Manitowish Waters Pontoon Rentals

Welcome to Northwoods Life. We are a Manitowish Waters pontoon rental service exclusively serving guests of Aberdeen Cabins. Surrounded by tall pines, Aberdeen Cabins consist of three log homes on the Manitowish Chain O Lakes between Alder & Manitowish lakes. Located in the heart of scenic Vilas County, the Manitowish Chain O Lakes is truly a northern Wisconsin vacation paradise. The chain consists of ten pristine lakes known for great fishing along with breathtaking beauty and an abundance of nature. Our pontoon boats are a great way to tour and explore one of the most popular lake chains in Wisconsin’s Northwoods region.


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For Aberdeen Cabin Guests Only

Reserve one of our cabins for your next vacation on the Manitowish Waters Chain.

22 ft. Misty Harbor Adventurer

$225/day or $1575/week


60hp Mercury


Pet Fee + $75


Max Capacity - 12 People

24ft. Forrester

$225/day or $1575/week


50hp Mercury


Pet Fee + $75


Max Capacity - 10 People

18ft. Gillgetter

$200/day or $1400/week


40hp Honda


Pet Fee + $75


Max Capacity - 8 People


Trolling Motor & Live Well

Rentals Include…


Life Jackets


All safety equipment / canopy / stereo


Driver Instruction


Boater "rules of the water" and Wisconsin Boater Regulations Handbook


Manitowish Chain of Lakes boaters navigational lake map

Pontoon Delivery & Policy Info

  • Pontoon will be waiting at your cabin dock upon arrival
  • Rental Agent/safety instructor will arrive after you check in to go over all safety instructions and pontoon operation, detail and paperwork
  • Pontoon is only for use on the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
  • Your pontoon is to be returned to same dock and agent will arrive before checkout to go over the boat checking for damage, make sure all equipment is on board and retrieve keys
  • Gas tank must be filled upon return
  • Must agree to cancellation policy – No fee with 1 month cancellation notice, otherwise a voucher/rain check will be issued
  • Administrative fee for cancellations – $25

Don't Forget Your Checklist

We are happy to provide a safety breifing checklist for you to dowload and bring with you when you pick up your pontoon boat. Our rental agent will go through everything with you to make sure you are comfortable and will enjoy your travels around the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes.



Drivers License


$500 Deposit


Credit Card Info

(for damage deposit)


Must be 21+

to sign agreement and rent boat

Boating License

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1989 and at least 16 years old is required to complete a boating safety course to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft on Wisconsin waters. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend all boat operators complete a safety course. We require this to rent our pontoons. For the online boater safety course, call (715)892-7777 or use the link provided.