The 7 Best Boat Rentals in Holland, Michigan

Without a doubt, the clear waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa are the main attraction for many visitors of Holland, Michigan! Whether you are a guest at a waterfront vacation rental with private beach access, or you’re staying at a rental home a short drive from the water, it’s likely that someone in your group will want to rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle board during your stay. In the list below, you’ll find a variety of options for boat rentals in Holland. You’ll also find bonus options in nearby beach towns, including a wide variety of water sports that just seem fitting for an amazing Lake Michigan vacation.

Boat Rentals in Holland and Port Sheldon

Holland Water Sports Jet Ski & Boat Rentals

Since 1988, Holland Water Sports has offered boat rentals and jet ski rentals. When you visit their website, you’ll find wave runner (also known as “Sea Doos” or “Jet Skis”) rentals, power boat rentals, and pontoon boat rentals. As an added bonus, each rental price includes life jackets and fuel. Learn more at the website.

Macatawa Boat House Kayak and Canoe Rentals in Holland

Macatawa Boat House is another great option for boat rentals in Holland. Since they’re located at the entrance to the Holland State Park, they’re an extremely convenience water sports rental service. Visitors can rent stand up paddle boards,  kayaks, and canoes.

Visit the website to learn more. You can also reach them by calling 616-384-3033.


As mentioned in our list of bike rentals in Holland, Radventures is a fabulous rental company. In addition to offering bike rentals, Radventures also rents out stand up paddle boards and kites. SUP paddle boards are perfect for the water, and kites are perfect for the shore. Radventures is located on the North side of Holland at 321 Douglas Ave. Visit the website for more information.

Tulip City Paddle Tours

If you’re looking for a guided experience, then Tulip City Paddle Tours is a great option to consider. Whether you’re a novice or avid paddle board aficionado, these guided tours are a great way to experience Holland. Paddle board your way through the waterways of Holland with the help of a guide. You also have the option of kayaking instead of paddle boarding, if you prefer. Email the owner, Beth, at You can also visit the website for more details.

Mac Adventures

Mac Adventures is located at 2223 South Shore Dr in the South Side of Holland. You’ll find single and tandem kayak rental options, as well as paddle boards. Pontoon boat rentals are also available. You can book online or call the company at 616-377-8322.

Kayak Kayak (with locations near Holland, Saugatuck, Grand Haven and South Haven)

Lean on Kayak Kayak for top-notch, hygienic boats and equipment, available for rent by the half-day, full-day, or even longer. They’re happy to deliver kayaks and paddle boards to vacation rental guests staying for week-long pure Michigan summer vacations. Simply call 616.366.1146 for more information or visit the website.

Bonus: Action Wake Park in Hudsonville

If you don’t mind taking a short drive to nearby Hudsonville, then Action Wake Park might be a great option for your family. This full-sized cable park offers instruction as well as rental equipment. Visit the Aqua Park, which is full of inflatable water equipment. You can also learn to “ride the park” on a cable wake board. If you’re celebrating a birthday, then the “Wakeboard Party” package might be the best choice for you. Visit the website to learn more. This is an amazing family-friendly day trip!


Places to Stay in Holland, Michigan

Are you looking for a vacation rental in or near Holland, Michigan? Check out some of our newest listings!

  • Blu Sky Retreat is a 5-bedroom home situated on a peaceful, secluded acreage with a private fishing pond and plenty of natural green space.
  • Or perhaps a smaller, cozy cottage is just what you need – consider Knotty Pine Retreat. This quaint cottage is a short drive from local Holland beaches, including the Holland State Park and Tunnel Park.
  • Dune Crest, another new listing, is a fully renovated, four-bedroom cottage nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan.

View more of our Holland and West Olive vacation rentals here

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