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Are you planning a family outing to make most of the remaining summer days? You can have a picnic at the nearby park, go hiking, or even spend the entire day on a lake. If you want to do the last one, would it be great to rent a boat and enjoy the day on the water? In the following article, we are going to give you some tips when it comes to renting the best boat for you.

Nowadays, there is a rental service at every lake, which means that there is no need to prepare anything in advance. Maybe you can only google them to learn about the prices and boats they offer e.g. if live in Ontario and want to spend your day at the Loughborough Lake Marina check out their offer.

Since there are thousands of boat manufacturer and brands, and they design boats of different sizes and styles, the very first thing you have to consider is what kind of activities you want to engage in. Do you want to try fishing? Then go with a fishing boat. Or maybe you want to ski on the water? Or even maybe you just want to spend the entire day sunbathing? As you can see, this decision affects the type of boat you should rent.

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Furthermore, think about its size. If you want to make a surprise outing for just you and your sweetheart, then a smaller one will do just fine. On the other hand, if you want to celebrate your birthday and invite the whole family and close friends, then you should go with the bigger one. When consulting with the rental service, you have to tell them how many people will be there, and they will suggest a few boats for you to choose from.

When it comes to choosing this service, there are also a few things to consider. Always go with the well-established and respectable company. You can research them online before your trip and read other people’s reviews and also check their offer. What’s more, you have to carefully inspect the boat before you start your tour. The safety must be your number one priority which is why examining the condition of the boat is of crucial importance. If the company doesn’t take the very best care when it comes to maintenance and repairs, your relaxing day on the water can be ruined. Ensure that the boat you are renting is worth the money you are paying for it.

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On the other hand, another option you have is to rent it directly from the owner (this is called peer-to-peer boat rental). Most people opt for this, but again, you have to be careful, because you will find boats that are in different conditions. A lot of owners who opt for renting their boats can also be found online, so use this and conduct a thorough investigation, until you have found the one you want to collaborate with.

Lastly, check the age requirement. Rental companies have their own policies so some require you to be at least 18, while for others you may need to be 21 or even 25. Once you have found a reliable company and the perfect boat for you it is time to make a list of thing you will need and plan your day trip.

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