COAST-TO-COAST

Get out there. After all, it’s about boating with confidence and time on the water.

Canada is renowned for it’s stunning Fall foliage, and being out on the water provides the perfect vantage point to view the spectacular colours nationwide! We’ve put together some of our favourite spots to grab unbeatable views this season…

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boating in a storm

Smart boaters know that it is always the best option to avoid rough weather and water conditions, but sometimes the weather can change unexpectedly. Navigating a boat may seem like a piece of cake for you, but in rough waters it takes experience to know how to tackle the waters. Knowing what to do in the event of a storm is an ideal step towards being a prepared boater. Continue reading…

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August 28, 2017


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Boatsmart safety float plan

Boating weather and water conditions are unpredictable and can change in a heartbeat, so having an outline of your planned trip can help in times of emergency.  A trip plan – also known as a Float Plan – is a document that provides information about you, your trip and how to find you if necessary. It’s just like leaving a trail of breadcrumbs so that if someone is searching for you, they know where to look.  Continue reading…

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August 24, 2017


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At BOATsmart!, we’re all about boating safety and making sure our captains and crews enjoy their time on the water – and that includes our furry friends! Dogs are definitely the outdoorsy type so it’s always a great idea to take them out on the water with you. Not only will they have an amazing time on the lake, you get another crew member to keep you company. Win Win! However, whether your co-captain is a tiny toy breed or a towering mastiff,  just keep these tips in mind to make boating an experience your pooch will love.

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boatsmart how to drive a jet ski

Personal Watercrafts (PWC) such as a jet-ski or sea-doo – also known as wave runners, or (our fave!) “boatercycles”, are a super fun and exciting way to get around on the water, but their handling is much different from traditional boating. Think about it like this: jet-skis are to boats what motorcycles are to cars. Both of them are driven on the water or roads, but there are different skills that need to be used on a motorcycle (such as balance and steering) that are not used when driving a car. Continue reading…

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July 24, 2017


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