A city right near the waterfront, Detroit is a good place to start a day on the water – while there are plenty of quieter lakeside spots for boating outside the city, too. Rental shops around here offer all types of boats from yachts, fishing boats, sailboats and pontoons, so whether you want to catch some fish or just float around with a group of friends, there’s a rental for you. Read on to find the best places to rent a boat in and around the city of Detroit.
Located just west of Traverse City, one of the most popular small cities in the US, Aussie Watersports began by renting one jetski in 1995. It now offers the largest selection of boat rentals in Northern Michigan. From here it’s possible to discover the many lakes that the region has to offer: select the type of boat that you wish to cruise in and they will deliver it to the lake of your choice. Whether it be a fishing trip, a leisurely afternoon on a deck boat or something much more exciting like waterskiing, that’s up to you.
Out on the waterways of Saugatuck is the unique experience of retro boat rental. These vessels are perfectly maintained rare and classic fibreglass boats from the late 1950s. Fitted with new electric motors they are quiet and environmentally friendly and offer some colour and style to your experience that would be hard to find anywhere else. Afterwards you may wish to settle down in their adjacent bar and restaurant at the Old Boat House.