New Study Names Top 10 Best Boating Cities in Georgia

We already know that Georgia has a lot of great boating opportunities, and now a new study has identified the 10 best cities for boating in the Peach State.

New Study Names Top 10 Best Boating Cities in Georgia
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With over 329,000 registered boats and 140 public access boat ramps, Georgia is a beloved state for boating.

Getmyboat is a boat rental marketplace — known as “the AirBnB of boats” — that has analyzed their Georgia boat booking data and come up with the Top 10 Best Cities for Boating in Georgia. These cities offer lots of great boat rental opportunities, and plenty of ways to have fun in the sun.

Here are the Top 10 Best Cities for Boating in Georgia, according to Getmyboat.

1. Buford. This Georgia city is home to Lake Lanier, so it’s no surprise it earned the top spot! According to the study, the most popular type of boat to rent here is a deck boat, with pontoon boats close behind.

2. Savannah. Located on the Atlantic Coast, boaters can experience relaxed cruises along the Savannah River or explore the Atlantic Ocean on nearby Tybee Island. The most popular boat rentals here are yachts!

3. Cumming. Another city close to Lake Lanier, groups and families love renting pontoon and powerboats for water fun on the lake.

4. Gainesville. Casual cruising and watersports are the name of the boating game in Gainesville. Yet another city that sits on Lake Lanier, bowriders are the most popular rentals here.

5. Acworth. Located just outside of Atlanta on Lake Allatoona, pontoon boats are the most popular rentals here.

6. Cartersville. Cartersville is also located on Lake Allatoona, making it the perfect place for boating, fishing, and watersports. Pontoon boats are also the most rented boat type here.

7. Lake Oconee. Luxury golf course, fishing, and water sports are super popular in and around Lake Oconee. Pontoon boats are the most popular rentals for spending a day on the water.

8. Lavonia. Located on Lake Hartwell, one of the largest lakes in the southeast, Lavonia is a great location for boating and water recreation. Pontoon boats are the most popular rentals here.

9. Columbus – Chattahoochee River. Pontoon boats are the most popular boat rentals in Columbus. You’ll find 48 miles of Chattahoochee River waters to enjoy by boat. Kayaks and paddleboards are also a popular option for exploring.

10. Canton – Etowah River. Enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains while exploring the Etowah River by boat in Canton. Deck boats are the most popular rentals here.

Looking for more water fun this summer? Check out our article, Kayaking in Georgia: 23+ Unbeatable Spots for Paddlers To Launch.

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New Study Names Top 10 Best Boating Cities in Georgia