Renting on your own

Yes, we rent boats at the Lagoons, Busse Lake, Maple Lake and the Chicago North Side launch! Click the menu links at left to see hours of each launch and to find maps and directions.
 
When renting, you paddle on your own.  We can provide basic instruction for beginners on shore before your trip.  The waters at all of our launches are gentle.  And we offer wide, stable boats suitable for beginners.  If you prefer to have a guide on the water while you paddle, see the options at the Guided Trips link above.
 
You can show up at any time to rent.  You generally do not need reservations.  Larger parties of 4 or more boats may want to reserve using the Contact link above.