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Guide to Boat Rentals at Smith Mountain Lake

couple enjoying sunset from the sail boat at Smith Mountain Lake

Visiting Smith Mountain Lake? Here’s a quick guide to boat rentals in the area.

  1. Bridgewater Marina

    16410 BT Washington Hwy
    Moneta, VA

    The marina has been serving loyal customers for over 28 years, offering more than 100 rental boats in five convenient locations. From ski boats to wave runners, Bridgewater has everything you need for a memorable visit to SML. The majority of their boat rentals are 2017-2018 models, giving customers access to the latest models available.

  2. Bernard’s Boat Rentals

    775 Ashmead Road
    Moneta, VA

    Located just below the check-in center at Bernard’s Landing on the southern end of the lake, this boat rental company will help you make the most of your SML holiday. They offer a vast selection of wakeboards, tubes, and skis for your enjoyment. All vessels and equipment undergo stringent inspections for customers’ safety.

  3. Crazy Horse Marina

    400 Crazy Horse Drive
    Moneta, VA

    Located in a cove some distance from Blackwater Marker B-10A, this marina boasts well-maintained facilities, including a 24-hour gas dock, a boat launch ramp, clean restrooms, and ample parking. The marina’s on-site restaurant, Mexico Viejo, serves great margaritas and features scenic views of Black Water Cove in SML. While primarily offering topnotch dock rentals and boat and trailer storage, Crazy Horse Marina also rent out paddleboards and tubes.

  4. Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School and Sailing Charters

    108 Hillcrest Heights Drive
    Moneta, VA

    Learn how to sail with the help of the Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School and Sailing Charters program, where students are taught the basics on a J/24 sloop. If you’re an advanced sailor, test your skills on their rental Laser Sailboats or the Tanzer 16. The school has trained hundreds of students from all over Virginia, as well as Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. They also offer sailing charters and host regattas and other sailing events throughout the year.

  5. Smith Mountain Wake Company

    16440 Booker T. Washington Hwy
    Moneta, VA

    This family-owned and -operated company takes pride in having the biggest selection of water sports apparel and equipment in the SML area. They offer tubes, paddleboards, wakesurf boards, and other gear for sale or rent. They also offer wakesurfing lessons to first-timers.

  6. Gills Creek Marina & Lodge

    790 Fox Chase Road
    Wirtz, VA

    This pet-friendly marina features a well-stocked ship store, a fuel dock, and a newly renovated waterfront lodge with queen-size beds, kitchenettes, bathrooms, and balconies.

    They offer daily pontoon, boat, and kayak rentals, as well as yearly slip rentals for boat owners. The marina is a one-stop shop for families who enjoy being out in the water.

  7. Smith Mountain Lake State Park

    1235 State Park Road
    Huddleston, VA

    The park is located on the second biggest freshwater lake in Virginia and offers a wide range of water-based activities for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors can rent canoes, kayaks, pontoons, hydro bikes, paddle boards, jet skis, and jet boats. Their well-maintained facilities include a boat ramp, a fishing pier, and an amphitheater. On land, visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, and picnicking.

Live in SML and go boating in your own time. I, Jane Sullivan Horne, would be more than happy to assist you. Call me at 540.493.1690 or send me an email at Jane(at)JaneAtTheLake(dotted)com.