Knoxville Summer Water Rentals: Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards + Pontoon Boats


You don’t have to own a boat to get out and enjoy all the lakes and rivers in East Tennessee. There are several locations across the region to rent anything from a stand-up paddle board to a wake boarding boat. Knoxville Moms put together this list to help you find something to fit your interest and budget. No matter what you decide to rent, expect to fill out a waiver and possibly put down a security deposit before you head out on the water. Some rental companies provide life jackets. Others do not. Be sure to check if life jackets are available and what sizes they have before you make your plans. A safe day on the water is a fun day on the water! With safety in mind, pack plenty of sunscreen, water to drink and, of course, snacks! Here’s to a great boating day for you and your family!

Summer Water Rentals Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards + Pontoon Boats
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Knoxville Summer Water Rentals

Kayaks, Canoes & Stand-Up Paddleboards

Adventure Outdoor Center
695 Melton Lake Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 498-9951
Rentals: Kayaks, Canoes, SUPs, Hydrabikes & Pontoon Paddle boat
Rates: $19-$29 for first hour

Lake SharX Kayaking
6707 City Park Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772
Email: [email protected]
Open: Friday-Sunday
Rentals: Canoes and Traditional, Clear & Glow-In-The-Dark Kayaks
Day Rates: Traditional Kayak $15, Glow-In-the-Dark Kayak $30, Clear Paddle Board $20, Clear Kayak $25, Clear Kayak Glow Ride $30, Clear Paddle Board Glow Ride $25

Courtesy: Lake SharX Kayaking

River Sports Outfitters
2918 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 523-0066
Rentals: Kayaks, Canoes, SUPs, Hobie/Fishing Kayaks
Rates: $50-$75 for 24 hours, $200 Security Deposit

River Sports at the Cove at Concord Park
11808 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 523-0066
Rentals: Kayaks, SUPs, Canoes
Rates: $14 per hour, $25 2 hours, $40 1/2 day, $50 full day

River Sports at Ijams Nature Center/Meads Quarry Lake
4398 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 523-0066
Rentals: Kayaks, SUPs, Canoes 
Rates: $14 per hour

Fort Loudoun State Park
Visitor’s Center
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
Rentals: Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks, SUPs
Rates: $20-$30 3 hours, additional hours available for additional fee

Pontoon Rentals in KnoxvillePontoon Boats

Concord Marina
10903 South Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 966-5831
Rates: Starting at $260-$460, Half & Full Day Rentals Available

Sequoyah Landing Marina & Resort
110 Sequoyah Resort Way
Vonore, TN 37885
(423) 884-2770
Rates: Starting at $250-$350, Half & Full Day Rentals Available

Volunteer Landing Marina
956 Volunteer Landing
Knoxville, TN 37915
(865) 633-5004
Rates: $300-$350, Half & Full Day Rentals Available

If you want to turn your boat rental into more of a getaway, check out all the boat rentals on Norris Lake!

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