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Smith Mountain Lake Boat Rentals Directory

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Boating at Smith Mountain Lake is the favorite activity of many visitors, and boat rentals here are plentiful.

Many companies offer Smith Mountain Lake boat rentals such as pontoon boats, deck boats, ski boats, wake surfing boats, personal watercraft (commonly known as Jet Skis, Sea-Doos and WaveRunners), fishing boats and houseboats.

Many also sell marine gas and rent kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUPs), pull-behind tubes, skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and other water sports equipment.

We highly recommend you book well in advance, especially if you’re visiting Smith Mountain Lake between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

We also suggest using a company that’s a member of the Smith Mountain Lake Boat and Watersports Rental Association. Doing so means you’ll get a well-maintained, safety-inspected watercraft and proper training in how to operate it.

Bernard’s Boat Rentals

Located at Bernards Landing, 775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta, Virginia (Franklin County; on SML west of Marker R-8). Call 540-721-7800. Operated by Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals. Visit Bernard’s Boat Rentals.

Bridgewater Marina Boat Rentals

Located at Hales Ford Bridge, 16410 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta, Virginia (Franklin County; on SML northwest of Marker R-28). Call 540-721-1639. Pontoons, tritoons, deck boats, wakeboarding and ski boats, PWCs. Visit Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals.

Captain’s Quarters

Located at Hales Ford Bridge, 16525 Booker T. Washington Hwy, Moneta, Virginia (Franklin County; on SML northwest of Marker R-28). Call 540-721-1175. Pontoon boats, deck boats, PWCs, fishing boats. Visit Captain’s Quarters.

A pontoon glides across Smith Mountain Lake at Sunset
Photo by Jayson Firebaugh | Star City SkyCams

Crazy Horse Boat Rentals

Located at Crazy Horse Marina, 400 Crazy Horse Drive, Moneta, Virginia (Franklin County; on SML at marker B-10A). Call 540-721-1639. Wide array of rental boats. Operated by Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals. Visit Crazy Horse Boat Rentals.

Gills Creek Marina

Located at 790 Fox Chase Road, Wirtz, Virginia (Franklin County, on SML west of Marker G-2). Call 540-721-2451. Tritoons and pontoons. Visit Gills Creek Marina.

Halesford Harbor Boat Rentals

Located at Halesford Harbor, 1043 Campers Paradise Trail, Moneta, Virginia (Bedford County; on SML northwest of Marker R-28). Call 540-238-5606. Operated by Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals. Visit Halesford Harbor Boat Rentals.

Mariners Landing Boat Rentals

Located at 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston, Virginia (Bedford County; on SML near Marker C-6). Call 540-238-7726. Operated by Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals. Visit Mariners Landing Boat Rentals.

Parkway Marina Boat Rentals

Located at Parkway Marina, 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, Virginia (Bedford County; on SML north of Markers R-8 & R-6). Call 540-297-4412. Tritoons and pontoons. Visit Parkway Marina Boat Rentals.

A Smith Mountain Lake jet ski zips along the water
Photo by Jayson Firebaugh | Star City SkyCams

Parrot Cove Boat Rentals

Located at Hales Ford Bridge, 16441 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta, Virginia (Franklin County; on SML northwest of Marker R-28). Call 540-721-5363. Pontoon boats, tritoons, deck boats, fishing boats, PWCs and houseboats. Visit Parrot Cove Boat Rentals.

Smith Mountain Boat Rentals

Dockside delivery and pickup only (anywhere at SML). Call 540-915-6569. Pontoon boats, speedboats, PWCs, and private charter tours with captain. Visit Smith Mountain Boat Rentals.

Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School & Sailing Charters

Located at 108 Hill Crest Drive, Moneta, Virginia. (Franklin County; on SML near Marker G-4). Call 540-719-0009. Offering 3-4 hour sailing adventures with a licensed captain. Visit SML Sailing School & Sailing Charters.

SML Boat Rentals

Located at Mitchell’s Point Marina, 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston, Virginia (Bedford County; on SML between Markers C-2 and C-3). Call 540-484-3980. Pontoon boats, deck boats. Visit SML Boat Rentals.

State Park Boat Rentals

Located at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston, Virginia (Bedford County; on SML northeast of Marker R-19). Call 540-297-3642. Operated by Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals. Visit State Park Boat Rentals.

The Dock at SML

Located at 188 Locust Lane, Penhook, Virginia (Pittsylvania County; on SML southwest of Marker R-6). Pontoons and tritoons. Visit The Dock at SML Boat Rentals.

Westlake Boat Rentals

Located in Westlake Waterfront Inn, 2050 Morewood Road, Hardy, Virginia (Franklin County; on SML southwest of Marker R-37). Call 540-721-1159. Pontoons and deck boats. Visit Westlake Boat Rentals.

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