Make a SplashWater Activities in Lake Geneva

At 144 ft deep and spring-fed you can bet that the crystal clear waters of Lake Geneva are perfect for aquatic activities. A motorized boat rental gives you the chance to speed across the surface. Jump on in to wakeboard, ski and feel the exhilarating sensation of spray in your face. Kayak and paddle boards are a more sedate way to venture around the lake, while Lake Geneva Cruise Lines does all the work for you, allowing you to experience the lake while you relax.

Dates & prices are all subject to change in 2021.

Fun on the Lake


Lake Geneva Cruise Line

When: Daily during the Summer

Where: Riviera Building 812 Wrigley Drive Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Price: Varies depending on tour

Be Queen for the day! Relax aboard The Queen of the Lake, one of many in the fleet at Lake Geneva Cruise Line.  Take a tour of the full lake to get a narrated history of the lakeside mansions. 


Clearwater Outdoor Paddle Board & Kayak Rental

When: Store is Open Monday – Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Where: Pier is located across from the Baker House 327 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva WI 53147

Price: $25 first hour, $300-$350 per week

Test your skills on the lake with a kayak or paddle board rental from Clearwater outdoor. The sporting goods store in downtown Lake Geneva offers hourly, daily and weekly rates along with classes for newbies.

Lake Geneva Lake Path

When: Year-round

Where: Pick up the path in downtown Lake Geneva or at the beaches in Williams Bay or Fontana, WI

Price: FREE

Explore the 26-mile lake path that covers the full length of Lake Geneva’s pristine shores. The lake path experience offers local intimacy and vantage points that you won’t find anywhere else.

4.5 stars on TripAdvisor

Beach Day at the Riviera, Williams Bay or Fontana

Where:  Lake Geneva Public Beach: Lake Geneva, WI 53147 -adjacent to the Riviera

Where:  Williams Bay Beach: E Geneva St, Williams Bay, WI 53191

Where:  Williams Bay Beach: E Geneva St, Williams Bay, WI 53191

While the beach adjacent to the Riviera in Lake Geneva is the most well-known and often the busiest, you may want to opt for one of the public beaches in Fontana or Williams Bay. All beaches charge an entrance fee, offer public facilities and are close to concessions or restaurants. For a full day under the sun, pack a picnic, lay back and enjoy!

Boat Rentals

Where: LeatherLips Watersports Jet
151 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Where: Marina Bay Boat Rental
300 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Where: Gage Marine
1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191

Where: Gordy’s Marine
320 Lake St, Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI 53125

Fishing Excursions

When: Seasonal

Where: Lake Geneva, Lake Como, Big Foot Beach

Price: A fishing license is required for WI residents and non-residents age 16 or older. See prices and fishing license types

Fishing Tours & Excursions Provided By:

Lake Geneva Fishing

Wildlife Visions Fishing Guide Service


Events & Entertainment on the Water

Dinghyfest Regatta

When: Jul 8-12, 2019

Where: 1250 S Lake Shore Dr, Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI 53125

For food, drinks and a love of sailing, Dinghyfest combines them all with a two day regatta and festivals on the Western shores of Lake Geneva. The Buddy Melges Sailing Center also offers lessons to people of all ages.


Aquanuts Water Ski Show

When: Wed & Sat 6 PM

Where: 55 Lance Dr, Twin Lakes, WI 53181

The 2018 National Show Ski Ballet Line Champions, the Aquanuts perform a live water ski show every Wed & Sat in nearby Twin Lakes. Watch as they perform daring tricks and build multi-level pyramids,

Boat Parade & Water Ski Show

When: Aug 14-18

Where: Geneva Lake Front by Library Park & The Riviera

Every year during Venetian Fest attendees can watch a dazzling show on the water. Sun Aug 18th, water entertainment kicks off with a water ski show followed by the annual parade of decorated boats in the bay.

Explore the History of the Lake
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