Pink Party Boat Ideas Guaranteed to Make a Splash

Planning a party can be hard work! Trying to find a unique location, deciding on a theme and figuring out what to serve takes time and effort. Well, Eco Boat Rentals is here to help. Their Pink Party Boat Cruises make the perfect backdrop for a variety of celebrations. Read on for suggestions to assist you in creating your next soiree. First, A Few Details About the Pink Party Boats Pink Party Boats are electric Duffy boats equipped with bright pink hulls and canopies. Each boat can hold up to eight guests and comes with your own private captain to pilot the vessel safely. Cruises are two hours long and start from America’s Cup Harbor. They continue along downtown San Diego, visiting iconic landmarks such as The USS Midway. The views are spectacular and offer endless photo opportunities. Included on the boat are onboard bathrooms, complete window enclosures that can be lowered on warm days and closed on chilly ones, a Bluetooth speaker system and karaoke microphone, a cooler with ice, plastic cups, pink hats and pillows and a banner. Bring your favorite food and drinks (suggestions below) and decorations although attaching anything to the outside of the boat is not permitted. Keep in mind the captain’s tip is not included in the price of the charter. Now that we have covered the basics, let’s talk about parties. Birthday Parties on a Pink Party Boat A Pink Party Boat is ideal for a birthday jubilee whether you are turning 21 years old or 40 years young. Sweet 16 For a  Sweet 16, how about a Taylor Swift themed party? Ask the Swifties to dress as their favorite Taylor Swift persona and bring friendship bracelets to share. Download the This is Taylor Swift playlist from Spotify to blast over the Bluetooth speaker system. Serve non-alcoholic Peach Bellini’s and Taylor’s favorite food, chicken fingers! 21st Legally Blonde For the person finally turning legal, throw a Legally Blonde bash. Make Elle Woods proud in your best pink ensemble. Keep it sweet with a dessert board. Shake up some Chocolate Cake Shots to get the party started. Pop some pink champagne to keep it going. Dance to Spotify’s 21st Birthday playlist or the soundtrack to Legally Blonde. It will be a party no one will forget. Still Hot at 40 So, you are turning forty. Kick it up a notch with an I’m Still Hot party theme. Think of all things hot and spicy. Mix up Pineapple Chili Margaritas and dish up chips and spicy guacamole or jalapeno poppers. Wear something red and sexy. Hand out hot tamales candies as a party favor. Swing your hips to a spicy soundtrack like this one from Spotify. Remind everyone that age is just a number. Bachelorette Parties on a Pink Party Boat For an unparalleled and fun bachelorette party, arrange a Newlywed Game themed celebration on a Pink Party Boat. Before the shindig, ask the bride’s partner a list of relationship questions. Click here for some ideas. Make sure to keep the answers secret. You will also need to prepare a batch of Jell-O shots for the game. The Newlywed Game premiered on television in 1966, so consider drinks and eats from the 60’s for the party. Gimlets were fashionable cocktails of the era and are easy to make. Popular appetizers included meatballs with grape jelly, finger sandwiches with white bread, stuffed mushrooms and celery and cream cheese. Put on some 60’s Love Songs to set the mood. Once everyone is settled in, it’s time to play the game. Ask the bride the same questions you asked her partner. When she answers correctly, everyone cheers. When the answer is incorrect, everyone downs a Jell-O shot. Depending on how well she knows her betrothed, this could be a raucous party. Or A Divorce Party? If your marriage has ended in divorce, lighten the mood with a Divorce Party. Embark on a Pink Party Boat with your best girlfriends for some karaoke. Belt out Beyoncé’s All the Single Girls or Kelly Clarkson’s Miss Independent. Pop your favorite bubbly and toast your newfound single status. Eat cake. It’s the beginning of an exciting new chapter. “Friendsgiving” Aboard a Pink Party Boat Spice up the holidays with a “Friendsgiving” celebration on a Pink Party Boat. Keep it simple with bite sized turkey sandwiches. Don’t be afraid to layer them with stuffing or even potato chips for some added zing. Sip on Spiced Rum Apple Cider to keep you warm against the fresh ocean breeze. As you listen to a playlist inspired by Thanksgiving, share what you are thankful for. Play a round of Friends trivia. Find out which of you is a Monica and who is a Rachel. Team Building Excursions Get to know your office mates on a Team Building Pink Party Boat Cruise. It is a way to refresh and reenergize the group. Do a potluck and have everyone bring an appetizer to share. Depending on company policy, offer soft drinks or beer and wine (no red wine please) if permissible. A fun activity to break the ice is a Photo Scavenger Hunt. Prepare a list of items to find and photograph. The group must work together to locate each item. Examples include a sea lion, seal, bird, a yacht, a kayak, a person wearing a red jacket, a buoy, a skyscraper, a restaurant and a military vessel. You get the idea. You can make it as simple or hard as you wish. Mother’s Day Celebration Shower Mom with love on Mother’s Day on a Pink Party Boat. Put together a scrumptious brunch or order bagels to go from Point Loma Bagels. Locals rave about this mom-and-pop shop with freshly made bagels and flavored cream cheeses. Download a playlist featuring all of mom’s favorite songs. Create a mimosa bar with orange, grapefruit and pineapple juices and champagne. Do not forget the flowers. There is no limit to the type of party you can hold on a Pink

What Makes Us Happy and Grateful This Holiday Season

As we celebrate this holiday season, there is so much to be grateful for. We are Russ and Kate, the owners of Eco Boat Rentals. We started our company in 2019 with a desire to offer the best eco-conscious boating experience in San Diego. Four years later, we are still going strong. Below is our list of what makes us truly happy and thankful. We Couldn’t Do It Without You! One of the best parts of our day is interacting with you, our valued customers. Whether it’s a couple on their first date pedaling a glow boat, or a family celebrating a birthday in a pink party boat, providing a one-of-a-kind experience is always our mission. Your joy is priceless. We love to read your reviews. Knowing we made a positive impact makes us happy. Owning a small business has been a dream, and your support has made it come true. “Last night Eco Boat Rentals provided my family and I a fantastic, magical experience relaxing on a Pink Boat cruise in San Diego Harbor! Captain Ryan kept us comfortable as we floated through the waters, blue skies and puffy, clean white clouds above, while getting an ocean’s level view of the majestic USS Midway, the tall boats docked along the wharf, and all the newly completed restaurants and sights surrounding downtown San Diego. The peaceful cruise transformed us, putting us immediately into a tranquil state and thankful for the beautiful city where we live. All this made possible by the superb, professional service we received from the entire staff with Eco Boat Rentals! This was an experience worth repeating, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the fantastic job owners Kate & Russ have done creating a unique Eco Boat rental adventure.” – Lisa P. Thank you for letting us be a part of your life. The Dogs Make Us Happy It’s not just the humans we are grateful for. Nothing puts a smile on our face faster than a dog having a blast on one of our dog-friendly pedal boats! It’s an adventure that humans and canines can share. When you love a place, why not come back?? Instead of two dogs, how about three this time! We absolutely love everything about Eco Boat Rentals. Just look at our doggos! If their beaming eyes and smiles don’t say it, then let me tell you it made their day! My loving husband did 99% of the pedaling, so I could take more pics to add to my camera roll full of dogs…” – Erin N. We are Grateful for Our Staff Without our amazing staff, Eco Boat Rentals would not have a 5-star rating. Our team works together to provide the utmost in customer service ensuring that each boat ride is fun and safe. From the moment you check in until you return to the dock, our employees are there for you. We are more than grateful for our wonderful team. Just see what our customers are saying. “…The staff definitely made the experience much more enjoyable. Thanks Ryan for all your help.” – Jackie T. “…Ryan and Juan greeted us upon arrival with the most energetic and welcoming energy! The boat was ready for us and Ryan was thorough to explain the instructions on how to navigate the bay and enjoy the hour time slot we had.” – Rachel R. “…We got there and were greeted by the sweetest lady, who offered a life vest for our pittie, Bennie. She walked us through a map of the harbor and told us where to catch an incredible view of the skyline. She also offered us a speaker for our ride but we had brought our own.” – Chris P. We are in Awe of the Magnificent San Diego Bay Each day we continue to be in awe of the magnificent San Diego Bay and are thankful we get to call it home. It’s easy to come to work when you are surrounded by views that can’t be beat including the spectacular San Diego City skyline. Eco Boat Rentals is located in the America’s Cup Harbor. It is a natural harbor and part of the San Diego Bay. It was named after the 1995 America’s Cup races held in San Diego. Besides housing a variety of boats and yachts, it is the playground of an abundance of sea life such as birds, sea lions and seals. We are grateful to enjoy the beauty of the area daily and find it the perfect spot for our pedal and pink boat cruises. We are Beyond Grateful for the Growth of Eco Boat Rentals When we opened Eco Boat Rentals in 2019, we started with people-powered pedal boats. They became so popular; we expanded our business to include glow boats. Illuminated inside and out with bright colorful lights, these nighttime cruises provide a romantic way to explore the bay. Recently, we were fortunate enough to add two pink party boats to our fleet. These electric Duffy boats are decked out with bright pink hulls, canopies and accents. Equipped with a captain, they are a unique location to hold birthday and bachelorette parties, or any special occasion. As the holiday season approaches, we are grateful for the growth of our business over the last 4 years. It wouldn’t have happened without our wonderful customers. We Love Our Neighborhood Both of us love our neighborhood of Point Loma. This sleepy seaside town within San Diego is full of remarkable restaurants and activities. For incredible seafood, you must try Point Loma Seafoods or Mitch’s. Craving Pizza? Pizza Nova is just a short walk from Eco Boat Rentals. Maybe you’re looking for a great view of the harbor. Then Vessel Restaurant and Bar is for you. Point Loma is also home to the Cabrillo National Monument. Here, you can go hiking, check out the tide pools and explore the famous lighthouse. Humphrey’s by the Bay brings in top musical acts from all over with views of

Celebrate Thanksgiving in San Diego This Year

Thanksgiving in San Diego offers an abundance of restaurants and activities to celebrate the holiday.

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s a time for friends and family to come together and savor delicious food. But with the long weekend looming, what do you do to fill the time? And if you don’t like to cook, where do you go? Luckily, Thanksgiving in San Diego offers fun activities and incredible restaurants sure to delight. Read on to find out more. Where to Feast When Celebrating Thanksgiving in San Diego According to a 2021 Thanksgiving Travel Survey taken by The Vacationer, about 13 million people will eat their Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant, and close to 9 million people will vacation for the holiday. Being a vacation destination, many restaurants in San Diego are open for Thanksgiving with delectable and innovative menus. Check out some of our suggestions below. Be sure to make your reservations early! Mister A’s 2550 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor, San Diego ~ (619)239-1377 Mister A’s in Bankers Hill is presenting a 3-course dinner for Thanksgiving. Pick an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Main courses include roasted organic turkey, sea bass, lamb chops and prime rib. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Hotel del Coronado 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado ~ (619)435-6611 Dine in Hotel del Coronado’s elegant Southpointe Ballroom, the hotel’s largest event venue. Feast on a lavish Thanksgiving spread with all of the trimmings while listening to live music. The historic building and grounds will be festively decorated for the holidays. Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn 2303 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego ~ (619)224-3411 For early birds, Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn is offering a Thanksgiving Brunch from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. Featuring an omelet bar, popular breakfast dishes, seafood, pastries, a carving station, pasta and more, there is something for everyone to relish. Island Prime 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego ~ (619)298-6802 Savor a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner at Island Prime. Besides free-range turkey, find sea bass, prime rib, filet mignon and more to choose from. Soup or salad and dessert are also included. Island Prime boasts views of the San Diego skyline that are breathtaking. Vessel Restaurant & Bar 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego ~ (619)819-8195 Vessel Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving day. Choose from a traditional Thanksgiving supper served family-style, a plated prix fixe dinner or Thanksgiving inspired a la carte selections. Located in the Kona Kai Resort, reserve your marina-front table today. What to Do When Celebrating Thanksgiving in San Diego For many, Thanksgiving is a 4-day holiday. For those lucky enough to have the extra time off, you might be wondering what there is to do besides eat and shop Black Friday. Don’t fret. There is plenty to do in San Diego. Start Your Day Off With a Turkey Trot Americans eat between 3000 and 4500 calories on average each Thanksgiving. Get a head start on burning those off with a Turkey Trot. Not only are they a fun and energizing start to your day, they are a wonderful way to give back to the community. Father Joe’s Villages Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k raises monies to feed the homeless through their crucial meals program. Held in Balboa Park, it is family, stroller and pet friendly. San Diego’s longest-running trot, this is their 21st event. Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Coronado Unit is hosting their 9th annual Turkey Trot at Tidelands Park in Coronado. Last year they raised $90,000 for the hospital. This year the goal is $100,000 plus! Rady Children’s Hospital serves 92% of the children in San Diego, 63% in South Riverside and 52% in Imperial County. Tour the San Diego Bay Thanksgiving Weekend If you are wondering what to do with all those leftovers, Eco Boat Rentals has the answer. Whip up some turkey and cranberry sandwiches, grab your favorite bottle of bubbly and take in the spectacular views of the San Diego Bay. Options include their beautiful French-built sailing yacht or one of their colorful and fun Duffy pink party boats. Both include your own private captain. The yacht can hold up to six people while the party boat can accommodate 6-8 guests. What could be better than fresh ocean air, amazing scenery and time spent with loved ones? For those looking for a little more physical activity, rent a peddle boat from Eco Boat Rentals. Each boat can hold up to 3 adults and 1 child with the capacity for 2 people to peddle at the same time. Plus, they are dog friendly! You can burn close to 300 calories per hour making it an easy way to work off Thanksgiving dinner. Ice Skate at Hotel del Coronado Who needs snow to go ice skating? Hotel del Coronado’s popular Skating by the Sea is back for another season. Glide across the ice surrounded by stunning views of the Pacific. Reserve the Frostbite Lounge with comfortable seating, fire pits, holiday-themed cocktails and bites. Skating by the Sea benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. Kick Up Your Heels at the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza Started in 1980, the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza takes place November 23-27, 2022, at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley. Put on your dancing shoes and revel in traditional jazz, swing, boogie woogie, ragtime and rhythm & blues. Over 17 bands and guest artists will perform over the weekend. 5-day, 3-day and single day tickets are available for purchase. We love to hear from you. Let us know your favorite Thanksgiving tradition in the comment section below.

There Is Always Something Unique to Do In San Diego

Edo Boat Rentals offers sailing charters in San Diego Bay

Are you looking for unique things to do in dazzling San Diego? Read on for a list of fun activities to keep you busy day or night. 1. Glow Boat Rides from Eco Boat Rentals Imagine viewing the twinkling lights of the city skyline at night or the darkened majestic boats lining the San Diego Bay from your own 360 degree illuminated glow boat. Sound good? This experience can be yours at Eco Boat Rentals. Available on select evenings, their crew will make sure you know where to go, so you feel safe before embarking on your adventure. A disco ball and speakers add to the ambiance making it the perfect date night. Please click here for more information. 2. Sidecar Tours San Diego Not sure where to go in San Diego? Looking for a great wine or brewery tour, but don’t want to drive? Look no further than Sidecar Tours of San Diego. Each sidecar holds up to two people and includes a private chauffer. Popular tours include the Wine Tour, the Brewery Tour, and the brand-new San Diego Scenic tour. Hit the open road with a never boring Sidecar Tour. Please click here for more information. 3. Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours Do you love the supernatural? Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours is the highest reviewed ghost tour on Yelp, Google, TripAdvisor, and Facebook. Offering a premium bus tour or two different walking tours, learn about San Diego’s spooky and creepy side, all with a sense of humor. This is not a “jump scare” excursion or haunted house. It is a dark history tour with an eerie twist. You will leave believing in ghosts! Please click here for more information. 4. Private Sailing Tour Around San Diego Bay Eco Boat Rentals now presents private sailing charters on their beautiful French-built sailing yacht. Celebrate any occasion as your captain cruises through San Diego Bay and along the magnificent downtown skyline. The yacht holds up to 6 people and soft drinks and lite snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your favorite drinks (no red wine) and munchies along too. Ideal for romantic sunset cruises and family sightseeing adventures. Please click here for more information. 5. San Diego GoCars Looking for a tour of San Diego, but at your own pace? Try a GoCar tour. Each little car holds one or two people and is fitted with GPS guided tour technology to take you to all the best spots. It even gives recommendations. Stop for photos, grab a bite to eat or take a detour without worrying about time limits. You are in charge! Please click here for more information. 6. Old Town Trolley’s Hop On Hop Off Tour Spend the day exploring San Diego with Old Town Trolley’s convenient “Hop On Hop Off” tour. Their orange and green fleet of trolleys travel over 25 miles of San Diego and have 12 destination stops. Conductors narrate the ride with humorous stories and trivia to delight you. Want to check out a spot further? Just hop off the trolley. You can hop back on the next one when you are ready to continue. Please click here for more information. 7. Brothels, Bites and Booze Culinary Tour with So Diego Are you hungry, but don’t know which restaurant to try? Then a culinary tour by So Diego is your answer. Their popular Brothels, Bites and Booze tour covers the Gaslamp Quarter, once the infamous red-light district. This guided walking tour will take you to four restaurants for delicious food and spirited drinks while regaling you with scandalous tales of famous brothels and Prohibition-era gangsters. Other tours offered include Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones and Pizza, Pasta, and Piazzas. Please click here for more information. 8. Incredible Slot Canyon Hike with San Diego Tours, Experiences and Adventures San Diego Tours, Experiences and Adventures provides unique hiking tours for those who like a more challenging escapade. The Incredible Slot Canyon Hike takes you down cliffs to the Pacific Ocean and a secluded beach. You will climb a rope into a secret chasm, navigate through an amazing slot canyon, and enjoy a provided picnic on a scenic cliff. This is an experience you will not forget. Please click here for more information. 9. Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero Are your ready to sit back and be entertained? Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero offers a variety of movies (both matinees and nighttime showings) atop the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego through September. Watch your favorite films with spectacular views of the city all around you. State-of-the-art, wireless headphones are provided for a personal experience with no disturbances. You will find plenty of treats at the concession stand along with a full bar and food menu. Better yet, make it dinner and a movie with a meal at one of the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s scrumptious restaurants. Please click here for more information. 10. A Pink Party Boat Cruise in Point Loma Is pink your favorite color? Then book an exclusive Pink Party Boat Cruise from Eco Boat Rentals. With bright pink hulls and canvas accents, their colorful Duffy boats will take you around the San Diego Bay in style. Feel free to pop open the bubbly and toast the gorgeous views as each two-hour cruise comes with a captain to pilot the boat. Bluetooth speakers blast your favorite tunes to keep the celebration going and don’t forget something tasty to snack on. A Pink Party Boat Cruise is a one-of-a-kind location for your next birthday or bachelorette party. It’s a guaranteed good time no matter what your favorite color is. Please click here for more information. We hope this list of unique and fun things to do enhances your day in San Diego whether you are vacationing or a local playing tourist for the day. Do you have a favorite activity in San Diego? Let us know about it in the comments section below.

7 Delicious Restaurants to Complete Your Fantastic Eco Boat Rentals Adventure

7 Delicious Restaurants to Complete Your Fantastic Eco Boat Advenure

It is bound to happen. After your energizing Eco Boat Rentals adventure, you find you have worked up quite an appetite. Or you need some sustenance before you start pedaling away. Where do you go? We have some delicious answers below. Point Loma Seafoods 2805 Emerson Street, San Diego (619)223-1109 Overlooking Eco Boat Rentals is Point Loma Seafoods with incredible views of the bay. Specializing in fresh fish brought in daily, enjoy a delicious meal in-house or pick up some just caught fish from their counter to take home. Along with sandwiches on freshly made bread, crisp salads, seafood plates and cocktails, they offer a variety of sushi rolls and sashimi. Don’t miss out on their smoked fish, still smoked with hickory wood just like they did in the early years. Wash it all down with a cold beer or glass of wine. Point Loma Seafoods allow dogs at their outside tables. To find out more, please click here. Mitch’s Seafood 1403 Scott Street, San Diego (619)222-8787 Just a few steps away from Eco Boat Rentals is Mitch’s Seafood, serving locally and sustainably caught wild seafood since 2008. Mitch’s Seafood has an array of menu items including raw, grilled, steamed, and fried seafood. Their fish and chips are a must try. If you are starting early, Mitch’s offers breakfast beginning at 8:00 am. Looking to quench your thirst? Try a local craft beer or glass of wine. Mitch’s Seafood is dog friendly. To find out more, please click here. The Wine Pub 2907 Shelter Island Drive #108, San Diego (619)758-9325 A five-minute walk from Eco Boat Rentals will find you at The Wine Pub. Don’t let the fact it is in a strip mall fool you. The Wine Pub offers an exceptional wine list along with local craft beers, small plates for sharing and hand-crafted dinner entrees. Happy hour is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with food and drink specials. Enjoy live music on selected nights. The Wine Pub is the perfect option to pair with Eco Boats for a casual date night. The Wine Pub’s heated outdoor patio is dog friendly. To find out more, please click here. Fig Tree Café 2400 Historic Decatur Road Suite 103, San Diego (619)821-2044 Just a 5-minute drive from Eco Boat Rentals, located at Liberty Station, is Fig Tree Café. Looking for the perfect breakfast or brunch to start your day? You can’t go wrong with Fig Tree Café. Try one of their unique dishes like Breakfast Sushi, Crispy Pork Belly and Grits or Meatloaf Hash. For those more on the traditional side, you will find omelets, pancakes, and benedicts. An abundance of morning libations is available but keep it light for your upcoming pedal boat trip. Fig Tree Cafe’s outside patio is dog friendly. To find out more, please click here. Miguel’s Cocina 2912 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego (619)224-2401 Who doesn’t love Mexican food? A very quick 3-minute walk from Eco Boat Rentals will bring you to Miguel’s Cocina offering Cali-inspired Mexican dishes. Diners rave about their creamy jalapeno white sauce, the perfect accompaniment to chips and salsa. Miguel’s is open for lunch and dinner plus brunch on Saturday and Sunday with a variety of menu items including seafood dishes. Don’t forget a margarita! Only service dogs are allowed at Miguel’s Cocina, so leave the pups at home. To find out more, please click here. Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern 4990 North Harbor Drive, San Diego (619)226-2103 Are you in the mood for a big, juicy burger? Then Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is your answer. A 6-minute walk from Eco Boat Rentals, Jimmy’s is open for lunch and dinner and serves brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with views of the marina from every seat. In addition to burgers, you will find tasty appetizers, salads, and main dishes such as Free-Range Fried Chicken and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Beer, wine, and innovative cocktails are available. Jimmy’s is also a Nationally Recognized GRA Green Restaurant. Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern allows dogs on their outside patio. To find out more, please click here. Pizza Nova 5050 North Harbor Drive, San Diego (619)226-0268 So, you have burned up some calories pedaling and are craving pizza. Look no further than Pizza Nova, a brief 3-minute walk from Eco Boat Rentals. Open for lunch and dinner with spectacular views of the harbor, enjoy over a dozen different woodfired pizza options. Small plates, salads, pastas, and dinner specialties are also on the menu. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm with discounts on draft beer, house wine and well drinks plus $2.00 off small plates and $7.50 mini-pizzas! Pizza Nova is dog friendly on their outside patios. To find out more, please click here. Combining a meal at one of these delicious restaurants with a fantastic ride on an Eco Boat Rental is the perfect date, family activity or day with your dog. To book your Eco Boat now, please click here.

Top Things You Need For Your Awesome Couple’s Trip

Find Your Destination If you’re the adventurous type, The Blonde Abroad suggests taking trips to South Africa whereyou can go on safari or French Polynesia that’s a great place to swim with sharks. For moreromantic options, consider sailing in Egypt, cave swimming in Riviera Maya in Mexico, or a tripto Paris. Wherever you decide to go, make sure you research exactly what it takes to travel tothat country and what transportation would be like. Bear in mind that some of these countries will require that you take certain immunizations so get that out of the way, too. Of course, you can still have adventurous and romantic trips in-country, too, perhaps while renting a luxurious cabin together! Get Your Car Ready For trips outside of the country, your car might not play a major role in your vacation, but if a road trip is in order, then getting your car in good shape should be at the top of your list. According to Reader’s Digest, it’s recommended that you bring your car to the mechanic for a general checkup before you head out. You should check your tires and make sure your emergency kit is fully stocked — don’t forget to include tech-related necessities like an extra car charger or two! It’s also a great time to check on your auto insurance to ensure you havesufficient coverage. Plan Some Activities To make the best of your trip, it’s good to plan some activities while leaving room for flexibility orspontaneity. One thing you definitely don’t want to leave up to chance when you’re in anunfamiliar environment is what you’re going to eat. According to Future Travel, you can find outabout great food places by doing research prior to the vacation and getting tips from socialmedia platforms like Pinterest. If you’re looking to save some money, you can check in with thelocals to avoid overpriced restaurants and get a more genuine trip experience. Online itinerarytools can also be useful when putting everything together. Communication Will Be Important When you’re going on your trip, it will be vital to maintain communication with your loved ones.You should also be able to contact the places you’d like to visit to confirm your plans. It’s best tomake sure you have a phone plan that will cover the calls you need to make without incurringroaming charges. It should take in any additional data usage you may incur as well, becauseyou may need to use GPS services while in unknown territory or do some more research whenyou’re not connected to Wi-Fi. Your phone will also be a must if you have an emergency andneed to make use of your travel insurance. When you’re going on your trip, it will be vital to maintain communication with your loved ones.You should also be able to contact the places you’d like to visit to confirm your plans. It’s best tomake sure you have a phone plan that will cover the calls you need to make without incurringroaming charges. It should take in any additional data usage you may incur as well, becauseyou may need to use GPS services while in unknown territory or do some more research whenyou’re not connected to Wi-Fi. Your phone will also be a must if you have an emergency andneed to make use of your travel insurance. Eco Boat Rentals knows how to treat you like family! Our staff will take care of you andmake sure you are enjoying your pedal boat rental with us from start to finish. Our boatsare pet-friendly, too! Call (619) 535-1333.

10 Dog-Friendly Activities in San Diego

With its sunny weather and myriad of outdoor attractions, San Diego offers dogs and their owners lots of fun ways to enjoy spending time together. In the rare instances that the weather isn’t ideal for outdoor fun, there are even some indoor venues where four-legged best friends are welcome too. Whether you live in or near San Diego or are visiting with your pet, you’ll want to consider checking out the following 10 dog-friendly activities in San Diego. Go On a Hike  Although the temperatures can soar in San Diego depending on the time of year and how far inland you trek, you can generally expect lots of sunshine when hiking the trails inside or around the city. San Diego brims with hills and valleys that make some of the trails quite a workout for both humans and dogs. Some of the most popular trails for hikers and their dogs are located at Mission Trails Regional Park and Tecolote Canyon Natural Park.  Pedal Boat Fun If your dog likes getting out on the water, rent a pedal boat and enjoy the views of the city while floating around the Point Loma area. Eco Boat Rentals features paddles boats that can accommodate three adults and one child and they’re pet friendly! The boats have sun protection and are easy to operate. Pedaling is similar to pedaling a bicycle on a flat road. They’re also easily operated by just one person. Your dog can relax and enjoy the ocean breezes while you do the pedaling!  Dog Beach Fun San Diego features some of the best beaches in the country, and some of them are perfectly welcoming to dogs. Beach walk can be the best dog friendly activities while you in San Diego area. While many of the beaches have strict leashing requirements for dogs, Ocean Beach is one of the popular beaches that does not require a leash. That means that your dog can romp and play in the surf or on the sand until they’re out of energy. Other popular dog beaches include Coronado (specifically, the North Beach Dog Run) and Del Mar Dog Beach.  Dog Park If you’re not in the mood for sand and surf, head to an area dog park where your dog can run free for a while with other dogs. Capehart Dog Park features two fenced sections–one for big dogs and one for smaller breeds. Cadman Community Park near Old Town is not fenced but doesn’t require leashing except on holidays or specially announced times. Bring along a frisbee or ball and spend some time at one of these locations with your furry pal.  Enjoy a Lunch Date at Balboa Park As one of San Diego’s most popular attractions, Balboa Park is loaded with museums, strolling paths, and picturesque gardens. Although dogs must be leashed, they are perfectly welcome to stroll along with their owners, and there are area restaurants that are happy to accommodate dogs too. Panama 66, for instance, is a well-known dog-friendly cafe. It’s a great place to relax over lunch and a cool drink.  Catch a Baseball Game at Petco Park You and your dog can root on the Padres at Petco Park where dogs are welcome. There aren’t too many major league ballparks in the country that are willing to accommodate man (and woman’s) best friend, but Petco Park is one of them. The park even features pet-friendly amenities like a pet drinking fountain and shade umbrellas. Depending on how the Padres are playing, it’s often more fun to watch the dogs enjoying themselves at the park.  Watch the Seals at La Jolla Cove La Jolla is an especially dog-loving community where even many of the shops welcome pets inside. La Jolla Cove is a popular destination for seal watching, and many people bring their dogs along to enjoy the views. Along the beach, visitors will find vendors selling everything from ice cream to rocks and minerals. Although the beach here is rocky for the most part, there is a lovely stretch of green grass where many people spread blankets for reading, people watching, and relaxing with their pet.  Staycation at an Upscale Dog-Friendly Hotel  San Diego is a world-class tourist destination and, as such, brims with upscale hotels and resorts. Several of the most notable welcome dogs. If the weather is especially hot and you’ve soaked up enough sun outside, relax at one of the city’s premier hotels like the Hotel Coronado or San Diego Mission Bay Resort where dogs are welcome and room service is fast. You and your pup can hang out in your ultra-plush suite and enjoy your hotel’s first-class amenities.  Shop with Your Dog at Old Town With its outdoor marketplace filled with both indoor and outdoor shops, Old Town is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Many visitors to Old Town bring their dog along for the excursion. Although you’ll want to keep your dog leashed when shopping the outdoor market for things like Mexican blankets, pottery, and other handicrafts, you can stop and relax at the Historic Plaza where there’s usually live music. Because there are many outdoor restaurants or restaurants with outdoor patios, you can typically enjoy a meal at a dog-friendly venue like Fred’s Mexican Cafe with your dog.  Explore the Dunes at Fiesta Island Since most of Fiesta Island features no leash requirements except for specified areas, dog owners and their pets flock to its beach and dunes. Located in Mission Bay, the peninsular park features a long, uninterrupted stretch of beach that’s perfect for jogging along with your pooch. Many pet owners drive right up to the beach and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with their dog and other companions. Keep these dog friendly activities in San Diego in mind when you’re looking for something to do with your dog in America’s Finest City. The sunshine and warm weather promises to enhance your outdoor fun while you and your dog enjoy Southern California’s amazing climate.

San Diego Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gifts For Everyone

The holiday season has officially started! While we are safely social distancing, and staying at home, get a head start with your holiday shopping with Eco Boat Rentals. We got you covered with our San Diego Holiday Gift Guide 2020 to give you ideas for everyone on your list. Make sure to share our San Diego Holiday Gift Guide 2020 with your family and friends to get you something as well, because it’s been a year and you deserve some fun too! Best Seller Gifts Our Eco Pedal Boats are a treat for everyone! Enjoy the views of San Diego Bay and have an adventure on the water. Our water activities are safe for seniors and fun for kids. Rent an hour, 2 hours, half-day, or full-day. Pair it up with a local seafood lunch spot to enjoy the day in Point Loma. Eco-friendly & Sustainable Gift We pride ourselves on sustainable gifts as all of our water activities are eco-friendly. Spend a day on the water and make a positive impact on the planet by trash-hunting. We’ll provide you the nets so you can play with purpose this holiday season! Family-Friendly Fun Gift Our Eco Pedal Boats are perfect for kids! Gift your little one a full day of adventure in San Diego Bay with the family. Our Eco Boats can fit up to 2 adults and 2 kids. We have everything covered with kids’ life jackets, scavenger hunt cards, and more! Dog Adventure Gift Skip the doggy treats and toys this year, and give them an adventure with you on a pedal boat! Don’t worry about your dog as we have various sizes of life jackets for them. Our crew team will make sure you score away with some cute photos to remember the day! Excited about giving everyone a gift that they’ll remember forever? Us too! Let us know in the comments what you’ll be gifting this year.

10 Family-friendly Activities For Social Distancing Outdoors In San Diego

Looking for some family-friendly activities to do with the kids? Practicing safe social distancing doesn’t mean movie after movie indoors all day; take the kids outside and enjoy these family-friendly activities in the San Diego area. All of our family-friendly suggestions are open at this time of publishing. Please follow social distancing guidelines by wearing masks, keeping a safe social distance of 6 feet, and washing your hands. We recommend visiting these family-friendly activities websites for the latest information. Here are ten fun outdoor San Diego kids activities: 1. Pumpkin Patch photo: Nadi Marketing  The pumpkin patch season has officially started! There are three pumpkin patches for central San Diego to choose from this season, Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch in La Jolla, PB Pumpkin Patch, and Mission Valley Pumpkin Station. Make it a day with the family by enjoying various games and activities, seasonal food and drinks, and more! Visit these local pumpkin patches websites for hours of operation and more details on their offerings this year. Make sure to look for coupons, like One Free Train Ride at the Mission Valley Pumpkin Station. 2. Kobey’s Swap Meet photo: Kobey’s Swap Meet Voted San Diego’s BEST Swap Meet, Kobey’s Swap Meet, is a great affordable activity for the whole family! Enjoy hundreds of different vendors from books, plants, kid’s clothes and toys, entertainment, antiques, and more. Children 11 and under can enter the swap meet for free. Plus, you can also rent single strollers, double strollers, and wagons to transport the kids. Our shoppers’ tips include arriving early, wearing comfy shoes, and bringing cash. Remember to take advantage of discounts on their website, such as a two for one shopper admission for Fridays and $1 off shopper entry for Saturdays. 3. Balboa Park photo: Visit San Diego Spend the day at Balboa Park by getting your steps in with the kids and visiting a museum. The park has created a ‘Latest Updates from Balboa Park’ page that shows what museums have reopened, such as the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Spanish Village Art Center. The page also includes the latest hours of operation for each reopened museum and a LiveChat feature with their team members. We recommend visiting this page before your visit. 4. Eco Boat Rentals photo: Eco Boat Rentals Are you looking for a family adventure? Rent an eco pedal boat for the family to enjoy. Located in San Diego Bay in front of Point Loma Seafoods Restaurant, Eco Boat Rentals is a perfect family-friendly outdoor activity. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, snacks, water, and your furry friend. Eco Boat Rentals is pet-friendly! After each use, Eco Boat Rentals disinfect all the boats and life jackets to ensure safety guidelines. Bring the entire family out on the water as they have life jackets for everyone, including your pets. 5. Farmer’s Market photo: North Park Thursday Market Farmer’s markets have something for everyone in the family, and we are lucky to have year-round weekly farmer’s markets in San Diego. Visit your local farmers market, and shop for fruits and vegetables, flowers, delicious food, craft goods, and much more! Bring the kids and your appetite, and leave happy. See the full list of 38 Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFM) in San Diego County here. 6. Belmont Park photo: Belmont Park From rides to mini golf to arcade games, Belmont Park has entertainment for the whole family! Spend a day out at Mission Beach and enjoy everything that Belmont Park has to offer. Visit Belmont Park’s website for family-friendly events like the seasonal Harvest Walk and discounts like a $100.00 gift card for $75.00 to Belmont Park restaurants. 7. Drive-In Movie Theatre photo: ABC San Diego Drive-in movie theaters have received a new spotlight during social distancing time, and in San Diego County, we have two drive-in theaters in South Bay and Santee. Pack the blankets and snacks for the whole family and see a double feature! Make sure to read all the guidelines before leaving home and bring cash for the snack bar. 8. San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park photo: San Diego Zoo Safari Park Spend a day at the San Diego Zoo, voted #1 zoo in the world, or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the one-of-a-kind 1,800-acre park. Shows, indoor theatres, animal presentations, bus tours, African tram safari, and other transportation options are temporarily unavailable. However, you can still visit the animals and enjoy food and beverages at the Zoo and Safari Park. Staff and volunteers will be onsite to help you if you have any questions. The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are participating in the San Diego’s Kids Free All October; see website for more details. 9. Old Town Trolley Tours & SEAL Tours photo: Old Town Trolley Tours See America’s Finest City by booking the San Diego’s best hop-on, hop-off all-day tour with Old Town Trolley Tours. The orange and green trolleys travel on a continuous 25-mile loop visiting 11 destinations stops. You can also see San Diego from land to sea with SEAL Tours, San Diego’s most unique sightseeing adventure. For a limited time offer, Kids Ride Free in October on the Old Town Trolley and San Diego SEAL tours. 10. Wheel Fun Rentals photo: Wheel Fun Rentals Take the family out for a bike ride! Voted San Diego’s favorite bike rental spot, Wheel Fun Rentals has various bikes to choose from, including electric bikes, family bikes, 4-wheel surreys, and cruiser bikes. The Wyndham San Diego Bayside rental location is offering a 2nd Hour Free web discount coupon. What family-friendly outdoor activity are you most excited to do? Tell us in the comments.