Pontoon Boat RentalsThere's no reason to be left on the shoreline wishing you could experience Watauga Lake from the water. Fish Springs Marina has a fleet of Tahoe Pontoon Boats available for rental year round. With a variety of rental options you can go anywhere on Watauga Lake and enjoy fishing, swimming, tubing picnicking, site seeing, and family outings... all you have to do is add water for a memorable Watauga Lake excursion.
If you are planning on fishing during your visit to Watauga Lake, please read about license requirements in the fishing section of this web site. You may purchase your license online there, or buy your license in person at the marina when you pick up the boat. PLEASE ALLOW 6 TO 10 ADDITIONAL MINUTES PER PERSON TO PURCHASE FISHING LICENSE AT THE MARINA. NON-TENNESSEE RESIDENTS OVER THE AGE OF 16 MUST HAVE A PHOTO I.D. (DRIVER'S LICENSE) AND A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, OR PREVIOUS TENNESSEE LICENSE. THOSE FROM 13 TO 16 YEARS OF AGE MUST PRESENT THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 DO NOT NEED A FISHSING LICENSE.
***2015 SUMMER RATES***
MAY 11, 2015 THROUGH SEPT. 8, 2015
RENTAL HOURS (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH STORE HOURS):
MONDAY THRU SUNDAY: 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Go anywhere on the lake! Pets Welcome, but you are responsible for damage they cause.
Life Jackets & Safety Equipment Included
***2015 SUMMER Pontoon Rental Rates ***
24' Pontoon — 10 Passenger max.................................................................90HP
*MONDAY — FRIDAY......................................................................................$180
*SATURDAY, SUNDAY, HOLIDAY...............................................................$215
*WALK-IN (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)...................................................$35/hr
(2 HOUR MINIMUM)
*All prices are plus tax
*Additional charge for fuel (full on departure, fill up on return)
*All prices subject to change without posting to web site
*Night use (Fishing/Camping) not allowed
*24' Tahoe Pontoon boats, with capacity for up to 10 People
*Quiet and powerful 90 HP Yamaha 4-Stroke Engines
*AM/FM/CD player, marine radio, fish locator/depth finder
*Rear-access ladder & bimini top
For All Rentals
We reserve the right to refuse rentals to anyone visibly intoxicated.
*Must Have Valid Driver's License and Be 21 Years of Age to Rent
* VISA, MasterCard, or American Express required for reservation & deposit
* State law prohibits operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
* $100 cancellation or no-show fee (if not cancelled by the night before at 6PM)
Off The Grid AdventuresStand Up Paddleboarding, Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Fish Springs Marina is now the home of Off The Grid Adventures, offering Stand Up Paddleboarding as well as canoe and kayak rentals right on beatiful Watauga Lake.
What is Stand-Up Paddleboarding?
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is part of a new outdoor business located on Watauga Lake in Hampton, Tennessee. The sport itself is an ancient form of surfing on calm water.
SUP had its beginnings in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960's the beach boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards and paddle with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. The sport benefits all levels of athletes though a strong core workout.
Unlike surfing, paddleboarding is easy to learn and you can be comfortable on the board and in the water in about 30 minutes. SUP targets both beginners and experienced boarders. The beginner segment is made up of those who have never tried paddleboarding but are eager to try it. Experienced boarders are looking for a recreational activity they can participate in and provide them hours of enjoyment while maintaining their fitness level.
$35/ 2 Hours (most popular)
$55/ 8 Hours
$35/ 2 Hours
$55/8 Hours Includes 1 kayak plus equipment
Two-Person Kayak Rental
$60 / 2 Hours
$100 / 8 Hours
$35/ 2 Hours
Private Lesson $40/ Hour Includes Instructor, 2 boards plus equipiment
Watauga Lake Tour $60/ Person Includes 1 board for 2+ hours; 4 persons required
Custom Watauga Tour $40-80/ Person Tour fee based on destination and duration of trip.
Special discounts apply for Group Rentals. Call and let us be a part of your next: birthday party, family reunion, graduation, youth group adventure, church outing, school or corporate event, club trip, Team Building, or a fun day in the sun.
Question & Answer / Terms
Q: How old do I have to be to paddle by myself?
A: To ride by yourself you must be at lease 7 years old. Children 6 and younger must ride with a family member.
Q: What do I need to rent a paddleboard and equipiment?
A: You need a credit card or cash and a valid drivers license.
Q: Is your staff First Aid and CPR certified?
A: Yes, all guides are First Aid and CPR certified.
Q: Do I have to make resevations? Call us at 423-725-2572 or 828-691-2011 or 423-768-2336.
A: No, but because we have a limited number (21) of boards, its a good idea to call in advance. However, we always try to accommodate on short notice.
Q: What is your cancellation policy:
A: A 24 hour notice is required for cancellations. A group of 5 or more requires a 72-hour notice. 100% cancellation charge strictly enforced.
Q: What are your business hours?
A: We are open daily from 8:00 — 6:00 May 1, though October 31,. We can make arrangements for mornings or evening rentals.
Q:Can I make arrangements for a special occasion? A: Yes, we offer several different packages including a moon light tour, sunrise tour, and sunset tours. We are alway happy to discuss special arrangments.
Q:If we bring parent or grandparents is there anything they can do?
A: Yes we have canoes and kayaks. You can still stay together as a family.
Held on the first and third monday of every month. Stand-up paddleboard races are a good way to get in shape and interact with others seeking to advance there sport. The course is about a mile long leaving from the shore paddling out around an island and back. Let Off The Grid Adventures help you to learn something new and adventurous.
To make reservations, call Fish Springs Marina at 423-768-2336. After-hours you can the owner, Tony, at 423-725-2572 or 828-691-2011.E-mail Tonya at Offthegrid27@yahoo.com