The 10 Best Boat Rentals in New Hampshire!

Very few things in this world come close to the joy of being on a boat. Wind ruffling your hair, water spraying your face, without a worry or care in sight. From taking in the Lakes Region to taking on the Seacoast, the boat rentals of the Granite State are second to none. Whether you’re a tourist, or a local looking to inject a little excitement in your life, a day on a boat may just give you a whole new view of New Hampshire. 

1. Saco Canoe Rental Company, Conway, NH

The Saco River is a perfect option for introducing little ones of those with a phobia to water sports, as its gentle, wide flow, three foot average depth, and sandy beaches make navigation both easy and exciting! Whether you’re looking to rent a canoe, kayak, or tube, this Conway location is user friendly, and conveniently located right on the banks of the Saco! 

2. Shep Brown’s Boat Basin, Meredith, NH

For almost 100 years, Shep Brown’s Boat Basin has been one of the best options on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee to rent a watercraft, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Choose from a variety of speed and pontoon boats, available with optional tubes and skis for even more excitement! This Meredith location also allows well behaved pets on their boats, so bring the whole gang for a great day on the lake making memories. 

3. Wild Meadow Paddle Sports, Center Harbor, NH

Whether you’re looking for a canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard, Wild Meadow Paddle Sports is one of the most accommodating options on Lake Winnipesaukee. Whether you launch from their location, borrow equipment to load onto your car, or have them deliver a multiple-day rental to you anywhere within a 10-mile radius, this Center Harbor location is ready to go above and beyond to make your summertime dreams come true. Also ask about exciting activities like kayak eco tours and stand up paddleboard yoga to further shake things up! 

4. Andrew’s Marine Service, Alton Bay, NH

For almost 20 years, Andrew’s Marine Service has provided Lake Winnipesaukee with great boats and even better customer service. A variety of boats are available for fun in the sun, and all six day rentals receive the seventh day free! 

5. Massabesic Canoe & Kayak, Auburn, NH

If you find yourself searching for an activity on Lake Massabesic, look no further than this excellent rental option. Whether you choose a full day, half day, weekend, or sunset-only rental, there are few better ways to take in the glorious scenery of the area than from the water. This Auburn outfit offers tandem, single, and fishing kayaks, in addition to classic canoes. 

6. Fay’s Boat Yard, Gilford, NH

Whether you’re after a kayak or a 26-foot Pearson Sloop, Fay’s Boat Yard is the place to be in Gilford. Conveniently located to Lake Winnipesaukee, Fay’s is a reliable, reputable option for your boat rental needs.

7. Squam Boat Livery, Holderness, NH

Family owned and operated, Squam Boat Livery has been a staple on Squam Lake for almost a century. This fabulous location has a number of boats available, all motor, and a very helpful staff to go with. 

8. West Shore Marine, Bristol, NH

West Shore Marine is a great visit if you’re looking to spend a day on the Smith River. With a number of models available, this Bristol location offers day long rentals, as well as those for a five or seven day week. 

9. Sargents Marina, Georges Mills, NH

With two locations on Lake Sunapee, Sargents Marina is a convenient way to make the most of your time on the lake. Whether you’re after a runabout or stand up paddleboard, this Sunapee staple has the goods to get you where you’re going. Ask about available water skis, kneeboards, tubes, wakeboards, and canoes! 

10. Anchor Marine Boat Rentals, Laconia, NH

Another incredible option on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Anchor Marine has the boats and accessories you need to jump start your summer action! Rent a boat, and add-ons such as skis and tubes. This Laconia location is worth a visit after over thirty years in the boating business! 

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