Cold Water Activities

Categories: Boating Winter

Boating’s a popular activity all across the United States of America. While the summertime is peak boating season, there are people who enjoy putting their vessels to use throughout all seasons; yes this includes scaling water in the freezing temperatures of winter. Boating in cold weather can be exhilarating, but also it puts you at risk. Boat Lift Warehouse, your local store for boat lifts and dock accessories is here to give you a list of safe cold water boating activities that you alone, or the whole family can bundle up and enjoy.

  1. Fishing- You had to know this one was coming. While fishing is mostly done during the warm, summer months, due to the warm, summer water, fish are still eating during the cooler months of the year. Fish such as redfish, sheepshead, striped bass, snapper, and cobia are all saltwater fish that are biters during the end of the year. If you rather fish freshwater, you’re in even better shape for bringing something home for dinner! Either way, bundle up, pack a lunch, and get out on the water to enjoy some relaxing time with your pole and nature.
  2. Wildlife watching- Due to the large decrease in traffic on the water after Labor Day, boating in the late fall and winter can allow you to spot some native wildlife you might not have noticed before. Dolphins, whales, seals, birds, and deer are all more likely than not to be spotted off the east coast when the water temperatures drop. If you don’t feel like going for a breezy ride to get a glimpse of the wildlife around you, get a pair of binoculars and stand out on a dock or near your boat lifts. This will keep you out of the water, but still one with nature.
  3. Hunting- The amount of hours people can spend hunting from their boat in cold waters is endless. If you are interested in waking up before the sun, wearing layer upon layers of waterproof clothing, and sitting quietly to hunt different types of species, then get out there because it is your time to shine! Be sure to have all of your licenses, and understand your local regulations for hunting in your area.
  4. Picnics- While most associate picnicking in a sunny, grassy, park, this doesn’t mean it can’t be done in a boat on the water, in November. Grab a few blankets, a basket of your favorite food, and a canister of warm apple cider or hot cocoa, and you’re on your way to a delicious, beautiful, and peaceful meal on the water.
  5. Camping- Camping is a great pastime year-round. Just because the temperature dropped a few degrees doesn’t automatically mean to put the tent into storage. Nights, where it’s not too hot, but not too cold, tend to be the best nights to camp on. Camp on the boat with a bunch of blankets and just the clear night sky above you, or drive on over to an island to build a fire and fall asleep listening to the waves lap up on the shore.
  6. Stargazing- If camping is a bit extreme when the temperature drops, stargazing from the water is a great alternative. Bundle up, grab some snacks and warm drinks, and tool out around the waterway to see some beautiful stars and constellations. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a meteor or two.

Winter is a good time to think outside the box when it comes to putting your boat and boat lifts to good use. Whether it’s enjoying the unbothered wildlife, seeing stars, or getting out for some nature-filled activities, there is no reason to ignore your boat for however long winter lasts. If you are interested in putting your boat to use this winter but hate the thought of having to continuously retrieve it from the seasonal storage, consider purchasing a boat lift or other dock accessories for your vessel to protect it from all that winter brings.

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