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Osthoff Resort Watersport Rentals

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.

1 hour
Two-person Hydro-Bike $30
Swan $40
Aqua Cycle
Two-Person Kayaks
Paddle Boats
Stand-Up Paddle Board
Fishing Boat w/motor
Pedal Pontoon
Accommodates 8 people.
21′ Pontoon
Accommodates 10 people.
21′ Pontoon with Driver
Accommodates 9 people.
25′ Pontoon
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
Full Boating Licenses can also be obtained online at
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.

Coffee Cruise
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.

Evening Cruise
$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.