The Best Winter Boating Destinations

In our previous blogs, we’ve talked about what you can do to give your boat a break for the winter, from storage to maintenance. Now it’s time to find places to take your boat out. Boating can be fun all year round if you know exactly where to go and how to stay safe. But while it would be nice, not everywhere has ideal winter boating conditions.

Across the world, many places become an entire winter wonderland during those months. When it’s icy, there’s no chance to do any regular boating. But there’s no reason to fear: there are places that you can boat where the temperatures are a lot warmer. Whether in the United States or a different part of the world, here’s some key winter boating destinations via Take me Fishing and Dream Yacht Charter. Don’t let the winter get you down; boating is still possible if you can find a place to go.

U.S. Destinations

  1. Florida – Florida has over 1,350 miles of coastline to explore, making it a great place for winter boating. But there’s also inland options like Lake County, with its over 1,000 area lakes. Clermont is the middle of 17 interconnected lakes, making it a good place to start in Lake County.
  2. Mississippi – Some of the best places to boat in Biloxi, Mississippi are the Gulf of Mexico, Back Bay and Big Lake. A Mardi Gras festival gives you another reason to go explore the area.
  3. California – California has over 840 miles of coastline to explore. One of the most interesting places to boat is the Salton Sea: an inland saltwater lake erected through an accident. There’s campgrounds nearby, so you can make a family trip out of it. On top of that, you can enjoy activities like hiking, swimming and fishing.
  4. Arizona – If you’re not boating at Lake Powell, then what are you doing? There’s beaches, side canyon lakes and red rock walls that adorn the entire area. With nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline to explore, the amount of water is enough to accommodate all types of boaters.
  5. Texas – Not only is there lots of coastline (Galveston, Rockport and Corpus Christi) to choose a destination from, but there’s also places like Lake Austin that might excite your senses. Not only is it conveniently near the state capital, but it’s also near the University of Texas as well. There’s tons of lakefront shops and restaurants to choose from, as well as a lot of fish to catch. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, sunfish and catfish. There’s also boat rentals available if you don’t own your own boat.

If you don’t want to go boating in the U.S. then you’ve got to look outside the box. Find places with warmer climates like the Bahamas or the Caribbean, such as The Leeward Islands, The Grenadines and Martinique. These places open up your options, giving you new places to explore and new experiences to be made.

Whether you’re keeping your boat indoors for the winter or planning an exotic excursion, remember to always have the right Boat Insurance coverage for your needs. With the right preparations, anything is possible!


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