Boat rental reservations are now being taken for 2018! All rentals below are 2018 models and include a full tank of fuel.
Whether you’re looking to lounge in the sun all day or entertain a group, our pontoons are the perfect choice for your cruising and water sports enjoyment! We have 3 different pontoons available depending on your needs and party size.
The Sylvan 8520 Cruise pontoon comes with a 90HP motor and can hold 10 passengers. Pricing starts at $275 for a half day and $355 for a full day.
The Sylvan 8522 LZ pontoon comes with a 115HP motor and can hold 12 passengers. Pricing starts at $295 for a half day and $375 for a full day.
The Sylvan 8524 LZ pontoon has a 150HP motor and can hold 14 passengers. Pricing starts at $315 for a half day and $395 for a full day.
Special pricing applies for weekend and holiday rentals. Please call for more information! Note: prices do not include sales tax.
Location: Dubuque, IA
The following water toy packages can be added to any boat rental, or rented separately for use on your own boat!
Combo skis: $30/half day, $50/day
Includes: 2 skis plus tow rope
Tube package: $30/half day, $50/day
Includes: Single-rider tube plus tow rope
Wakeboard package: $50/half day, $75/day
Includes: wakeboard plus tow rope
Wakeski package: $50/half day, $75/day
Includes: wakeski (slalom) plus tow rope
Ski vest: $7/each
Do I have to have a boating license to rent a boat? In Iowa – you do not need a boating license to rent a boat, but you must have a valid driver’s license. In Wisconsin – you do not need a boating license if you were born on or before 12/31/1988. If you were born after this, you must have proof of a valid Wisconsin Boat Renter’s Safety Certificate or equivalent boating course, as well as a valid driver’s license.
Are there life jackets on board? Anchors? Fire extinguishers? Yes – each boat is equipped with all items required by law to be legal on the river, including life jackets for the capacity of the boat. There is an anchor and line on each boat as well.
Do children have to wear life jackets, and do I need to bring them? Children under age 12 in Wisconsin must wear a vest at all times while on the water, whether the boat is docked, anchored, or in motion. We have a small stock of children’s vests, but we recommend bringing jackets/vests for your children if they have them. This will ensure a proper fit.
Are children counted as 1 person on boat capacity? Yes – the listed boat capacity is for all people, regardless of age.
Can I bring my pets? No, pets are not allowed on our rentals. If you have a service animal, please let us know at the time of rental.
Are there bathrooms on board? No – none of our boats are equipped with either bathrooms or porta-potties. There are many places to stop along the river though.
Is there a refrigerator on board? Can I bring coolers, snacks, drinks, etc? None of our boats are equipped with refrigerators, but you are welcome to bring coolers. Snacks and drinks are encouraged!
Can we have alcohol on board? Yes – alcohol is allowed on the boat and may be consumed while underway but you must follow state & national alcohol consumption guidelines. You can get ticketed and/or arrested on the water for OWI (operating while intoxicated) with a BAC of .08 or higher.
Is there fuel on the boat? Each boat rental includes a full tank of fuel, and the boat will be full at the time of rental. You are responsible for any additional fuel costs incurred while you are out.
Are your boats wheelchair-accessible? Sometimes – the layouts for our boats do make them wheelchair accessible, but it depends on the width of your individual chair, and will affect the total boat capacity due to the chair weight. We also have the ability to move the pickup location in our marina to an easier access point. Please let us know at the time of reservation if you are looking for an accessible boat and we will work with you to determine the best boat.