Here are some step by step instructions on how to rent a boat:

Search For Boats in the area you would like to book

Browse through listings, and select view listing on the ones you like best

To make a reservation, first, check the calendar on the listing to see if available on your requested date. Please note some boat owners do not regularly update this.

To confirm availability, and if you have questions before booking, fill out the “request to book” form on the right side of the listing page and click next.


The boat owner can then message if available and to answer any questions you may have before booking

When you receive a message back, you will receive an email and click the link to login and reply.

When you are ready to book, you can click the “Make a reservation” button below the message on your account inbox!

You can also find the “Make a Reservation” button to the right of the listing

Register if you don’t have an account, or login if you do

Fill out the booking information date, times and billing info

Click process payment via PayPal.

If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can select pay via debit/ credit card and checkout as a guest.

Process Payment

You will then receive an email invoice with the boat owners contact information to make arrangements prior to your booking.

What is this site? Social Floats is a peer to peer boat rental marketplace service based on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota but is expanding globally. Get access to a variety of boats at great prices and even have a driver if you want (typically included in pricing)! If you have a boat you can list it and get paid when people rent it! It’s kind of like airbnb meets uber but for boat cruises. Gather your friends, coworkers, bachelor or bachelorette party and enjoy a day on the water. Boat owners drive, you party, or just enjoy the scenery!

How it works: Looking to get out on the lake but don’t have a boat, or don’t want to worry about drinking and driving? Enjoy an experience on the lake without the hassle of dealing with the boat, driving after some food/ drinks or having to dock on a windy and/ or busy day. Boat owners can show you around or take you where you want to go!

What do I need to do: You bring the food and beverages and boat owners have got the rest!  They can provide a boat, a driver, and pick you and your group up from a public dock. Boat owners provide fuel and can either recommend spots to take you or drive you where you want to go. We handle all the docking, anchoring, steering so you can just relax!

Pricing: Typically includes boat, fuel, and driver. Prices are some of the lowest on the lake including drivers. It’s only $50-100/ person with a group of around 10 people for a great day of fun on the lake!

  • as low as $500 4 hour half day/ $900 8 hour full day

How to Book: Just click Request to book on one of the listed boats, select your number of hours, date, time and number of friends and you are all set! With rates starting for as little as $500/ half day you can cruise the lake in style ($50/ person). If you have more questions, send us an inquiry on a boat or contact us page.

Where to go: Choose from a variety of stops. Customize your own tour, or let your guide take you to some of the best-known attractions like Big Island, Maynard’s, Excelsior Brewing, Wayzata Brew Works, the newly opening Back Channel Brewing, or some of the less know bays and channels.

Capacity: Most boats have an approximate capacity of 9-12 people.