A visit to Whitefish and Flathead Lake wouldn’t be complete without a day of boating. Boat rentals for scenic cruising, water skiing, tubing, and fishing are available at lake marinas or private suppliers in nearby towns. There are even kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards available for those who prefer human-powered water crafts.
Located 40 miles south of Glacier National Park in northwest Montana, Flathead Lake (Salish: clqetkw; Kutenai: yawu?nik a*kuqnuk) is the largest natural freshwater lake in the west. Its maximum depth is 371 feet, deeper than the average depth of the Yellow Sea or the Persian Gulf. It’s surrounded by the Mission Mountains and Bob Marshall Wilderness area.
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Rent a boat to explore Flathead Lake, the largest natural lake in northwest Montana. Cruise around the shoreline of Polson, Bigfork, Kalispell and the surrounding islands, or head north to Wild Horse Island State Park, a former homeland of the Salish-Kootenai tribe.
Boats are rented by the hour, half day or full day. Rentals include the federally-required safety equipment Type II USCG life jackets. Ski boats are also available for watersports like wakeboarding and wakesurfing.
A family favorite is a pontoon rental. These boats provide ample deck space for everyone to relax, and you can jump off for a refreshing swim. You’ll find a variety of pontoons to choose from in the area, including those at Wayfarers Marina, West Shore Resort and Marina, Big Arm Marina, and Finley Point Marina. Some also feature a sunpad, perfect for relaxing on a warm summer day. boat rentals flathead lake