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Ruttger’s boat rental fleet is one of the largest in the Bemidji, Minnesota area. The rental fleet includes rental pontoon boats in two sizes, a family run-about ski boat, which is perfect for water-skiing, wave runners, a fishing boat, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Our resort marina has something for everyone.

Whether you enjoy peacefully strolling our half mile of beautiful sandy beach, or basking in the sun around the lake, our waterfront is at your disposal. Our marina staff will be happy to see you off on a quiet sunset paddle across our golden lake or help the kids get started on frolicking adventures in a kayak or canoe.

The marina also rents mountain bikes and children’s bikes for use on the resort grounds or the many trails in the Bemidji area. The resort is located an easy one mile bike ride from the Lake Bemidji State Park with it’s miles of trails. The Paul Bunyan Trail goes right through the park, follows the east shore of Lake Bemidji south to Bemidji, then south to the Walker, Minnesota area.

HISTORY TRIVIA: What famous model was first discovered by a Chicago news photographer at her summer job “detasseling” corn, hosted MTVs House of Style, was ranked number 5 on Playboy’s list of the 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, spent time in the Bemidji area with her sister, and once after her first appearance in Playboy, changed into her swimsuit in the Ruttger’s boathouse, much to the delight of the young men working there, then took a slalom water-ski run behind the lodge ski boat? Answer: Cindy Crawford. Cindy is not only one of the world’s most beautiful women, she was also valedictorian of her Midwest high school class and won a scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University.

Waverunner from Ruttger's Marina on Lake Bemidji

Rental Boats & Equipment

  • 20′ and 26′ Pontoon Boats
  • 16′ Alumacraft Escape
  • Inboard Glastron family Runabout
  • Wave Runners
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards

Complimentary with your stay!

  • Canoes
  • Basic Kayaks