Renting a Pontoon Boat: Things to Consider

Imagine spending one last summer day on the lake. Riding through the waters with wind in your hair, or just casually cruising through the lake as a way of relaxation – either way a pontoon boat rental will be perfect. Prior to renting, there are some things to consider and think about to make sure that you are prepared for your day on the water. At Motor Boatin’, we want all our renters to be well-informed, safe, and of course, have fun when they are out on the water.

Here are three things to consider before renting a pontoon boat:

  1. Number of people: Before renting, it is important to get a head count of how many people will be in attendance. At Motor Boatin’, we offer boat rentals that can hold up to 10 to 14 people. It is also important to establish the number of people to get the correct amount of life vests. For every person on the boat, there must be a life vest. Every child 13 and under needs to be wearing one while in motion under North Carolina law.
  2. Activity: Figuring out what you intend on using the pontoon for ahead of time is important. Are you wanting a peaceful day on the water, a day full of water sports, or a casual afternoon fishing? All our boats can pull a tube, but not all of them are capable of hovering which is important when fishing. Figuring out what you want to do on the water beforehand is helpful, so you can rent the boat that best first your needs.
  3. Driving the boat: When renting a boat, you are going to have to drive it, so you need to make sure somebody in the party knows what they are doing and is comfortable with it. With Motor Boatin’, you must be 26 years old or older to rent and operate our equipment. If that applies to you, taking a refresher course online to go over all the mechanics and instructions for driving a boat can be beneficial just to make sure you are ready to safely go out on the water with passengers.

At Motor Boatin’, we want everyone to have a great day out on the water with friends and family. Contact us today to browse your boat rental options while the weather is still great!

Summer Boat Renting: FAQs

With the warm weather and picturesque scenery, summer is the perfect time of year to rent a boat and get out on the beautiful, North Carolina waters. At Motor Boatin, the summer months are some of our busiest, and with that, we receive all kinds of questions in regards to our boat rentals. In this blog post, we wanted to answer some of those frequently asked questions.

Here are some common summer boat rental questions:

How do I reserve a pontoon boat, fishing boat, or jet ski? The easiest way to reserve a rental is to head to https://motor-boatin.com/ and click the button under “Check Availability.” This will allow you to see what options are available on your desired date. You may call or text 919-800-9716 for additional questions about reserving your boat.

How far in advance should I book? This always depends, but earlier is always better. Some weekends, we are fully booked weeks in advance, and some we are not booked until the night before. Be especially mindful of holiday weekends throughout the summer. As soon as you know a date, call us and we can help you get reserved.

Where is the boat delivered to? The boat is delivered to Hwy 50 Boat Ramp, 13900 Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. There is a $7 entrance fee, and parking is at the complete opposite end of the launching slips.

Is gas included in the price? Prices do not include fuel. You will start with a full tank of gas, and fuel consumption will vary depending on your usage. We will fill it up for you and charge the card on file for your convenience. Please do not bring your own gas – usually it is not what we put in the equipment, so it can damage the boats!

Can I bring my pet along? Of course! We love when furry friends are able tag along for the boat day. If you bring a pet, there will be a $30 fee for one and $45 fee for two. However, please keep the animals off the seats. Pets are not allowed on the following boats: Red Hurricane Sundeck, Mr. Blueberry, Tuffy, or Slimer.

Are you ready to reserve your spot? We are so excited to see you! To read more of our FAQs, click here.

5 Reasons to Rent a Boat This Summer

Is there a better way to spend a warm, radiant summer day than out on a boat? At Motor Boatin’,  we don’t think so. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the full experience that comes with riding a boat for the first time. Summer is the perfect season to test out the waters because of the sunny days, gorgeous weather, and time off with friends and family.

Here are five more reasons to rent a boat with Motor Boatin’ this summer:

  1. Cost-effective: Owning a boat is expensive. There are the costs for maintenance, gas, marina, and other fees that add up after the initial purchase. This is why many individuals never get to hop on a boat. Renting a boat is a much more cost-effective way to enjoy the perks of being on a boat without all the money.
  2. Trying a new activity: Renting a boat creates the perfect opportunity to try something new. Whether it be fishing, water skiing, or tubing, renting a boat opens the door for endless possibilities this summer. At Motor Boatin’, we offer fishing boats, pontoons, and bow-riders, allowing you to really do it all.
  3. New perspective of nature: When you are out on the water, you can gain a new perspective of nature and the world around you. Being on the water lets you see the trees and feel the sunshine around you which allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day life. This lets you to relax and just enjoy your time being on the lake.
  4. Freshen up your skills: Renting a boat is a great option to freshen up your skills whether it be boating, sports, or fishing. It gives a non-commitment way to enjoy an old hobby and perfect a past skill.
  5. Unforgettable memories: When you’re out on the water with friends and family, you are creating priceless memories. Renting a boat gives you the opportunity to do something you don’t normally do, have a great time, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

If after all these reasons, you’re dying to now rent a boat this summer, contact us today. At Motor Boatin’, we are here to provide all your boat rental needs and ensure that this summer is the best one yet!

Fun Things to Do Around the Triangle this Summer: Lake Edition

Who doesn’t love a lake day, especially a summer lake day? Sometimes the only cure for a hot, summer day is the crisp water and breezy air that can only be found on a lake. Lake days are great because of how versatile they are. When renting from Motor Boatin’, the possibilities for activities on your lake day are endless!

Here are fun activities for any lake day this summer in the Triangle:

  • Fishing: Is there anything more exciting than catching a fish? We don’t think so. Renting a fishing boat and spending a relaxing day fishing on the lake is the perfect thing to do this summer. If you want to spice things up, think about having a competition with friends or family as to who can catch the biggest or the most fish. This is especially fun for young kids as they navigate fishing for the first time.
  • Jet skiing: The wind racing through your hair, the water splashing out from under you. Sounds pretty awesome right? Jet ski rentals offer a one-of-a-kind experience and are great to take advantage of on a beautiful, summer day. Up to three people can ride on one of our jet skis, so grab two of your friends and seize the day!
  • “Picnic” on the lake: Love being on the water? Wanting a nice, relaxing way to spend the day on the lake with your friends? Our pontoon boats can hold up to 14 people which makes it a great option for spending time with loved one the summer season. Pick out some of your favorite picnic snacks like chicken salad sandwiches, fresh fruit, or lemonade, and spend all day out on the scenic lakes around the Triangle.
  • Sports: Who doesn’t love some great competition? Water sports like skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing are an exhilarating way to spend a lake day for anyone who likes a little bit of thrill in their life. We offer rentals for Open Bowriders (Ski Boats) which are perfect for skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. It is important to keep in mind that the ability to ski comes from the engine type, so check out our pontoon boats as well!

Conveniently located in Wake Forest, Motor Boatin’ is close to Jordan Lake, Harris Lake, and Kerr Lake. Click here to find out more about rental options!  

The Perfect Boat for Your Plans at Motor Boatin’

Renting a boat for the first time is an exciting activity to do on the weekend, or any day of the week, but many boaters are unsure of which boat or watercraft to choose for their desired plans. With so many different boat options and activities to pick from, it can be difficult to select the one that is right for you and your party. At Motor Boatin’, we understand this confusion and want to help everyone, especially first-time boaters, find the boat that fits them best so that can fully enjoy the day at ease.

Here are some of the types of boats and watercraft we offer:

  • Fishing boats: Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, tranquil day on the lake or a jam-packed day filled with games and friendly competition, a fishing boat rental is perfect for you in both cases. Even if you or your family aren’t catching, you still get to enjoy the scenery of some of the most beautiful lakes in North Carolina. At Motor Boatin’, we can also provide a packed tackle box, rods, and fresh bait – all the tools you and your guests need for a day full of fishing!
  • Pontoon boats: Pontoon boats have the greatest variety with what they can be used for. Wanting a chill day on the lake with friends and family to forget about the weekly responsibilities for a bit by casually driving around? A pontoon boat is great for that! Looking for an adrenaline rush while tubing, water skiing, or wakeboarding through some crazy waves? Then, pontoon boats work for that too! You don’t always need a ski boat for the adrenaline rush, it is all about the type of motor which many pontoon boats have. Itching to put up a big fight and reel in a beautiful fish? Some pontoon boats come with trailing motors and seats for fishing! The pontoon boat is an amazing, versatile option bound to make any lake day a great day.
  • Jet ski: The wind racing through your hair as you speed across the lake while viewing the natural beauty of the water and trees around you. Sounds like an unforgettable time, right? If you said yes, then jet ski rentals might be a perfect fit for you! Jet skis are a nice option for any thrill-seekers.

With lots of options that can accommodate all types of needs, the perfect boat rental for you is out there! Check out our availability and contact us with any rental questions.

Steps to Rent at Motor Boatin’

Have you ever wanted to operate a fishing boat? Pontoon? Jet Ski? We offer the perfect opportunity for you to do just that! At Motor Boatin’, we take pride in providing affordable and entertaining rentals for our local communities.

To ensure the safety of all of our customers, we require the following steps for all renters:

  1. Check eligibility: All renters must be 26 years or older and have a valid driver’s license or identification. The driver will be required to be listed on the Boat Rental Participant Agreement form. With this, they must follow all North Carolina boating laws and the terms and conditions in the agreement.
  2. Make a reservation: At the time of making the reservation, the rental and taxes are to be paid along with the security deposit. The driver must also provide their driver’s license when making the reservation.
  3. Check cancellation and weather policies: To cancel ahead of time, there is a refund minus 10% of the rental cost, however, rescheduling ahead of time up to the day before is free. It is important to check the weather up to the scheduled date to make the decision to reschedule if needed. If a party is on the water for less than 4 hours and a storm comes, a half-day will be provided depending on the availability.
  4. Pick up the rental: Drivers can pick up their rentals between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. It is to be returned by 6:00 PM. Both of these times are to be scheduled before the day of the rental. There are no refunds on early returns or late pickups.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to schedule fun leisure time out on the water. If you and your family are looking to schedule a day trip to a lake in the Triangle, reserve a spot today! If you have any further questions about our rentals, check out our FAQ and don’t hesitate to contact us.

All about the Different Watercraft Available for Rent at Motor Boatin’

Have you been wanting to plan a nice day out on the lake? Create fun memories with your loved ones? Try out riding a boat for the first time? The different types of rentable watercraft at Motor Boatin’ provide a fun answer to all of these questions. Motor Boatin’ dives in to share more on the kinds of watercraft we have available for rent.

Here are the different watercraft available for rent at Motor Boatin’:

  1. Pontoon Boats: Pontoon boats are great for cruising on serene waters and spending time with family and friends. These hold around ten people and were built to entertain. Our pontoon boats come equipped with a radio and most come with Bluetooth capability. This allows for larger groups to truly enjoy their time out on the water and create unforgettable memories. Learn more about our pontoon boats here.
  2. Jet Skis: Jet Skis offer a perfect opportunity for getting out of one’s comfort zone. They provide a fun and exciting experience that is one of a kind. We even have a Yamaha Waverunner VX Deluxe that seats 3 people so that individuals can have fun with friends as well. Prior to heading off, we also give all passengers a safety lesson so that they will feel confident when riding. Learn more about our Jet Skis here.
  3. Fishing Boats: Whether it’s an experienced fisherman or a beginner, our fishing boats are the best all-around experience for casting lines and relaxing. We also provide packed tackle boxes, rods, and fresh bait, so that families can focus on the fun parts of a day filled with fishing. Learn more about our fishing boats here.

With all of our watercraft available for rent, we are assured that every individual can find a water activity perfect for them. If you are looking to rent a boat or other types of watercraft and make countless memories, consider Motor Boatin’. Reserve a spot today and contact us for any other questions.

How to Safely Enjoy a Day Out on the Boat

The newest term in all of our vocabularies is… social distancing. One of the biggest questions we have been asked at Motor Boatin’ is, can one rent a boat and social distance safely? The answer is yes! But there are some very specific ways to stay socially distant while on the water.

4 ways Motor Boatin’ is promoting social distancing while renting boats are:

  1. Families Only: We are trying to rent our boats only to couples, families, and groups that have already been together through the stay-at-home order. We don’t want a large party on a boat, or any additional spread of the coronavirus happening on one of our boats.
  2. Regular Cleanings: After each boat is rented and comes back in, it gets a thorough cleaning and disinfecting. Our cleaner is a commercial grade disinfectant approved by the CDC to kill all viruses, whether it is the coronavirus or something else.
  3. Time Spacing: We are spacing out our rentals to ensure that there is no rush during our cleaning process or potential spread between boaters.
  4. Spacing on Land: While on the boat, all boat renters have enough space between them to cover the social distancing requirements. However, on land and on the docks, we are requiring our guests keep at least 6 feet apart as well. Spacing out our rentals limits the number of guests that are on the docks at any given time, as well.

If you are cooped up and need to get out of the house, we would love to help out your family!  At Motor Boatin’, our rentals will make the time on the water a memorable one. Take a moment now to reserve one of our quality rentals for this weekend.

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!