Lake Winnipesaukee Boat Rentals


Look no further than Winni Marine, voted the #1 boat rental agency in the area! We offer a large and diverse lineup of 35+ boats for you to choose from. Our rental fleet is the largest and newest in New Hampshire, and we take pride in providing safe and enjoyable family fun on the water. Our boats are easy to navigate and perfect for a day out with friends or family on scenic Lake Winnipesaukee. You won’t find any old, used, or worn-out boats in our lineup – only top-quality, well-maintained vessels that are ready to go when you are!

Same Day Reservations Call or text (603) 524-8380

Reservation & Rental Policies:

  1. You need a Boating Certificate from NASBLA or the State of NH to rent a boat with over 25hp. You can take a temporary 14-day certificate test at the marina. We recommend reviewing the NH Boaters Guide.
  2. The renter must be 21 or older and have a valid picture driver’s license.
  3. Rental days are from 9AM to 4PM.
  4. Reservations are highly recommended.
  5. Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or cash.
  6. For reservations made from November to April, a 20% deposit is required. The remainder is due 30 days prior to your reservation and will be automatically charged. For reservations from April to October, payment is due in full.
  7. You must pay a damage deposit using MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
  8. You are responsible for any damage to the boat and/or gear. A damage deposit is taken on the day of the rental, but you are responsible for the total value of the rental boat package and/or any lost gear.
  9. If you cancel at least 7 days in advance, you will receive a full refund.
  10. If it’s raining on the day of your rental, you can cancel by 8:15am at the marina. No exceptions. If you have a multiple day reservation, you can only cancel or modify your reservation if it’s raining on the first day.
  11. You must pay for all fuel and oil used.
  12. No grills of any kind are allowed on the boats.
  13. Dogs are allowed on our boats, but you are responsible for cleaning and/or damages.
  14. If you bring the boat back later than 4PM, there will be a late charge of $100 per half hour. If you bring the boat back unreasonably dirty, there will be a minimum cleaning charge of $50.
  15. You can operate boats between sunrise and sunset for multiple day rentals. No boats are allowed to operate after sunset

Get your Boater’s Cerificate Online!

Are you planning a day out on the water in New Hampshire? Don’t let the lack of a Boater’s Certificate hold you back. The State of NH accepts certificates issued by other State agencies and those approved by NASBLA. While in-person courses and a 14 Day temp Test are available at our marina, we highly recommend obtaining your Safe Boating Certificate from another state ahead of your rental day. To make the process even easier, we’ve provided a link below where you can obtain your certificate online. Don’t wait – get your Boater’s Certificate today and enjoy a safe and fun day out on the water!

No Boating Certificate =
No problem!

At Winnisquam Marine, we understand that not everyone has a Boater’s Certificate. That’s why we offer a solution that allows everyone to enjoy a day out on the water. Our fleet includes beautiful 20ft. Pontoon Boats that are powered by reliable Mercury 25hp engines. Even if you don’t have a Boater’s Certificate, you can still enjoy the stunning views of Lake Winnisquam and create memories that last a lifetime. Our team of experienced professionals will guide you through the process and provide you with all the necessary information to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. So, come on down and explore the beauty of Lake Winnisquam with our amazing Pontoon Boats!

Important Reminder: Don't Forget to Bring Your Boating Certificate to Winnisquam Marine!

At Winnisquam Marine, we take safety very seriously, and we want to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe experience out on the water. If you plan on renting a boat with us that’s over 25 horsepower, it’s important that you have a valid boating certificate to operate the boat. When you arrive at our marina, please bring your certificate with you, so we can make a copy of it for our records. It’s also a good idea to keep a copy of the certificate with you on the boat in case Marine Patrol needs to verify it. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a safe and worry-free day out on the water.

Get Your 14-Day Temporary Boater’s Certificate Test ASAP at Winnisquam Marine!

If you need a boating certificate, don’t worry! Winnisquam Marine can help. As an agent for issuing 14-day temporary boater’s certificates, we offer a simple and convenient way to obtain your certificate. The test consists of 25 multiple choice questions that you must complete within 25 minutes. The cost is $20, whether you pass or fail. However, if you are renting a boat from Winnisquam Marine, we will pay for the test! To ensure that you pass the test, we recommend that you review the NH Boater’s Guide beforehand. Please note that if you have made a reservation but cannot produce a valid boating certificate or do not pass the test, no refund will be issued. So, make sure to come prepared so you can enjoy your day out on the water!

Rental FAQ's

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We highly recommend using Captain Eddie McEvoy. His phone number is (603) 409-7350. Captain Eddie is familiar with our Winnisquam and Winnipesaukee rental locations. 

To receive a full refund, we require a cancellation notice at least 7 days prior to your scheduled rental. 

If it is raining at 8:15am on the morning of your rental at the marina you can move to another date or cancel your rental for a full refund. 

If it rains during your multi-day rental, please note that refunds or prorations are not available. However, our multi-day rental offers additional benefits that you can enjoy regardless of the weather:

  1. Extended usage: With a multi-day rental, you have the advantage of using the boat beyond our regular operating hours, maximizing your time on the water

  2. Our multi-day rental option is designed to provide value even in the event of rain. The discounted rate takes into consideration the potential impact of inclement weather.

While we understand that weather conditions can be unpredictable, we want to ensure that you still receive the advantages and value associated with a multi-day rental.

Absolutely! We offer the convenience of overnight docking for multi-day rentals. Just inform us during the rental pick-up process, and we will provide you with the location of the designated boat slip.

The damage deposit is an authorization only. An authorization only is not a charge just a hold on your credit card. The authorization is released on the day your rental period concludes. Please note that it may take your credit card issuer approximately 3-5 business days to release the hold and make the funds available again.

If you choose to use a debit card for the damage deposit, the corresponding funds will be temporarily withdrawn from your account. We recommend using a credit card for the damage deposit to avoid any potential delays or inconveniences caused by the release of funds.

You are responsible for the cost of the gas you consume during your rental period. When you pick up the rental boat, it will have a full tank of gas. At the end of your rental, we will refill the tank and calculate the amount of gas used. You will be charged accordingly for the fuel consumed.

Great news! New Hampshire is a tax-free state when it comes to boat rentals. You won’t have to worry about paying any taxes on your rental boat. This means the price you see is the price you pay, without any additional tax charges.

We are unable to deliver rental boats to different lakes for use. This restriction is due to the regulations set by our insurance company, which prohibits us from providing delivery services to locations other than our designated marina.

As the responsible party for the boat rental, the person who rented the boat is typically expected to be the one driving. However, we do allow others to operate the boat with certain conditions:

  • The alternate driver must be 21 years of age or older.
  • The alternate driver must possess a valid safe boating certificate as required by law. If operating a boat over 25HP. 
  • It is crucial that the renter understands and acknowledges that any damages caused by the alternate driver will be their responsibility.

To meet the requirements set by our insurance company, the renter and driver must be at least 21 years of age or older.

Yes, we gladly welcome dogs on our rental boats! However, we kindly request that all dogs be leashed while on our property for the safety and comfort of all customers.

Please be aware that if your dog sheds an excessive amount of fur in the boat, an additional cleaning fee of $50 will be applied. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a clean and enjoyable environment for all renters.

Currently, there is no insurance coverage for boat rentals. As the renter, you are responsible for any damage that may occur during the rental period.

However, it’s worth noting that some customers may have coverage through their home insurance policies that extends to boat rentals. We recommend contacting your insurance company directly to inquire about any existing coverage and to understand the extent of protection provided.

Absolutely! We prioritize the safety of our customers, which is why we provide life jackets free of charge for your convenience. The following details apply to our life jacket offerings:

  • Type of life jackets: Our boats are equipped with Type I orange life jackets, which meet safety standards and provide reliable flotation.
  • Sizes available: We have a range of sizes available, from infant to 3XL, ensuring that there is a suitable life jacket for everyone.
  • Children’s life jackets: For children aged 12 and under, wearing an approved life jacket is mandatory. We offer a wonderful collection of easy-fitting and fun life jackets designed specifically for children to choose from.


We want you to have peace of mind while enjoying your boating experience, knowing that the necessary safety measures are in place.

It would indeed be a fantastic experience to be able to boat directly between Lake Winnisquam and Lake Winnipesaukee. However, I regret to inform you that the two lakes are not directly connected due to the presence of dams and Lake Opeeche in between.

While you cannot boat between the lakes, you have the opportunity to explore each lake separately. You can rent a boat on Lake Winnisquam for one day and then rent another boat on Lake Winnipesaukee the next day to fully enjoy and discover the unique features and attractions of each lake.

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