Canoe, Kayak, SUP, Pontoon Rentals in Madison, WI


three locations

 easy fun for all 


Rent on Lake Wingra
Rent Downtown
Rent on Lake Mendota


8:30 am - 8:00 pm 
Every Day - All Locations

Madison Boats offers full service rentals at three locations on three different lakes in Madison, WI. 

Paddle Boat Rentals at Wingra Boats

Our incredible team will help you in and out of your boat and give you tips on how to paddle or where to go.

Book online or walk up. 

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Pontoon Boat Rental at Marshall Boats

Because life is short and this fun is too easy not to enjoy! 

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Duck Paddle Boat and SUP Rentals at Wingra

From science field trips and camps to weddings and corporate parties. 

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NEWS & Deals

Our #1 concern is your safety!


To help keep you safe we are ......

  • Sanitizing all boats, PFDs, and paddles after every use.

  • Having all staff check their temperature at the beginning of their shift and wear face masks.

  • Having all bookings done online to reduce in-person interactions.

  • Utilizing extra hand washing stations for staff and customers. 

  • Implementing one-way social distancing lines and "On Deck" stations.  

Help keep us and others safe: 

  • DO NOT come if you are experiencing, or have been in contact with someone who is experiencing, COVID-19 symptoms. 

  • All customers must wear a face mask at all times on shore (remember to put your mask back on when approaching the dock).

  • All customers must wash their hands before getting their paddles and PFDs.

  • Please keep 6'+ from other customers and staff whenever possible.  



Before you go, please be aware that Madison Boats staff are not first responders, lifeguards, or certified in rescue support.

If there is an emergency please call 911. 

You should know that there is inherent risk in all watersports and related activities.

Madison Boats retains the right to deny access or use of our equipment or facilities to reduce risk. 

By agreeing to rent a boat with Madison Boats you agree to Madison Boats Rules designed to reduce risk.

You will also be required to sign a waiver of liability before participating in the activity.

2021 Madison Boats Rules

2021 Madison Boats Waiver

2021 Madison Boats Pontoon Rules 

A couple highlights of the Rules include:

- No Alcohol and or Drugs: No participant may bring or be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on our boats. 

- PFDs: All persons must have a PFD and Madison Boats strongly encourages wearing the PFD. Minors must wear their        PFD at all times when not in a boat with their parent or guardian. Minors under 13 MUST wear their PFD at all times. 

- You will comply with all Federal, State and local laws. If you are unclear on laws please visit

- Boating is weather dependent. All renters and guests, will heed all warnings and will return to the boathouse at the first    sign of storms, high winds, lightning, thunder or severe weather.

- You are responsible for any damage or loss to the boats.


- Parent or Guardian must be onsite to send your child out on our boats. You do not have to go out on the water; however we      suggest you stay on site as you are responsible for the minors water safety and social distancing. 

- Minors not in the same boat as their parent/guardian must wear their PFD at all times.

Unaccompanied Minors:

Madison Boats allows minors that have completed our Unsupervised Minor Program the ability to rent without parents/guardians present. This program requires completing a paddle sports safety course, watching a Madison Boats Risk Video, and signing our rules and waiver.