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Boating In Georgia

  • Clarks Hill Lake
  • Chatuge Lake, GA
  • Lake Allatoona, GA
  • Lake Blackshear, GA
  • Lake Eufaula, GA
  • Lake Harding, GA
  • Lake Hartwell, GA
  • Lake Jackson, GA
  • Lake Lanier, GA
  • Lake Nottely, GA
  • Lake Oconee, GA
  • Lake Seminole, GA
  • Lake Sinclair, GA
  • Richard B Russell Lake, GA
  • West Point Lake

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Boating In GeorgiaGeorgia's rich waterways and coastal regions offer a vibrant boating culture that attracts enthusiasts of all ages. Boating in Georgia is a popular pastime, with numerous lakes and water bodies providing ample opportunities for recreational boating and watersports. Whether it's sailing, fishing, or simply cruising along the scenic coastline, boaters in Georgia can find a range of activities to suit their preferences and interests.

Among the popular boating lakes in Georgia, Lake Lanier stands out as a favorite destination for boaters and water enthusiasts. Its vast expanse and scenic surroundings make it an ideal spot for pontoon boats, family boats, and watersports activities. Other notable lakes include Lake Oconee, Lake Allatoona, and Lake Hartwell, each offering their unique charm and boating experiences.

Pontoon boats are a common sight on Georgia's lakes, loved for their stability and spaciousness. These leisure boats provide a comfortable and relaxing experience, making them ideal for family outings and social gatherings on the water. With their large decks, pontoon boats offer ample space for picnics, parties, and enjoying the company of loved ones while soaking in the serene beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Family boats are another popular choice among boaters in Georgia, designed to cater to the needs of families looking to create lasting memories on the water. These boats prioritize safety, comfort, and convenience, offering ample seating, storage, and amenities for everyone to enjoy. Family boats are perfect for leisurely cruises, swimming, and watersports activities that the whole family can participate in.

Georgia's boating scene encompasses various boat types, catering to different preferences and activities. From sleek powerboats designed for speed and excitement to sturdy fishing boats equipped with angler-friendly features, boaters can choose the type of vessel that best suits their specific interests and hobbies on the water.

For those looking to experience boating without owning a boat, rental boats are widely available across Georgia. Boat rental services offer an array of boats, including fishing boats, pontoon boats, and ski boats, providing an accessible and convenient way for both locals and visitors to enjoy a day of boating on the state's beautiful lakes and waterways. Boat rentals allow individuals and families to make the most of their time on the water, creating cherished memories and discovering the joy of boating without the commitment of owning a boat.

Choose from the many fun places to go boating in Georgia. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state. Whether you live in the northwest, northeast, southwest or southeast part of the state, chances there are plenty of opportunities to go boating nearby.

Boating in GA

Georgia is a boating paradise, get out in the great outdoors and enjoy it every chance you get.

For further information about boating in Georgia, contact the Wildlife Resources Division - License & Boat Registration Unit - Boating Licenses located at 2065 US Hwy 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025. The phone number is 800 366-2661.

Georgia locator map - boating opportunities.
GA Resources


West Marine
4305 Northeast Expressway
Atlanta, GA 30340
770 939-2828

Jet Tech Sports
210 Rope Mill Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30303
770 924-0756

White Water Learning Center of GA Inc Kayaking CP
3437 Rockhaven Circle Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324
404 231-1199

Boat US Marine Center
6245 Peachtree Industrial
Atlanta, GA 30360
770 936-8611


Ahoy Marine LLC
24 Allatoona Landing Rd Se
Cartersville, GA 30121
770 975-7979

24 Allatoona Landing Road
Cartersville, GA 30121
770 966-8266

Park Marina Boat Sales & Rentals
651 Marina Road Southeast
Cartersville, GA 30121
770 974-2628


Central Georgia Power Sports
4490 Knight Rd
Macon, GA 31220
478 757-4320

Bibb Marine And Fiberglass Repair
7318 Hawkinsville Rd
Macon, GA 31216
478 784-1533

4280 Interstate Dr
Macon, GA 31210
478 471-6321

Central Georgia Power Sports
5559 Thomaston Road
Macon, GA 31220
478 757-4320


Augusta Marine
1547 Gordon Hwy
Augusta, GA 30906
706 481-9336

West Marine Inc
592 Bobby Jones Expy, Ste 10
Augusta, GA 30907
706 650-1939


Beaver Dam Marine Svc
1155 Marina Rd
Elberton, GA 30635
706 283-5823

Marine Sales
3336 Calhoun Falls Hwy
Elberton, GA 30635
706 213-8233

Elberton Motorsports Inc
101 Elbert Street
Elberton, GA 30635
706 283-7433


The Boat Center
4751 Washington Rd
Evans, GA 30809
706 855-8698


Flint River Marine Boats Boats
1605 E Broad Ave
Albany, GA 31705
229 435-2813

Lennys Boats
811 21st Ave
Albany, GA 31701
229 435-1159


Bainbridge Marine
1907 Dothan Road
Bainbridge, GA 39817
229 246-9547

Airboats Unlimited / Seminole Airboats
778 Woodhull Road
Bainbridge, GA 31717
912 246-5760


Extreme Marine
7000 N Lake Connector
Columbus, GA 31909
706 987-8080

Extreme Power Sports Inc
2990 N Lake Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31909
706 324-0132

Marine Discount
1510 Morris Road
Columbus, GA 31907
706 563-3474

Action Marine
1330 Victory Drive
Columbus, GA 31901
706 322-3047


Bellamys Boat Shop
1224 E Jackson St
Thomasville, GA 31792
229 226-3267


Regal Marine Inc
601 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd
Valdosta, GA 31601
229 247-2045

Black Eagle Marine
1613 James P Rodgers Dr
Valdosta, GA 31601
229 244-1702

Martin Marine Repair
2685 Old Clyattville Rd
Valdosta, GA 31601
229 247-4497

Chaparral Boats
601 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd
Valdosta, GA 31601
229 241-8116

Diamond Eagle Marine
2330 USHighway 41 South
Valdosta, GA 31601
229 244-6500

Cotton Marine Inc
3776 White Water Road
Valdosta, GA 31601
229 244-4440


Coastal Marine Center
4718 New Jesup Hwy
Brunswick, GA 31520
912 267-6767

Camden Motorsports Inc
5581 Habersham St
Brunswick, GA 31520
912 673-6410

Shoreline Marine
3517 Darien Hwy, Ste A
Brunswick, GA 31525
912 261-0444

Atlantic Marine
4579 New Jesup Hwy
Brunswick, GA 31520
912 264-0150

Stitches by Ruth Custom Marine
2717 Glynn Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520
912 262-9438

Atlantic Marine
3663 Community Road
Brunswick, GA 31520
912 264-0150


Petes Marine
101 Scrubby Bluff Rd, Ste G
Kingsland, GA 31548
912 729-7989


Savannah Marine Terminal
380 Magazine Ave
Savannah, GA 31415
912 234-5000

B B Mobile Marine Inc
810 Penn Waller Rd
Savannah, GA 31410
912 898-4848

Savannah Canoe Kayak
2169 Tennessee Ave
Savannah, GA 31404
912 341-9502

Savannah Motorsports
7210 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
912 352-7710

Palmer Johnson Sport Yachts L L C
301 North Lathrop Avenue
Savannah, GA 31415
912 234-6579

Tybee Island

Sea Kayak Georgia
1102 Us Highway 80
Tybee Island, GA 31328
912 786-8732


This website focuses on all aspects of boating including new and used boats for sale, boat rentals, repairs, accessories, storage and more.

For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the Georgia, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in GA. Cities listed in this section include Atlanta, Cartersville, Chatsworth, Palmetto, Macon, Augusta, Bishop, Elberton, Evans, Greensboro, Albany, Bainbridge, Columbus, Thomasville, Valdosta, Brunswick, Darien, Kingsland, Savannah and Tybee Island.

Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including Indian Springs State Park, James H Floyd State Park, Red Top Mountain State Park, Elijah Clark State Park, Mistletoe State Park, Tugaloo State Park, Florence Marina State Park, George T. Bagby State Park, Seminole State Park, Fort McAllister Historic Park, Laura S. Walker State Park and Magnolia Springs State Park.

Rivers & Lakes For Boating in GA

Georgia lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of Georgia include Chatuge Lake, Hartwell Lake, Lake Allatoona, Lake Jackson, Lake Sidney Lanier, Blue Ridge Lake, Clarks Hill Lake, Hartwell Lake, Oconee Lake, Richard B Russell Lake, Giddons Pond, Lake Blackshear, Lake Seminole, Walter F. George Reservoir, West Point Lake, Banks Lake, Big Pond, Lake Harding, Lake Martin and Lake Tholocco. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.

Georgia also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Chatahoochee River, Etowah River, Broad River, Oconee River, Flint River, Ochlockonee River, Altamaha River and Choppee River.

GA boating equipment and gear.

Throughout Georgia you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.

Go boating in Georgia

Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of Georgia accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.

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