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The Best Activities To Do On A Motorboat

21 July 2020

The Best Activities To Do On A Motorboat

There are many water sports available to enjoy on a motorboat. Depending on the type of boat you rent you will be able to practice different activities. When it comes to activities on the boat, they are not only sport activities, but fun ways to spend your day. Here is a selection of the best activities on a motorboat.

1. Fishing

Fishing is a traditional activity that brings together a large number of people. This activity can be practiced directly from the boat because you can go to areas where there are many fish. Renting a motorboat is an ideal solution for fishing because you can stop wherever you want and stay for hours waiting for your first catch. Fishing is highly regulated, so before you leave you should find out what fishing areas are allowed and what quotas you have to respect. We invite you to adopt a sustainable fishery, fish only what you need to eat and release what you are not going to eat. Concerning the fishing regulations some areas are protected and you must respect the minimum fishing sizes.

A man standing in the boat and fishing

You can do fishing from any type of boat. You can therefore rent the boat of your choice and bring your fishing rods. The choice of boat will depend on the navigation zone and the type of fishing you wish to practice.

2. Scuba diving or snorkelling

Snorkelling is an activity accessible to everyone and you can do it with a mask and snorkel in transparent waters. All you have to do is get dressed, jump off the boat and finally swim to admire the seabed. Depending on the destination you are in it is a very good way to observe the marine flora and fauna. Be careful though, for respect for the environment it is forbidden to pick up the natural elements or touch the animals. You can disturb an entire ecosystem. If you want to know more about this you can read our article on being an eco-responsible sailor.

A view of a woman snorkelling surrounded by colourful fishes

If you are a diving enthusiast, you know that it is often necessary to rent a boat to reach the most beautiful dive sites. Even though diving is accessible to everyone, it must be practiced with caution. If you are a seasoned diver you can rent a boat and explore the most beautiful seabed.

To practice diving or snorkeling we recommend you to rent a semi-rigid boat. The advantage of this type of boat is that they are very close to the water, so you can easily dive from the boat to start your dive. Moreover it will be easier to get back inside the boat. These boats are perfect for a day trip and bring all the equipment with you.

3.  Wakeboarding or water-skiing

The fans of snow sports can practice wakeboarding or water skiing. You can practice these pulled activities on a lake as well as on the open sea. The concept is simple: let yourself slide behind the boat and play with the waves that the motor creates. Usually people manage to get up at the end of the 2nd or 3rd try, so it’s an ideal activity to enjoy with friends or family.

Wakeboarding in the sunset

To practice wakeboarding we recommend renting an inboard boat, as their propulsion system creates a consistent wave for practicing board sports. Furthermore, thanks to the waves created at the back of the boat you will be able to perform your first tricks. The main advantage of this propulsion system is that the traction hoist cannot wrap itself around your propeller.

4. Towed buoy

The towed buoy is the right activity for all your family members or friends. You can adapt the speed of the boat according to the desired sensations and all you have to do is hold on to the buoy.

Aerial view of a motorboat with 3 towed buoy

To have fun on a towed buoy, you can rent any type of boat. However, we recommend that you rent an inboard or semi-rigid boat. This is the easiest way to get people out of the water and also the most manoeuvrable.

5. Relaxing

Enjoy a sea trip to relax, sunbathe, rest and enjoy good food with friends and family. By renting a motorboat you can explore paradisiacal beaches and moor for a while to enjoy the surroundings.

View of a woman relaxing on the boat and relaxing

To take a walk and enjoy yourself, we advise you to rent an outboard type boat or a yacht. These boats are more spacious and comfortable. It is not uncommon that some of them are already have a picnic table. Moreover, if you are going with children, this is the ideal boat from a safety point of view, as children cannot get off the boat alone.