Pittsboro, NC – I love the great outdoors and, over the last few years, I’ve written all about Jordan Lake – Fall Hiking, Spring Camping, a Dog’s Guide to Jordan Lake and more. But the most popular post has been about renting a boat. Just in time for summer, freshly-updated, is my 2013 Guide to Renting a Boat on Jordan Lake.
Boat Rentals on Jordan Lake
Crosswinds Boating Center
565 Farrington Road
Apex, NC 27523-8063
Right off Highway 64 in Apex, Crosswinds Boating Center is a full service facility for boat enthusiasts. Services include wet storage, dry storage on trailers, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, public launch ramps, tackle shop, and an independent marine repair shop.
Jordan Lake Water Sports
2296 North Pea Ridge Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Jordan Lake Water Sports features full day rentals of kayaks, canoes, stand Up PaddleBoard (SUP), pontoon boats and sailboats. Yu meet your boat at Vista Point and it yours for the day. JLWS also runs chartered Pontoon Boat Nature Tours, Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Sales and Pilates Classes on Stand Up Paddleboards.
Raleigh Jet Ski
These folks deliver jet skis to Jordan Lake 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. Play for an hour or play all day. Features quality three-seat Waverunner, Jet Ski or Sea Doo watercraft. Rates start at $90 for a one-hour rental. Striper season runs from April to December.
Easy paddling, low cost and a shallow draft make kayaking a great way to get close to natrure on the lake. Kayak Adventures has lots of great themed trips including “Paddle with the Beavers,” “Sunset Full Moon Paddles,” private parties and standard rentals of canoes and kayaks.
Sunset paddle, courtesy of Kayak Adventures
Frog Hollow rents kayaks and canoes, runs guided expeditions, camps and overnight adventures. In addition to Jordan Lake, they also offer services nearby on the Haw River, the Eno River, the Cape Fear river, the Neuse River, the Deep River and Falls Lake.
Striper Sniper Adventures
Another way to enjoy Jordan Lake without owning a boat is Striper-Sniper Adventures.They offer guided fishing expeditions on the lake. Half-day trips with up to three people start at $250. Full trips are $300. Includes bait & tackle, but you must have a valid NC fishing license.
Country Singer Tift Merritt caught this big one on Jordan Lake with Striper Snipers.