Boat rentals near Rochester, Minnesota

In Minnesota, we know we need to soak up the heat as much as possible, which is why so many of us spend a lot of time on the water in the summer! If you’re like me, however, you don’t own a boat. I still love spending time on the water, but that means I have to find a rental. Fortunately, there are options here in Rochester, MN and nearby.

We’re not just talking about kayaks or canoes. While that’s cool and there are options for it, there are also options for powerboats. So it all depends on how you feel!

Places to Rent a Boat Near Rochester, MN

Boulder Dam Canoe and Kayak – Oronoco, MN

At Boulder Dam in Oronoco you will have to work with these boats a bit as they have canoes and kayaks you can rent. My favorite is kayaking.

King’s Marina – Rochester, Minn.

Large pontoon boat anchored in the river


If you prefer to work a little less, you can rent motorboats at King’s Marina in Rochester! If you want rental details, you’ll have to call them at (507) 367-4585.

Lake City Boat Rentals – Lake City, Minn.

mature man driving a speedboat


Lake City Boat Rentals also offers motorboats for rent, but these are found on Lake Pepin and the Mississippi. They are located in Lake City and Wabasha.

Red Wing Marina – Red Wing, Minnesota

Robert Linder on Unsplash

Robert Linder on Unsplash

Red Wing Marina in Red Wing is another place near Rochester where you can rent a boat for the day. They even have one that is only for four people. Most boats can charter up to 13 people, but when it’s just 2 of you, the four-person option is nice.

River Valley Navy – Red Wing, Minnesota

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Ashlyn Ciara on Unsplash

Another place to rent in Red Wing is River Valley Marine. They have four different boats to choose from depending on how many people will come with you.

Silver Lake Boat Rentals – Rochester, Minn.

Family in a canoe on a lake having fun


And finally in Rochester is Silver Lake Boat Rentals. Just like Boulder Dam they don’t have pontoons or anything like that, but you can rent canoes, kayaks or paddle boats which look super fun.

If you want to spend even more time on a boat this summer, you could spend a few nights on a house boat in Minnesota! Keep scrolling for details and images.

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A tranquil vacation awaits at this Minnesota houseboat on the Mississippi River

If you’re looking for a relaxing yet unique place to rent for a vacation in Minnesota, consider spending a few nights on this houseboat! It’s on the Mississippi River and you can take it for a ride while you’re there.

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