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The best way to really get out there and explore Lake Winnipesaukee is to take advantage of recreation boat rentals in Wolfeboro. There are over 72 square miles to see and more than 250 islands to explore when you visit this world-famous body of water. In addition to fishing, which people come from all over the world to enjoy, there are also lots of exciting recreational water sports to enjoy. Tubing, swimming, cruising, and the popular Lake Winnipesaukee water skiing are just some of the things you can try if you are able to get your hands on a boat. There are many different sizes and types of boats that can be rented at the NH Hole in the Wall. Just make sure you take some time to go over the requirements for boating safety in New Hampshire before you arrive so you can get right out on the water.
What Type of Boat is Best?
The answer to this question will depend on what you want to do out on the water. If your idea of fun is to take our recreation boat rentals and tour the shoreline and islands, then you might appreciate our non-motorized vessels, which include paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, and classic rowboats. However, if your goal is to try your hand at waterskiing or tubing, you will definitely want to check out our motorboat options. From our location in Wolfeboro, you can rent one of many different types of boats, depending on your needs and the size of your party. We offer half-day, full-day, and weekly rental options for your convenience.
Our fleet includes these motorized recreation boat rentals:
- 13′ Boston Whaler Super Sport – 25 HP
- 15′ Boston Whaler Super Sport – 60 HP
- 16′ Lund Aluminum Super Sport – 25 HP
- 16′ Lund Aluminum Super Sport – 40 HP
- 16′ Lund Aluminum Tiller – 30 HP
- 16.5′ Lund Aluminum Rebel XS – 75 HP
Boating Safety in New Hampshire
You might be wondering if you need a license to operate a boat on New Hampshire state waters. The most recent law, which was enacted in 2002, requires that all persons possess a certificate of “boating safety education” if they operate a motorboat or other motorized vessel that has a power motor exceeding 25 HP. So if you rent a 25 HP vessel for recreational water sports, such as Lake Winnipesaukee water skiing, you won’t need a safety certificate. However, if you want a bit more speed for your recreation boat rentals, you should look into getting the certificate.
If you have proof of a NASBLA-approved boating safety certificate from another state or accepted United States agency, then you do not have to get the certificate of boating safety in New Hampshire. You can also get a temporary 14-day certificate from the New Hampshire Department of Safety. You must produce a certificate that shows you have passed the local test or that you have a valid and accepted license from another state or agency in order to rent a boat on Lake Winnipesaukee. Your best bet is to get a permanent certificate from the Department of Safety, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, or US Power Squadrons ahead of your visit. Courses are available in all 50 states, and the first step of the process can be completed online.
Other Recreational Water Sports Rentals
When you visit the NH Hole in the Wall on North Main Street in Wolfeboro, you will notice that we have a wide variety of recreational equipment for sale and for rent in addition to our recreation boat rentals. You can even check out our Sporting Goods department online for additional sales and options that will enhance your visit to Lake Winnipesaukee. We have everything from board games and custom corn hole boards to kypads, Gladiator Super Brawler tubes, KanJam Splash, water skis, and much more. Check out our full selection of life jackets available in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes.
You can reserve your recreation boat rentals ahead of your visit to ensure availability by calling 1-603-569-HOLE (4653) or by using our online reservation options. Our team can answer any questions that you might have about recreational water sports equipment and opportunities and assist you with Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals during your stay. We even have fishing tackle rentals, live bait, and anything else you might need to make the most out of your visit to New Hampshire!