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!  

Boats 101: How to Stay Safe while Boating

Spending a day out on the water with friends and family is supposed to be fun and create life-long memories. If you don’t want those memories to be unpleasant, it is important to know a few safety measures before heading out, particularly if this is your first time. Here is some practical advice for how to stay safe on boats.

1. Pay attention to the weather. Some activities can still be done on a rainy day. In fact, anglers often agree that some fishing is best done when there is a bit of a rain in the forecast. However, a severe storm with high winds or dangerous lightning is no time to be out on the water.


2. Tell others where you are going. A plane must file a flight plan to let those on the ground know where they are going and the path they will take, so that if rescue services are needed, they’ll know where to go. The same is true for boats, only it is called a float plan. In this case, it involves letting someone know where you plan to go, how long you’ll be out, information about the boat, and complete information about all passengers. It is also important to let them know what type of communication and signal equipment is present on the boat.

3. Have enough lifejackets and know how to use them. Everyone hates lifejackets, but you’ll be glad you have one on if your boat sinks or you get knocked overboard and knocked unconscious.

4. Be properly trained in boating. Taking a boating course and learning to swim are two smart things to do before you head out on the water. If you aren’t familiar with the boat, consider bringing someone with you who is. Even if you are knowledgeable about the boat’s handling and operations, having a second experienced boater on board is never a bad idea.

5. Don’t drink and drive. Alcohol use on boats is every bit as dangerous as driving a car when you’ve been drinking. In fact, it can be worse because the fresh air and sun can exacerbate the effects of alcohol.

Here at Motor-Boatin LLC, we offer rentals of several types of boats, including pontoon boats, fishing boats, and motorboats. We are happy to answer your questions about boat safety, so you can enjoy a great day out on Falls Lake or one of the other lakes in the area. Our online booking makes it easy to reserve boats, and you can call us with any questions you may have.


The Top 5 Movies to Watch if You Love Boats


Getting ready to head out on the lake? What better way to get into the mood than to watch some of the best boat movies ever?! There are plenty of movies that feature boats in one way or another, so you have a long list to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. Waterworld (1995) – Crazy as the concept of a water-filled post-apocalyptic world sounds, people still manage to enjoy this film. It is set in a world where the melting of the polar ice caps has left everyone to live on boats and artificial islands. How to adapt? How about growing gills and living in the ocean like Mariner, played by Kevin Costner, did?

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2. Titanic (1997) – Most of the time, you avoid a movie when someone has already told you how it ends. Considering we all know the tragic fate of those on board the White Star liner, this film is captivating as we fall in love with Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitte Bukater (Kate Winslet) as we hoped they’d get a happy ending despite the sinking Titanic.

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3. All is Lost (2013) – The reason this one makes the list isn’t because Robert Redford makes a great hero, but because of the lessons that can be learned from his mistakes. His solo voyage runs into trouble (mistake #1 is going solo!) when he collides with a stray shipping container (mistake #2 is not being aware of your surroundings). See if you can spot more things that you would have done differently in this unique survival drama that could help you should you experience a problem one day.

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4. Jaws (1975) – Granted, this one has the potential to make you swear off boats and the water instead, but that cheesy fake shark is downright funny if you think about it. If you really can’t get enough, check out Jaws 2, Jaws 3-D, and Jaws: The Revenge, although we’re pretty sure you’ll find the first one the best of them.

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5. Pirates of the Caribbean (Any of them!) – Add together boats (pirate ships to be specific), swashbucklers, and adventure, and you’ll be going through plenty of popcorn if you watch all five currently available.

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Now that you’ve had your fill of movies with boats and you are ready to get out on Falls Lake or one of the other lakes in the area, turn to us at Motor-Boatin LLC for boat rentals. Our online portal makes it easy to reserve motorboats, bass boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, and even jet skis for a day of adventure with your family or a chance to catch the biggest fish ever seen. None of our boats attract sharks – we promise!