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

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 Peddleboat
Rates: $19-$29 for first hour

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
Seasonal Rental Locations:

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

River Sports at The Cove
11808 Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 544-0003
Kayaks, SUPs, Canoes $14 per hour, $25 2 hours, $40 1/2 day, $50 full day

River Sports at Fort Dickerson
550 Augusta Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 523-0066
Kayaks, SUPs, Canoes $20 2 hours

Day Trips from Seven Islands Birding Park
Seven Islands Put In
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764
(865) 523-0066

Cruz Landing Take Out
7806 Kodak Road
Kodak, TN 37914
(865) 523-0066
Trip Times: Saturdays 10am & 2pm, Sundays 1pm
Kayaks (1 or 2 person) $50 per trip

Fort Loudoun State Park
Visitor’s Center
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
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
Weekday (Tuesday-Thursday) 4 hours $200
Weekday (Tuesday-Thursday) 8 hours $300
Weekend (Friday-Sunday) 8 hours $350
Holiday 8 hours $400

Harbortowne Marina
280 Tellico Port Road
Niles Ferry Industrial Park
Vonore, TN 37885
(423) 884-6429
Full Day (9 hours) $290 plus tax, $390 plus tax

Sequoyah Landing Marina & Resort
110 Sequoyah Resort Way
Vonore, TN
(423) 884-2770

Tennessee River Boat Rentals
(865) 773-3696
Launch Site: Concord Park Boat Launch
Pontoon Boat 8-hour Rental $450
Yamaha Wake Series boat 8-hour rental $680

Volunteer Landing Marina
956 Volunteer Landing
Knoxville, TN 37915
(865) 633-5004
1/2 Day Rentals (4 hours): $260
Full Day Rentals (8 hours): $350

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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I’m a former TV news producer turned stay-at-home mom to my daughter Madeline and son Bennett. While I may stay at home, Madeline, Bennett and I are always on the go exploring Knoxville and making new friends. I'm a coffee addict, book lover, fashion-phile, occasional cook and bargain hunter. My guilty pleasures include Pinterest and bad reality TV. I believe a sense of humor is an essential survival skill. And--lucky me--my funny husband Andy always keeps me laughing. Follow me on Knoxville Moms as I chronicle this challenging and rewarding adventure we call motherhood!


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