Boating on Lake Dillon

Boating on Lake Dillon


Lake Dillon Colorado Boat Rentals, Lessons & Tours

lake dillon boat rentalsWith two full service marinas on Lake Dillon, located in Frisco and Dillon, there are many different options for boats. The Dillon Marina offers sailboat rentals, to those who are able to pass a short sailing test, as well as lessons and tours on a 22′ Catalina monohull. The Marina also rents pontoon boats, ideal for a slow circumnavigation of Lake Dillon or trawling for some lake trout. If you want a faster pace then you might want to rent a Runabout motor boat. Also in Dillon, you are able to rent sit-on-top kayaks for a self-propelled tour of the lake. Stand Up Paddle Boards are available for rentals, lessons and tours, and Yoga classes on a board are also offered. In Dillon or Frisco, you are able to rent out the Lake Dillon Water Shuttle for a private charter, or take a Guided Kayak Tour on the lake. The Frisco Bay Marina offers runabouts, fishing boats and pontoon boats for a power boat trip on the lake. If you prefer a self-powered adventure you might want to rent a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board. In addition there is a rowing club located at the marina that offers rentals and lessons for sculls. Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone also have small lakes where boat rentals are offered.

Call now for information on booking your rental, lesson or tour 970.389.8214

Tour Option 1 | Sailboat Rentals on Lake Dillon


sailboat rental lake dillonIf you have had previous experience sailing and would like to take a group out on Lake Dillon, 22′ Catalina sailboats are available for a sailing tour of this beautiful area. This boat can accommodate a maximum of six people. Your captain must have a sailing certification or the ability to pass a short verbal sailing test to charter the boat. A Captain can be provided by the marina if you do not have one. The boats are equipped with a 4-stroke outboard motor and a roller furling jib.

22’ Catalina Monohull
Cost: $130 for 2 hours, $175 for 3 hours, $225 for 4 hour
Maximum: 6 people
Times: Daily 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM start times beginning 5/24, extended hours 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM start times 6/21 to 9/1, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM start times 9/2 to 9/30, no online booking after this and all rentals are weather dependent
Minimum: 2 hours
Duration: 2 – 4 hours

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Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Skipper must be able to pass a short verbal sailing test and be 21 or over. Meet at the Dillon Marina a half hour before your rental, 48 hour cancellation policy with 20% of rental fee charged for cancellations within 48 hours, rentals may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. All children 13 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times. Dogs of all sizes are allowed. Boats must be returned by 5:30 pm or 7:30 pm depending on the season, boats returned after these times will incur a late fee of $75 plus any additional rental fees. Rental fees include the cost of fuel. All rentals are subject to a 8.875% tax. All renters are required to leave a credit card (no Amex) and drivers license as security while on the water. Boats returned in an unsatisfactory state will be charged a $50 cleaning fee. All online reservations are subject to an additional booking fee.

Tour Option 2 | 19′ Runabout & 15′ Fishing Boat


Dillon Marina RunaboutFor a smaller group a runabout is an excellent option to cruise the scenic waters of Lake Dillon, surrounded on three sides by mountains, with sightings of Bald Eagle, Osprey and Great Blue Herons. The 19′ Runabouts have a maximum capacity of seven people, eight if there are two children whose combined weight is less than 100lbs. The boats have a 150 HP outboard motor, side steering wheel, and a bimini for sun protection. For fisherman the 15′ fishing boat has room for five people and plenty of space for fishing gear. This boat has a 30 HP engine and tiller steering. Fishing gear is available for rent, and includes pole, bobber, two hooks, and two sinkers. You are able to purchase your required Colorado fishing license as well as bait at the marina office.  

Cost Runabout: $175 for 2 hours, $225 for 3 hours, $275 for 4 hours
Maximum Runabout: 7 people or 8 people if two are children with a combined weight under 100 lbs

Cost Fishing Boat: $70 for 2 hours, $90 for 3 hours, $110 for three hours, $20 per additional hour
Maximum: 5 people
Cost Fishing Gear: $15 for 2 hours, $17 for 3 hours, $20 per day
Times: Daily Varies 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for start times depending on the season
Minimum: 2 hours
Duration Runabout: 2 – 4 hours

Duration Fishing Boat: 2 – 11 hours, (this will vary depending on the season and the operating hours of the marina)

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Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Skipper must be 18 or over. Meet at the Frisco Bay Marina 45 minutes before your rental, 48 hour cancellation policy with 20% of rental fee charged for cancellations within 48 hours, rentals may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. All children 13 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times. Dogs of all sizes are allowed. Rental fees include the cost of fuel and life jackets. All rentals are subject to a 8.875% tax. All renters are required to leave a credit card, drivers license, and keys as security while on the water. Boats returned in an unsatisfactory state will be charged a $50 cleaning fee. All online reservations are subject to an additional booking fee and are discounted by 5%, and must be made 24 hours in advance. For day of rentals call the Frisco Bay Marina at 970-668-4834.

Tour Option 3 | Pontoon Rentals


Dillon Marina PontoonThe marina offers both 20″ 22′ and 25′ Pontoon boats for a two, three, or four hour rental. The 20′ Pontoon can have 8 people, and has a 75 HP outboard engine. The 22′ Pontoon is able to accommodate 11-12 people, and has a 75 HP outboard engine. The 25′ Pontoon fits a maximum of either 14 or 16 people, and has a 90 HP outboard engine. Both boats have side console steering and a partial awning for optional sun and weather protection. The marina does not sell fishing licenses, rent fishing equipment, and only sells limited fishing supplies, so it is a good idea to obtain these items prior to renting the boat from one of the local fishing shops. The boats do NOT have BBQ grills.

Cost 20′ Pontoon: $143 for 2 hours, $191 for 3 hours, $234 for 4 hours
Maximum 22′ Pontoon: 8 people

Cost 22′ Pontoon: $175 for 2 hours, $228 for 3 hours, $266 for 4 hours
Maximum 22′ Pontoon: 11 or 12 people
Cost 25′ Pontoon: $271 for 2 hours, $359 for 3 hours, $462 for 4 hours
Maximum 25′ Pontoon: 14 or 16 people
Times: Daily 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM start times beginning 5/24, extended hours 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM start times 6/21 to 9/1, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM start times 9/2 to 9/30, no online booking after this and all rentals are weather dependent
Minimum: 2 hours
Duration: 2 – 4 hours

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Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Skipper must be 21 or over. Meet at the Dillon Marina a half hour before your rental, 48 hour cancellation policy with 20% of rental fee charged for cancellations within 48 hours, rentals may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. All children 13 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times. Dogs of all sizes are allowed. Boats must be returned by 5:30 pm or 7:30 pm depending on the season, boats returned after these times will incur a late fee of $75 plus any additional rental fees. Rental fees include the cost of fuel. All rentals are subject to a 8.875% tax. All renters are required to leave a credit card (no Amex) and drivers license as security while on the water. Boats returned in an unsatisfactory state will be charged a $50 cleaning fee. All online reservations are subject to an additional booking fee.

Tour Option 4 | Kayak & Canoe Rentals


Guests twelve and over are able to rent single and tandem kayaks from the Frisco Bay Marina to paddle on Lake Dillon and around all of the islands of Giberson Bay, where you may see Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, and Beavers. There are also special kayaks for children ages 7-12, and they can be tethered to another kayak. The alternative for these ages and also for smaller children 30 lbs and over is to take them in a tandem kayak or in a two or three person canoe. The minimum rental is two hours but you can go for longer, although longer rentals are not able to be booked online.

Cost Single Kayak and Child Kayaks: $35 for two hours, $10 each additional hour
Cost Tandem Kayak: $45 for two hours, $10 per additional hour

Times: Daily Varies 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for start times depending on the season
Minimum: 30 lbs
Maximum: 250 lbs
Duration: 2+ hours

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Included: kayak or canoe, personal flotation device, paddle, safety talk
Recommended to bring: comfortable clothing that will keep you warm if you get wet, bathing suit, drip dry shorts or leggings, rash guard or non-cotton shirt, shoes with a good sole that can get wet and will not come off your feet – tennis shoes, water shoes, athletic sandals with strap (no flip flops or crocs), sunblock, waterproof camera, dry clothes for after your tour.

Important Notes: Meet at the Frisco Bay Marina 45 minutes before your rental, 48 hour cancellation policy with 20% of rental fee charged for cancellations within 48 hours, rentals may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. All renters are required to leave a credit card, drivers license, and keys as security while on the water. Boats returned in an unsatisfactory state will be charged a $50 cleaning fee. All online reservations are subject to an additional booking fee and are discounted by 5%, and must be made 24 hours in advance. For day of rentals call the Frisco Bay Marina at 970-668-4834.

Tour Option 1 | Sailboat Tour on Lake Dillon


guided tours dillon lakeIf you would like to take a sailing trip on Lake Dillon, but you do not know how to sail and do not want to take a lesson, then why not let a local captain take you sailing? Sit back and relax and enjoy a spectacular sailing adventure on beautiful Lake Dillon. Sailing on the lake gives you a unique perspective of the Continental Divide, Buffalo Mountain and the Ten Mile Range as you are surrounded by majestic peaks. Feel free to bring a drink and a snack. Tours can be semi-private or private for daytime or sunset.

Non-Private Tour

Cost:$60 per person for 2 hours, $90 per person for 3 hours, $120 per person for 4 hours
Times: 11:00 AM or 1:30 PM start times 6/15 to 9/30
Minimum: 2 people, 2 hours, 12 years of age
Maximum: 5 people
Duration: 2 – 4 hours

Private Tour

Cost: $300 per boat for 2 hours, $450 per boat for 3 hours, $600 per boat for 4 hours
Times: 11:00 AM or 1:30 PM start times 6/15 to 9/30
Minimum: 2 hours, 12 years of age
Maximum: 5 people
Duration: 2 – 4 hours

Non-Private Sunset Tour

Cost: $65 per person
Times: 5:30 PM 6/15 to 9/30
Minimum: 2 people, 12 years of age
Maximum: 5 people
Duration: 2 – 4 hours

Private Sunset Tour

Cost: $325 per boat
Times: 5:30 PM 6/15 to 9/30
Minimum: 12 years of age
Maximum: 5 people
Duration: 2 hours

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Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Meet at the Dillon Marina, a half hour before your tour, 48 hour cancellation policy with 20% of tour fee charged for cancellations within 48 hours, tours may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. All children 13 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times. All online reservations are subject to an additional booking fee.

Tour Option 2 | Pontoon Boat Tour on Lake Dillon


Dillon Marina DockIf you would like to rent a 20″, a 22′ or 25′ Pontoon, with a captain to show you all the sights of Lake Dillon, this can be arranged. Mingle with your guests instead of worrying about where to go, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the reservoir. The marina does require at least a week’s notice to schedule a captain for you. You should request the captain in the notes in the booking and their availability will be confirmed by the marina. Then you will be charged the Captain’s fees in addition to your rental fee. If you are within seven days follow up with the marina immediately at 970-486-5100 to check availability. The Captain’s charge of $70 per hour is in addition to the cost for the boat rental, and is included in the pricing below.

Cost 20′ Pontoon: $283 for 2 hours, $401 for 3 hours, $514 for 4 hours
Maximum 22′ Pontoon: 8 people
Cost 22′ Pontoon: $315 for 2 hours, $438 for 3 hours, $546 for 4 hours
Maximum 22’Pontoon:  11 or 12 people
Cost 25′ Pontoon: $411 for 2 hours, $569 for 3 hours, $742 for 4 hours
Maximum 25′ Pontoon: 14 or 16 people
Times: Daily 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM start times beginning 5/25, extended hours 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM start times 6/23 to 9/2, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM start times 9/3 to 9/30
Minimum: 2 hours
Duration: 2 – 4 hours

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Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Meet at the Dillon Marina a half hour before your tour, 48 hour cancellation policy with 20% of rental fee charged for cancellations within 48 hours, rentals may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. All children 13 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times. Rental fees do include the cost of fuel. All rentals are subject to a 8.875% tax.

 

Tour Option 3 | Water Shuttle Private Charter on Lake Dillon


During your charter YOU tell the captain where you would like to go on the lake. You can explore secret coves, view ospreys, bald eagles, and great blue herons nesting in their natural habitat, keep an eye out for these birds in flight and fishing on the lake, or visit a beaver dam in Pirate’s Cove. If you would like to bar hop you can cruise over to the Tiki Bar or the Frisco Island Grill for tropical drinks. You can also arrange to have food provided by the Frisco Island Grill, pick up pre-ordered BBQ from the Arapahoe Cafe, or you may bring your own stocked coolers with food and drinks. This is a great experience for family reunions, birthday parties, wedding parties, or corporate outings. You are also able to rent the shuttle for the Dillon Concert Series Concert Calendar starting from either the Dillon Marina or the Frisco Bay Marina, with the option to listen to the concert from the water, or disembark to walk to the Dillon Amphitheater.

Cost Private Charter: $320 first 2 hours, $80 each additional hour
Cost Dillon Concert Series: $320
Maximum: 15 people
Tour Times Private Charter: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, only if there are not already individual bookings
Tour Times Dillon Concert Series: 6:00 PM, shows start at 7:00 PM Concert Calendar
Duration: Minimum of 2 hours

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Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Meet at the Dillon Marina or the Frisco Bay Marina, 24 hour cancellation policy, tours may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Private Charters are available if there are no individual reservations already booked.

Tour Option 4 | Guided Kayak Tour on Lake Dillon


kayak tour lake dillonExplore Frisco Bay with abundant wildlife, small islands and a protected shoreline in a one and a half hour guided kayak tour. This Family Tour is a perfect tour for beginners and younger ages. If you would like to undertake a longer tour lasting two and a half hours, including probable sightings of eagles, osprey, trout, beavers and herons, this is great for a more challenging outing. If you are interested in experiencing the majesty of Alpenglow on the surrounding mountains while the sun sets, the one and a half sunset tour is perfect for you. The Dillon Explorer tour makes use of the afternoon westerly winds with return against the prevailing winds on a 24′ pontoon boat. Your expert guides will give you a paddle lesson and share with you their love of the outdoors and knowledge of ecology. Bring along your camera as there is a spot to keep it dry.

Cost 1.5 Hour Family Tour: $42 Adult, $35 Child 6 -11
Cost 2.5 Hour Frisco Bay Island Tour: $58 Adult, $50 Youth 10 – 15
Cost Sunset Tour: $58 per person 15+

Cost Dillon Explorer Tour: $70 Adult, $55 Child 8-12
Tour Times:

Family Tour 9:00 AM
Frisco Bay Island Tour 9:00 AM
Sunset Tour 7 PM May and August, 7:30 PM July, 6:30 PM 9/1 to 9/15

Dillon Explorer Tour: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM
Minimum: Age 6+ for Family Tour (children must be able to stay for entire tour), Age 10+ for Island Tour, Age 15+ for Sunset Tour, Age 8+ for Dillon Explorer Tour
Maximum: 475lbs – two people in a tandem kayak
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours

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Included: Tandem Necky Manitou II touring kayak, paddle, spray skirt, Coast Guard approved PFD.
Recommended to bring: Bathing Suit, non cotton t-shirt, tennis shoes that can get wet, rain jacket, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Important Notes: Meet at the Frisco Bay Marina, 48 hour cancellation policy with a 50% deposit, tours may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. A 12% tax will be added to the cost of your tour.

Tour Option 1 | Sailboat Lessons on Lake Dillon


sailboat lessons lake dillonIf you have always wanted to learn how to sail, then why not let a trained captain teach you how in a Group, Semi-Private or Private Lesson. Maybe you already know the basics but would like to brush up on your skills. You might know how to sail but do not know how to reef sails or deal with high winds or heavy weather sailing. All of these topics can be covered in a lesson. If you want to gain your sailing certification, this can be done through the Basic Keelboat Course and the American Association certification process.

Group Lesson:

Cost: $50 per hour, 3-5 people
Minimum: 2 hours
Times: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM start times, Thursday through Sunday

Semi-Private Lesson:

Cost: $50 per hour, two people
Minimum: 2 hours
Times: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM start times, Thursday through Sunday

Private Lesson:

Cost: $70 per hour, one person only with no guests
Minimum: 2 hours
Times: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM start times, Thursday through Sunday

Basic Keelboat (BKB) and American Sailing Association (ASA) Certification Course:

You are able to take just the Basic Keelboat Course to gain a Dillon Marina Sailing Card, allowing you to rent from the Dillon Marina, or you make take the ASA exam, if you wish to continue with your sailing education.

Cost: $330 per person for BKB course, $185 for ASA certification including $16.00 for ASA textbook, $130 for the two hour examination and $39 ASA first year membership
Times Group Sessions (3-5 people): 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Times Semi-Private Sessions (2 people): 8 hour class during the week or on weekends if there are no group classes
Time Examination: 1 hour written and 1 hour on the water
Minimum: 18 years of age

Call to book 970-468-5100

Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Meet at the Dillon Marina, a half hour before your rental, 48 hour cancellation policy with 20% of lesson fee charged for cancellations within 48 hours, lessons may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. All online reservations are subject to an additional booking fee.

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