Cruise the Lake! Metro Detroit Boat Rentals

By: Kate Chidester | June 26, 2013

You’re relaxing. It’s Saturday, 80 degrees and sunny, and you don’t have a care in the world because you happen to be out on the lake cruising around in your boat.

Then you realize… you’re daydreaming again! Not only are you sitting behind your desk staring blankly at your computer screen on a Thursday afternoon, the fact of the matter is, you don’t actually HAVE a boat.

Trust me, I know this feeling all too well. Living in Michigan, where the summers come and go in the blink of an eye, leaves many of us desperate to enjoy every waking minute of the warmth. For those of us who aren’t quite in the market to make a big ticket purchase on items such as a boat, there are still ways we can spend the day pretending we finally crossed that threshold!

If you’d like to “test the waters” as the captain of your own marine vessel, several Metro Detroit area marinas and businesses make it possible for you to rent boats by the day or half day. Round up the family or a group of your friends to chip in on the rental fee and you will be catching rays in no time!

Listed below are a few places you may want to consider in your boat rental ventures:

Jimmy’s Boats and Baits – Harrison Township

Klave’s Marina – Pinckney

Rose Harbor – Monroe

Orion Marine Center – Lake Orion

Anglers Point – Chesterfield

A couple of things to keep in mind before you make your reservation; most boat rentals require the renter to be 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license, and well, have prior boating experience, of course.

If you have those bases covered, it’s time to hit the lake and enjoy the fact that summer is upon us once again!