Spending time on the water is a great way to get away from your hectic life. Whether you’re heading to the beach or the lake, you need to plan in advance for your next boating trip. Make a list to include everything you will need and check it off as you pack your car for an enjoyable getaway.
You will want to pack a bag that contains swimsuits, clothing, hats, extra towels and plenty of sunscreen. You should pack food separately in a cooler along with any beverages you will want to enjoy. Make sure you have extra water on hand as you will need to stay hydrated during the hot summer days.
Along with these basics, pack up any water gear you plan to use for fun including goggles, tubes, and noodles. If you plan to go fishing, you will need to pack rods and a tackle box in the car. You can also rent fishing gear at a nearby marina, if needed. There are several cool places to fish in the Carolinas such as Lake Lure, Cape Hatteras, Myrtle Beach, Lake Wylie and Lake Norman. Fishing is a great way to spend time with the family while enjoying your boat. Also check state laws and make sure your fishing license is valid.
Before you head out on your next boating trip make sure your boat insurance with AAA Carolinas is up to date so you can leave your worries at home. There are different policies that best suit individuals based on the type of boat you own and the amount of liability and medical coverage you need.