WELCOME TO MADISON BOATS 2020!
We are so excited for the upcoming summer. As part of our preparations we are re-working our website to make sure all the information is correct for the new year and that you have a great time online and at the lake!
Updates: Camp Wingra is full for 2020 but you can still sign up for the wait list.
Memberships and Marina Registration open February 1st, 2020.
Boat Rentals at 3 great Madison Locations:
701 W. Brittingham Place
Madison, WI 53715
2101 Allen Blvd
Madison, WI 53562
824 Knickerbocker St
Madison, WI 53711
* Please note Paddle Boats are only at our Wingra & Brittingham Location
Pontoon Boat Rentals at Marshall Boats:
Spend an hour, or a day, on Lake Mendota in our 12 person pontoon boats.
Gas and basic operational instruction is provided. Captains available.
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED.
$80 per hour
$100 per hour
Other Boat Reservations...
Groups & Private Parties
For reservations of 10+ boats
Please note that there is a $20 non-refundable fee to create a reservation.
School Field Trips
We love having school groups down at Wingra, Brittingham and Marshall Boats. Click on the location below, to fill out a field trip request/inquiry.
From a small family gathering, to large company picnics (or maybe even a wedding) we've hosted it all. There is nothing too small or too large for our three lake side locations. Click the button bellow that matches your party idea.
Marshall Rooftop Patio
Don't Miss Our Boat House Events!
Whats going on this week!
We are a Family
Never miss an announcement!
Madison Boats is a community of lake lovers at three amazing locations.
Wingra Boats has been helping people enjoy the spring fed, natural Lake Wingra. Britthingham Boats was the jewel of the Parks in the 1900’s. After a period of decline, new life was breathed into the old beach house when Brittingham Boats opened in 2013. Brittingham has come alive as the downtown destination for all summer fun. Marshall Boats opened in 2017, and has brought new opportunities to explore Lake Mendota with easy paddles to Phesant Branch and Spring Harbor Beach, and opportunities to bring the whole family out on a pontoon boat.
Owner, Tyler Leeper, started working at Wingra Boats at the age of 14 and strives to share his love for our Lakes through boat rentals, services and events. Madison Boats is a family affair with his sister, Summer Jarosky, managing Wingra Boats; his mother, Debi Leeper, the director of Camp Wingra, and his father, Dave Leeper, the boat house handy man and attorney. His dear friend Stephan Reinke joined the team in 2012 and was the driving energy behind Brittingham Boats. Stephan’s sister works at Brittingham and you can find his son, Toby helping most weekends.
"We feel so lucky to have the job of helping people get out on the lakes and spend quality time with each other. To be able to do this surrounded by family is true joy!" - Tyler Leeper
Madison Boats has grown over the years, adding locations, services, programs and equipment, with the help of people like you. Lake lovers who want to share their time and expertise leading birding excursions or SUP Club for kids, jumping in the water to help with piers or simple sharing feedback on what they like or don’t.
We hope that you will join this incredible community, and spend some (or lots) of time with us this summer. We hope that you will share stories, ideas, and your passion as we look to give people the opportunity to escape and reconnect.
Thank you for caring and we hope to see you on the Lake!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Lake Wingra is one of many stunning bodies of water in and around Madison and, as a wake-free lake (no motorboats) it's the best one to experience via stand up paddleboard (SUP), kayak, or canoe. Wingra Boats features all the above for rent by the hour, along with paddle boats, the "Mega-SUP" (for groups), a watermat (reserve in advance) and other cool ways to float and boat. - Laurence R, Delray Beach, Florida
We loved our afternoon paddle boarding and kayaking so close to U. Wisconsin at Madison. About a 5 minute drive, we paddled under two bridges to get to the bigger lake, with views of the Capitol and mostly smooth waters. - mhershey Glenview, Illinois
A very enjoyable 3 hours on Lake Mendota. The entire experience was awesome, from checking in, launching and docking. We used to own a pontoon but have relocated. It was like we went back in time. Thanks for the great day. -Roy & Pamela- New Lenox,
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
824 Knickerbocker St