Carefree Boat Club of North Idaho Takes the Hassle & Expense Out Of Lake Life!
Enjoy being on the water with friends and family without the headaches and year after year cost of boat ownership. We take care of the hauling and storing and the maintaining and repairing of the boats so you don’t have to! As a Club Member, you’ll spend 100% of your time boating.
Carefree Boat Club of North Idaho gives you the opportunity to try different types of boats on different lakes—just book online, show up, hop in your boat and have fun! When you’re done for the day, just motor back, hand us the keys, and you’ll be on your way to your next adventure, whether that’s home to get ready for work and school or a lakeside dinner with friends.
Have questions? Give us a call at (208) 929-8617.
How Does the Boat Club Work?
We are the only Boat Club in the region! Once you’re a member, it’s easy. Choose the type of boat you want and which of our locations you want to boat from (Spokane River/Lake Coeur d’Alene in Post Falls or Pend Oreille River/Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint). Then schedule up to three boat sessions at a time, up to six months in advance.
‘Spur of the Moment’ reservations are also possible when available. Our reservation system is easy to use, and you can reserve, cancel, or modify your boating sessions all online. Then all that’s left is getting out on the water!
Is Our Boat Club Right for You?
Yes! If you enjoy:
- A variety of boats
- A variety of locations
- Less Stress
- On the water training
Boat club memberships are great for boaters who want to save money (if you do the math, being in a boat club is about 1/3 the cost of owning boat) and limit the stress in their lives that can come from boat ownership. Carefree Boat Club of North Idaho also gives those who are new to boating a chance to learn the ropes of operating a boat. We love to share our passion for boating and offer private hands-on learning sessions. Our introduction to boating covers rules of navigation, local regulations, operation of each boat you are interested in piloting, general safety, knot tying, and more. We will also practice launching, landing, and safe maneuvering. This service is complimentary to new club members!
Carefree Boat Club of North Idaho also gives more seasoned boaters the opportunity to try different kinds of boats on different lakes. As a member, you’ll be boating on tritoon pontoons, fishing boats, open bows, wakesurf boats, and sailboats.
Where Are the Boats Located?
Carefree Boat Club of North Idaho currently has two Boat Club locations: the lake-like waters of the Spokane River at Templin’s Hotel and Marina in Post Falls (a 30-minute boat ride from where it connects with Lake Coeur d’Alene) and on the Pend Oreille River at Willow Bay Resort Marina (which connects to Lake Pend Oreille).
Additional Boat Club Perks
- Complimentary wakeboards, surfboards, water skis, and tubes
- Complimentary use of up to 4 Paddleboards or Kayaks
- Access to Templin’s Resort and Marina with a private beach
- 50% discount on Jet Ski Rentals
- Cooler filled with ice upon request
- PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices)
Boat Club Membership Cost
The first-year cost of owning and financing a $50,000 boat on average is $26,000, not counting any major repairs. After that, the ongoing annual cost for the remaining 9 years of your boat loan is around $11,000. Even after your boat is paid off, annual moorage, insurance, and maintenance costs can exceed $7,000 a year.
We have a variety of pricing options, call to schedule a tour to see our marina and fleet.
Call (208) 929-8617. to learn more!