Minneapolis St Paul Fishing Boats for Rent

May 19, 2013 12:36 pm3 commentsViews: 6658

One of the biggest challenges the occasional fisher faces is their lack of a fishing boat.

Fishing Boats for Rent

Fishing Boats for Rent

In Minneapolis the city of Lakes, and Minnesota the land of 10,000 lakes, you would think it would be relatively easy to find a fishing boat to rent.  But doing so online turned out to be a bit more difficult than I imagined.

I guess, I should be contacting some of these marina’s and offering them my internet marketing services, as it’s clear they could do better.

That said, I was able to generate a starting list of locations and will add to it over time as I discover additional services.  For now, I am skipping pontoon rentals.  While nothing could be finer than an family outing on a pontoon for fishing and other recreation, this list will stick to conventional fishing boats.

Please send me your recommendations for other good places to rent a fishing boat.  I would like to include boat rental locations near Rochester, St Cloud and Duluth as well as the Twin Cities area.

While you are at it, I am also looking for the best shore fishing and fishing dock locations in the Twin City Metro in particular and where ever else you may suggest in the upper midwest.




Where to rent a boat in the Minneapolis St Paul Metro Area

Lake Waconia Boat Rental
Fishing boats from $12 -$16 an hour, includes 3 gal gas, oars and anchor
$16 hr baots include depth finder

Life jackets extra -bring your own.
$100 deposit on credit card

Open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday from 6:30 am to 8 pm. Call (952) 442-2096

Bait shop


Medicine Lake Boat Rental

Harty’s Boatworks  2 locations on the lake

Two locations on the lake:
1920 E Medicine Lake Blvd
2855 E. Medicine Lake Blvd

14′ Lund Boats / Johnson outboards
Weekday $40.00-4hr / $75.00-8hr
Weekend $50.00-4hr / $95.00-8hr

Weekday $5.00-per hr / $12.00-3hr

$100 Deposit
To reserve, call 763-546-6711

Bait shop


Minneapolis & St Paul City Lakes
Memorial Day to Labor Day

Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Canoe and Kayak Rentals
$19 Hour at three Minneapolis Lake Locations

Kayak Hourly: $12
Double Kayak Hourly: $19
Canoe Hourly: $19

Lake Calhoun
3000 Calhoun Parkway East
(612) 823-5765
Daily 9 am to 8:00 pm

Lake Harriet
4135 E Lake Harriet Pkwy
(612) 922-9226
Weekdays 10 am to 8:00 pm Weekends 9 am to 8:00 pm

Lake Nokomis
5022 W Nokomis Pkwy
Minneapolis MN, 55417
(612) 729-1127
Daily 11 am to 7 pm

Lake Phalen
1400 Phalen Drive
St. Paul MN, 55106
(651) 776-0005
Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
Weekdays Noon – 7 pm


Lake Minnetonka

Rockvam Boat Yards
4068 Sunset Drive, Spring Park

Fishing boats

Weekdays: $39 – 49
Weekends: 5 hours: $39-49
Live Bait


Hoards Point Marina

15″ boat 15HP motor
Weekends: $45 for min 2 hours + $5hour addn’l
Weekdays: $45 for 4 hours $65 for all day (8hrs)

5400 Howard’s Point Road
Shorewood, Minnesota 55331

(952) 474-4464
April 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May   8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Memorial Day – Labor Day
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

September 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Lake Minnetonka Marina
4850 Edgewater Drive
Mound, MN 55364
(612) 520-1616
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Three Rivers Park district
Rents Rowboats at $4 per half hour.

Baker Park Reserve, Bryant Lake Regional Park, Cleary Lake Regional Park, Fish Lake Regional Park, French Regional Park, Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

And rents canoes at:

Rents Canoes at $4 per half hour.
Baker Park Reserve, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, Cleary Lake Regional Park, Fish Lake Regional Park, French Regional Park, Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Bryant Lake Regional Park, Gale Woods Farm, Silverwood Park



  • Thanks so much for doing this, my 12 year old loves to fish, but we can only do it once in awhile. I don’t have room or funds to purchase a boat; so rental would be great.

  • Thanks very much for this info. I wish that there we’re rentals available on Prior Lake, do you have any info on that?


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