Geist Marina

Pontoon Boat Rentals

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Enjoy A Day On The Lake

No Boating Experience Necessary

Geist Marina offers quality, comfortable pontoons that anyone over 25 year of age can reserve if they have a valid photo ID. Each of our 14 pontoons seat 10 or 12 people, depending upon availability at the time of booking.

Boats depart at 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, or in the evenings at 6:30pm or 7:00pm. Availability on weekends and holidays can be limited, so be sure to reserve your boat in advance!

Geist Lake Map

Lake Map


Our Rental Rates


4/15 - 4/30


5/21 - 8/8

Regular Season

5/1 - 9/30

First-come, first-serve availability.

*Memorial Day 5/31, Independence Day 7/5
Labor Day 9/6

Fall Evening

8/9 - 9/4


10/1 - 10/31

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New for 2021

Safety Quiz

Two new training videos and a required Boater Safety Quiz

No Smoking

of any kind
is prohibited
on rentals.

$150 penalty

More Boats

One more evening rental. Now 8 total.


A speaker is provided with each rental.

New Boats

Boats 1 and 8 are new 60 HP boats with 12 person capacity.

Late Fees

The late fee is $150 for EACH 1/2 hour late at the end of your rental.

The Basics

Not Available

We don’t rent these.

  • Jet Skis
  • Speedboats
  • Tubes
  • Overnight Rentals

None of the rental boats have tow bars or tow hooks.

No other places on the lake rent these either.

Bad Weather

Rescheduling is ONLY permitted if the following conditions exist on the lake at the TIME OF RENTAL.

  • Heavy rain lasting > 45 minutes
  • Lightning
  • Severe weather warnings
  • High wind advisories

Any condition staff deems unsafe

Rental Times

2 or 8 Hours

Day rentals are 8 hour time blocks. An evening 2-hour rental saves you a little money (8 available boats). Fall day rentals are only 6 hours.

You chose your rental times when you reserve. You can depart anytime after your “start” time, but be sure to return prior to your “end” time. Time slots cannot be extended. Our boats are on a very tight schedule.

$150 late fee for every 1/2 HR late

Check In

Daytime rentals check in at the main marina building.

Evening rentals report directly to the Gas House.

Free parking is on our lot, close to the departure area.

No smoking of any kind on our rental boats.

$150 smoking penalty


Who’s Driving?

You can as long as you…

  • are 25 or older
  • have a valid driver’s license
  • pass our simple Boater Safety Quiz

We do not provide a driver.

No Experience? Our short training videos will help you pass our Boater Safety Quiz.

Additionally, a brief orientation will be given by a member of our staff on the boat.

We help first-time boaters to understand the basics of pontoon boat driving and lake hazards.

Fueling Up

It’s Extra

Fuel is not included, but you only pay for the fuel used.

You start with a full tank. Upon return, we’ll top-off the tank, and let you know how much you owe. You will need to pay at the Gas House.

Fuel charges can vary.
Most are from $10 to $25.

Safety First

Life Jackets

It’s The Law

We provide youth and adult life vests (PFDs) equal to your boat’s max capacity.

State Law requires passengers 12 years old and under to wear a life jacket anytime the boat is in motion.

Passengers 13+ must have a life jacket on the boat.

We strongly encourage anyone in the water to have a life jacket with them.

You must supply your own PFDs for infants and children less than 50 lbs. You know what fits them properly and will be comfortable for them.

Max Capacity

Varies By Boat

Each boat has a legal max capacity (10 or 12 people). This includes babies, young children, teens and adults.

A face is a face no matter how small.

If DNR or Law Enforcement stop your pontoon and find it over max capacity, you’ll be issued a ticket and fined.

Boat capacity for each boat is shown in the booking process.


Getting On & Off

Return to the departure dock area or the Courtesy dock (Wolfies) at anytime during your rental period.

Pick up & drop off guests as long as the total number of passengers does not exceed max capacity when you leave the dock.

There are picnic areas along the Marina waterfront grounds.

A full restroom facility is accessible from the Gas Dock or Courtesy Dock (between our Launch Ramp and Wolfies).

An outside shower is available to rinse off.

Swimming and floating in the lake is expected! Boarding ladders from the water are on each boat.

How Fast?

50-60 HP Motor

Our rental pontoons are NOT speedboats.

They are equipped for a fun, relaxing day out on the water with family and friends - cruising around the lake and finding the perfect cove to anchor and enjoy the sunshine.

The back half of every boat has shade, a Bimini cover.

Customize Your Experience

Love Fishing?

BYO Gear

You must bring your own equipment and bait. Our boat needs to be returned in in the condition it went out.

Anyone 18+ needs a State Fishing License from DNR’s website.

Bait is not available at the Marina. Circle K at 96th & Olio Road sells nightcrawlers.

Hear That?

It’s Your Music

We provide a speaker to enhance your experience.

  • Rechargeable
  • Portable
  • Waterproof
  • Bluetooth enabled

The lake is surrounded by houses and shared with many other boaters.

Please be respectful with your volume.

Got a Dog?

Bring Your Pet

If you’re prepared to clean up after your dog, many dogs love a day on the lake!

Your dog must be…

  • Well behaved
  • On a leash when off the rental boat

We do NOT have dog life vests.

Food & Drink

Lots of Choices

Our Gas House has a variety of snacks, ice cream and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.

There are restaurants on-site. Choose to dine-in or call for dockside delivery!

You can also arrange for delivery services to meet you at the Gas Dock slip area

Ice can be purchased at the gas house. Coolers are not provided.

If you bring alcoholic beverages, please know, the same rules apply for the driver of a boat as that of a car.

Grilling is not allowed.


Daytime Rentals

Daytime rentals are available starting in April, depending on the weather. If you need multiple boats or plan on coming multiple days over the season, each boat will need its own reservation.

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Evening Rentals

Evening rentals are available starting the Friday of Memorial Weekend and run through Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. If you need multiple boats or plan on coming multiple days over the season, each boat will need its own reservation.

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In-season rentals fill quickly.


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