A visit to Whitefish & Flathead Lake isn’t complete without exploring this beautiful area on the water! Boat rentals for scenic cruising, water-skiing and fishing are available at many lake marinas, and from private suppliers in nearby towns. Human-powered kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are also a popular way to explore the shorelines of these beautiful lakes & reservoirs!
A pristine natural lake in northwest Montana, Flathead Lake is 195 square miles. Its maximum depth is 371 feet, making it deeper than the average depth of the Yellow Sea and Persian Gulf. The lake is fed by the Flathead River, which flows into the Mission Mountains and Bob Marshall Wilderness in Glacier National Park. The lake is surrounded by the Flathead Indian Reservation, and it contains several popular resort and public boat launches including Wayfarers Marina, West Shore Resort and Marina, Cromwell Island Marina, Big Arm Marina, and Wild Horse Island State Park.
One of the best ways to enjoy a day on the water is by renting a boat in Polson, Bigfork, or Kalispell and heading out for a cruise. Ski boats for watersports like wakeboarding and tubing are another fun choice. And for those who enjoy a more laidback boating experience, pontoon boats are a great family-friendly option on Flathead Lake. Fishing is a favorite activity on Flathead Lake, and the local guides know the hot spots to hook up with lake trout, whitefish, pike, yellow perch, rainbow trout and more! boat rentals flathead lake