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Places to boat around Charlotte

Consider spending a sunny day on a boat around the Queen City.

A boat carrying an American flag atop a body of water with a jet ski in the background.

Per NC law, valid boaters licenses are required if you were born after Jan. 1, 1988.

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The Charlotte region has several bodies of water perfect for a boat day — without owning the equipment.

Lake Norman

  • Carolina Boat Rentals — The company provides captained tours + waverunner rentals. Price starts at $160.
  • Lake Norman CS Rentals — Rent a boat or waverunner for four, six hours, or up to five days. Prices range from $200 to $2,400.

Lake Wylie

  • Lake Wylie Boat Rentals — Enjoy a pontoon with 10 of your friends and family. Prices start at $300 + includes fuel.
  • Boat Rental USA — Take a pontoon ride or get the blood pumping with a ski boat. Prices start at $105.

Mountain Island Lake

Pro tip: Boat renters must have a Boater’s License, per NC law.

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