Pontoon Rentals

At Tailrace Marina we have pontoons that are available for rental. Our rentals are either for a half day or a full day. The requirements are that you were born before 1988 or have taken and passed a North Carolina Boaters Safety Course. You must be over the age of 21, and you must have a valid drivers license. 


The rates are as follows:


24' Pontoon (8-10 people)

Half Day: $175 for 4 hours

Full Day: $275 for 8 hours



30' Pontoon (10-13 people) Double-deck with a water slide.

Full Day: $450 for 8 hours


Please fill out the form below or call 704.827.000 to reserve one of our pontoon boats for a day on the water. The form should include your name, email, phone, and date and time. The comment section should let us know which pontoon youd would like to reserve, full or half day, and if there is any thing else that we might need to know to prepare your boat.

Boat Slips

Visiting Tailrace Marina is a truly unique experience. Boaters will enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere that this modern facility has to offer. Built on the incredibly historic site, known as “Tuckaseegee Foard” the Marina continues to reflect the southern charm of the water-driven spinning mill that was constructed on-site in the 1880’s.  In fact, the Marina’s name is taken from the water diversion channels or “tailraces” that continue to provide a natural ambiance to the waterfront.

The Marina is conveniently located in the scenic “river district” of Lake Wylie, just minutes away from uptown Charlotte and I-85.

The Marina has 191 private and public slips varying in length from 20 feet to 28 feet, and includes both covered and open slips.  Call for availability and pricing.

As you stroll along the meandering walkways that connect the public docks, you will feel at ease.  Bring your picnic baskets and favorite beverage and enjoy one of the four picnic areas set with seating, tables and BBQ grills.  Rent a pontoon, stand up paddle boards, kayaks or canoes at the ship’s store.

Please give us a call at 704.827.0000 if you would like to learn more about our slip rates. 

​Tailrace Marina