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When it comes to enjoying the water on our beautiful New Hampshire lakes, there’s nothing quite like being on a boat to help you see and experience it all. You don’t have to buy a boat or even bring your own boat from home when you visit Lake Winnipesaukee, just take advantage of our Wolfeboro boat rentals. Summer is a beautiful time to enjoy the water, whether you like to go fishing, swimming, water ski or just cruise around the shoreline and explore.
In addition to getting New Hampshire boat rentals at the Hole in the Wall, you can also get everything else you need to make your trip a success. Wolfeboro bait stores carry fishing tackle, lures, live bait and sell local fishing and hunting licenses, as well as OHRV registrations. We also carry a wide variety of sporting goods, activities and games for you to enjoy on your trip, and a whole lot more. You can even check out our boat sales in person.
Make Your Reservations
The best way to ensure that you get boat rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee is to call ahead. You can contact the Hole in the Wall before your trip to make a reservation. Choose from a wide range of options, such as canoes, kayaks and rowboats, as well as aluminum motor boats and Boston Whalers. Make sure to ask about our dock rentals as well. Prices and deposits vary depending on the size and type of the vessel.
You need to have a valid, approved boating certificate for the State of New Hampshire, and you must also be at least 21 years of age. Contact Hole in the Wall direct for any questions about our Wolfeboro boat rentals ahead of your visit to ensure that there aren’t any misunderstandings about these requirements.
Daily and weekly rentals are available. If you would like to rent for a longer period of time, such as an entire summer rental, make sure to speak with one of our representatives directly. You can also make reservations online now via our popular website at NHHoleintheWall.com. Or you can call us at 603-569-HOLE (4653) and make your reservation over the phone. Make sure to ask about other rentals and opportunities at our Wolfeboro bait stores.
Boat Licenses and Regulations
It is important to know that each state has its own set of licensing requirements, age minimums for operating a boat, and regulations for boaters. In order to get New Hampshire boat rentals, you must comply with the mandatory boating education law. Every person that is 16 years of age or older that operates a motor boat that is 25 HP or more must have a boating education certificate in the State of New Hampshire.
In addition, New Hampshire also accepts boating education certificates that include:
- certificates issued by other state agencies that are NSABLA approved
- certificates issued by the US Power Squadron or US Coast Guard Auxiliary
- valid commercial boating licenses from the US Coast Guard
- valid commercial boating licenses from the State of New Hampshire
Fishing Licenses and Regulations
In addition to boat licensing and New Hampshire boat operator regulations, you will also need to obtain fishing licenses to go fishing at Lake Winnipesaukee. Fortunately, you can get these licenses at your local Wolfeboro bait stores and from local New Hampshire boat rentals, including the Hole in the Wall bait and tackle shop on Main.
Hole in the Wall currently offers the following fishing licenses:
- Freshwater Fishing
- Senior Freshwater Fishing (resident only)
- 1 Day Freshwater Fishing
- 3 Day Freshwater Fishing
- 7 Day Freshwater Fishing
- Clam Ages 6-67 (resident only)
- Oyster Ages 0-67 (resident only)
- Recreational Saltwater Fishing
- Combination Hunting & Fishing
- Senior Combination Hunting & Fishing
If you have questions about the licenses available or if you want more information about getting a fishing license or boat license in New Hampshire, make sure to contact us directly via phone or through the contact page on our website. Give us a call at 603-569-HOLE (4653) and speak with one of our friendly customer service agents. You can also make some purchases online via our website and make reservations for boat rentals, bob house rentals for ice fishing and also fishing tackle rentals. Stop by and visit our store when you come to Lake Winnipesaukee on Main Street in Wolfeboro, NH.