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Discover Elk Lake: Your Guide to Solar Boating with Lilypad in Elk Rapids

Elk Lake, nestled in the heart of northern Michigan’s Antrim County, is a hidden gem for boating enthusiasts. With its crystal-clear waters and stunning natural landscapes, it offers an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you're looking for an unforgettable boating experience on Elk Lake, look no further than renting a Lilypad solar boat from Elk Rapids Marina on its waters. 


This guide will walk you through the many reasons why boating with a solar Lilypad at the Elk Rapids Marina is the perfect choice for your next adventure.

Enjoy Affordable and Accessible Boating

The Lilypad experience is available at the Elk Rapids Marina on Elk Lake for the 2024 season. Lilypad and Elk Rapids Marina believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Elk Lake. Designed and manufactured in Michigan, Lilypad solar boats make access to Elk Lake simple, sustainable, and pollution free. 


Enjoy a Pure Michigan water trail from your café table on Elk Lake’s waters with family and friends, launching from the docks of the Elk Rapids Marina in northern Michigan.


Start your 2-hour Elk Rapids solar boat rental trip with a visit to the DAM Shop for some tasty food and beverages. The DAM Shop offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, a full-service bar with cocktails to go, a deli and marine pro shop—so they have everything you need to make your solar boat rental complete! Then, feel free to enjoy your meal (or cocktails) in the quiet comfort of a Lilypad solar boat as you experience the beautiful waters of Elk Lake.


Dive Into an Elk Rapids Adventure

Elk Lake is renowned for its serene environment and breathtaking views. Boating here allows you to immerse yourself in nature and experience the tranquility of the open water.

The marina's strategic location also provides easy access to nearby attractions, including charming local shops, restaurants, and hiking trails.

Support Conservation and Sustainability

Choosing Elk Rapids Marina’s Lilypad for your boating needs means supporting companies that care about the environment. We are committed to eco-friendly practices and actively participate in local conservation efforts. Lilypad boats are 100% solar, are built with aluminum hulls (as aluminum is recyclable), use 100% remanufactured automotive LFP batteries for energy storage, do not require gasoline or oil, and will never leak a drop of toxins into a body of water that we operate upon.

By boating with a 100% carbon-free Lilypad with Elk Rapids Marina, you're not only enjoying a fantastic day on the water but also contributing to the protection and sustainability of this beautiful Elk Rapids area.

Make Memories on the Water

Designed to bring people together on the water, our Lilypad solar boat is quiet, comfortable, and pro-social. Modeled after your favorite outdoor café, Lilypad is appointed with all the details to make your time on the water relaxed: soft sofa-like lounges and a coffee table with plenty of room for drinks and snacks. Say goodbye to noise and fumes!


As you can see, an Elk Rapids boat rental with Lilypad is more than just a rental; it's an experience that creates lasting memories. Whether you're a seasoned boater or a first-time adventurer, Elk Rapids Marina’s friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to ensure you have an unforgettable time. We provide detailed maps to help you navigate the marina and discover the best spots for exploring.

Plan Your Visit Today

Ready to experience the best of Elk Lake on a solar boat? Start planning your visit with Elk Rapids Marina and Lilypad today. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an action-packed adventure, boating with Lilypad at the Elk Rapids Marina has something for everyone. Join us on the water and discover why so many people choose Lilypad for their boating needs. We can't wait to welcome you aboard!

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The Lilypad experience is available at the Elk Rapids Marina on Elk Lake. Enjoy time on the water with family and friends today. 

To make a booking, call or visit online:

Elk Rapids Marina on Elk Lake

118 Bridge St. Elk Rapids, MI 49629

(231) 264-9500

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