski-speed boats. If you’re looking for a manpower boat option, they have canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards too. 

3. Maine Boat Co., Rockland, ME

Maine Boat Co. in Rockland offers a mix of powerboats and sailboats. Rentals are available for half day, full day, or weekly rentals. All boats are equipped is the best safety gear so you’ll feel safe while cruising up the coast of Maine. 

4. Causeway Marina, Naples, ME

Located on Brandy Pond between Long Lake and Sebago Lake, Causeway Marina is a full-service marina and home to the state’s largest boat rental operations. Causeway Marina offers a variety of boats from fishing boats to pontoon boats for full day rentals that are affordable for everyone.

5. West Harbor Recreation, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Offering both powerboat and sailboat rentals, West Harbor Recreation in Boothbay Harbor is a popular place along the Maine coast to rent a boat for a day or a week. Their San Juan 21 Sloop sailboats are great boats for beginners and advanced sailors.

6. Wilsons of Moosehead Lake, Greenville Junction, ME

Moosehead Lake is popular with fishermen and those who love to spot native Maine wildlife. Wilsons on Moosehead Lake not only rents cottages, but also fishing boats and canoe so you can catch your own dinner or search for the local moose who enjoy a good swim occasionally in the lake. 

7. Gray Ghost Camps, Rockwood, ME

Guests of Gray Ghost Camps in Rockwood can rent an array of boats by the day or for the week so they can explore the best of Moosehead Lake. Choose from aluminum fishing boats, canoes, pontoon boat, and even a 27-foot Catalina sailboat.

8. Mansell Boat Rental Company, Southwest Harbor, ME

Mount Desert Island has the best of both worlds—freshwater lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Mansell Boat Rental Company in the heart of Mount Desert Island offers both motorboat rentals and sailboat rentals. They even offer sailing lessons so you’ll be able to navigate your boat around the beautiful island. 

9. Long Beach Marina, Sebago, ME

Sebago Lake is one of the best lakes in Maine to enjoy a summer vacation. Long Beach Marina in Sebago can help make that vacation even better with a boat rental. The marina offers pontoon boat rentals, ski boat rentals, and even jet ski rentals. It will be a vacation to remember!

10. Portland Yacht Services, Portland, ME

Portland Yacht Services is a full-service marina located in the heart of Portland’s working waterfront. Specializing in sailboats, Portland Yacht Services offers a 32-foot O’Day sailboat and a 26-foot Pearson sailboat. Both boats are perfect for sailing around beautiful Casco Bay. 

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