If you’re looking for something fun to do while still social distancing, the perfect activity exists: Hot tub boating! In several cities, including Seattle and San Diego, you can rent a boat that has a hot tub right on board.
If you’ve ever taken a dip in a chilly lake or ocean, you will understand the appeal of this innovative design. Imagine climbing back in the boat and, instead of wrapping yourself in a towel to dry off and warm up, you immerse yourself in a hot tub. No more shivering or dripping.
It’s basically the open-air equivalent to a spa with different temperature plunge pools, but a boat provides way better views, fresh air and the ability to keep your distance from other people. This makes it the perfect summer activity, especially for summer 2020.
Keep in mind that each boat must be driven by someone in your party with a valid driver’s license. Luckily, these boats are easy to maneuver and have been designed to go no faster than 5 mph.
Some more details to note: Hot tub boat rentals are typically booked in two-hour increments and range in price from $175 to $250 per hour, depending on the company and the size of the boat.
In Seattle, the hot tub boats are located out on Lake Union, while San Diego’s hot tub boats can be found in Mission Bay. Depending on the size of the boat, you can fit up to six or 12 people, so they’re ideal for small gatherings.
Don’t live on the West Coast? Hot Tub Boats also sells custom hot tub boats that start around $75,000, so you can go boating in a hot tub anywhere and anytime you please.