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


three locations

 easy fun for all 


Madison Boats is now taking bookings for 2021

Rent on Lake Wingra
Rent Downtown
Rent on Lake Mendota

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

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. 

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

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



Rates & Boats



2020 has been a challenging year in so many ways, yet thanks to you it was again filled with summer laughter and joy. Thank you for your business, your friendship and your trust.

We can't wait to see you next spring.

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NEWS & Deals

Our #1 concern is your safety!


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

  • Sanitizing all boats, PFD, paddle after every use.

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

  • All bookings are done online to reduce interactions.

  • Extra hand washing stations for staff and customers. 

  • Implemented one-way Social Distancing Lines and "On Deck" stations.  

Help keep us and others safe by......

  • DO NOT come if you are, 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 PFD's.

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



There is inherent risk in all watersports and related activity and Madison Boats retains the right to deny access or use of our equipment or facilities for actions that cause or contribute to injuries to self or others; disrupts other boater’s enjoyment of the water; inclement weather, assessment of participants boating capabilities, or the ability to provide necessary assistance services in the event of an accident.

Before you go you should be aware that Madison Boats staff are not first responders, lifeguards, or certified professionals. If there is an emergency please call 911. 

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 people listed under this membership 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 their 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.