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Boat Rentals

Boat Rental

Ahh, the sun sparkling on the water. The sweet breeze off the shore. Feel the spray as you slice through the waves. Grab an icy bev­er­age from the cool­er. It’s anoth­er glo­ri­ous day boat­ing with fam­i­ly or friends in Lake Coun­ty, Illinois.

Oh, you don’t have a boat? Don’t feel left out. It’s easy to rent one. There are boats for every kind of adven­ture on lakes big and small. For human-pow­ered excur­sions, try a pad­dle­board, canoe or kayak. A jet ski is pure adren­a­line. Deck boats are per­fect for tour­ing. For sum­mer fun, pon­toon boats offer unmatched sta­bil­i­ty and space. Tub­ing or water­ski­ing? Sports boats and high­er-horse­pow­er pon­toon boats are def­i­nite­ly your speed.

How about a fish­ing adven­ture on the Big Water” of Lake Michi­gan? Waukegan Har­bor is the home­port of one of the finest char­ter fish­ing fleets on the Great Lakes — with many com­mer­cial boats to choose from. www​.waukegan​har​bor​.com/​c​h​a​rters.

And, don’t for­get to enter to win a free boat rental (worth up to $600) Enjoy a beau­ti­ful day on the Chain O’Lakes, cour­tesy of SkipperBud’s and vis​it​lake​coun​ty​.org.

Whether you rent or char­ter, you’re guar­an­teed to have an incred­i­ble day on the water in Lake Coun­ty. Here are two mari­nas on the Chain O’Lakes.

SkipperBud’s - Sequoit Har­bor on Lake Marie offers sports boats and pon­toon boat rentals for half and full days. Tubes are also available.

1000 IL Rte-173
Anti­och, IL 60002

Gordy’s Marine on Fox Lake offers bowrid­er sports boats and pad­dle­board rentals by the hour, half day or full day. There’s also a Boat Club,” which pro­vides unlim­it­ed use of boats and equip­ment for a one-time ini­ti­a­tion fee plus a month­ly or sea­son fee.

36 South Route 12
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Also, inves­ti­gate these pub­lic boat launch­es in Lake County!

Fox Riv­er Pre­serve & Mari­na (Port Bar­ring­ton)

Park Dis­trict of High­land Park, Park Avenue Beach & Boat­ing Facility

Waukegan Har­bor & Mari­na

Chain O’ Lake State Park (Spring Grove)

Mundelein Park Dis­trict, Dia­mond Lake Beach & Boat Launch

Ver­non Hills Park Dis­trict, Cen­tu­ry Park

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