Boat Rentals and More

Welcome, visitors. I’ve compiled this list of boat and watercraft rentals for you so you don’t have to sort through the non-relevant listings that appear highest in the internet searches. I do not have boat rentals, but I want to help you sort through the trash and get to the legitimate.

Lake Anna offers rentals of boats, pontoons, jet skies, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, water bikes, wakeboard equipment, and more. This majority of watercraft rentals are on the Public Side, but there are a few who rent on the Private Side.

Boato rents kayaks and boats and delivers them to the Public Side dock. If you use discount code KATE01, you will receive 5% off your boat rental fee. You may keep the boat for the duration of the rental at your waterfront location.

Lake Anna Marina is right across the lake from Blue Skies at Lake Anna. It’s not too far from Lake Anna Blue Sails. They offer three pontoons and do not allow pets, alcohol, or overnight rentals.

Sturgeon Creek Marina is across the lake from Blue Skies at Lake Anna, just past Lake Anna Marina. They offer 8 person pontoons and 4 person Gillgetters. You can rent overnight from Sturgeon Creek. Pets and watersports are not permitted.

Shipwreck Boat Rental rents pontoons. They are pet friendly but do not allow tubing or other watersports behind the boat. After a certain rental period, you can keep the pontoon overnight without extra charge. Shipwreck is closest to Lake Anna Blue Sails, and we recommend them to our Lake Anna Blue Sails’s guests for launching your own boat.

Lake Anna Marine’s Wave Rider will rent on either the Public or Private Side of Lake Anna. They deliver the boat to the renter. They offer several different types of watercraft for rent, including pontoon, bowrider, kayak, paddle board, and canoe.

Duke’s Creek Marina rents pontoons, tubes, and paddleboards. They do not rent on the Private Side. Duke’s Creek Marina isn’t too far from Blue Skies at Lake Anna by lake, but is a bit farther by vehicle.

Mid-Atlantic Watersports has locations at Pleasants Landing Marina and the Boardwalk at Lake Anna.  They offer boat sales, service, and detailing, pro shop equipment sales, lake excursions, watersports excursions, watersports lessons, and the widest selection of rental boats on the Lake.  Mid-Atlantic Watersports permits pets, watersports, and multi day rentals. You can book rental boats online from the convenience of your home!  Use the code BlueSkis10 to get 10% off your boat rental. They do not deliver boats to guests on the Public Side. On a case by case basis, they will rent deliver rental boats to the Private Side of the lake. 

LKA Watersports rents pontoons and jet skis as well as a tube and rope for use with their boats. They do not rent on the Private Side. The site provides an on-line boating or PWC course for renters who do not have a valid boater’s license.

One of the watercraft rental venues that might rent on the Private Side is Lake Anna Rentals. They offer boats, jet skis, water skis, kneeboards, and wakeboards. Boats require a three day minimum rental and jet skis require a to day minimum rental.

Lake Anna Boat Rentals is located at Christopher Run Campground. They advertise just boat rentals.

DV Rentals, LLC, delivers and picks up the pontoons rented from them.

Pure Wave Charters is ready to take you on a guided fishing trip. John’s 30 plus years of live bait fishing experience will serve you well as you explore Lake Anna’s clear, beautiful depths.


Fuel and Boat Repair

Find fuel and boat repair on the Public Side. There are no marinas on the Private Side.

Many of the sites listed above have marinas that offer fuel and boat repair, including Sturgeon Creek Marina, Lake Anna Marina, Duke’s Creek Marina, and Mid-Atlantic Watersports/Pleasant’s Landing.

Hunter’s Landing at the Cove, co-located with Shipwreck Boat Rentals, offers ethanol-free fuel.

 High Point Marina located at the Rt. 208 bridge, also offers ethanol-free fuel.

 If you’re operating a watercraft on the Private Side, you need to have gas canisters with you, or you’ll be forced to trailer your boat to the gas station. Many of us who live there have 35 gallon or larger gas canisters so we can keep the boat full.

Things to Consider

Lake Anna is patrolled by local law enforcement and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.There are several resources on the Department’s website which includes a Boater’s Guide. Drinking while driving a boat is illegal and is enforced.

If you prefer to relax and let someone else captain the boat, check out several other boating/fishing options at the Fishing Guides and Boat Cruises writeup on this website.

According to the Department site’s Boating Safety and Education, all personal watercraft operators age 14 and older and all operators, regardless of age, of motorboats with 10 hp or greater engine need to take a boating safety course. The site lists several course options. Some are free and other’s have an associated charge.

Personal floatation devices (PFDs) save lives. Both Lake Anna Blue Sails and Blue Skies at Lake Anna have a few PFDs. If our guests need more, particularly for children, reach out to Kate in advance of your reservation.

Water sports are a huge activity in the summer, so the lake does get crowded, especially on weekends after the beginning of July. You’re more likely to find the lake calm in the off season, June, summer’s from Monday to Thursday, or early in the morning.