5 TIPS FOR RENTING A PARTY BOAT
Party boats are riding a wave of popularity these days. 35,000 small businesses dealing in recreational boating are contributing to an annual economic impact of over $120 billion. Party boats are barging right in as revelers turn to yachts, fishing craft, and other vessels for warm-weather diversions. If you’re looking to host an event on the sea or river, there’s more to know than where to find party boat rentals for sail. Read on for some fun tips for renting a party boat for your adventure:
BE CRAFTY: SHOP AROUND
Surf Google to find merchants dealing in party boats. There should be many offering rentals and even sales of party boats in your area or in the area where you’ll be partying. ATX Party Boat Rentals offers Lake Austin boat rentals and will make sure that you book the best and safest excursion, customize your event, help you navigate the rental process, and keep all the ducks in a row. ATX Party Boats even provides an experienced captain (you must take the captain).
DON’T GET A WEIGHED DOWN: CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE
Make sure you have a firm headcount in order to select the vessel you need. A typical 20-foot party pontoon boat, for example, will comfortably seat up to six people, but who needs seats at a party! Just kidding: be safe, and choose the right size for your crowd. ATX Party Boat Rentals can help you do the math, and offers a number of different vessels, from pontoons to party barges.
DON’T BE WATERED DOWN: BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED
When renting a party boat with ATX Party Boats, we supply the boat, fuel for it, and a captain. You can handle the rest. Make a checklist. Some things that partiers usually bring along include food and beverages (most party boats allow alcohol and glass, though some don’t); sun gear such as sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and parasols; towels and bathing suits; music and other kinds of entertainment. Be sure to double-check your cargo with the party boat rental company.
DON’T BE MAROONED: RESERVE WELL IN ADVANCE
Party boats are popular and in limited supply. Make sure you book your event about a month in advance and expect to leave a reasonable deposit (25%) for your boat rental.
A STERN WARNING: ARRIVE EARLY
Be sure to steer your whole party to the departure site at least twenty minutes before your reserved rental time. And have everything with you. Except the captain.
Last But Not Least: Have Fun! Party boats are a unique experience – one that many people don’t get to have due to location, means, or other reasons. Stay safe, follow the rules, and let the good times float. And remember, if you’re in Central Texas, you can always give ATX Party Boats a call. We’ll hook you up with the best Austin party boat rentals in the region.