Boating is one of the most popular activities here at Smith Mountain Lake. Locals and visitors alike flock to the lake to spend an afternoon fishing, tubing, kayaking, or canoeing. You don’t have to worry about bringing your own equipment when staying at a Premier Vacation Rental home. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite places for Smith Mountain Lake boat rentals, along with some tips for first-time renters.


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Our Favorite Smith Mountain Lake Boat Rentals

At Smith Mountain Lake, it’s easy to spend the day on the beautiful, clear waters. Check out our favorite places to rent boats!

Smith Mountain Lake Premier Boats

SML Premier Boats is the most convenient choice for anyone staying in a Premier Vacation Rental home. When you book with us, please let us know that you would like to make a reservation for a boat rental and we will be happy to provide you with their number. Mention that you’re renting with Premier Vacation Rental and you will receive a discount as well as pick-up and delivery of the boats. Their rates are very competitive and their boats are high quality.

Parkway Marina

Parkway Marina is another good option for those wanting to rent a boat, paddleboard, paddle boats, or kayaks. Many of our properties have paddle boards available for the renter’s use, but Parkway is a great option if you’re looking to use more than one kayak or paddle board. Parkway Marina is located in Huddleston, so they would be best for those staying off the Huddleston side of the lake.

Parrot Cove Marina

Parrot Cove Marina is the best option for renting houseboats. These are ideal for those who want to vacation in maximum comfort and style. If you’re traveling with friends or family, a party houseboat is a fun option. Some of their party boats come with a slide off the side, which is always a big hit with the young and the young-at-heart! Parrot Cove has a list of FAQs on their website, which is a great resource for first-time renters.

Bridgewater Boat Rentals & Marina

Bridgewater Marina has the widest selection of rental boats but there’s no reason to be overwhelmed! Their website has fantastic in-depth descriptions that tell you the type of engine, capacity, and the experience level needed. You can also rent a Waverunner through Bridgewater Boat Rentals. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day out on the lake or wanting to zip around at full speed, Bridgewater Boat Rentals has something ideal for you.

Stay with Premier Vacation Rentals

Most of the rental homes available through Premier Vacation Rentals come with a private dock available for use. We also have many rental homes available that come with a paddleboat or kayak. For example, The Log Cabin on Smith Mountain Lake comes with a new large dock with a screened porch, as well as a paddleboat and a kayak on site. This cabin has a fantastic location, with a sandy beach just steps aways from the front door. This is one of our newer rentals. It sleeps eight, with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Check the availability of all our properties and book today to start planning your Smith Mountain Lake vacation!