As 2020 draws to a close, in many parts of the country it is time to push all thoughts of water play out of your mind. No swimming, no water parks, and most of all no lazy days spent on a boat, zipping along the various waterways feeling the sun beating down on your face as all your troubles disappear with the wind. Winter can be a sad time for water lovers, but Carefree Boat Club members know this is NOT the case in San Diego! Every season is the perfect time to explore the beauty of the ocean that is our backyard when the average daily temperatures are 66 degrees and the sun is usually shining down on us, and our Carefree Boat Club members take advantage of the gorgeous weather every chance they get; these boat rentals are the top picks for winter cruising!
Try a Cruiser
Available in a variety of sizes, the construction of these boats help block the winds which can make a cooler day feel cold. Large enough to fit most families, the hours spent exploring the waters on a cruiser will offer memories that are magical! Bring along a thermos of hot cocoa to warm you from the inside out and take a night cruise at Christmastime; locals love to decorate their boats, much as we do our homes, and seeing the results of their efforts will warm your heart! The temperatures can drop into the high 50s (positively balmy when compared to a northeastern winter!), so bringing along jackets and blankets can help keep chill levels to a minimum. Some may have a small cabin, so if boating with the family and it gets a little late, a warm nap will help the tiniest of boaters get all the sleep they need!
Pontoons for the Party
Although we are still in the middle of social distancing, the opportunity for an intimate winter gathering cannot be overlooked, and inviting a few friends to enjoy the day on one of our Carefree Boat Club pontoon boats will offer an adventure everyone will love! On a rare rainy day, the cover will provide protection against the elements, and when the sun is shining brightly, pull the cover back and feel its heat warm you from the outside! Coolers of snacks and beverages can make any ordinary Tuesday jaunt feel like an elegant cruise with superstars and celebrities! Celebrate the end of 2020 with a few select friends or make merry at Christmas with your favorite cousins. As mentioned above, many boaters decorate their vessels for the holidays, adding to the spirit of the season!
At the Helm of the Sailboat
What may be surprising to people new to the San Diego area is that the winter months are actually the best months for a sailing journey! The waters are less crowded, allowing jovial skippers to maneuver easily, and if the wind is a little biting, every experienced boater knows a windbreaker has its name for a reason. For novice sailors, not having to “thread the needle” (maneuver through a horde of boats) gives them an ease of mind that will truly help to develop a love for sailing! And of course, the best part about sailing as a Carefree Boat Club member is knowing that the work and expenses involved in the sport is something someone else has to worry about; you just concentrate on learning what starboard, port, and point of sail mean—oh, and having fun is extremely important as well!
How Big Was the Fish You Almost Caught?
Fishing is a popular sport year-round in San Diego, which makes our fishing boats one of the more popular choices. After all, who doesn’t like fresh caught fish for dinner? The thing about fishing, though, is the realization that catching fish is almost an afterthought; it is the time spent alone on a fishing boat, feeling as if your entire world has narrowed down to this moment. The boat gently rocking with the waves, the fishing pole held lightly in your hands, and the quiet that is only interrupted by the sounds of nature and the occasional roar of another fishing enthusiast off in the distance. And in case you were worrying that your catch may be less than fulfilling, you can stop, as San Diego Bay offers consistent fishing no matter what the season! The only difference when you compare summer fishing to winter fishing involves the amount of clothing you are wearing; in the winter you may want to dress in layers that can be easily shed as the hours pass and the day grows warmer!
Choose Carefree Boat Club for Your Boat Rentals
Life is all about choices, and when you choose Carefree Boat Club for your boating needs, you are choosing a lifestyle that will never let you down! Contact us today and let’s get you out on the water where you belong.