© Tom Klingele


There are plenty of ways for you to get out and take advantage of Madison's beautiful lakes. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: 

Brittingham Boats
Address: 701 W. Brittingham Place, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 250-2555
Premium paddle craft rentals including stand up paddle boards, single and tandem kayaks, and canoes.

Betty Lou Cruises
Address: 5360 Westport Rd., Madison, WI 53704 
Phone: (608) 246-3138 
Fax: (608) 246-3135 
Group charters and public cruises on Lake Mendota and Lake Monona! Captain, crew, bar, and buffet food service.

Jet Ski Madison
1201 Woodward Dr., Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 259-6007
Madison's first and only jet ski rental company, providing both jet ski and pontoon boat rentals.

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) Pontoon Boat Program
MSCR Address: 3802 Regent Street Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 204-3000
MSCR offers drop-in boat rides, boat rentals and specialty trips and events. The Pontoon Program begins in May and continues on until late September.

Marshall Boats
Address: 2101 Allen Blvd. Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: (608) 228-8333
We’re your opportunity to seize the summer and get out on Lake Mendota. With a lakeside café, canoes, kayaks, SUP's, and pontoon boats, there’s no better way to enjoy our lakes.

Outdoor UW - Home of Wisconsin Hoofers
Address: 800 Langdon St Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-1630
On the lakefront of Memorial Union, Outdoor UW has paddle craft rentals and guided sailing opportunities.

Address: 5381 Westport Rd. Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (608) 246-BOAT
Located on beautiful, scenic Lake Mendota, SkipperBud's is the largest marina facility on the chain offering boat rentals, floating docks, fuel, private restrooms and showers, grills, convenience store, and security. Watersports accessories, boat sales, and storage complete this full-service experience.

Wingra Boats 
Address: 824 Knickerbocker St. Madison, WI 53711 
Phone: (608) 233-5332
Wingra Boats rents canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, sailboats and offer memberships, lessons, camps and dockage.

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