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“Great time boating on Lake Placid”

Placid Boat Rentals
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Owner description: From our fishing, pontoon, or power boat rentals. Rent a boat or paddle boat from our Lake Placid Harbor location, or we can deliver it to your Home, vacation rental, or camp site.  Daily and weekly boat rentals are available.Located on Lake Placid Lake in the heart of the Adirondacks, Placid Boat Rentals, rental fleet awaits your arrival.  Here you can take a relaxing self-guided tour of the bea
Thornwood, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great time boating on Lake Placid”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Rented a bow boat from Placid Boat Rentals for a Saturday afternoon and had a fantastic time! Steve, the owner and Tyler helped set us up with the boat, a tube and a wakeboard for our day on the lake, showing us where to go and overall taking time to make our trip so much fun. We loved tubing on the lake and we would definitely go back!

Visited August 2014
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We rented a so boat along with equipment for two hours. The staff (Steve, Tyler Shelby, and Shawn) were friendly and very helpful. Tyler took plenty of time to explain the boat controls. All told, we couldn't have asked for a better boating experience.

Visited August 2014
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Fishers, Indiana
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“Excellent service, quality rentals, reasonable prices”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Definitely the place to rent water craft in the Lake Placid area. Rented kayaks and paddle boards the first day and went back a few days later to rent a power boat for tubing and wakeboarding. Quality of the rentals was top notch. And staff went above and beyond to helo ensure that we had a great time on the Lakes. My sister broke her finger while on the boat (no fault of Lake Placid Rental), and Steve called the next day to see how she was doing and offered the boat that day free of charge! It is rare to find such great experiences like this. So a big thanks to Placid boat rentals for helping to make our trip such a memorable one. Lake was calm and had a wonderful time on the wakeboard and tubes. Will definitely rent again from them on our return to Lake Placid.

Visited August 2014
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New Jersey
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617 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Great Spot, Great Boats, Service is not their Specialty!!”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Hey, I have been renting boats for many, many years and only had one bad experience prior to this one. However, if you go in person, sign a contract, have your credit card swiped ($300.00/4 hrs) and then come in two days later at the agreed upon time you would think your boat would be in the water, gassed up and ready to go. I wanted an early start so I could do some fishing but we waited 1 1/2 hours before anyone showed up. They had totally forgotten our appointment and the owner Steve had to drive out quickly to their docking location to get our boat. Had I not had the rest of the day booked I would have cancelled and gone elsewhere.

HOWEVER. the center console with a 90hp Merc was outstanding both in handling and speed. The owner comp'd us the gas and the day was salvaged (except of course for the fishing as it was late morning already)

Fortunatley they offer a food service in advance of your rental and have restrooms next door, aling with ample parking.

So, care should be taken if booking for a future date/time and frequent phone call follow ups should be made, but their location is convenient (right by the State Boat Launch Lake Placid area) and at least the boat we got was well maintained and good quality. Also, they charge a "Credit Card Tax" hmm!!

Sooooo, if you are a "walk-in" customer that wants to be on the water the same day you walk in you can expect a great experience.

Visited August 2014
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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great boating experience on Lake Placid”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Friendly family staff helped our 2 families have a great boating day on Lake Placid. We rented a Pontoon boat and a bow rider for a day of water skiing and tubing around the beautiful, calm lake. Steve and his 2 sons Connor and Hunter got our boats prepared and explained the boat controls amid a somewhat hectic boat launching area (Sundays are a big day for boating). The skis, tubes and vests were top notch. The boats performed admirably throughout a long day of family fun. Our kids had a blast and so did the 2 dads. As out of towners, we would definitely consider returning to Lake Placid and Placid Boat Rentals.

Visited August 2014
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