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


three locations

 easy fun for all 



Every year it is hard to accept the end of season. We have had so many great times this summer that we do not want the season to end. Thank you for being part of our summer! We hope you built some beautiful memories out on the lake. We miss our Boat House Family in the off-season and already are looking forward to seeing you in 2022!  

Madison Boats offers indoor, climate controlled storage for your paddle craft. So if you need space in your garage...

Register for winter storage today.

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

Policies developed with guidance from UnityPoint Meriter Infection Specialist Team, CDC, and Public Health. 

To help keep you safe we are:

  • DEEP SANITIZING equipment to provide a barrier for up to 90 days.

  • Sanitizing paddles after every use. 

  • Having staff check their temperature at the start of their shift 

  • Having unvaccinated staff wear face masks at all times.

  • Offering online bookings to reduce in-person interactions.

  • Utilizing extra hand sanitizer stations for staff and customers. 


To help keep us and others safe 

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

  • Vaccinated customers may unmask but we ask unvaccinated customers to wear a mask onshore.

  • Use the sanitizer or wash your hands before getting your paddles and PFDs.

  • Try to maintain 6'+ from other customers and staff whenever possible.

Duck Paddle Boat and SUP Rentals at Wingra

If you identify as high risk for COVID-19 infection, the following steps are available to reduce exposure: 

  1. Book online

  2. Sign waiver online (in your confirmation email). 

  3. Call us when you arrive and let us know you identify as high risk. If we don’t answer, try again as we may be momentarily tied up.


            Wingra         (608) 233-5332

          Brittingham  (608) 250-2555

          Marshall       (608) 228-8333

    4. A masked staff will guide you          to equipment that has been            sanitized for you and will help

        launch you into the water.

 *Please arrive early and be               patient as it may take a little           more time to get your boat and       equipment ready. 

Fun Map of Madison Boats and where to rent boats



Rates & Boats

High Risk Rentals


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Please bring an ID.
As of 7/1 we will be holding a ID as collateral during your rental.

Rent on Lake Wingra
Rent Downtown
Rent on Lake Mendota

Water safety!

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.