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Where to Find the Best Douglas Lake Boat Rentals

Located less than 25 minutes away from downtown Pigeon Forge, TN, Douglas Lake is one of the most popular spots to get out on the water in the Smoky Mountains. Over 1.7 million people visit Douglas Lake each year to play on its 28,000 acres of pristine natural beauty.

One of our favorite ways to explore Douglas Lake is by boat. Nothing is better than cruising around the lake on a pontoon boat with the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and gorgeous Smoky Mountains scenery all around you. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to finding the best Douglas Lake boat rentals.

Douglas Lake Boat Rentals at Mountain Cove MarinaA pontoon boat on a lake.

If you’re staying in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville, Mountain Cove Marina is far and away the most convenient place to rent a boat on Douglas Lake. This excellent marina is situated right on the lake and features a boat launch that guests can use free of charge. Mountain Cove Marina rents 22’ Crest Pontoon Boats, which include the following:

  • 115 Hp. 4-stroke Mercury Outboard Engines
  • Space for up to 8 guests
  • AM/FM radio
  • Life jackets
  • Map of Douglas Lake

Cost of Douglas Lake Boat Rentals

The pontoon rental rates at Mountain Cove Marina are quite reasonable, especially if you can split the cost among your family members or friends. As of May 2018, the cost of renting a pontoon boat is as follows:

  • $135 + tax & fuel for a Half Day (4 hours)
  • $225 + tax & fuel for a Full Day (9 hours)

During the summer season (May 15th – Labor Day), Half Day rentals are offered from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Full Day rentals run from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Hours and availability vary in the spring, fall, and winter.

Reservations and a $50 deposit are required for all boat rentals. To ensure that you are able to obtain a boat for your preferred date and time, we recommend making your reservations as early as possible.

Two cheeseburgers with a lake in the background.Grab a Picnic Lunch to Take on Your Boat

Guests at Mountain Cove Marina can swing by the Harbor Grill to pick up a tasty picnic lunch before heading out on the water! Located right at the marina, this wonderful restaurant serves all-American fare, including Angus burgers, jumbo hot dogs, deli sandwiches, mozzarella sticks, and fried pickles. The Harbor Grill is open Friday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. during the summer months.

Douglas Lake Jet Ski Rentals

In addition to pontoon boats, Mountain Cove Marina also rents awesome jet skis! The rental rates for these personal watercrafts are as follows:

  • $60 per hour
  • $200 for a Half Day (4 hours)
  • $400 for a Full Day (8 hours)
  • $380 with Full Day Pontoon Boat Rental

Mountain Cove Marina Location and Contact InfoA couple riding a jet ski on a lake.

Mountain Cove Marina is located at 1590 Dyke Road, Sevierville, TN 37876. Reservations for Douglas Lake boat rentals can be made by calling the Marina Office at 865-453-3506. For more information, visit mountaincovemarina.com.

More Things to Do on Douglas Lake

Looking for more fun activities to enjoy on the water? Check out our guide to the top 6 things to do at Douglas Lake!