Jordan Lake Boat Rentals

Our friend Julie Roland, a Pittsboro Realtor, has a great blog called Route 64 Journal. This story was first published in July of 2010 and has proven extremely popular.

Cary, NC – Realtors are expected to be experts in their communities. I’m always collecting info about schools, restaurants, events, kids sports and more. But one of the most frequent questions I get is: “Can you rent a boat on Jordan Lake?”

Yes, you can. But the info is a little hard to gather. And Jordan Lake is in my backyard – literally five minutes away from Monterrane.

So here’s a quick list of some good resources for various kinds of boat rental on Jordan Lake – fishing boats, pontoons, jet skis, kayaking and canoeing. Something for everyone.

Boat Rentals on Jordan Lake


Crosswinds Marina

565 Fearrington Road
Apex NC 27523
919-362-5391 or 919-362-1615

Right off Highway 64 in Apex, Crosswinds marina  is a full service facility for boat enthuiats.

Services include wet storage, dry storage on trailers, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, public launch ramps, tackle shop, and an independent marine repair shop.

Fishing boats start at $80 for a two-hour rental on a weekday. Pontoon boats start at $135.


Raleigh Jet Ski

(919) 833.4638

These folks deliver jet skis to Jordan Lake 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. Play for an hour or play all day. Features quality three-seat Waverunner, Jet Ski or Sea Doo watercraft. Rates start at $90 for a one-hour rental. Striper season runs from April to December.

Kayak Adventures

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919-929-3805 or 919-259-2241 and speak to Susanne

Easy paddling, low cost and a shallow draft make kayaking a great way to get close to natrure on the lake. Kayak Adventures has lots of great themed trips including “Paddle with the Beavers,” “Sunset Full Moon Paddles,” private parties and standard rentals of canoes and kayaks.

Sunset paddle, courtesy of Kayak Adventures

Frog Hollow Outdoors

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Frog Hollow rents kayaks and canoes, runs guided expeditions, camps and overnight adventures. In addition to Jordan Lake, they also offer services nearby on the Haw River, the Eno River, the Cape Fear river, the Neuse River, the Deep River and Falls Lake.

Striper Sniper Adventures

(919) 656-1887

Another way to enjoy Jordan Lake without owning a boat is Striper-Sniper Adventures.They offer guided fishing expeditions on the lake. Half-day trips with up to three people start at $250. Full trips are $300. Includes bait & tackle, but you must have a valid NC fishing license.

Country Singer Tift Merritt caught this big one on Jordan Lake with Striper Snipers.

More Info

So there you have: something for everyone.

There are many other suppliers of boats, rentals and tours on the lake. Many don’t even have a website. Try a few of these folks up above and, while you’re here, ask around at one of the local bait and tackle stores for info on boat rentals and guides.

If you have a favorite boating resource on Jordan Lake, please add it in the comments.

Eagles on Jordan Lake. Photo by Kayak Adventures.

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6 replies
  1. Jan Bakkers
    Jan Bakkers says:

    In downtown Raleigh, Triangle Glides has standup paddle boards for sale – and they do lessons at Johnson and Wheeler. The boards they have are beautiful and I couldn’t believe how lightweight they are even when 12 or 14 feet long! Real quality. Best inventory of accessories for the sport than I’ve seen anywhere in the Triangle. They really know their stuff. Nice folks. Here’s the website:

  2. Dean
    Dean says:

    Did you get any info on pontoon rentals? My family is visiting this week and wants to rent.

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