Nothing beats boating - the sun on your face, wind in your hair, and all-around free feeling when you're on the water. Whether you just purchased your first, second, or third boat, or are just beginning your boating research, we want you to feel comfortable and confident behind the helm. Here are some helpful resources we've hand-picked to help get you started.
Before you depart from the dock for an unforgettable day on your Whaler, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the required and recommended boating safety guidelines, so you’re never caught off guard. All of us at Boston Whaler wish you many years of safe and fun-filled boating ahead!
Before and during operation, make sure everyone on the boat is situated in a designated occupant position with hand or grab rails available.
Always wear your life jacket while underway! This applies to the captain and all passengers. In most states, life jackets are mandatory for children 13 and under.
Be aware of the propeller, and shut the engine completely off when anyone is in the water near your boat.
Never drink and drive while boating. Select a designated captain if alcohol will be served onboard.
Our top tips for keeping spirits high and tempers cool as you navigate the boat launch area, plus etiquette on the ramp and the road.
Having the right safety equipment onboard is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your crew.
Follow these simple guidelines to help keep your tubers safe, happy and loving life at the end of the tow rope.
When choosing a boat, it’s important to consider what boating activities you plan to pursue, and which features and capabilities are needed to make those activities happen. From serious offshore fishing, to leisurely cruises with family and friends, to longer adventures spent exploring far-off destinations, the right boat will not only make your goals possible, but also (more importantly!) enjoyable.
The ideal fishing boat performs beautifully wherever you plan to go — offshore, inshore, or on lakes, bays or reservoirs. Look for a fishing boat that offers:
Comfortable seating, a spacious layout and purposeful amenities are the key ingredients in a great day boat. You’ll want:
Multi-day excursions call for welcoming onboard accommodations. If you plan to visit far-away locations and stay overnight (or several nights), look for features like:
Still not sure what type of boat is right for you? Or maybe you’re ready to upgrade to a newer Boston Whaler? Let our interactive tool help you identify the perfect boat to unlock your next boating chapter. We’ll walk you through key considerations including:
Narrow down your choices with a few simple questions. Get started now!
Check out some of our awesome owners, sharing their favorite boating pictures on their Whalers!