Canoe, Kayak and Boat Rentals

Manasquan Reservoir, Howell 

Rent a Rowboat or Kayak 
Motor boat rentals from April 1-October 31 
Kayak rentals from May 1-October 31
At the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, park patrons ages 18 and older can rent rowboats (1-hr $14.54 or 4-hrs $35.64); electric motor powered rowboats (4-hrs $46.42); and kayaks (1-hr single person $14.54 or 1-hr double person $20.63). Cash or check only. A $10 deposit is required for 1 hour rental; $20 deposit required for 4 hour rental. (Prices do not include sales tax.)  Boat and kayak rentals start at 7 a.m.   

Sailboat Rentals at the Manasquan Reservoir          
June 17-August 18         
Are you a sailor without a boat? The Park System has 15’ American (2/3 people) and 12’ Laser Pico (1 adult/1 child) sailboats available for rent. Renters must provide a Red Cross, US Sailing or an MCPS sailing card. Please Note: Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. For availability or questions please call 732-842-4000, ext. 4238. The cost is $55 per boat for 2 hour rental; cash or check only.

Private Sail Lessons
Available by appointment - June 17, July 7, July 14 & August 5
Additional dates may be available upon request.
Catch the wind during your private sailing lesson in our 15’ American Sailboats on the Manasquan Reservoir. An experienced sailing instructor will be with you on the boat to answer all of your sailing questions. Novice as well as experienced sailors looking for a refresher are encouraged to register. Learn proper sailing techniques including how to read the wind, maneuver your sailboat, and how to be a captain!  Open to adults. The cost for one 3-hour hands-on lesson is $150 for two people, $100 for any additional lessons. Call 732-842-4000, ext. 4238, to arrange your lesson.


Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold 

Rent a Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboat   
Boat rentals are available weekends only from May 1 through mid-June, daily through Labor Day, and weekends only again from Labor Day through Columbus Day.   
Boat rental hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost is $14.54 an hour. Double kayaks are available for $20.63 an hour. A refundable deposit of $10 is required for individual rental. Group rentals are available. (Prices do not include sales tax.)


Thompson Park, Lincroft

Marlu Lake Canoe Rentals at Thompson Park
All equipment is provided; limited number of canoes available. The cost is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for 2 hours of canoeing; cash or check only. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m.

Marlu Lake Canoe Rentals are available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following weekends :

    • May 26 & 27
    • June 9 & 10
    • June 23 & 24
    • July 7 & 8
    • July 21 & 22
    • August 4 & 5
    • August 18 & 19
    • September 1 & 2