Fall Boating: Why You Should Try It

September 2013

Fall Baoting

As the first official day of fall approaches, depending on where you live, you might be debating about taking your boat out of the water and getting it winterized. We’ve found a couple pretty compelling reasons as to why you should enjoy it for just another couple weeks into the cooler fall season. We’ll give you some reasons to embrace fall boating, but the decision is up to you!

  • Fall foliage. Oftentimes, shorelines are popping with fall color: reds, yellows, and oranges. The water is often the best view you can get of beautiful shoreline foliage. In some northern states, people even pay for trips out onto the water just to see the foliage! Duluth’s Vista Fleet, for instance, offers fall foliage tours on Lake Superior.
  • Less traffic. During the summer, everyone and their brother is out on the water, including tourists and out-of-towners. In the fall, some won’t go out in the cooler temperatures, and tourism to the waterfront is often abated. More space and peace and quiet for you to enjoy!
  • Cooler weather. What? Isn’t that a con to boating in the fall? Not if you embrace it! Cooler weather out on the boat can make the perfect ambiance for things like snuggling up to someone special, sipping coffee or hot chocolate, and bringing a hot lunch. Just make sure to wear appropriate clothing.

Well, there it is! Did we convince you? If you do decide to try some fall boating, just remember to watch the weather. Fall storms can come on quickly, and have a tendency to include stronger winds. Also, read this article on fall boating safety from NRS.com.

If you’re looking to insure your boat so that you can take part in fall boating, request a boat insurance quote today!