Boating on Lake Dillon

Boating on Lake Dillon


Lake Dillon Colorado Boat Rentals, Lessons & Tours

lake dillon boat rentalsWith two full service marinas on Lake Dillon, located in Frisco and Dillon, there are many different options for boat rentals. Our sailing partner offers sailboat rentals on Lake Dillon, sailing lessons in Frisco and Lake Dillon boat tours on various monohulls, as well as paddle boating in Frisco Bay. You are also able to rent out the Lake Dillon Water Taxi for a private charter, or take a guided kayak tour on the lake. For other options contact one of the two marinas on Lake Dillon directly. The Frisco Bay Marina offers runabouts, fishing boats and pontoon boats for a power boat trip on the lake. If you prefer a self-powered adventure you might want to rent a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board. In addition there is a rowing club located at the marina that offers rentals and lessons for sculls. The Dillon Marina offers sailboats, to those who are able to pass a short sailing test, and also rents pontoon boats, ideal for a slow circumnavigation of Lake Dillon or trawling for some lake trout. If you want a faster pace then you might want to rent a Runabout motor boat. Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone also have small lakes where boat rentals are offered.

Call now to book your tour 970.389.8214

Tour Option 1 | Sailboat & Paddleboat Rentals on Lake Dillon


sailing lake dillonIf you have had previous experience sailing and would like to take a group out on Lake Dillon, there are various boats available for a sailing tour of this beautiful area. Monohulls range from 18’ to 22’ and can accommodate 6 –8 people. Your captain must be able to pass a short verbal sailing test to charter the boat.

18’ Catalina Monohull
Cost: $105 for 2 hours, $145 for 4 Hours
Maximum: 6 people

22’ Santana Monohull
Cost: $120 for 2 hours, $160 for 4 hours
Maximum: 8 people

22’ Ensign Monohull
Cost: $140 for 2 hours, $185 for 4 hours
Maximum: 8 people

Paddleboats
Cost: $25 for 1.5 hours
Maximum: 2 adults and 3 small children

Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Must be able to pass a short verbal sailing test, meet at the Frisco Bay Marina, 24 hour cancellation policy, rentals may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

Tour Option 1 | Sailboat Lessons on Lake Dillon


sailing lessons lake dillonIf you have always wanted to learn how to sail, then why not let a trained captain teach you how in a Beginner Lesson? Maybe you already know the basics but would like to brush up on your skills in an Intermediate Lesson. You might know how to sail but do not know how to reef sails or deal with high winds. Weather permitting an Advanced Lesson will teach you the fundamentals of heavy weather sailing.

Beginner Lesson:

Cost: $55 per hour Captain’s fee, plus the cost of the Boat Rental
Tour Time: By appointment
Minimum: 2 hours

Intermediate Lesson:

Cost: $55 per hour Captain’s fee, plus the cost of the Boat Rental
Tour Time: By appointment
Minimum: 2 hours

Advanced Lesson:

Cost: $75 per hour Captain’s fee, plus the cost of the Boat Rental
Tour Time: By appointment
Minimum: 2 hours

Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Meet at the Frisco Bay Marina, 24 hour cancellation policy, lessons may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

Tour Option 1 | Sailboat Tour on Lake Dillon


sailboat rentals lake dillonIf you would like to take a sailing trip on Lake Dillon, but you do not know how to sail and do not want to take a lesson, then why not let a local captain take you sailing? Sit back and relax and enjoy a spectacular sailing adventure on beautiful Lake Dillon. Sailing on the lake gives you a unique perspective of the Continental Divide, Buffalo Mountain and the Ten Mile Range as you are surrounded by majestic peaks. Feel free to bring a drink and a snack. If you would like to take a longer tour, combine it with a picnic lunch or a sunset dinner.

Cost: $55 per hour Captain’s fee, plus the cost of the Boat Rental
Tour Time: By appointment
Minimum: 2 hours

Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Meet at the Frisco Bay Marina, 24 hour cancellation policy, tours may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

 

Tour Option 2 | Water Taxi Private Charter on Lake Dillon


water taxi lake dillonDuring your charter YOU tell the captain where you would like to go on the lake. You can explore secret coves, view osprey nesting in their natural habitat, keep an eye out for eagles, or bring your fishing rod and try to catch one of the many rainbow trout or Kokanee salmon. If you would like to bar hop you can cruise over to the Tiki Bar for a rum runner. We can also arrange to have food provided by the Frisco Island Grill. This is a great experience for family reunions, birthday parties, wedding parties, or corporate outings.

Cost: $275 first 2 hours, $50 each additional hour, plus 20% Captain gratuity
Maximum: 16 people, more if there are a lot of children
Tour Times: 9 AM & 5:30 PM weekdays, 8 AM & 6:30 PM weekends
Duration: Minimum of 2 hours

Recommended to bring: Hat with strap, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses

Important Notes: Meet at the Frisco Bay Marina, 24 hour cancellation policy, tours may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Captain gratuity payable in cash at time of charter.

 

Tour Option 3 | Guided Kayak Tour on Lake Dillon


kayak tour lake dillonExplore Frisco Bay with abundant wildlife, small islands and a protected shoreline in a two and a half hour guided kayak tour. This is a perfect tour for beginners and younger ages. If you would like to undertake a longer tour of six to eight miles and lasting four hours, including probable sightings of eagles, osprey, trout, beavers and herons, this is great for a family outing before lunch or dinner. Your expert guides will give you a paddle lesson and share with you their love of the outdoors and knowledge of ecology. Bring along your camera as there is a spot to keep it dry.

Cost: $50 per person 2.5 hour tour, $85 per person 4 hour tour
Tour Times: By appointment
Minimum: 7+
Maximum: 475lbs – two people in a tandem kayak
Duration: 2.5 or 4 hours

Included: Tandem Necky Manitou II touring kayak, paddle, spray skirt, Coast Guard approved PFD.
Recommended to bring: Bathing Suit, non cotton t-shirt, tennis shoes that can get wet, rain jacket, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Important Notes: Meet at the Frisco Bay Marina, 48 hour cancellation policy with a 50% deposit, tours may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. A 12% tax will be added to the cost of your tour.

3 Responses to Boating on Lake Dillon

  1. Meredith Thornton says:

    Hi ,
    Bringing my 4 daughters to Breckenridge late June from Australlia – I want to take them sailing – is it possible to have an instructor for a couple of hours – what are the costs likely to be please,
    Thanks Meredith

    • Jane Shafroth says:

      Meredith: The total cost would be the cost of whichever boat you select plus $55 per hour for the captain who will give the lesson. Please e-mail me at info@highcountryactivities.com to book as I know if will be difficult to call. Usually 10:00 am or 11:00 am are good times to go out.

  2. Meredith Thornton says:

    Hi Jane,
    We have arrived! We are loving Breckenridge.
    My girls and I would like to book a horse ride ( not very experienced) and another day sailing with a captain
    Could we try horse riding tomorrow? 1.00 session

    Do you do water tubing?

    Any discounts if we book all 3 activities with you?
    There are 5 of us,
    Thanks
    Meredith

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