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7 Boating Activities Everyone Will Enjoy

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Are you a boat owner or a member of a boat club? Or do you just love to set sail with your family? Keep reading to get the full breakdown on fun boating activities that everyone can enjoy!

Water activities and sports are great for young and old bodies alike. The calm energy of the water reduces stress and improves your mood right away. And water exercise can improve your strength without putting pressure on your joints and muscles.

When you first start boating, getting out into open water, and enjoying a nice meal, is exciting enough for everyone. Experienced boaters, however, will begin looking for boating activities to keep all those onboard engaged and entertained.

Water activities can help keep you fit and bring your whole family together when you host a boat party.

Here are some things you’ve got to try.

1. Water Skiing

Water skiing can do more than just boost your water cred. It has enormous health benefits, including increasing your core strength and speeding up your metabolism. It can also help you develop better eye-hand coordination.

If you’re new to water skiing, it may help to take a few lessons before you start gliding with your friends and family around. All you need is the right rope and handle and a life jacket.

2. Water Tubing

If you’ve got kids, water tubing can be less intimidating than learning to water-ski. It’s easier than water skiing because it doesn’t require the same balance, strength, and coordination.

You or your child need only to hold on tight and let the boat do its work! The boat can travel at any speed, so you can start slow for young learners.

Water tubing is also ideal for younger kids, as many larger tubes allow a parent to sit alongside their child. The point of water tubing is entirely to have fun, rather than to develop skills. If you are just looking to get out there and enjoy the open water with your family, water tubing may be right for you!

3. Karaoke

There’s no place like miles away from the shore to showcase your impressive Taylor Swift impersonation. If you’re renting a boat, it’s easy to bring a Karaoke party along.

There are plenty of great Karaoke apps that you can find on your phone and hook up to your boat’s speakers. Just make sure you go over the setup with your boat professional before you leave the shore.

Karaoke is always more special when paired with a fine bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers. Family-friendly boating snacks include chips and salsa, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and popcorn. Have the kids pack you a picnic before you leave to encourage their enthusiasm for your excursion.

And the family will never forget your rendition of “We Are Never Getting Back Together.”

4. Get a Trampoline

If you and your family are frequent boaters, a water trampoline could be a great investment. These floating fun pies get attached to your boat and are perfectly safe as long as everyone sports a life jacket.

Trampolines provide endless fun for adults and kids of all ages. They require very little skill and plenty of energy. Trampolines are a great way to wear the little ones out before bedtime!

Adults will also enjoy the health benefits of trampolines. They can build your core strength, regulate your metabolism, and increase your energy.

And don’t forget about all the endorphins that will get released. They will boost your self-esteem and help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.

Yachting activities like jumping on a trampoline could prove to be the boost your health really needs. And trampolining on the water provides even more exercise since you’ll get extra resistance from the rolling waves.

5. Try a Scavenger Hunt

A great way to scavenge is on the water! Plan your hunt ahead of time and make sure you can find what you need at multiple destinations. Your kids will love exploring the shoreline while they check items off their list.

Scavenger hunts are easy to customize to kids of all ages. It teaches problem-solving and teamwork. And it gives kids a reason to check out all the exciting destinations they can see from the boat!

6. Get a Pizza

You may not realize it, but you can actually get a pizza delivered to your boat! If you’re renting a boat or are a member of a boat club, ask your local professional about pizzerias that will deliver to you on the water via jet ski.

Even if you can’t get a water delivery, boating is a great time to get some of your favorite take-out before heading out to sea.

7. Snorkeling

Snorkeling involves swimming on the surface of the water while wearing a mask so you can check out the wildlife underneath. You’ll also need a snorkel for breathing and swim fins.

Unlike scuba diving, snorkeling doesn’t require much training, and it can be done without much physical effort. You and your family can check out starfish, seahorses, octopuses, and clams in the deep.

If you’re new to boating, ask local experienced boaters about the best spots for snorkeling. You may want to take a few lessons before everyone tries snorkeling at sea. And don’t be afraid to invest in some equipment if it becomes a family favorite!

The Best Boating Activities for Your Family

Boating is a great way for everyone in your crew to relax and have a memorable time together. The best boating activities combine the relaxation of water with the energy and excitement of the sun. Plan your excursion well for a day you’ll never forget!

For more information on boat rentals for your family, contact us today.

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