Do you love to water ski? Is wakeboarding your things? Or do you just like to leisurely float down the river in a tube? If you’re looking to get wet and go fast you’ll find there’s no shortage of fun to be had with a boat. Water sports such as waterskiing, wakeboarding and tubing offer you and your family the ultimate in thrills and high-energy adventure! Nothing brings a family together like boating. Whether it’s fishing, tubing, skiing or just cruising along enjoying the scenery, there are few forms of recreation that offer families the chance to reconnect like a day spent together on the water.
Many will buy a boat for the sole purpose of fishing, whether it is salt water or fresh water fishing. Nearly 44 million freshwater anglers in the U. S., fishing consistently tops the list of favorite outdoor sports. What hooks people on fishing? Maybe it’s the variety. Lakes, rivers and streams all offer great fishing and the list of game fish—trout, bass, tarpon, bonefish, sunfish, Muskie, bluegills—goes on and on. Or maybe it’s because fishing can be as much about spending time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors as much as it is about reeling in the big one. Whether it’s fishing in small bays, trolling the coastal flats or heading offshore for the thrills of big game fishing, saltwater fishing offers great sport for anglers of all levels and abilities. In fact, in 2004, anglers made nearly 82 million fishing trips to the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts in pursuit of their passion.
Boating offers a wide array of recreational activities that makes it a great way to entertain family and friends. From an early morning fishing expedition to a day of tubing to a lazy sunset cruise along the coast the possibilities for entertainment on a boat are limited only by your imagination.
What’s more, the very act of boating seems to inspire conversation and camaraderie that makes time spent on a boat all the more enjoyable.
Curious about what the other 70% of the planet looks like? A lifetime of fun and adventures is waiting, under the sea. Float in clear waters; go face-to-face with denizens of the deep – scuba diving is a treasure trove of memories waiting to happen. Acquiring the skills to make your first dive is a great family activity and family diving trips offer great bonding experiences.
Do you dream of leisurely exploring the world beyond the shores, traveling to exotic ports or heading out for destinations unknown? Cruising can make those dreams a reality.
Many people choose to cruise because they want to get away and have an adventure. For others, cruising represents the ultimate vacation. And a surprising number of people live on their boats full time, making their neighborhoods anywhere they choose to drop anchor.