Three Family Fun Boating Activities To Try This Summer

Summer is almost here, and after a long winter and months of social distancing, everyone in the Raleigh area is itching to get out and have some fun. Fortunately, Motor Boatin’ has great family fun options that keep us all safe during the pandemic.

Here are three of our favorite family activities on boats:

  1. Towables: Any toy that one can tie onto the back of a boat, throw kids on and haul off into the water is guaranteed family fun. Whether it’s a simple old-school tube or a big fancy one, it doesn’t really matter. Kids and adults will have a blast on them. If you want kids who are dead tired after a day on a boat, this is definitely the way to go.
  2. Floating islands: Islands and platforms are great. We love to find a quiet area on a lake and set one of these up. It basically extends the ‘square footage’ of the boat to have a little more living space for everyone to spread out and enjoy the day, much like adding a patio to a home, but easier. The extra space also allows more designated splash areas away from those members of the family who want a more laid-back day on a boat.
  3. Fishing: We are always surprised at how much kids love fishing. Even the ones you think would be completely bored with fishing are usually really into it. And to go fishing off a boat is even more exciting. There’s a lot of family fun in cruising a lake, finding what one hopes will be a great spot, casting a line and seeing what one catches. And the cool thing about fishing on a boat is that there’s a sense of accomplishment and learning after a day of fishing.

Our boats book up quickly, so let us know if you have any questions or book your boat today!

Ways Boating Improves Health

Peaceful and relaxing or thrilling and exciting, boating is a great solution for those that seek out either scenario. Many seek out the former because they enjoy boating as an escape. Others enjoy the latter because they enjoy fishing or jet skiing. Motor Boatin’ has compiled a few ways boating improves health. 

3 ways boating improves health:

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  1. De-stressing: Boat navigators enjoy the control of being at the helm, but also find relaxation with charting their own path through the water. Some feel that being near water de-stresses them, which is why they enjoy going to a lake. Passengers on the boat who may not want to navigate get to enjoy nature and go with the flow. Relaxing on a pontoon boat may be just what is needed.
  2. Fresh air and sunshine: Getting out on the water allows for fresh air and much-needed vitamin D. Fresh air and sunshine allows for a clear mind, easing any depression and relieving anxiety. Fresh air is also great for the digestive and cardiovascular system. Most of all it just makes us happier!
  3. Connecting with nature: Time on the boat is great for reflecting and re-centering. We all need time to unplug and get away from it all. It’s a good time to set goals, relax, and spend quality time with family and friends.
  4. Thrill-seeking: Some enjoy the adrenaline rush of jet skiing. Whether solo or tandem, jet skiing is for the thrill-seekers who like to zip around the lake (following boating and lake rules). Jet skis may increase heart rate and have many asking, are you up for a jet-skiing adventure?

Whether you want to take a break from work stress, laugh a while, or feel excitement, there are boating options out there that can improve health and well-being. Motor Boatin’ has fishing and pontoon boat rentals as well as jet ski rentals. Contact us today to get on the water.

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.

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!

5 Reasons Why to Rent a Boat in the Spring

Spring is a great time to rent a boat in the Raleigh area. Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures make the time on the water great for everyone. Motor Boatin’ has boat rentals for those who want to enjoy Falls Lake and all the activities it has to offer.

5 reasons why renting a boat is great idea during the springtime:

  1. Weather and nature: There is evidence that5 Reasons Why to Rent a Boat in the Spring in North Carolina spending time in the sunshine and in a nature setting improves peoples’ moods. Rent a boat with friends or with family and spend some time in Raleigh’s outdoors on Falls Lake. Check out the nature around the lake with its flowers and colors during the springtime. Also, designating a fun activity such as a boat rental gives people something to look forward to throughout the week.
  2. Relaxation: Many of us do not get the relaxation time we need throughout the work week. Take a break from thinking about work and business by spending time on Falls Lake. Water is known to give people a calming effect. Enjoy spending time with friends and catching up on their lives while also relieving stress.
  3. Lunch or dinner date: Bring a picnic lunch or carryout dinner from a local Triangle eatery to share with others while floating along the lake. Grabbing lunch/dinner is always fun, but why not change it up and have lunch/dinner on a boat.
  4. Spontaneous activity: Is the same old pastimes getting boring? Try renting a boat and exploring Falls Lake with family and friends. With scenic views, there is always good photo opportunities. Motor Boatin’ believes that renting a boat will become a new reoccurring activity for family and friends.
  5. Birthday or anniversary party: Rent a boat for a family or friend’s birthday or to celebrate an anniversary. Bring all the party favors and have fun on Falls Lake. Enjoy a sunset cruise for an anniversary dinner and spend time with a significant other.

Renting a boat is a wonderful, fun activity to do during the springtime in the Raleigh area. For more information on boat rentals on Falls Lake, NC, contact Motor Boatin’.

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Boat Lovers in the Triangle

The new year is quickly approaching and Triangle boating enthusiasts are already preparing for its coming! Typically, the new year begins with new resolutions for how to improve our own personal lives as well as the lives around us. So, what can boat lovers near the Falls Lake area pledge to do to make 2017 a great year on the water?Jordan Lake Boat Rental in North Carolina

Our friendly staff and awesome patrons of Motor Boatin’ resolve to:

  • Conduct Regular Drills with Our Crews. Whether it’s an abandon ship or man overboard drill, we can never be too prepared for these instances should they arise. Let’s plan to have regular drills and run-throughs so that way all crew members are ready in case of emergency.
  • Have Our Boats Prepared to Launch. Picture this: it’s a hot summer day and there’s a long line of boats preparing to launch from the ramp. But, one after the other is held up because they weren’t 100% ready to go, and loose ends need tying up before they can jet off to enjoy the water. How about we make sure everything is good to go before getting to this point; this means less wait time for others and everyone is happy!
  • Not Drink While Boating. This is crucial not only for our own sakes and for our passengers, but for the others boating and enjoying water activities around us. It’s illegal to operate a boat while intoxicated, just like it is illegal to drink and drive a car. Instead of posing a risk to ourselves and others, we pledge to not drink while enjoying the open water.
  • Wear Our Lifejackets. This should be a no-brainer, but it’s tempting to ditch the lifejacket to have more mobility and soak up more sun. However, this step in safety is important, especially for younger passengers or those who can’t swim. Let’s try to be mindful and remember to wear our lifejackets often.

2017 is going to be a great year here in the Triangle and for those planning to enjoy Falls Lake and all it has to offer! Interested in checking our rental options such as a jet ski or pontoon boat? Contact us at Motor Boatin’ today and we’ll make sure you sail smoothly into the new year!