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As summer approaches, we all have one thing on our minds: vacation! The combination of warm, sunny weather and time off from our day-to-day lives urges even the most home-bodied of us to get out there and see the sights. The beach is a favorite destination for families and couples alike, and boat rentals allow you to take full advantage of that cool, refreshing water. If you’re planning on renting a boat, here are three tips to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

  1. Pack carefully. Boats are closed circuits, meaning that you’ll only be able to use what you’ve brought along. This is especially important when it comes to waste; everything that you bring onboard must come off at the end of the day. Any garbage you have — from empty sunblock bottles to food leftovers — will need to be hauled off when your rental period is up, so the more you plan for that eventually, the less work you’ll have to do.
  2. Paper or plastic? The best way to take full advantage of your boat rental is too spend as much time as possible out on the water; obviously, this means you’re going to want to bring along food and drink. Keeping the above tip in mind, minimizing the packaging you use can make your day out easier and hassle-free. Do your best to avoid glass containers (they’re heavier and are more difficult to discard); instead, focusing on compact and non-breakable packaging for your food and beverage items.
  3. Bring the essentials. There are a few things you’re going to make sure you don’t forget, especially because you certainly won’t want to head back to shore once you’ve found a good spot to hang out. Sunblock is a must, as are towels, refreshments, and sunglasses. Beyond that, the choice is up to you!

Once you’re seated on a party pontoon boat rental of your own, you’ll understand why the U.S. recreational boating industry is worth more than $121.5 billion; party boats give you the luxury and freedom of owning a boat with none of the financial and maintenance-related burdens. This summer, relax in style and truly feel the wind in your hair with a quality boat rental.

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