Looking for unique and exciting ideas for you and your sweety? Then why not try arranging a couples boating trip! This is a super fun, affordable and above all, memorable way for you to spend some quality time with your significant other.

Here are our trips for planning your couples boating trip:

1) Decide where you want to tour. Maybe there is a nearby lake (like Loughborough Lake!), that you can get to in an hour or less. Maybe you want to make it an overnight trip and venture a little further away. It really doesn’t matter! You can spend the night in a cozy cabin an hour away or 3 hours away – all that matters is you’re together.

2) Decide what kind of tour you’d like. Do you want to navigate the tour yourself? Or do you want to sit back and enjoy the ride. You can actually stay at the Loughborough Inn and rent a boat from our Marina. It’s affordable and allows you to explore Loughborough Lake at your own leisure. On the other hand, you could make the short drive to Kingston, Ontario and hop on a 1000 Island Cruise. They have tours departing daily, as well as romantic sunset dinner cruises. It’s your call!

3) If you are doing a self-navigated couples boating trip, pack the romance on board! Whip up a romantic picnic. It can be as easy as sandwiches, fresh fruit and drinks, or a little more complex. Think cold roasted chicken and potato salad. (Just keep in mind that when we are talking about ‘drinks’, we don’t recommend drinking alcohol and boating. It’s unsafe and moreover, illegal. If you’d like a drink or two, save it for the shore. Trust us, the beauty of Loughborough Lake is intoxicating enough.

4)Make sure your other half actually likes boating. You may be all about the water, but maybe your partner prefers to stay on dry land. Yes, it does seem pretty obvious, but sometimes we can get so caught up in planning the big picture that we forget the obvious.

5) Book in advance to avoid disappointment. 90% of the working population works during the week, and that means the most popular time to spend downtime with your partner is on the weekend. If you are looking for a weekend getaway, make sure to plan a few weeks in advance – at least. You’ll also want to keep in mind that weekend getaways tend to be more expensive, so if you want to save a few bucks and can take time off during the week, you may want to look into mid-week vacations.

Learn more about couples getaways at the Loughborough Inn.

Learn about renting boats from the Loughborough Marina.

Above all, enjoy your trip!