5 Simplified Boat Rental Tips for Beginners

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5 Beginner Boat Rental Tips

Looking for boat rentals?  Maybe this is the first time renting and you’re searching for some helpful tips on what to expect and the best way to reserve your rental.  These five novice boat rentals tips will help ease your mind, so you enjoy your time out on the water.

  1. Get a Boating License

If you plan on working the boat, you will have to obtain either a permanent or temporary boating license.  Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 is needed to obtain a Florida Boat Safety Education I.D. Card prior to operating any watercraft over 10 horsepower — and this includes personal watercraft too.

  1. Choose a Reputable Company

When reserving a rental, make sure to choose a firm.  They ought to offer you the time and attention you deserve, so you can feel confident in renting a boat and operating it out there.

  1. Choose the Right Type of Boat

Be sure that you decide on an appropriate boat for the event.  A pontoon boat is ideal, if you’re just looking for a relaxing ride along Bonita Springs.  You will want to book a fishing boat that’s equipped for your fun adventure, if you plan on fishing.  If speed is the name of the game, there is a ski-boat a great option. Do a little research, if you’re unsure what type of boat you’ll want before booking your boat rental, talk to the rental place.

  1. Book Your Rental Early

Be certain that you book well in advance if you plan on renting a boat during the summer or on the weekend.  Boat rentals in popular areas sell out very quickly, so don’t wait until the last minute. Book as soon as you know what type of boat you’ll need and when you will be in town.

  1. Be Certain That the Boat Has the Proper Safety Equipment

You want your time out on the water to be memorable — but not for the wrong reasons.  That is why it’s important to make sure that the boat is security equipped. This includes a horn or whistle, life jackets, anchor, and gas, of course.  It’s also wise to figure out if its ships are cared for by the rental company. What do you need to maintain them and what do they do to maintain their vessels?

If you are looking to hop into some Jet Skiiing fun today, check out our Jet Ski Rentals here, along with other boat rentals. Find other Things to do in Orlando too such as Rent a KayakATV RentalsPaddle Board Rentals, and more.

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