YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FUN ON THE WATER IN LAKE MEAD

Everything you need to boat, paddle, fish and swim under the desert sun in Lake Mead

Lake Mead boat rentals offers year-round access to boating, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, and all-around fun in the sun.

As the largest reservoir by volume in the United States, Lake Mead features 248 square miles of clear blue waters under the glorious desert sunshine. Home to thousands of desert plants and animals (many of which are exclusive to the area), Lake Mead represents the meeting point of three distinct desert ecosystems— the Mojave, the Great Basin and the Sonoran Deserts. Simply put: you won’t see these sights anywhere else in the world! Lake boat rentals are the best way to enjoy all this area has to offer.

Experience dramatic desert scenery, towering stark mountains, vertical-walled canyons, and a variety of cacti and wildflowers as you cruise the stunning waters of Lake Mead. Book your Lake Mead boat rentals  and be sure to check the Lake Mead calendar of events for a full listing of upcoming programs and events to help you plan your trip. 

Water Sports

Snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming are increasingly popular activities during the summer months when lake temperatures can top 80-degrees.  Lake Mead is often heralded as one of the top freshwater lakes in the world for scuba diving, and offers a range of depths and sites for both novice and technical divers. Lake marinas also offer Lake Mead boat rentals, personal watercrafts, water skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and inner tubes.  Spend a fun-filled day on the water, then claim your spot on the shore for an afternoon picnic.

Ideal for kayakers and canoers, the 30-mile Black Canyon Water Trail traverses various sandy beaches, desert caves, ample coves and active hot springs. Witness majestic bighorn sheep, Nevada’s state animal, and other wildlife as you navigate along cliffs, while the rugged mountain backdrop, with its sheer cliffs, desert washes and colorful rock formations, adds dramatic flair to an already stunning lake setting.

Beaches, Coves & Canyons

  • Located right off Lakeshore Road and US 93, Boulder Beach is a popular picnic spot with accessible fire pits and grills.
  • Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave provides a quiet reprieve where you can nestle under an umbrella with your favorite summer read.
  • Willow beach is a popular destination for hiking, rafting, boating and fishing.  Visitors will enjoy steep multicolored cliffs and secluded coves. Located just 14 miles south of Hoover Dam off of U.S. 93, Willow Beach offers a variety of amenities, including a boat launch ramp, full-service marina, campground, RV Park, and a convenience store.  Native Mojave Desert flora and fauna, vegetation and wildlife are abundant.
  • Just two miles upstream from Willow Beach, Emerald Cove offers stunning views in the morning and late afternoon light. Bring your camera for magnificent photo ops (and perhaps even a selfie or two).
  • Eldorado Canyon marks the end of the Black Canyon Water Trail. This area is rich in history and known for its mining past. Historical mine tours are offered daily, as well as kayak, paddleboard, and hiking tours.

Fishing

Lake Mead boat rentalsoffers so can get yout to some of the best sport fishing spots in the United States, with plenty of opportunity for hooking largemouth bass, striped bass, rainbow trout, channel catfish, crappie and bluegill. The lake offers 24-hour, year-round activity, with only a few restricted spots. Before you bait your hook, be sure to obtain a license from the Department of Wildlife and observe the appropriate fishing rules and regulations.

Lake Mead boat rentals

Boating of all kinds is a popular activity on Lake Mead’s wide expanse of open water. Boaters can relax in a private cove or enjoy the thrill of the open water. With miles of waterways to explore, personal watercrafts of every kind are popular on the lake. The dependable desert winds attract plenty of sailboats, while various boat rental options featuring everything from houseboats to powerboats are available.

Houseboats are a popular option at Lake Mead and a great way for families and friends to enjoy the comforts of home while navigating the waterways. Built to accommodate 8 to 15 people, houseboats generally boast amenities like barbecue grills, kitchen appliances, and TVs. Some even include hot tubs and wet bars, so you can relax and take in the sights after a fun-filled day of water-skiing.

Of course, if modern conveniences (and hot tubs!) aren’t your thing, set up camp along the lake’s shoreline and enjoy stunning views of the night sky. Make sure the area is a designated campsite, and follow the marked rules, regulations and seasonal restrictions. Then drop your anchor and hook a fabulous “lake to table” dinner.

Reserve your Lake Mead boat rentals today!

Boatsetter has fleets of boats, including sail boats, ski boats, speed boats, and houseboats available to help you embark on your Lake Mead boating adventure.  Whether you’re looking for a thrilling speed boat adventure or a scenic family cruise along the lake, Boatsetter has you covered. Reserve your Lake Mead boat rentals today, then pack your swimsuit and get ready to experience an unforgettable getaway at Lake Mead!

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