What if your not an accomplished boatsman? There are some fun and interesting ways to get started out on the water. have you ever thought of renting a boat? lots of local marines rent boats. and offer some simple instruction for the normal land luber. please take note me hearties as things are changing though-out the boating community. Many states are now requiring that you need to have taken and passed a basic boating or boating safety program before operation a vessel on the water.