How To Plan Your Best Summer Boating Activities

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Planning the best summer boating activities can take some planning. Luckily, we’ve done the planning for you! Here are a few of the top tips to make your summer on Lake Geneva one to remember!

Decide Which Activities You Are Most Excited For

There are so many possibilities for summer boating activities on Lake Geneva, but it can make planning and packing easier if you decide what your focus is before you go. Consider whether you’d like to spend your time out on the water fishing, wakeboarding, cruising, or tubing with the kids. That way, you don’t have to spend hours packing items you won’t use or planning a trip you may not enjoy.

Do Your Research

Now you’ve picked an activity, invest a bit of time researching! For example, if you are going fishing, you’ll want to know the fishing species and regulations— and maybe ask a friend for some fishing hole recommendations! For a day of water sports out on the lake, you’ll want to know the best safety gear and sport-specific equipment to bring along with you.

Pack Well in Advance

Pro tip: If you pack to go boating the night before, you can maximize your time out on the water the next day. Once you’ve done your research on the equipment you’ll need, packing should be fairly easy. However, regardless of what you are doing out on the water, don’t forget to pack these items:

  1. Food and drinks
  2. Sun protection
  3. Towels
  4. Life jackets and other safety equipment
  5. An extra layer in case it gets cold

Know When to Go

Lake Geneva can get busy, especially on weekends and holidays. If you are free to boat during the week, you’ll likely have less traffic to contend with on your drive there and at the launch site. However, if you’ll be boating mainly on weekends and holidays— it’s still possible to have a stress-free experience getting on and off the lake! Contact Gage Marine to sign up for In/Out Valet Service.

Upgrade Your Boat

If your current boat just isn’t up to the task of all this summer fun? Make an upgrade! Gage Marine offers a variety of new and used boats at our lakefront and Highway 50 showrooms. Stop by to learn about which boats would best fit your needs for summer boating activities.

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