The Osthoff Resort offers pontoons and fishing boats, hydro-bikes, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks for use on the lake. Pontoon cruises are also available. You do not need to be a resort guest to rent the water-sport equipment.
Open throughout September: 1-7, 11-13, 17-20 & 24-26 from 8am – 6pm.
Experience Elkhart Lake on an Osthoff watercraft.
|Stand-Up Paddle Board
|Fishing Boat w/motor
Accommodates 8 people.
Accommodates 10 people.
|21′ Pontoon with Driver
Accommodates 9 people.
Accommodates 15 people.
|25′ Pontoon with Driver
Accommodates 14 people.
Only electric and manpowered watercraft are permitted on Elkhart Lake on Sundays, June 14 – September 20.
All rentals must be returned 5 min prior to end of scheduled rental time.
Watercraft Rental Requirments
A person born on or after January 1, 1989, and at least 21 years old may operate a motor boat only if he or she has completed a boating safety course that is accepted by the Wisconsin D.N.R.
Temporary Boating Licenses can be obtained online at www.boat-ed.com/wisconsinrental.
Full Boating Licenses can also be obtained online at www.boat-ed.com/wisconsin.
Operators must be 21 or older to operate a motor boat or pontoon.
If you’d like to enjoy a panoramic tour of Elkhart Lake by water, The Osthoff Resort offers two cruises per day, seasonally.
Scenic overview of local geology and history.
$16 per person, per occupied seat.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Reservations by 5:00 pm the prior day.
Coffee and juice offered.
$15 per person, per occupied seat.
Overview of local geology and history.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m., additional cruise in July & August.
Reservations by 4:00 pm the same day.