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Saugatuck Boat Rentals · Donut Boats, Pontoons, Duffy Boats and More

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Unique Retro Boat Rentals in Saugatuck, MI

Unique Boat Rentals in
Saugatuck, MI

Vintage Style, Electric Ease

This fleet of meticulously maintained and rare classic fiberglass runabout boats from the jet-age era (1958-1963), have been made available for everyone to enjoy and take out on the beautiful waterways of Saugatuck/Douglas. With fanciful fins and headlights, retro cool colors and chrome details, they’ve kept their vintage style but retro-fitted them with electric motors. They’re quiet and environmentally friendly, allowing for conversation and to enjoy the fresh air and beauty of Michigan.

Retro Boat Rentals also offers pontoon boat rentals, as well as Donut Boats and Duffy Boats, that are electric as well, for larger groups. All of this can be found at The Old Boat House, a waterfront bar and restaurant along the Kalamazoo River. Whether you’re renting a boat, or just want to enjoy their beautiful patio, come experience this unique setting along the waterfront in Saugatuck.

The Old Boat House Waterfront Bar, Food, & Fun!

A Waterfront Restaurant on the Kalamazoo River

Located at 730 Water Street in Saugatuck, The Old Boat House features a large waterfront patio along the Kalamazoo River that’s perfect for casual outdoor lunch, dinner or appetizers. Friendly bartenders offer unique craft cocktails, or enjoy the large beer, wine and cider selection, with many local and Michigan offerings. The Old Boat House is home to Retro Boat Boat Rentals, vintage mid-century boats with retro-fitted electric motors.

Rated ★★★★★ on Google and Tripadvisor

“Fun and easy going!”

The staff was so fun and easy going! They did an excellent job at giving directions and even offer to take a picture of everyone in the boat! It was great for us and the kids too! We will do this again!

– Jenika T. · Google Review
“Spend the day on the water!”

We had a great time on the Donut Boat. The staff at Retro Boat were very friendly and accommodating. The boat was clean and the scenery beautiful. An awesome way to spend the day on the water!

– Cindy K. · Tripadvisor Review
“Easy to drive”

This is the most fun I had all summer! Retro boats are a great way to chill and discover Saugatuck via the water. Easy to drive and just a blast. Hook up some great tunes to one of their speakers and you're are all set. The donut boats are great for larger groups.

– Mindy T. · Google Review
“Highly recommend”

We had a fantastic evening renting a donut boat from 7-9 pm. It was a perfect time to enjoy views of the lake, homes, and sunset! It was nice to bring our own snacks on board. I highly recommend the experience!

– abrown617 · Tripadvisor Review