27 Boat Rentals in New Jersey: Have The Perfect Day On The Water


Whether you’re a first-time boater or a pro, boat rentals in New Jersey are the best way to have family fun out on the water. Renting a boat for a few hours or a full day will give your crew a chance to take a cruise, anchor for a swim, or cast a line. And no worries if you can’t swing driving—some marinas also rent boats with a captain aboard. Ready to hit the water? Read on for where to find boat rentals in NJ on the lakes and by the shore, and if you want a different experience, check out whale-watching cruises in NJ and pirate ships too(featured image istock/Ivan Kovbasniuk)

Boat rentals in New Jersey

Lake Boat Rentals in New Jersey

boat rentals Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong is a great place to rent a boat rentals in New Jersey. Photo Credit: istock/Kirkikis

Bridge Marina
Whether you’re a shore person or a lake one, Bridge Marina has two locations that give you the best of both worlds. There are a variety of rentals, so make sure to check ahead to see what’s available on the date you are visiting.
Bridge Marina Location: 89 Brady Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 – (973) 663-1976
Highlands Location: 1 Atlantic Street, Highlands, NJ 07732 – (973) 663-1976

Greenwood Lake Marina
If you are looking to boat on a lake, you can choose from various boats, including pontoons, fishing, premium, luxury, or fun ships. These boats hold 8-12 people—great for a fishing trip or finding a secret swimming hole with your crew.
871 E Shore Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421
(973) 506-4876

Lake’s End Marina
Take a trip to Lake Hopatcong with the family for a day of fun. Rent an 8 or 10-person patio boat, a kayak, or a row boat with or without a motor. Rentals are by the day or half day.
91 Mt. Arlington Blvd., Landing, NJ 07850
(973) 398-5707

Lakeview Marina
Another option on Lake Hopatcong for pontoon boat rentals in NJ, kayaks, and paddleboards. Want to feel like you own a yacht? Rent The Grand Entertainer with a captain, bar, grill, refrigerator, sink, and even a sound system. They now offer guided fishing trips, too, for the fam to enjoy.
2 South Beach Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
(973) 663-2935

Shore Boat Rentals in New Jersey

Atlantic Highlands New Jersey boat

There are a variety of boat rentals in New Jersey to chose from. Photo Credit: istock/Demetri2K

Aqua Rentz
Try a daily or multi-day rental with a bowrider, pontoon, or center console boat at this marina located in Lavallette. The whole family can cruise on a boat along Barnegat Bay. They also offer a pre-rental boater safety instructional course before you take your boat out.
3245 Route 35 S. Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732) 597-1957

Beach Haven Watersports
Explore Long Beach Island on a pontoon boat with your crew for a half day out on the bay. You can also rent a kayak, jet ski, or stand-up paddleboard from this one-stop shop for boat rentals at the Jersey Shore.
2702 Long Beach Blvd., Beach Haven Gardens, NJ 08008
(609) 492-7500

Benchmark Boat Rentals
Choose from a pontoon or a skiff and spend the day on the waters of Barnegat Bay. Whether you want to fish or just cruise the waters with the fam, there is a boat for you.
664 Princeton Avenue, Brick, NJ 08724
(732) 387-7409

Bill’s Boat Rentals
If you want a rowboat, 4-person, or 8-person boat, Bill’s Boat Rentals has plenty of choices that cater to families. They also will loan you traps, nets, buckets, and poles for a fishing excursion and guide you on where to catch blue claw crabs.
1200 Route 35 South, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
(732) 830-1112

Bobbie’s Boats
Take a full-day or half-day trip out on the water and rent anything from a pontoon boat to a 17-foot Boston Whaler. And good to know—fuel is included in all prices, and free bait is included with all rentals.
701 Bayview Ave., Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
(609) 494-1345

Bunkers Marina
Book a pontoon at this boat rental in Wildwood to ride the back bay of Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. Plan to cruise from Post Creek to Sunset Lake and stop at any bayside bars and restaurants along the way.
745 W. Montgomery Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 741-0555

Captain Mike’s Marina
Spend the day in the Great Bay with rental boats for crabbing, striped bass, fluke, and bluefish. With easy access to the salt marshes, stink house, and Little Egg inlet.
630 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, NJ 08087
(609) 296-4406

Causeway Boat Rentals and Marina
Rent a skiff, kayak, or pontoon for up to 8 people. You can even do some crabbing and fishing on two of the skiffs. And don’t leave your furry family member at home—dogs are welcome on boats.
2200 E Bay Ave., Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 494-1371

Dad’s Place Marina
Take a ride in a pontoon boat or a center console boat at this marina in Wildwood. Reel in a big catch, ride in the back bays, or stop at Wildwood and Stone Harbor restaurants. Champagne Island is just across the way, where you can drop anchor and soak up the sun.
501 Ocean Drive, Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 552-2628

Larsen’s Marina Boat Rentals
Take the family out on the water with this marina offering full-day and half-day boat rentals in NJ. The marina is adjacent to the salt creeks, lagoons, estuaries, and bays behind Sea Isle City for a scenic cruise.
7 Old Sea Isle Blvd., Ocean View, NJ 08230
(609) 263-1554

Minmar Marine
Choose from a Scout Dual Console to a Pursuit to fish or ride around Sea Isle City. And if you’re planning an extended vacay, weekly, monthly, and seasonal rentals are available.
14 Old Sea Isle Blvd., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
(609) 263-2201

Oceanic Marina 8
Rent a skiff, pontoon boat, kayak, or paddleboard on the Navesink River for a calmer ride along the waterways. This marina is an excellent spot in Monmouth County for boat rentals in New Jersey.
8 Washington St., Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 842‐1194

Pier 47 Marina
Crabbing skiffs and pontoons boats are available at this South Jersey Marina. Each boat has a bimini top to protect you and your passengers from the sun.
3001 Wildwood Blvd., Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 729-4774

Pirates Cove Marine Boat Rentals
From a pontoon boat to a Kencraft Bayrider, you can enjoy a day on the bay cruising, seeing the wildlife, or swimming with these boat rentals in Ocean City, NJ.
308 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 398-1247

Polly’s Dock
From a Ken Kraft Center Console to Large Garvey and more, Polly’s Dock is the place for family fun on the water. Fishing and crabbing boats are available too.
112 Northwest Ave., Beach Haven, NJ 08008
(609) 492-2194

Ray Scott’s Dock
This 3rd generation family-owned marina has been open since 1959. You can rent small low-horsepower boats for a small crew or party barges with a captain for a larger one.
9211 Amherst Avenue, Margate City, NJ 08402
(609) 822-6819

Red Bank Marina
Whether you want to crab, fish on a pontoon, or simply cruise around, Red Bank Marina gives you all the options. Looking to sneak in some cardio? They rent row boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards too.
261 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 741-3320

RJ’s Watercraft Rentals
Family-owned and operated, you can rent a pontoon boat with friends and family on a summer day. You can choose between a half-day rental or a full day. They also have waverunner and a Twisted Tiki Tour for even more excitement.
421 Bayside Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
(732) 793-4400

Starky’s Ship Bottom Marine Center
Located on LBI, this marina rents pontoon boats for up to 8-10 people for a half day. They also rent wave runners if you’re looking for something more adventurous.
2601 Central Ave., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
(609) 494-8100

The Dock Outfitters
Take a full-day or half-day trip on a pontoon boat or a Carolina skiff, and have a great day out exploring the waters with the fam. Looking for more of a thrill? Rent one of their wave runners.
5 Route 35 South Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
(732) 830-8171

Van’s Boat Rentals
Take a boat out for clamming, crabbing, or fishing, or do the same on a pontoon boat. You can also do a guided boat cruise if you’re not feeling up for driving.
801 Bayview Avenue, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
(609) 494-2447

Whale Creek Marina
Take out a pontoon or a classic 16-foot rental boat for 4-10 hours to bring family and friends together. Want to catch dinner? Rod, net, crab traps, and bait rentals are also available with these boat rentals in New Jersey.
2700 Taylor Avenue, Strathmere, NJ  08248
(609) 263-6093

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Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.