6 Ways to Enjoy Fall on Your Pontoon Boat

As summer transitions into fall, many boat owners begin to tuck away their boats for the winter. However, there is no need to put away your pontoon boat just yet! Any experienced boater knows there is still plenty of boat days, especially on a pontoon

Fall is an underrated and beautiful season to hit the water – the air is crisp, the water is clear, and there are fewer boaters out on the water. Here are some fun ways to make the most of fall on your pontoon boat.  

Have a back-to-school party.

Once the initial excitement of returning to school starts to wear off, kids and parents can start feeling sluggish.

Invite a few neighborhood families to spend an afternoon on the boat. With great food, friends, and music, a fall cruise can boost morale and make everyone feel more rejuvenated for the new school year. 

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There is no better time to enjoy your boat and the water than when summer is officially over and the crowds disappear. 

Go fish.

Early fall is a great time to go fishing.

With the cooling temperatures, fish are more active and feed more aggressively, making them easier to catch. You could try fishing for bass or catfish on your pontoon boat. It’s a great chance to bond with family and friends and maybe even catch some dinner while you’re at it. 

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Enjoy the fall foliage.

Fall is known for its stunning colors and beautiful scenery.

Take a cruise on your pontoon boat and enjoy the breathtaking fall view. You could plan a trip to a nearby lake or an adventure to the river or canal in your local area. This is the perfect opportunity to soak in the sights and sounds of the season while enjoying the last bit of warmth from the sun. 

Host a fall picnic.

Fall picnics are a classic and cozy way to enjoy the season.

Pack a basket of your favorite fall snacks and find a scenic spot on the water to anchor your pontoon boat. Set up a picnic with some blankets and enjoy the scenery while sharing a meal (and some precious time) with those close to you. 

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There is so much to enjoy as summer ends, be sure to get on the water and take advantage! 

Enjoy a bonfire on the water.

Bonfires are synonymous with fall and there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy one this season.

Take advantage of the cooler weather by lighting a beach bonfire. Gather around the fire with loved ones and share some stories while roasting marshmallows and keeping cozy and taking in the warmth and ambiance 

Do some stargazing.

Fall nights are especially beautiful with a clear, star-filled sky.

Take your pontoon boat out at night and lie down on the deck to gaze up at the stars. You can even bring along a stargazing app or book to learn more about the constellations and planets in view. 

Don’t let the changing season stop you from enjoying your pontoon boat this fall. With our tips and ideas, you will have plenty of opportunities to stay on the water and enjoy the fall on your pontoon.

Whether you’re fishing, picnicking, or simply cruising to see the fall foliage, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So why not take advantage of the cooler weather and enjoy some quality time with family and friends on your boat? If you’re ready to take advantage of the fall, and some end-of-the-season deals, explore our extensive pontoon inventory now!