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About PlayNorth Watersports

Family Owned, Customer Focused

PlayNorth is a local family-owned business dedicated to watersports deliveries all over the Leelanau County and Grand Traverse area. We’re located in the heart of Leelanau County in Lake Leelanau, Michigan. Our obsession with the outdoors of Northern Michigan inspired us to create PlayNorth, a company that delivers your perfect Northern Michigan Summer to boat ramps all over Northern Michigan!

About the Owners

PlayNorth Watersports owners kayaking Lake Michigan on their PlayNorth kayak rentals in Leelanau County, Michigan.

Hi there, we’re the owners of PlayNorth! I grew up in Lake Leelanau and spent my summers on the lakes and trails of Northern Michigan. In 2007, I moved to Rochester Hills, Michigan to attend Oakland University’s Nursing Program and during my studies met my wife and business partner, Roxanne Dingrando. Like many college students, I worked through school and returned every summer to Lake Leelanau, where I worked as a watersports rental dealer in Leelanau and Grand Traverse City, delivering jet skis, water trampolines, and boats…and I had the best time of my life! After we graduated from Oakland University, Roxanne and I spent time in Detroit as I developed my ICU nursing career, working at DMC, Beaumont hospital, and Henry Ford CVSICU. Our hearts have always been in Leelanau County and we were beyond thrilled to be able to return to Northern Michigan to build PlayNorth Watersports and become part of the Leelanau business community.

We’re dedicated to making this summer your best summer yet!
See you on the Lake this summer – Alex and Roxanne Dingrando

Get ready to Play!

Gear up and experience the thrill of Michigan’s summer playground. Unleash the inner kid within and fly above the waves on a jet ski rental on Lake Michigan, the ocean-like waves and freshwater is nature at it’s best. 

Give the kids (and big kids!) the gift of memories of endless family fun from sunrise to sunset. Reserve your water trampoline rental and we’ll deliver and set up at your waterfront. 

Experience a scenic outdoor adventure that takes you right along the endless, secluded coastline. Grab one of our unique glowing stand up paddleboard rentals – there’s nothing like watching the sunset surrounded by nature, on an epic outdoor watersports adventure.

Safety First

Reserve your watercraft rental and we’ll be happy to take care of everything from there. All of our watersport rentals include life jackets along with any accessories and safety equipment you should need. Our goal at PlayNorth is to ensure that you get to experience Northern Michigan’s golden beaches, freshwater lakes and outdoor adventures in the most perfect, one of a kind way – on the lake and in the water.

Your Local Connection

PlayNorth is centrally located in Leelanau, enabling our staff to give you not only the best boat rental and jet ski rental delivery price in Leelanau County, but reliable on-call service as well. Our Lake Leelanau location allows our staff to arrive fast and give assistance in the event you get a tow rope stuck in a propeller or run a battery dead. Give us a call or book now through our online reservation service, and let us deliver your boat rental, water trampoline rental, SUP paddleboard rental and jet ski rental right to you.

Delivered to you

Have your boat rental delivered to anywhere in the lakes surrounding Grand Traverse and Leelanau, the options are endless! We also deliver to lakes outside the Traverse City and Leelanau area, including Torch Lake, Skegemog Lake, Elk Lake, Arbutus Lake, and Crystal Lake. We’re thrilled to help with suggestions and insights into local options for the best lakes and boat ramps for boat rentals near you in Leelanau County or boat rentals in Grand Traverse. Here at PlayNorth, we have over 20 years of local experience in having a blast! 

Visit the PlayNorth Watersports Facebook and PlayNorth Instagram page to get to know us better and help you plan your summer vacation!

For more information about planning your Northern Michigan vacation and learning about local events and attractions, visit the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Call to Book
(231) 357-3790