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Seven Fall Boating Activities to Keep You Connected

With the Dog-Days behind us, fall is one of the best times to enjoy your boating lifestyle. 
  • Sea Ray Sundancer anchored with fall foliage behind it.

Here are seven activities you can do with friends and family that will extend your enjoyment of being united by water. 

Fall Events

Many MarineMax stores have end of season events in the fall. MarineMax Fort Myers, where they boat all year long, has a Docktails Summer Finale! event which celebrates the last monthly summer Docktails series. MarineMax Baltimore holds its annual Wine on the Water event where MarineMax customers can enjoy sampling gourmet cheeses and sip delectable wines. Exclusively for Sailfish customers, MarineMax New York hosts an annual Sailfish Sunday Brunch. In Wayzata Minnesota, MarineMax hosts the JJHD Wakesurf & Wakeboard Throwdown featuring pro wake surfer and former Olympian Tommy Czeshin. Many northern stores have fall color cruises where they take in awesome beauty of the local fall foliage. Check with your local MarineMax to find out what fall events they are holding.


The weather is cooler and clearer which make fall Getaways!® so special. MarineMax San Diego offers a Catalina Two Harbors Getaway!®, a guided voyage to the famous harbors Catalina Island 41 miles offshore. MarineMax Lake Ozark ends their boating season with an annual golf and shopping Getaway!® to Old Kinderhook. In Dallas, MarineMax hosts a Changes in Latitude Getaway!® to the British Virgin Islands where customers enjoy the beautiful tropical waters on MarineMax Vacation’s exclusive power catamarans. Your local MarineMax can let you know if they have fall Getaways!® that you and your family can participate in.


Sterngating is an up and coming activity that you and your friends can participate in on your own. Find a local sport franchise that has a facility near or on the water. Organize a trip and enjoy boating and your favorite team all in the same day. If you don’t have a location to sterngate within your boating range, host a sterngating party at your marina or at a raft-up and watch the game on your boats televisions. See a list of sterngating sporting venues here.

Fall Fishing

Fall is one of the best times for fishing. Fish are migrating and feeding in preparation for winter. There are several tournaments that MarineMax stores host, sponsor or participate in. Your local MarineMax is a great resource for local fishing expertise, fishing gear and tournament information in your area.

Dockside Restaurants

Create a schedule for visiting dockside restaurants that you and your friends enjoy. Post online a schedule of meet ups on your local MarineMax Facebook page as well as all the social sites you and your friends share. Let the restaurant know you are coming and they may be willing to offer food and drink specials for your group, according to how many people plan to attend. Of course the nice thing for the restaurant about arriving by boat is the number of people a boat can hold is usually considerably more than by car.

Fall Seminars and Classes

MarineMax offer seminars and classes throughout the fall on everything from targeting and catching specific species of fish to MarineMax exclusive Women on Water® classes that help women to feel comfortable behind the helm. Check with your local MarineMax for their schedule of seminars and classes.

Fall Boat Shows

From the Newport International Boat Show in September to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November, there are hundreds of local and regional boat shows in between. See what’s new for 2017 at your local MarineMax store’s display.