Boat Elmers Boat Rentals
Boat Elmers Boat Rentals
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9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
About
Boat Elmers is the premier boat rental located in Lake Geneva, WI. We are family owned and operated with the newest and largest fleet on Geneva Lake. We feature Nauticstar Deck Boats, Yamaha VX Crusier Waverunners, Misty Harbor Biscayne Bay 2582cs Pontoon Boats, and Regal Premium Runabouts! Also available is our flagship the Endeavour 30' catamaran for half day or full day private charter. Whether you are looking to have a relaxing time cruising around Geneva Lake or want to have an exhilarating rush we have everything you need. Enjoy time with your family and friends, celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette party or have no reason at all just come rent fun from us and make some memories! We at Boat Elmer's look forward to hearing from you, give us a call today to reserve your boat!
Lake Geneva, United States

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Anna Luna Louise
Lake Geneva, WI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
It was so convenient to be able to drive through the lake to our lunch. Loved having a driver rented, too, and among my big party the cost was incredibly cheap for the freedom it afforded us. The lake was perfect with only a couple fishing boats, and the warm weather made me almost want to jump into the water for a nice swim (I didn't, but I wanted to). Can't wait to rent a boat from them in the middle of summer to go swimming by bigfoot state park and do some tanning with a nice, cool bevy in my hand.
Written 25 May 2023
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Gabe K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had an awesome time driving around the lake. It was definitely worth it to get a driver who was able to show us beautiful homes and tell us great history about the Lake. It was a little chaotic getting out on the boat so definitely get there early to check in, but once we were on the water it was a great experience. Thank you!
Written 11 August 2022
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MR M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
They tried to blame us for prop damage on the boat we rented. I have operated boats for over 35 years and would have known if I hit something with the prop! We never, ever came even close to the shoreline. I have read several other reviews from customers who have had similar problems with this company. It is a scam to try and get their customers to pay for their parts!!
Written 7 August 2022
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Sergeant A
Milwaukee, WI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
They worked very hard to get us a boat early before start time.
they also went over all the ins and outs and the rules explaining everything very clear and getting out on the water was extremely enjoyable nice new boat in mint condition! Made for a fantastic afternoon out on the water
Written 27 July 2022
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Bruce T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great people great location across the street from the cove. Kids that’s work there are very nice and informative when we came back they asking if we enjoyed the lake and if they could help us take the coolers and bags off the boat. Have rented there for the last 4 years and will continue..
Written 27 July 2022
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AndyJ100778
Deerfield, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Elmers was great. Easy location in downtown LG and organized process for check-in. I mistakenly made our reservation for a day later and while they didn't have the available boat, they worked with their partner company LeatherLips to secure a boat for our group. The Bayliner we rented was great and it was a simple in and out process so we were able to enjoy a few hours on the lake. Recommend both Elmers and LeatherLips if you're planning a visit.
Written 25 July 2022
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Rhonda L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Celebrated with 10 girls on a pontoon and it was a great time! Had Robbie as our driver and he was AWESOME!! Our weather was windy however it was a great day! Boat was in great condition and very roomy! I will use them again! GREAT TIME ... AWESOME DAY!
Written 21 July 2022
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Trek789092
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Conveniently located! We had a great day on the water without family. The boat was in great condition and so much fun for tubing, fishing and touring around the lake.
Written 19 July 2022
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Anjanette G
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Great owner and staff. The boat was great. Highly recommend . Everyone was kind and friendly. Boats are high quality
Written 6 July 2022
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Getaway590120
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My family and I recently rented from Elmer's this past week, and we had an absolute wonderful experience! Robbie, Jackson, and the entire crew were fantastic! I read a lot of mixed reviews prior to our booking, so I was EXTREMELY nervous. Once we arrived, we were greeted with kindness, professionalism, and structure - absolutely NO issues. I booked online and we arrived a little early in order to complete the paperwork and get everyone situated. The check-in was seamless, the boat was clean and prepared to go, and the staff was very accommodating and flexible with our rental. We had a party of seven (7) people, including two (2) kids under 12, and our experience was phenomenal. Although the staff members are all relatively young, they were all great and very knowledgeable. They did an excellent job reviewing the rules and policies, they answered all of our questions, and they even softened up to my attempts to socialize with them and loosen everyone up a bit. I wish I could acknowledge every one of them by name; but unfortunately, I only remember Jackson's name because he was the one in-charge of our group. Nonetheless, they were all great!

I would really like to thank Robbie for his warmth and outgoing personality! Our interaction with Robbie is what sealed the deal on our amazing family outing! Robbie offered to provide us with recommendations for dining, shopping, and lodging during our future visits. Robbie was very sociable, and even had an extensive conversation with one of our oldest daughters who was home from college; which is near his old stomping grounds back on the east coast. Robbie was great and definitely made our experience a wonderful family memory to remember!

The only downsides to our rental is:
1.) The boat's radio didn't work or at least I couldn't figure out how to turn it on; which really didn't matter because we brought our own Bluetooth speaker as we always do when we head out to the water. I recommend everyone to do the same regardless of where you go;
2.) The boat did not come with an anchor, so you have to be very careful when you stop to swim because the boat does keep moving/floating while you're in the water swimming; which requires you to have to swim harder to get back to the moving boat. Do not jump in the water far from the boat because it is very challenging to get back to the boat when it's moving, regardless of how well you can swim. I had this issue myself when I jumped into the water (and I'm a strong swimmer), and the kids really struggled with this when they jumped into the water; so I only let them "hop" in the water right by the ladder, BUT NO FURTHER!!! I'm not sure if it's allowed, but I would recommend bringing your own anchor. I definitely intend to do so next time if it is allowed.

None of the abovementioned things were enough for us not give a 5-star review rating because they are very minor and can occur anywhere you go. These are really just FYI's. In fact, these things are probably more on me and my preparedness than on Elmer's.

Note: We are an African-American family, and given the social climate in the country, I was very sensitive and on-edge to how my family and I would be treated at Elmer's and in Lake Geneva (Wisconsin). Although we've been to Lake Geneva numerous times in the past, and we've boated on Lake Geneva several times in the past, I'm always cautious and nervous about these matters. I can honestly say that Robbie and his staff made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. We will be returning, and we will be doing business with Elmer's again in the future!
Written 12 June 2022
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