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North Carolina Boat Rentals & Charters

Renting a boat in North Carolina is an excellent option for visitors and locals alike. North Carolina is known for its Southern charm and its proximity to rivers, lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean, all offering great boating opportunities. Rent a pontoon for a relaxing cruise day, rent jet skis for excitement, or go fishing while in North Carolina.

A big boating destination in North Carolina is Lake Norman. Lake Norman is known to be the best place to rent a boat near Charlotte. There is a wide range of rental options on Lake Norman, including guided fishing charters, powerboat rentals, yacht rentals, sailboats, canoes, and kayaks.

Another great boating location in North Carolina is Mountain Island Lake. The lake can be found northwest of Charlotte, following the course of Catawba River. Mountain Island Lake is a great fishing destination in North Carolina. Guided fishing charters and boat rentals are available for interested anglers visiting the lake. Expect to catch a variety of fish like bluegill, largemouth bass, and catfish.

For people who prefer boating on the ocean, rent a boat on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Outer Banks is a barrier of islands off the coast of North Carolina and famously known as the country’s first National Seashore. The endless shores, open-sea beaches, vacation homes, boat rentals, and diving sites make this a popular destination for many visitors traveling to North Carolina. As for the water activities, the Outer Banks does not disappoint. Expect to find sailboats, jet skis, motorboats, fishing charters, kayaks, and canoes to rent during your stay.

Top festivals and celebrations in North Carolina

Aside from water activities in North Carolina, the state also hosts a number of exciting festivals that celebrate a wide range of art forms. Cucalorus is a renowned independent film festival, and the Cape Fear Independent Film Network puts on an annual film festival for those interested in filmography and visual arts. Music lovers might want to see if their boating trip coincides with one of several music festivals that take place annually in Wilmington, such as the North Carolina Jazz Festival and the Cape Fear Blues Festival. There’s even an azalea festival – the North Carolina Azalea Festival – which is sponsored by the Cape Fear Garden Club, and takes place every spring with a street fair, concert series, interactive displays, home and garden tours, exhibits, a circus, art shows, and a parade.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in North Carolina.

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    Hadi
    Harris 220 Pontoon Rental on Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte, NC

    Bob was very responsive and had excellent communication. The boat was in great condition, and he had filled the tank for us. He gave us a detailed walkthrough at the beginning and patiently explained how to operate the boat. We had a fantastic day and will definitely rent Bob's boat again. Thank you Bob.

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    Wendy
    Harris 220 Pontoon Rental on Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte, NC

    Bobby was super kind and super responsive! He let us borrow the tube, and my teens had a good time tubing with me on the lake. He has a good map on the boat that is easy to follow. It was the first time I had ever been in charge of a boat by myself, and it was very easy to maneuver. He also has a fantastic place that he rents out where he docks his boat- exceptional views of the water (especially on the second floor-wow). I’d encourage you to check it out!!

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    Robert
    Pontoon Adventure on North Carolina's Beatufiful Lakes

    I can’t say enough about Suzanne and the service they provided us. Excellent communication and response time. We took the boat out on the lake for my wife’s birthday and couldn’t have asked for a better day. GPS and Bluetooth radio took a bit to figure out, but we truly made some memories that we’ll never forget. Can’t wait to do it again. Thank you!

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    Maddy
    22' Inboard Propulsion Charter in Davidson, North Carolina

    We had a blast celebrating our Bride-to-Be! Chris was an incredible host on Lake Norman - we all enjoyed ourselves and had some great laughs. Captain Chris was friendly, kept us safe, and towed us around the lake on his tube and surfboard. He has a fun personality and extreme patience :) Thanks again Chris! We'll be back!

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    Leah
    22' Inboard Propulsion Charter in Davidson, North Carolina

    Chris was awesome! His communication throughout the booking process and the day of was very helpful. The boat was super clean and he had everything we needed on board. He even kept us an extra hour! We had so much fun, we will definitely be booking with Chris again!!

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    Pierce
    Harris 220 Pontoon Rental on Mountain Island Lake, Charlotte, NC

    Robert was an excellent host. He was very accommodating and gave us a detailed list of places to check. The boat was clean and operated beautifully. And the value for being on the water all day was incredible. I highly recommend him and his boat!