A Day on The Lake

Growing up in Florida, we spent much of our childhood in the water, whether it was heading to the beach for the afternoon any time of year, or lazing around in our friends' pool. When we moved to Nashville seven years ago, the ocean was the one thing we both missed most about Florida (aside from family and friends, of course!). Large bodies of water are so calming and centering for our bodies and it's something we don't seem to get enough of here in Tennessee. 

Last weekend we decided to change that.  Safe Harbor Marinas invited us out to spend the day on Old Hickory Lake with one of their boats. We loaded up the pontoon with our favorite people, as many floats as we could fit and enough food and beverages to keep us alive for at least a week. And plenty of sunscreen for our friend, Kate.

The staff at Blue Turtle Bay Marina was kind enough to give us everything we needed for the day, including a highlighted map of all the best spots on the lake. This was our golden ticket, since none of us had every been out on Old Hickory. Our fearless captain, Michael, took the wheel and we headed straight for one of the more popular coves. 


We spent the first few hours anchored at one of the party coves where we took full advantage of the beautiful day and the water slide on the boat. Yes, our boat came fully equipped with a two story water slide! We slid, we snacked, we put the party in party cove.

Between bouncing around from cove to cove, sliding and diving off the boat, and laying around on the top deck and in the water, we had a blast out on the lake. We had no clue how much we needed the time on the water with great friends. We have already started planning our next boat day!


Rental rates at Blue Turtle Bay Marina, Elm Hill Marina, and Clarksville Marina start at $430 for 8 hours. All of their pontoons come with bathrooms, grills, water slides and can fit you and 15 of your friends. The best part is that it's a short, twenty-five minute drive from Nashville, so you don't have to go far to have a fun day on the lake.

We can't wait to come back!


This post was sponsored by Safe Harbor Marinas. All words and opinions are our own.