Boating With Your Valentine Is A Great Idea For Valentines Day
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the time has come for gift planning. Perhaps you’d like to make the day extra special or give a truly memorable gift. You may be searching for a gift on a budget. Valentine boating provides a romantic option that lets you use your existing resources.
A Valentine boating excursion combines time in the great outdoors, exploring a body of water together, couple time and romance. If you both enjoy fishing or hiking, you can add these pursuits to the day. To make a day of it, pack a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine or a few import beers. If you’re not a cook, you can pick up ready made picnic meals at larger grocery stores. Pick up snacks like trail mix, a fruit or cheese tray, or crackers and dip to get you through the whole day.
Even if you don’t own a boat, you can
rent one. Many locations provide reasonable rents with minimum rental periods of two hours. You’ll also need a boat winch, an anchor winch and a boat trailer.
If you own a boat, check the condition of your boat winch, anchor winch and trailer before the big day. When you arrive at the perfect spot to launch, you want to suavely maneuver the boat into the water to impress your date. Similarly, you’ll want to smoothly drop anchor in a gentle area with an epic view of sunset. Unless your date owns their own fishing gear, bring extra.
While you’re probably an accomplished boater, if an all-day date is new territory for you, here are a few items to bring to show your preparedness and thoughtfulness:
- a first aid kit
- a picnic blanket
- wine glasses (disposable works best for a picnic)
- a sun umbrella
- plates and utensils (disposable again)
- a romantic card
- a playlist of romantic music on your cell phone or mp3 player
- a life jacket for each of you
- a spare jacket, in case it gets chilly
- a cap or hat for each of you.
Share Your Day
Take a few pics of the two of you on your romantic outing. You can share your day on the water with other Valentine’s Day celebrants on your favorite social media using the hashtag #ValentineBoating17.
Whether you enjoy Valentine’s Day from a sailboat, speedboat or a canoe, you and your date will have the most fun if you plan ahead, then enjoy impromptu romance. Pay special attention to your boat safety check before embarking. Pick up any items that need replacement a few days before the big day. You’ll impress your date with your love of nature, your romantic side, and what a considerate person you are.