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If you have ever rented a car from a rental company, you know that not all rental companies are exactly alike. Some are clearly better than others. When you come to New Hampshire to take advantage of boat rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee, you will notice that there a lot of places that offer boats for rent in the local area. Bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro have a wide range of boats for rent, but there are some options that are better than others. If you have never driven a boat before or do not know what it takes to legally be allowed to go boating or fishing in New Hampshire, you should take some time to investigate what the legal requirements are and whether or not you qualify to even use Wolfeboro boat rentals.
Laws Regarding New Hampshire Boat Rentals
The first thing you need to know is that New Hampshire requires all boaters to have a safe boating certificate, or be the holder of a boating certificate from another state that is NASBLA-approved, if the boat exceeds 25 horsepower. Many of the places that offer boat rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee can tell you where to take an exam or will even offer an on-site exam to help you obtain a 14-day Temporary Certificate.
You can avoid all of the hassle in getting your certificate locally by getting your exam online before you even get to our bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro. Just go online to the New Hampshire Department of Fish & Game website and find out what you need to do to get your official boating license before your trip to Lake Winnipesaukee.
Boating requirements still hold true even if you are bringing your own boat in from another state. Check the Department of Fish & Game website to make sure you follow all of the laws and regulations regarding boating in New Hampshire. In some situations, it is cheaper and easier just to get boat rentals at Lake Winnipesaukee than to go to all the trouble to bring in your own boat. Depending on the state that you are coming from, your local boating license from home may be sufficient enough to bypass having to get a Temporary Certificate when you get to New Hampshire.
Reserving Your New Hampshire Boat Rentals
Don’t wait until you are in town to reserve your boat rental. Lake Winnipesaukee is busy year-round, so make sure that you secure your Wolfeboro boat rentals through the New Hampshire Hole in the Wall ahead of time. Make sure to discuss the type of boat you want, how long you want to rent it, and who will be driving it out on the lake. Our team can help you choose the best boat option, depending on the number in your party, your boating experience, and the purpose of your visit.
Some of the vessels that you can rent at The Hole in the Wall include:
- 13′ Boston Whaler Super Sport (40 HP)
- 15′ Boston Whaler Super Sport (60 HP)
- 17′ Boston Whaler Super Sport (90 HP)
- 16′ Lund Aluminum Boat SS (25 HP)
- 16′ Lund Aluminum Boat SP (40 HP)
- 13′ Rossiter Classic Crew Row Boat
- 17′ Rossiter Classic Crew Row Boat
- Single, Tandem and Fishing Kayaks
What You Should Ask
Before you take possession of any Wolfeboro boat rentals, make sure to find out if the company you are renting from has their own office. You want to be careful about who you give your credit card to when securing your New Hampshire boat rentals. Make sure that the boats are registered and insured in the company name. If the boat is not properly insured, then you won’t be properly covered if something goes wrong. You will need proper documentation about boat rentals at Lake Winnipesaukee if you get pulled over on the water by the local law enforcement.
When you stop by our bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro, be sure to ask lots of questions about the boat rental to make sure that you understand everything about the contract. Pay attention to the rental time, including the return time, to avoid any misunderstandings or overage fees. You can contact The Hole in the Wall before you even arrive in New Hampshire to go over all of your questions for your New Hampshire boat rentals. Give us a call at 1-603-569-HOLE (4653) and speak with one of our friendly staff members. We can help you with boat rental reservations plus a whole lot more.