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If you have ever visited Lake Winnipesaukee, you already know that it is important to rent a boat in New Hampshire so you can get out and explore the water. Whatever your interests, whether it be recreational water sports, fishing, or sight-seeing, Wolfeboro boat rentals are the best way to get there. Boating safety tips are essential to ensure that you and your group have a great time out on the water. Make sure to know the local and state laws about boat operation so you can avoid any misunderstandings or legal issues. The more you can do ahead of your visit by researching online or obtaining necessary licensing and certificates, the more time you will have to enjoy your Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals when you visit this world-famous lake.
Boating Certificates & Licensing
A quick visit to the New Hampshire official government website at www.nh.gov will provide you with all of the information you need about mandatory boating education, certificates, and licensing for Lake Winnipesaukee. The State of New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law, which states that: “everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate.” However, if you already have a boating certificate that is issued by another State agency that is NASBLA-approved or if you have a certificate issued by the US Power Squadron, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, or have an unexpired boating license issued by the US Coast Guard or State of New Hampshire, you don’t need anything else.
Online boat safety courses are available, and an exam can be completed before coming to New Hampshire at an authorized testing location. Please visit the New Hampshire government website for details about exam schedules, costs, and home study courses. Even if you will be operating a boat with less than 25 horsepower, it is always a good idea to learn all you can about boating safety tips before you rent a boat in New Hampshire or anywhere else.
Fishing Licenses & Live Bait
You can visit the website for the New Hampshire Department of Fish & Game at https://wildlife.state.nh.us/ to learn more about licenses for fishing and hunting. You can purchase your fishing license online or get it through the bait and tackle shop where you get your Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals. The NH Hole in the Wall can help you obtain fishing, hunting, and other gaming licenses before your arrival or once you get to Wolfeboro. A fishing license is not required for minors under the age of 16. Temporary one-day, three-day and seven-day fishing licenses are available to non-residents with specified consecutive dates for intended use.
State licensing options are available as well, including one-day licenses, lifetime licenses, clam and oyster licenses, and special resident milestone licenses for those who were born on or before December 31, 1947. Discounts are available for resident seniors and combination fish and game licensing. Make sure to ask if you are a New Hampshire resident.
Boating Safety Tips for Lake Winnipesaukee
New Hampshire has a reputation for being a boater’s paradise; however, that means that there are lots of other boaters on the water at all times. Boating safety courses are available for all boaters over the age of 14, even if you won’t be operating a motorized vessel on New Hampshire waters. It is a good idea to learn all you can about boating safety and other tips for using a boat on Lake Winnipesaukee waters. When you come in to pick up your Wolfeboro boat rentals, make sure to ask about any rules, regulations, or courtesy tips for using a boat on the lake. This will help you get the most out of your adventure when you rent a boat in New Hampshire and avoid any trouble or complications.
Where to Get Wolfeboro Boat Rentals
The best place to get your Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals is to contact the NH Hole in the Wall in Wolfeboro, NH. Located on North Main Street, we have a wide variety of boat types, sizes, and speeds to meet your recreational and exploration needs on our local waters. Give us a call at 1-603-569-HOLE (4653) or use our website to reserve boat rentals ahead of your visit. Make sure to get a reservation for Wolfeboro boat rentals in advance, as they do go quickly. You can call our bait and tackle shop to speak with one of our friendly team members if you have any questions about how to rent a boat in New Hampshire at our location.