The greatest memories happen on the water.

With a Capitol Boat Club membership, you'll have exclusive access to a private fleet of members-only boats on Lake Mendota. Spend your summer the way you've always wanted to - on the water.


Step 1

With a one time entry fee and monthly membership dues, you'll have nearly unlimited access to our entire fleet of pontoon and ski boats from May 1 through October 31.

And despite the club being exclusive to members only, and having new boats every 2-3 years, it's more affordable than you think.

Step 2

Complete a short online boaters safety course. Your safety is imperative to us and this course will help you learn the basics of boating in Wisconsin.

Once that's complete, schedule a time with one of our staff members for an on-the-water training session. Even with no prior boating experience, you'll be ready to explore Mendota after this.

Step 3

Make reservations at least 48 hours in advance using our easy online reservation system. Pick your date, time, and boat.

Need a boat last minute? Just give our member specialist a call and if there's something available, we'll get you on the water - even on the same day.

Step 4

Arrive for your reservation to find a member of our staff ready to check you in - along with your boat - cleaned, fueled up, and ready to go.

Our staff will help you load up your guests and gear and send you on your way to explore beautiful Lake Mendota. ENJOY YOUR DAY ON THE WATER!

Step 5

When you're ready to come in, just call our dock staff to give them a heads up. Simply park the boat and head home. Our staff will clean and fuel the boat.

Step 6

Post pictures of your outing on Facebook, tagging Capitol Boat Club, and get a special surprise during your next reservation.


Time to take advantage of the 'life' part of that work/life balance.