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Presque Isle Canoe & Boat Livery is Erie, PA's only boat rental located on Presque Isle State Park.

Reservation & Regulation Information


Livery and Park Regulations

  • Renters must obey all Coast Guard, Park, and Livery regulations.

  • Regulations are listed outside of the boat and livery facility.

  • Signage indicates areas where watercraft may operate.

  • All Rentals have access to Presque Isle Bay, Lagoons, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay, and Marina Bay.

Pontoon / Helm
Motor Boat Reservations


  • Reservations will be taken for the 20 Ft., and 16 Ft. (electric) Pontoon Boats and the Motor Boat with Helm.

  • Reservations Times:
    Morning: 9:30AM - 2:00PM   Afternoon:  2:30PM - 7:00PM

  • Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis.

  • All required equipment is provided with the rental at no charge.

  • A Full Deposit is required at time of reservation.
  • 2 Hour Minimum Rental for all equipment in those time slots.


  • Please call 814-838-3938 for more information or to make a reservation.

Reservation Policies

  • Bring Photo ID and Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card). MUST be Credit Card, not Debit Card.

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to rent a Pontoon Boat.

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to rent Helm Boats.

Deposit for Reservations

  • $100 Deposit (Credit Card) is required for all Pontoon Boats. Minimum 2 Hour Rental.

  • $50 Deposit (Credit Card) is required for all Helm Boats. Minimum 2 Hour Rental.

  • Deposits are applied to your rental fee and are NON-REFUNDABLE within 7 days of your rental.

  • We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel your reservation in the event of inclement weather at our sole discretion.  In that event, the deposit would then be refunded in full.

Weather / Cancellations

  • We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule reservations due to unsafe weather conditions.

  • Keep in mind what constitutes bad weather is highly subjective.  We will not accept cancellations for chances of rain / brief rain / wind or cloudy conditions.

  • Do not rely on the weather forecast as they are often wrong, especially when it applies to precipitation.

  • Reasons for weather cancellations or unsafe boating conditions include: extremely high winds / choppy conditions / all day thunderstorms / lightning and rainstorms.  Again, this will not be accepted as grounds for cancellation unless it is proven to be true the day of the reservation.

  • The weather on Presque Isle can change quickly and what starts out as a cloudy or rainy morning can turn into a beautiful day.

Rights / Responsibilities

  • We reserve the right to refuse anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • We reserve the right to refuse to rent to anyone who we feel is not capable of operating our equipment safely.

  • Renters are responsible for all damage to equipment.

Hours of Operation:






All hours displayed are Weather Permitting.  The safety of our customers is our primary focus.  Consequentially, rentals are NOT permitted during episdoes of high winds, storms, or thunder and lightning.

Presque Isle Paddlesports, Inc.

Presque Isle Boat Rental

Presque Isle Canoe & Boat Livery

Presque Isle State Park - Erie, PA 16507


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