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13 Pontoon and House Boat Rentals in Arkansas

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School has started and summer is winding down, but trust me, there are still a lot of lake days left this year. One of our favorite ways to enjoy the lake is by boat.  Arkansas is home to over half a million acres of lakes over 5 acres in size. Many of those lakes have marinas and offer boat rentals.

Houseboats provide you with luxurious amenities and allow you to eat, sleep and play right on the water. Many of the houseboat rentals around Arkansas have multiple rooms, slides, and even hot tubs. Add in the convenience of having a full kitchen and bathrooms and you may never want to go home!

Houseboats can be pricy, but pontoons and speed boat rentals are available all over the state and allow you to experience lake life in a whole new way. Many will seat up to 12, so your entire family can cruise around the lake tubing and kneeboarding until the sun goes down. Pontoons and speed boats can often be rented by the hour, half-day, or full-day and prices are affordable when split between several people or you go midweek when rates are lower.

We’ve narrowed the list down to a few places on Arkansas’s biggest lakes. We know we will miss a few, so after you peruse our list, leave a comment with your favorite rental spot so others may check it out.

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Lake Ouachita

Harbor’s Marina
Call 870-867-1211 or 870-867-1212
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Harbor’s has a full rental fleet with a wide variety of premium boat rentals for your Lake Ouachita adventures! Select from ski boats, party barges and fishing boats.

Wake Zone Luxury House Boat Rentals
Call 501-991-3600
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This small, family-owned company has a fleet of five high-end, beautifully decorated, and fully equipped houseboats with everything you need for a luxurious experience.

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Photo courtesy of Wake Zone Luxury House Boats

Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock
Call 870-445-4424
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Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock provides everything in fishing and boating that you could possibly need. They offer a wide variety of boat rentals ranging from wave runners to houseboats along with SCUBA gear and training and guiding fishing services.

Lake View Cove Marina
Call 870-431-5291
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Enjoy your day at the lake in style with pontoon, tritoon and equipment rentals. Two-hour, half-day and full-day rental options are available.

Lake Dardanelle

The Russellville Marina
Call 479-967-1543
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The Russellville Marina has several pontoon and fishing boats from which to choose. They also offer cabin rentals.

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Craigcat rental available at Fairfield Bay Marina.

Greers Ferry Lake

Lacey’s Narrows Marina
Call 501-764-9402
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Lacey’s Narrows Marina is a full-service marina and boat dealership located on Greers Ferry Lake. In addition to boat sales and service, Lacey’s offers houseboat, pontoon and personal watercraft rentals.

Fairfield Bay Marina
Call 501-884-6030
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Fairfield Bay Marina offers a full range of rentals including pontoon boats, jet skis, Craigcats, kayaks, sups, paddle boats and Hydro bikes. They also provide lake tours and shuttle service to Sugar Loaf Mountain Island Hiking Trail. 

Beaver Lake

Lost Bridge Marina
Call 479-359-3222
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Located conveniently between Eureka Springs and Rogers, Lost Bridge Marina is the premier recreation site on Beaver Lake, near the Beaver Lake Dam Site Campground, Indian Creek Campground, and of course, Lost Bridge North and South Campgrounds. The Marina has a variety of rentals including pontoons, ski boats and personal watercraft.

Starkey Marina
Call 479-253-8194
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Starkey is a family-owned marina located just 12 miles from the beautiful downtown Eureka Springs. Their rental fleet includes eight pontoons and tritoons, including several with sun/sky decks and slides.

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Photo courtesy of Tracy Ferry Marina.

Norfork Lake

Quarry Marina
Call 800-664-5640 or 870-499-5388
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Around the corner from Lake Norfork Dam and the White River, in the Arkansas Ozarks, Quarry Marina offers the finest in boat rentals: bass and fishing boats, Aloha pontoon boats, ski boats, and other watersports equipment.

Tracy Ferry Marina
Call 870-491-5335
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Tracy Ferry Marina has rental pontoons and ski boats for your pleasure plus several hardtop waterslide rentals available.

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Photo courtesy of Anchors Away.

DeGray Lake

Anchors Away
Call 870-246-8800
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Anchors Away is the only houseboat rental service on DeGray Lake. They offer two luxury houseboats, each with six bedrooms and two bathrooms. They also offer jet ski rentals.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Call 501-865-5850
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Near Hot Springs and Little Rock, Arkansas’s resort state park is located on the beautiful DeGray Lake. Rentals include party barges, ski boats, fishing boats and pedal boats. They also have several kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards available.

Cover photo by Wake Zone Houseboat Rentals.

 

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Julie Kohl works from home as a writer and virtual assistant while raising her young son. A former Yankee who was "converted" to the south by her husband, Julie has grasped on to rural life in a sleepy, blink-your-eyes-and-you'll-miss-it town in central Arkansas. Julie loves adventure. Not necessarily "scare-your-pants-off" adventure but the kind where you seek out new and exciting things. New foods, new places, new experiences. On her blog, Seek Adventures, Julie shares about the outdoor and travel adventures of her family as they camp and standup paddleboard across the South. You can also learn more about her writing on her site Seek Adventures Media.

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