Getting out on Flathead Lake for a fun day of water skiing, scenic cruising, fishing or personal watercraft is a Montana summer tradition. Rent a boat in Polson, Bigfork or Kalispell and take advantage of one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the world, the spectacular Flathead Lake in northwest Montana.
For a family-friendly way to enjoy the lake, try a pontoon rental. These boats can seat many people and you’ll have plenty of deck space for sunbathing, jumping in the water to cool off or even taking a quick nap. They also tend to be the cheapest boat rental option on Flathead Lake.
If you’re a serious water skier, consider renting a speed boat or jet ski. Then you’ll have the freedom to explore the lake and jump on and off for a quick ride whenever the urge hits. You can also use your boat to visit a favorite spot or go on a guided fishing tour of the Flathead Lake area with a professional guide.
A trip to Whitefish or the Flathead Valley wouldn’t be complete without a day on the lake. There are a variety of lake marinas and private providers offering boat rentals for water-skiing, scenic cruising or fishing as well as personal watercrafts such as kayaks and paddleboards.
Located in the heart of downtown Polson, West Shore State Park is a great place to launch on Flathead Lake. It features a great sandy beach area, a large lawn with covered pavilions, parking and restroom building. The lakefront park is home to many great restaurants and shops, creating a full day outing on the Flathead Lake or Whitefish River. flathead boat rental