Boat Rentals



Please check back frequently, we'll soon have an information section about the 2020 season and COVID-19.

No boat rentals for the month of May.

Boat Rentals after May are for campers ONLY - subject to change.


Advanced Reservations

Reservations for the season can be made after March 1st.

Days/Hours of Operation

  • 9am-4:30pm
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day - 7 Days
  • Labor Day to Columbus Day - Weekends Only

The Squam Lakes Association rents canoes and kayaks to the public at the SLA Resource Center on Route 3 in Holderness, NH. The Squam Lakes offer excellent paddling and sailing opportunities, with many islands, coves, reefs and miles of protected mountain views. SLA has a trained staff to teach you the basic skills and get you on your way. Come explore the shores of Squam!

Rental Fleet

SLA has a fleet of rental boats, including kayaks from Wilderness Systems, Olde Town, Boreal Designs, and Necky, and canoes from Olde Town and Grummen.


Based on hourly, daily, and multi-day rates.

Hourly Rates

Canoes & Kayaks:                  

     SLA Member: $12

     Non-Member: $15


     SLA Member: $18

     Non-Member: $20

Daily Rates

Canoes & Kayaks:                  

     SLA Member: $45 ($30 each additional day)

     Non-Member: $50 ($35 each additional day)


     SLA Member: $55 ($45 each additional day)

     Non-Member: $60 ($50 each additional day)


Rental Policy

  • A full-day rental lasts 9:00am to 4:30pm


  • NOT accepted for hourly rentals
  • Reservations must be paid in full with a credit card

Security Deposit

The renter will be charged for any missing or damaged equipment.


  • 14 days or more notice prior to rental = full refund, less $5 handling fee
  • Less than 14 days = 50% refund
  • Less than 2 days (48 hours) = no refund

Late Fees

A late fee will be charged to boats returned late.  The fee will be $20 per hour until 5:30 pm and $50 for any return after 5:30pm and an additional $50 per day thereafter.

Call SLA @ (603) 968-7336 for more information or e-mail to: