Marina says goodbye to a great summer

Article and photos by Tom Durban

The summer of 2020 at the Big Canoe Marina was one for the record books. The Lake Petit marina has been enjoyed by more people, had more watercraft rentals and returned more money to the POA than ever before.  

With property owners and guests wanting to get outside and on the water, marina sales were almost double all forecasts. At times it seemed all Big Canoe was at the marina enjoying Lake Petit. We realize getting a pontoon reservation this summer may have been more difficult than ever, but property owners still made up about 75 percent of the pontoon rentals.  

Now that summer is over, there is much more availability to reserve a pontoon boat. The easiest way for a property owner to make a watercraft reservation is to log on to and scroll down to “Marina Watercraft Reservations.” 

If your plans change, please remember to cancel within 24 hours of the reservation so you are not charged. Even though summer is over, the Marina Shack is open and the staff is happy to help you every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  

We will start our winter hours on November 1, which are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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