Ah, Labor Day, a nationwide signal of the end of summer and the entrance of fall. Before the leaves begin to change, spend one last day on the water with your family.
A boat rental is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend your Labor Day weekend, and what better place to spend it than on the waters of Lake Havasu.
Before you go about booking your rental, be sure to read our helpful guide below! Here are 3 quick tips to help you make the most of your trip.
- Come Prepared
First and foremost, you’ll want you and your family to come prepared. Make sure that your family is equipped with the right gear for some fun in the sun!
With all the excitement of a day on the lake, it can be easy to forget some of the essentials, like sunscreen. Too much time in the sun can be harmful to your skin. Be sure you’re protecting yourself and your family with sunscreen.
You’ll also want to stay hydrated. If you’re going to partake in activities like swimming or tubing, you’ll need water. Pack a cooler filled with water bottles to keep everyone safe.
Finally, don’t forget the snacks! No day at the lake is complete without some tasty treats. From sandwiches to cookies, it’s always a good idea to pack a snack. Of course, if you want an authentic Lake Havasu trip, don’t forget about boat-in dining options.
- Safety First
Now that you’ve packed your bag, it’s time to pick out your boat. We have tons of different options, so be sure to do your homework before choosing your boat rental.
Once you’ve picked the perfect boat, you’ll want to do a bit of research. It isn’t a bad idea to look your boat up online to get a feel for how it drives. Of course, you can also ask one of our trusty advisors for advice.
Next, you’ll want to make sure that your boat has all the right safety gear. There are laws created by the U.S. Coast Guard stating that boats have to have the following:
- Personal flotation devices
- A sounding device in case of an emergency
- Visual distress signals such as flares
- An approved fire extinguisher
- Proper ventilation
- A navigation light
Don’t leave the dock until you’re sure that all safety equipment is on board and in working order.
Always make sure you’re paying attention to where you’re driving. It’s all too easy to get distracted and end up in an accident. You’ll also want to have a good sense of how your vehicle handles.
Be sure to keep the number of a boat towing company handy. Breaking down in the middle of the lake can be extremely dangerous.
- Know the Rules of Lake Havasu
Of course, any part of a safe weekend involves knowing the rules. By following the rules, you’ll make sure that you and your family have a fun, safe weekend.
The good news is that finding this info is simple. Lake Havasu follows the Arizona Fishing and Game Department’s boating laws.
Skim over this helpful handbook to make sure you know what to do — and what to avoid — when you’re out on the water.
Secure Your Boat Rental Today
Now that you’re adequately prepared for a great Labor Day weekend, it’s time to get a boat of your own!
Labor Day is one of the most popular times for a boat rental, so make sure you secure yours today! Contact us and get ready for a day of fun and sun on Lake Havasu.