When it is your first time to rent a boat, find out what the operator or owner would require you bring before going to the dock area. For example, you need to show a boating card or a boating certificate, indicating yours have completed a boating safety course.
On your end, find out the prices of rentals, either full day or half day. Also, check the ratings of the boat operators. You can use the internet to read reviews about them.
Before taking your boat out for a spin, make sure you and your passengers are safe. This includes having the right safety equipment on board. In cases of emergencies, these are the items that can save your life, and your passengers. Being a responsible owner, you should always have these present in your boat and in good condition.