3 Autumnal Activities on Falls Lake

Fishing boats

It is officially fall in North Carolina, the temperatures have dropped, the leaves are falling, and school is back in session. However, fall in North Carolina is one of the best times to experience the great outdoors and what better place to spend these autumn weekends than at Falls Lake.

Here are our top three activities to do during the autumn season at Falls Lake:

1. Sunset boat ride: Autumn evenings out on the water are some of the most beautiful. Not only will you experience the wonder of North Carolina’s autumn colors reflecting off the water, but oftentimes fall is the least busy time of the year which means peace and tranquility. We recommend taking out one of our Pontoon Boats, a couple of friends, some snacks, and a good playlist.

2. Mid-day fishing trip: What better way to spend the weekend than fishing! Mid-day autumn is the best time to cast the line as water temperatures are typically higher. We recommend taking out our ProCamp boat for the more shallow areas or just fishing along the shoreline.

3. Camping: November is a great time to camp, not only will the campgrounds be less busy, but the temperatures rarely go below 40 degrees. Grab the sleeping bags, a tent and some friends and spend the night under the stars. There’s no better way to spend an autumn night than in nature, by a campfire roasting s’mores!

Who says summer is the only time to enjoy a day at the lake? Take advantage of the natural beauty North Carolina has to offer by getting outside this weekend at Falls Lake. Spend the day out fishing, hiking, camping, or just watching the sun sink behind the trees. At Motor Boatin’, we offer a variety of rental boat options for you to enjoy. Contact us today to reserve your weekend fun.

Four of the Best Things to do at Falls Lake

There are a lot of things to do at falls lake. Spending a summer at falls lake could be done with no problem! We are going to tell you our favorite three things to do at falls lake!

Before we share our four favorite things to do, we want to share a few honorable mentions. We also love hiking, swimming, boating (non-gasoline powered), and checking out the beaver dams at Falls Lake.

While spending the weekend at Falls Lake, our favorite four things to do at the lake are:

  • Boating: Our pontoon boats are the peak of Falls Lake. Many individuals coming out to Falls Lake to enjoy Falls Lake Recreation will end up renting one of our boats to spend the day on the lake.
  • Jet Skis: One of the best ways to enjoy the water and break up the day on pontoon boats or fishing is to rent a jet ski. Our jet skis are available in half-day or whole day rentals.
  • Fishing: Falls lake is known for its amazing fishing. Having five different types of fish including largemouth bass and two types of catfish puts Falls lake a few steps ahead of any other regular fishing spot. There are also multiple ways to fish at Falls Lake. Renting a motorboat or paddle/ non-gasoline boat are the two most popular ways.
  • Camping: Many of our boat renters want to spend more time on the boats or want one day to enjoy jet skis. For those individuals, we really suggest camping in the Falls Lake Grounds. It’s a great way to enjoy both boats and jet skis.

Are you planning on spending a weekend at Falls Lake this Fall? Then, our team at Motor Boatin’ would love to be part of your trip! We have phenomenal boats for fishing, jet skis, and more available to rent. Click here to learn more now.

The Top 3 Lakes You Can Find Motor Boatin’ Boats on the Lake.

Motor Boatin’ allows their boat renters to travel with the boats they rent. Taking boats to other locations can provide a nice change from Falls Lake. Different lakes provide the opportunity to do different things. Where one lake might lack another might succeed.Lake Norman Boat Rental

The only catch with bringing a boat to another location is the delivery fee and that the boat must be back on time. There is a $200 fee for delivery to another lake if a renter delivers boat themselves there is no delivery fee, but rental insurance is added.

The top three lakes to travel to in North Carolina are:

  • Lake Norman: This is the largest man-made freshwater lake in North Carolina. There are multiple boat access points and amazing fishing it makes for a great time. The amount of fish and birds that live on the fifty-five-year-old lake is astounding. New sightings are registered every year. Make sure to look at the water’s edge to see if there is anything cool! There are very nice beaches as well.
  • Jordan lake: Being located just south or Raleigh and Durham they have a very easily accessible site. Having 13,940 acres allows a lot of different activities to be done. There are over 1,000 campsites, including RV hook ups and tent camping. Fishing is also allowed at Jordan lake and there are 17 miles of hiking trails along with easily accessible clean beaches and islands!
  • Lake James: Lake James is an amazing place to go. Here they allow Jet skis, camping on shore, and fishing. Lake James is better known for a few other things including many blockbuster films like Last of The Mohicans and The Hunt for Red October.

Check out these amazing lakes. Don’t forget there are many others in North Carolina. And remember Motor Boatin’ is always here for your boating needs! Check us out today!

A New Boat at Motor Boatin’

It’s been a busy summer at Motor Boatin’ and we’ve decided to buy a new boat! This boat can completely change the game on the lake. A new boat can create a lot of new things to do at the lake. This boat can pull tubes, fish from, go fast, and seat four people. This new boat is called the MAXUM.

 

With the MAXUM you can do a lot. There are also a few features on this new boat that are different from the other boats.

 

  • MAXUM 1800MX
  •  4 seats
  •  135 Horsepower
  •  885lbs Max Weight
  •  Bimini Top
  •  18 ft Length

 

What does this mean? Well, this boat has almost double the power as a sweet water pontoon. This boat can also reach speeds up to 45mph. Renting a boat like this would allow a great time for a family. Four seats allow the perfect amount for a family trip to the beach. Not too little space but just enough. This boat is great for tubing, fishing, and many other things can be done on this awesome boat!

If you want to book this boat or another one of our boats now, click here.

How to Book a Pontoon Boat Rental​

There’s nothing like summertime to make you want to be on the water.  While the beach may be a bit too far from the Raleigh area, we’re lucky to have tons of lakes nearby for summertime fun. And nothing is better on a lake than taking out a boat. We get that renting a boat isn’t something that a lot of people do, so it may seem a little intimidating.

5 tips to help you rent a pontoon boat are:

  1. How many people? Figure out how many people will be on the boat with you. Knowing this number and how much stuff you’ll bring (coolers take up a lot of space!) will help you figure out how big a boat you’ll need to rent.
  2. What are you going to do? If you’re planning on lots of towables and high adventure activities, you’ll want a more powerful boat than if you want a day of cruising and swimming.
  3. How long do you want to be out? Decide if you want to be out for a full day or maybe try this boating thing for a few hours.
  4. When and where. Once you know the type of day you want to have and who you want to spend the day with, figure out when and where you want to be. We can set you up on many different lakes in the Raleigh area, so check out the lakes near and far from you.
  5. Go on our site. The final step is to talk to us. Check out our website to book what best works for you.

We’re always happy to help people determine what boat rent. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than getting people to love the water life.  When you’re ready to rent a pontoon boat or any other of our watercraft, check out Motor Boatin’ today!

 

How to Rent a Jet-Ski, Hassle Free

Renting a jet ski is a great way to view nature or tear up the water with your friends, family, or your significant other. Renting also takes away the hassle and cost of maintenance and storage that comes with ownership. Read on so you know exactly what to do and expect to make sure your day is stress- free!

7 Steps to Renting a Jet-Ski, Hassle Free

1. Pick Your Renter: Must be 26+ years old, have a valid driver’s license, equipped with boat safety card, and have proof of insurance.

2. Pick Your Rental Rate: It’s simple and works like buying bulk – a bigger buy equals a greater discount. We offer four types of packages: 1 hour: $100, 2 hours: $200, 4 hours: $300, 1 Day $500. Multiple day rentals are available.

3. Reserve at Least 2 Hours Before Arrival: At Motor Boatin’, we want to make sure that we can have our customers’ rentals ready to go. Check availability here, or call 919-800-9716.

4. Get A Boat Safety Card: If you were born in or after `88, you need a boat safety card. Don’t fret – we offer you a course for free here.

5. Get Insurance: Rental insurance costs $50 per day, without it, customers are 100% uninsured. If opting out of rental insurance, a $500 refundable damage deposit is collected 24 hours prior to rental. Insurance is required under the following circumstances: when 2 skis are used in the same party or when self-towing equipment.

6. Time it Right: Delivery and return times are set prior to rental date, late returns are charged a fee. Times are as follows – Half day (4-hour rental): 8am-12pm, 9am-1pm, or 2pm – 6pm | Hourly rentals: when skis are available. Check availability here.

7. Pick Your Lakes: Delivery of our rental boats to Falls Lake is free. Delivery to other lakes (i.e., Kerr Lake, Jordan Lake, and Harris Lake) costs $200.00. Rentals can be self-towed to save the fee; daily insurance is required. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ.

Motor-Boatin LLC is the best place to rent Jet Ski Watercraft in Central North Carolina. Conveniently located in Wake Forest, just off Hwy 50 at Falls Lake and just minutes from Jordan Lake, Harris Lake and Kerr Lake, your exciting day on the water is closer than you think, Contact us today!

What You Need To Know To Have An Awesome Party On A Boat

Who is ready for a party on the water? We realize that not everyone is well-versed in the world of boating, and that Motor Boatin’ is often a trial run to lake life for a lot of people, so we wanted to give you some tips for making the most out of a boat party.

4 top tips for hosting a lake party on a boat are:

1. Size matters Make sure to get a boat that will give you and your guests enough space to enjoy the day. Remember that it’s not just people that need space- you’ll have coolers, toys, music player/speakers, towels, sunscreen, food and more.

2. Have some activities planned – So you got your friends together, you set sail….and now what? Think about what you want to do once you’re on the boat and plan accordingly. Are you tubing, swimming, fishing? Make sure you have the gear needed or you might end up sitting on the boat and staring at each other for the day.

3. Always bring food and water – Being outside on the water tends to wear people out, making plenty of food and water a necessity, not just part of your fun. Plan for more than enough water and food for each person, how you’ll serve and eat it all and don’t forget to bring a trash bag or two.

4. Practice good boating safety – Ideally, you want to make sure everyone sailing with you a decent swimmer. Have life jackets readily available and listen to our safety talk. If you have any questions at all about operating a boat or safety on the water, please ask us. We want everyone to have a great time.

Boating life is one of the perks of living in the Triangle. We have so many great lakes where we can go enjoy a good boat party. Motor Boatin’ has lots of options for you and your crew. Contact us today so we can help you get on the water!

Four of the Best Lakes In Raleigh

Boating season is here! We’re so excited to get back on the water (or at least get back on the water without freezing), and the Raleigh area is an awesome place to do that. There are so many lakes in Wake County and surrounding areas to enjoy that it can be overwhelming to figure out where to go.Fishing Boat Rentals

Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Falls Lake: Falls Lake is our ‘home’ lake, but that’s not why it tops our list. There’s something very special about Falls Lake. Even though it’s just outside the main metro areas, it feels like you’re a world away.
  2. Kerr Lake: If you’re willing to head out just a little further, Kerr Lake is a popular choice. It’s between the North Carolina and Virginia borders. It’s popular as a retreat, with lots of vacation homes available, but there are also day-trip friendly entry points.
  3. Jordan Lake: Over in the western part of the Raleigh area is Jordan Lake. It’s really long, so it provides lots of room to play. With many entry points and beaches, there are tons of areas to explore.
  4. Harris Lake: Just south of Jordan Lake, you’ll find Harris Lake. It’s another boating-friendly lake, but it’s kind of a hidden gem and quieter than the other lakes on the list. It’s a cozy lake, smaller than the others, with lots of ‘fingers’ and coves to explore.

Although we operate mainly out of Falls Lake, you can always tow one of our boats to your preferred lake. Depending on availability, we may be able to deliver your boat for a fee, if you’re not able to tow on your own. Contact Motor Boatin when you’re ready to get out on the water.

Read This Before You Tow Our Motorboats and Trailers

 

Here at Motor Boatin LLC, we deliver our motorboats and Jet Skis to a number of nearby lakes, taking away the stress and hassle of you having to tow your own boat. However, some of our renters choose to tow their motorboats to lakes that are further away or to take a boat on a trip with them. If you are thinking about hitching a boat to the back of your truck or SUV, it is important to know how to do it safely.

Motorboats

Driving with a trailer attached can be tricky. It takes a new set of skills and some practice to do it safely. You also need the right tow vehicle that can safely and effectively haul one of our motorboats. If you aren’t sure if you have the vehicle for the job, we can help you make that determination and recommend the size of boat you should tow.

Before you tow any motorboats on a trailer, here are some things to check:

  • Ready your tow vehicle: Fill up your gas tank and check your oil, radiator water level, transmission fluid level and tire inflation. Your vehicle has to work much harder when it is towing, so it is important to give it everything it needs.
  • Weight distribution: The boat must be loaded correctly on the trailer for it to be safe to tow. The center of gravity should be low, and the load needs to be balanced side to side.
  • Check the trailer lights: Make sure that the turn signal, running and brake lights are all working on the trailer.
  • Double-check the connection: There are different sizes of trailer balls, so make sure that the ball on your vehicle matches the coupler on the trailer. Make sure everything is fastened and latched. Make sure the safety chains are connected and that the boat is ratcheted down.

Introducing Our Jet Skis: Yamaha Waverunners

 
Here at Motor Boatin LLC, we are proud to offer Yamaha Waverunners to our customers for Jet Ski rentals. We have Yamaha Waverunners that are the VX Deluxe model. Each Jet Ski can hold up to 3 people at a time, but there are many other reasons why this has become our Jet Ski model of choice. Yamaha Waverunners were first introduced in 1986 as the world’s first tandem Jet Ski, and Yamaha has worked tirelessly to improve the reliability, fun and function of these superior personal watercraft ever since.

Introducing Our Jet Skis: Yamaha Waverunners

These are some of our favorite things about our Yamaha Waverunners:

  • Reliability: The engineering and quality control of Yamaha sets the standard for the whole personal watercraft industry. These Jet Skis require relatively little maintenance due to their years of small engine expertise.
  • Fuel efficiency: High fuel efficiency saves you money and means that your day of adventure has a small environmental impact.
  • Assembled in the USA: We are proud to use a product that is assembled here in America.
  • Easy-to-understand controls: It is easier to go forward and in reverse with Yamaha Waverunners than some other Jet Skis. All the controls are on the handlebars, and there is even an anti-lock braking type feature that will help you stop quickly without getting thrown over the handlebars.

Yamaha Waverunners are used extensively for recreation, but they are also the Jet Ski of choice for many rescue and patrol uses. They are good for people new to Jet Skis, but they are also sure to give Jet Ski veterans a fun ride every time.