Looks like so much fun! But nothing ruins a good outing like someone getting hurt. We’d like to avoid that, so here’s what we do to help you stay safe while out on the water.
We maintain our boats in excellent mechanical condition and keep them immaculately clean to avoid as much wear on the crafts as possible. We also adhere to all Washington and Idaho regulations so you don’t have to worry about the boat details they require.
However, there are some things we can’t control. (Sorry, we haven’t found the magic wands to control the fickle weather). So here are 5 boating safety tips to keep in mind for your next boating adventure.
Check the Weather- Although the weather forecast can be a bit off sometimes, it never hurts to be prepared. Take a moment to check the forecast for your trip and that way, you know to pack an extra layer if it promises to be a bit chilly…or, heaven forbid, if the weather’s going to be completely abysmal, you know to save your boating money for a later day.
Stay Alert– It’s fun to get out and forget the daily life but we can’t guarantee someone else isn’t doing the same. So please stay alert for other crafts on the water. Keeping in mind that a larger boat may not be able to stop as fast or turn as easily can go a long way in keeping you safe.
Familiarize Yourself with the Boat - It’s never a bad idea to have more than one person on board familiar with the boat’s operations. If the main driver can’t operate the boat, for whatever reason, it’s important to make sure someone else can get everyone back to shore. You can find the different boats we offer here if you want to get a head start on this. =)
Tell Someone the Plan - Telling someone not on the boat about the when and where of your outing ensures someone’s aware of when you should be back. In that case, that person who can send help if, for whatever reason, you don’t make it back to shore and can’t get a call out.
Life Jackets – Familiarize yourself with the life jackets before you leave shore. We provide neoprene vests for everyone on board. (Yay for no orange, goofy looking vests!) Please make sure everyone in your party is comfortable with adjusting them. That way there’s no chaos if you find yourself in need of them. You can read more about Life Jackets/PFD’s here.
Now enough of the serious stuff. We look forward to seeing your grin the next time you visit and hope you have a fun and safe time on the water. =)