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Wingra Boats

824 Knickerbocker St, Madison, WI 53711-1970
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Don't look at the lake - get on it!

Lake Wingra is one of many stunning bodies of water in and around Madison and, as a wake-free lake... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Laurence R
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Delray Beach, Florida
Getting back to nature

With plenty of boat options, stand up paddle boards, and reasonable prices, this place is certainly... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
waverider681
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Detroit, Michigan
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Up-North Beauty in downtown Madison. Surrounded by nature this quiet lake is a mecca for paddling and the perfect place for the whole family to SUP, kayak, canoe, row, or paddle boat. Fish, paddle and play! Wingra Lake is a motor-free lake that is surrounded by the UW Arboretum. Wingra Boats makes getting out on the water with friends, family or by yourself easy and fun.
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Aug 9, 2017
“Don't look at the lake - get on it!”
Jul 15, 2017
“Getting back to nature”
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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824 Knickerbocker St, Madison, WI 53711-1970
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Lake Wingra is one of many stunning bodies of water in and around Madison and, as a wake-free lake (no motorboats) it's the best one to experience via stand up paddleboard (SUP), kayak, or canoe. Wingra Boats features all the above for rent by the...More

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Wingraboats, General Manager at Wingra Boats, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Thanks Laurence for your wonderful review on Wingra Boats. We are so glad that your family had a good time exploring Lake Wingra Boats. We hope that you all can come back to visit again!

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

With plenty of boat options, stand up paddle boards, and reasonable prices, this place is certainly worth checking out. Go earlier in the morning to avoid the crowds. This is what we did and because the lake was so quiet we were able to quietly...More

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Wingraboats, General Manager at Wingra Boats, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Thank you for paddling with us! We are so glad you had a good experience, and got to enjoy the lake in the early morning before the crowds. We appreciate your nice review.

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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Paddle boarding and kayaking was awesome on lake wingra. Lake just big enough to get away, but small enough to keep shore in sight at all times. Staff super friendly, prices very reasonable.

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Reviewed September 9, 2016

The Brittingham Boat location is at 701 W. Brittingham Place, Madison, WI 53715. It's on Monona Bay, and provides easy water access to Lake Monona. There's a "beach house" with restrooms/changing area, as well as lockers available, and a small cafe area on the side...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is a nice small lake to paddle around. You feel removed from the city a bit as it's surrounded by trees and a small college. Easy paddling, but lots of weeds late in the season. Spent about 2 hours going around the whole lake....More

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Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We 6 people went together and rented 3 Tandem Kayaks and stayed 2 hours on the lake. Total 26$ for each kayak. Some places there are many sea weeds I don't feel it's a good place for swimming but for boating is absolutely fine. We...More

Thank Sunny W
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

We rented paddleboats from Wingra's location in Brittingham Park. The staff were helpful and got us on the water quickly. They have tons of life jackets, paddles, etc. and are ready to accommodate a lot of people. We rented 3 paddleboats for our group of...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Enjoyed an awesome afternoon SUP on Lake Monona. The staff are incredibly sweet and helpful. The locker rental was key since I needed somewhere to store my smartphone. The location is perfect - just two small bridges to paddle under and you're right in the...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

It was a hot, sunny, calm day... Perfect for being out on the water! We arrived mid-morning and thoroughly enjoyed our two hour kayak and stand-up paddle board experience! (We had little to no previous experience doing these activities, but quickly became very comfortable; you...More

Thank Nikki U
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Great young people checked us thru fast. So many fun human powered watercraft available. Even swan paddle boats. Perfect for the kids; tho we were 3 adults kayaking. Smallish Lake Wingra is full of seaweed from what I could tell, you won't be swimming. A...More

Thank Kelley D
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16$ for first hour and 10$ for added hour
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