Flathead Lake is a beautiful natural freshwater lake in northwest Montana that is considered one of the cleanest lakes in the world. Its crystal clear waters reflect the surrounding mountain peaks and create a paradise for swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing. A visit to Whitefish or the greater Flathead Valley isn’t complete without a boating adventure on this magical lake. Boat rentals for water-skiing, scenic cruising, tubing and fishing are available at many lake marinas and private suppliers throughout the area.
There are a wide variety of boats to choose from, whether you’re looking for a family-friendly pontoon rental or a ski boat for watersports. The most popular choice for families is a pontoon boat. These open bow boats are great for a family outing or a group of friends as they offer ample deck space and the ability to jump overboard for a refreshing swim. The 2021 Yahama 212X wake boat is also available for watersports and can accommodate 10 people. This impressive vessel is equipped with a Zero OFF GPS speed control, ballast bags and a large captains navigation display at the helm for ultimate watersports control.
For those who enjoy fishing, we recommend booking a guided Flathead Lake fishing charter with a local guide. Having a guide will allow you to experience the beauty and tranquility of Flathead Lake while learning all about the fishing opportunities on this majestic body of water. The lake is home to a variety of fish including lake trout, whitefish and pike. Fishing on Flathead Lake is a fun activity for the whole family and will create life-long memories. Be sure to have your state fishing license before you head out on the lake.
Polson Boat Rentals
We offer both kayak and pontoon rentals on Flathead Lake. Whether you want to tour Wild Horse Island, hike the trails on Blacktail Mountain, Whitefish Mountain or Montana Snowbowl Ski Area or simply cruise around Flathead Lake a kayak or pontoon is a great way to experience it all.
For the avid explorers, this can be the most rewarding way to see the sights and wildlife of Flathead Lake. It is a 2 to 3 hour paddle from Walsted fishing access on US Highway 93 to Wild Horse Island. Most motorboat traffic stays away from the shallows so it is a very peaceful paddle to the island.
Polson Bay Retreat is located within the city limits of Polson, Montana on the south end of Flathead Lake. This vacation home is centrally located to all summer activities such as golf, hiking, horseback riding, water sports and sightseeing. Polson is 60.7 miles from Glacier International Airport and 70.7 miles from Westgate at the entrance to Glacier National Park.
Maximum capacity of each boat type is stated clearly. Please respect this maximum number of persons as there are sheriff patrol boats on the lake who watch for this. flathead boat rental