Your Guide to Okoboji Boat Rentals

The Oakwood Inn is a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast Inn located in Okoboji near Spirit Lake.

Okoboji Boat Rentals are a great way to get out on the water near our hotel in Okoboji

Right in the heart of the Midwest, Okoboji offers the quintessential summer retreat with its deep blue waters and vibrant community atmosphere. Part of the Iowa Great Lakes Region, this idyllic destination draws visitors from all corners for leisure and lakeside fun. One of the best ways to enjoy the water is with one of the local companies offering Okoboji boat rentals. 

During the summer months, the area comes alive with exciting outdoor activities, live concerts (some of which you can hear from the water), and lakes abuzz with boaters. The calm and expansive waters of East and West Lake Okoboji make them perfect for everything from high-speed boating adventures to serene fishing trips at dawn. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a boating enthusiast, the well-equipped marinas and fantastic selection of rental options available make accessing these waters a breeze.

With summer just approaching, it’s time to look ahead and get your lodging on the books. Hotels in the area fill up early, and The Oakwood Inn is one of the most exceptional places to stay for a unique and memorable getaway. As an adults-only bed and breakfast style resort, you’ll feel pampered by our professional innkeepers, enjoy the peace and quiet of our garden grounds, and feel relaxed and rejuvenated by our recently remodeled, pristine guest rooms and suites. Book for summer today! 

Okoboji Boat Rentals, happy guests from our Okoboji hotel enjoying a sunny day on West Lake Okoboji

Okoboji Boat Rentals: Best Places for Boating this Summer

Boating and fishing, in particular, are not just pastimes but a way of life here, offering both excitement and relaxation on the water. For those unfamiliar with the waters, the local companies offering Okoboji boat rentals can also share a wealth of knowledge and provide invaluable tips on where to go and what to see, ensuring your time on the lake is both safe and enjoyable.  

Here are the best local companies offering Okoboji boat rentals and boats for sale: 

  1. Okoboji Boat Works: Located right on West Lake Okoboji, Okoboji Boat Works is the company we recommend first for the best selection of Okoboji boat rentals. They offer a wide range of boats, from pontoons to speedboats, all well-maintained and ready to take you on your next lake adventure. Their prime location also means you’re already on one of the most desirable lakes when you set off from the dock. They also offer a selection of guided cruises and yacht parties. 
  2. Parks Marina: Situated on East Lake Okoboji, Parks Marina is another excellent choice for boat rentals. They provide a variety of vessels that cater to different group sizes and boating preferences, ensuring that every visitor finds the perfect match for their day on the water.
  3. Mau Marine: Known as the best marina in town, Mau Marine owns Okoboji Boat Rental and has a reputation for exceptional service and a broad selection of boats. Whether planning a fishing trip or a family outing, Mau Marine has the expertise and equipment to enhance your boating experience in Okoboji. Mau Marine is also where we send our guests who may be in the market to buy a boat or a place to dock their boat while in town. 
Okoboji Boat Rentals near our beautiful hotel in Okoboji

The Best Hotel in Okoboji for Your Summer Getaways

After a day out on the water, whether you’ve brought your own boat or taken advantage of one of the fantastic local companies offering Okoboji boat rentals, you’ll be ready to relax and refresh at our hotel in Okoboji. Come and spend some time in our shared gathering space, “The Den,” which comes equipped with a pool table, board games, and comfy leather couches. Beer and wine are available for purchase at the front desk. If you’re seeking complete privacy, retreat to your quiet guest suite which offers cozy seating areas, fireplaces, big plush beds, and beautiful en-suite bathrooms.

For those looking to up the romance at our hotel in Okoboji, IA, we also offer fantastic add-on enhancements for your stay. The Romance Package is the perfect touch with flowers, wine, a meat and cheese platter, and scented bath salts. We’ve also just upped our offerings with a morning mimosa flight and a new menu of snacks, like marinated olives with feta and crostini, both available to add on with 24 hours advance notice. 

The best vacations start with impeccable service, and that’s precisely what you’ll find at our hotel in Okoboji. Owning a B&B was a dream project for Innkeepers Bridget and Bill, so you will quickly see that hospitality is more than a job. They’re warm, welcoming, and happy to assist their guests in the best way they can. The home-cooked multi-course breakfast service is often part of why our guests come back year after year! Join us and try it for yourself! Book your room today! 

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