Fun in the Sun!

Northern Michigan’s Kayak, Boat & Jet-Ski Rental Leader

Aussie Watersports is Traverse City, Michigan’s boat rental leader. Established in 1995, with one jet ski, we have grown to include stand up paddle boards, deck boats, pontoon boats, ski boats, and more.

Jet-ski Rentals

Daily or hourly jet-ski rentals will get you out on the water in no time.

Deckboat Rentals

Cruise along the coastline with a deck boat rental that suits your boating style.

Waterski Northern Michigan

Water ski boat rentals for skiing, tubing or wake boarding in Traverse City.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Rent a fishing boat. Drop off at your favorite Northern Michigan lake.

Northern Michigan Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals

We offer the largest selection of boat rentals in Northern Michigan and onsite
maintenance to get you out on the water today!

Equipment Rentals

From standup paddle boards and kayaks to wakeboards and tubes, we’re your source for water fun in Northern Michigan.

The Best Traverse City Boat Rental Company

About AUSSIE WaterSports

Whether you’re looking for a Traverse City kayak rental, stand up paddle board rental, jet ski rental or boat rental, we’ve got something for everyone. Renting a boat or watersports equipment is the perfect way to make your next northern Michigan vacation memorable. Please visit our Lakes Overview page and discover this regions lakes from a boaters perspective. 

Simply find what you’re looking for on our site and click the “Book It!” button, or contact our reservation department directly.

Additionally, you can always give us a call at 231-932-1800
during normal business hours to speak to one of our staff.

Hourly boat and jet ski

Aussie Watersports offices and boatyard is located west of Traverse City, Michigan on land with boats parked on trailers. For best rates arrange an “Office Carryout” – come and pick up your equipment and take it with you. This not only saves you money but also allows you to take it to several different lakes and remove it from water for cheaper refueling.

If you’re looking for a boat rental experience “turn-key” and the rental is already in the water, please visit our hour rental location at Bayshore Resort in Traverse City.

Each of our boats displays a yellow Coast Guard sticker detailing how many people and/or the maximum weight allowance on any given boat. If your group is on the lighter side from recently running the Bayshore marathon, that doesn’t mean you can put more people on the boat than the Coast Guard puts on the yellow sticker. Likewise, if your group just got done with a Nathen’s hotdog eating contest and put on a few hundred extra pounds, don’t expect to put eight 250 pound people on a boat rated for 1500 pounds. We take everyone’s safety very seriously, and so should you.

Additional factors like wind and severe weather can cause your rental to be delayed or canceled.

Our Locations

With a fleet of over 75 boats and 30 employees in the summer, we are prepared to handle all of your Northern Michigan boat and watersport equipment rental needs.

AUSSIE Watersports Main Location


6214 E Traverse Hwy.
(M-72 W)
Traverse City, MI 49684

Bayshore Resort Traverse CIty Beach Hut


883 E Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Lakes Series

Have your rental delivered to  Long Lake, Lake Leelanau, West Bay, or Glen Lake

Long Lake

With its calm waters, numerous islands, and abundance of fish, Long Lake is the perfect summer get-away. Water skiers love it because there’s plenty of room. Anglers flock to it year-round for walleye, perch, pike, bluegill, bass, and sunfish. For anyone looking to swim and sunbathe, there are the islands and the sandbars that surround them. Aussie Watersports can also deliver your boat rental to either launch point!

Lake Leelanau

Comprised of two lakes connected by a narrow channel in the heart of picturesque Leelanau County, the glassy waters of Lake Leelanau are particularly ideal for leisurely pontoon rides. Cruise up to Leland and visit the iconic Fishtown for a day on the water you’ll never forget. Aussie Watersports can deliver your boat to the Bingham Township launch on South Lake.

West Bay

West Bay is the recreational heart of Traverse City. It’s surrounded by the Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas and consists of multiple beaches, parks, marinas, and waterfront restaurants. As you can imagine, there’s lots to do and see. West Bay is a popular place for jet-ski rentals in particular. 

Glen Lake

Tucked inside the prestigious Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore you'll find Glen Lake, the blue jewel of Leelanau county. The beauty of these Saffire waters never fails to astonish visitors and attract vacationers. 

Let’s enjoy the boater's view as we explore Glen Lake and the surrounding area.

Explore Nearby Lakes

West Bay

The heart of Traverse City boating fun, extends from Leelanau to Old Mission on West Bay.

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Lake Leelanau

Two lakes meet at the Narrows in the heart of Leelanau county for some beautiful boating.

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Long Lake

A summer retreat with calm waters, islands to navigate and fish to find year-round.

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Glen Lake

M-22 crosses the lake with views of Sleeping Bear Dunes and quaint towns around the bend.

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East Bay

A fisherman’s playground with quiet coves for escaping the wind and relaxing on the beach.

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Torch Lake

The Caribbean stole its colors from the blues and greens of this Northern Michigan gem.

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Lake Michigan

This freshwater coastline defines the northwestern edge of our Great Lakes mitten state.

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Crystal Lake

Crystal blue waters and generations of summer traditions draw locals and visitors each year.

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