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10 Ways to Keep Cool at Lake Pleasant

Love being on or near the water, but don't own a boat? Need information on how to have fun on Lake Pleasant? Don’t worry, we can help!

Wipe your brow, gather your friends and head off to cool adventures at Scorpion Bay. We’re located at 10970 Peninsula Blvd. in Morristown, Arizona, right next to the sparkling waters of Lake Pleasant.

Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a novice, we have watercraft rentals and cool activities that will provide you and your group with an unforgettable nautical adventure. Our fleet ranges from private charters to hourly and daily rentals of pontoon boats, sport boats, kayaks and water toys. We also have jet ski and paddleboard rentals from Pleasant Water Sports, wakeboard and wakesurf lessons and more.

Don’t worry about packing supplies, we have all you need—snacks, sunblock, ice, fishing bait and more—at the General Store. We’re expecting you!

Rental Hours
Full Day from 8AM – 5PM
Half Day from 8AM – 12PM or 1PM – 5PM
Hourly please call 928.501.7368
Reservations are highly recommended but not required.

1. Rent a Kayak at Scorpion Bay

Enjoy the calm waters of Lake Pleasant, alone or with friends, in our 16’ Malibu XL. This kayak comfortably fits single or double, with room for a small collapsible cooler or lunch tote. All safety gear is provided. Remember to paddle into the wind on the way out so on your way home you’ll have the wind at your back helping you along. Follow, the shorelines, make a plan for the day and let family and friends know we’re you’ll be. Soon you’ll be effortlessly gliding on crystal clear water, forgetting the troubles of the day.

Rates:
Hourly: $ 25
Half Day: $ 60
Full Day: $ 75
Deposit: $ 100

2. Paddleboard Yoga

Need to switch up your fitness routine? Try Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga! Desert Lotus at Scorpion Bay offers a unique and exhilarating experience with the very best state-of-the art boards and paddles. You’ll find peace amidst the beautiful environment with Desert Lotus’ fantastic instructors. Try a session at sunset and you’ll be hooked! Lotus Yoga covers all levels of fitness.

SUP Yoga Class: $45, includes: Paddleboard, Paddle, PFD, Class, and pictures.
Glow Tour: $50
Yoga at Sunset: $50
Family Yoga: $38

Private paddleboard yoga classes available on weekends and weekdays for yoga studios, gyms, and team building groups. All groups get discount rates. Call for more details.

Questions? Email info@desertlotuspaddle.com, call 623-826-6927 or visit their website.

3. Visit the Parks and Recreation Discovery Center at Lake Pleasant

A trip to Lake Pleasant is not complete without stopping at the Discovery Center. Learn about the history of the lake as you take a walk back in time, winding your way through the museum-like exhibit. You’ll learn about the natives and early settlers, plus the trials and tribulations of dams and the people behind the massive project.

Visitors love the wildlife display animals and learning about how plants and animals adapt and thrive in an often-harsh environment. Ever wonder how Lake Pleasant got its name? After you find the answer, share it on Instagram or Twitter!

The Discovery Center is about 5 miles south of Scorpion Bay Marina.

4. Wake Board, Wake Surf or Wake Skate at Scorpion Bay

Want to try wakeboarding or wakesurfing? We’ve got the boats and equipment at Scorpion Bay to have you jumping wake to wake in no time. Also, if you’re looking for a little extra assistance, several coaches teach out of Scorpion Bay including award-winning Conner Burns.

Not quite sure what wake skating is? Wake skating is like wakeboarding, but the board is not attached to the feet. Some say, "a wake skate is a cross-pollination of a wakeboard and a skateboard.” We think you’ll love it! Scorpion Bay has everything to get you started from boards to lifejackets and boats powerful enough to pull up even the biggest riders.

Rates: Wakeboards are rented hourly at $25 and $40.
Information: http://www.scorpionbayaz.com/rentals/rental-fleet/

5. Fishing with the Hook Up Tackle Outfitters or Reel Em In Adventures.

Experience fishing on Lake Pleasant with the Hook Up Tackle Outfitters, Reel Em In Adventures or another great local outfitter. With the largemouth and striper action on Lake Pleasant, it’s no wonder why fishing in Arizona is considered the best in the west. All of our approved outfitters have guides excited to share fishing knowledge with others and offer the latest tackle and gear. Guides are licensed through the Arizona Game and Fish Department and most are fully certified in first aid and CPR.

Guides accommodate all ages and skill levels. Whether you are fishing with kids or a first timer yourself, they have everything you need. If you’re interested in group charters, team building tournaments or private fly casting lessons, for the ultimate in guided fishing adventures, both these outfitters are committed to exceeding all your expectations.

Learn more about classes, fishing gear rental prices and trips and packages. Hook Up Tackle Outfitters is a full-service fly shop, renting rods, reels, bait, and accessories, and Reel Em In Adventures is known for taking guests straight to the “honey hole.”

6. Rent a Jet Ski at Scorpion Bay

Picture yourself zipping around Lake Pleasant on a jet ski! Feel the spray on your face and the wind in your hair as you stake claim to enjoying the day. Pleasant Water Sports has two rental locations, one at Scorpion Bay and one at the 10-Lane Boat Ramp. They rent Yamaha EX jet skis with capacity for up to two people and a 3-cylinder, 4-stroke engine you’ll have all the power you need while you’re on the water. There’s even enough power to pull a wakeboard.

Jet Ski Rentals are:
1-hour: $120
2-hour: $240
half-day: $350
full-day rental: $460
(does not include tax and gas)

Pleasant Water Sports also rents paddleboards, pedal boats and mountain bikes.
Information: http://pleasantwatersports.com/rentals/
Call: (602) 714-7478
Email: info@pleasantwatersports.com

7. Order a Beer and Food at Scorpion Bay Grill

Enjoying a brew and a meal at Scorpion Bay Grill is the perfect way to cap off a fantastic day on the water. The floating grill is super casual and very friendly, with a full menu of salads, sandwiches, burgers and cocktails. Take out or settle in for a relaxing dinner with gorgeous mountain views.

Open weekdays for lunch and weekends for breakfast, lunch and dinner Scorpion Bay Grill prides itself on fresh ingredients and five-star food. Order up some Fish and Chips, a Southwest Burger or a Crispy Sonoran Salad—we’ll meet you there! Don’t forget desert—maybe delicious cheesecake or scrumptious key lime pie?

8. Charter a Luxury Yacht for 40 of your Closest Friends

For the most special of gathering, book one of our two private charter yachts Neptune and Poseidon. The finest charter yachts in Arizona, each comes complete with a Captain and Crew, bar and refrigerator, deluxe sound system that easily connects to Bluetooth or iPhone, full size bathroom and seating for 42-passengers, not to mention full catering and a bartender should you desire it. Celebrate your occasion with the very best accommodations for an event they’ll not soon forget. Two boats are available that can be connected for a larger group of 84 guests. Keep you weddings, bachelor party, corporate retreat and family reunions cool with a private charter on Neptune or Poseidon at Scorpion Bay.

Take a look: http://www.scorpionbayaz.com/rentals/private-events/

9. Rent a Ski Boat and Tube

What’s more fun than bouncing around a wake made by one of our sport boat rentals? We offer two choices—a 21-foot DELUXE sport boat or a 21-foot sport boat. Both pull water toys, such as a water tube, and come with safety gear, a ladder and a bimini top to keep you cool.

Rates: Sport boats rent from $95 to $625 depending on boat and length of time. Hourly, half day or full day rates are available. Tubes range from $25-$40 hourly.

10. Relax on a Pontoon Boat at Scorpion Bay

Fun on a Pontoon Boat takes on many forms, whether it’s kicking back with a cocktail, fishing from the deck, jumping into the water to cool off, or just enjoying the laughter of friends and family. Your out-of-town friends won’t believe you live in the Sonoran Desert when they see the photos of you surrounded by blue water and blue skies.

Rates: Pontoon boats are available in 24’, 23’ and 20’ sizes, with prices from $95 -$570, depending on boat and length of time.

With so many ways to beat the Arizona heat, you’ll probably want to spend more than just one day at Lake Pleasant!

Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix. https://www.scorpionbayaz.com/

Rental reservations must be made prior to visit, preferably a week in advance. Scorpion Bay Grill is open for both in-restaurant dining as well as to-go orders. Face coverings are required. For county park updates click here.