If you need to find a boat to take you out on the waters of Otsego Lake, Sam Smith's Boatyard has a rental department that can satisfy your every wish. There are plenty of boats here to paddle, to fish from and for just plain relaxing and sight-seeing. You can go single, in a kayak or a canoe, or you can take along a friend to help with the paddling; you can cast a line or two from a fishing boat in the hopes of reeling in one or two of our beautiful Lake creatures -- we can supply you with some fishing poles and bait; two of you an take out a cruiser for a quiet, well-earned escape from the daily shenanigans of our planet ; or you can take the whole family, or team, out for a floating picnic as you explore Otsego's shorelines, bays, and Lakeside hamlets in one of our famous pontoon barges -- comfortable, flat-bottomed, shallow, and accommodating for everyone.

Along with your rental,  we'll supply you with a map of the Lake that shows all the important coves and points, including the ones James Fenimore Cooper wrote about in his Leatherstocking Tales; some nautical rules of the road; life jackets for the entire crew, and a full tank of gas. You need to bring your own explorers, some sunblock and a few hearty snacks.



Closed for the 2017 Season!


For rental reservations, call 607-547-2581