Boating Activities

Ready for some fun? Just add water.

When it comes to boating, it’s easy to dive into the action. You’ll find an activity for every age, every skill level, and every interest.

Inflatable tubes appeal to all ages, require little skill or practice, and are virtually guaranteed to produce plenty of smiles. Prefer a bit more challenge? Waterskiing, wakeboarding, or even wakesurfing gets your crew out behind the boat to strut their skills. Or, find that perfect spot and cast a line—you might even catch dinner. Enjoy camping? Take that passion to the water. Many boaters enjoy finding an empty public shoreline and setting up camp around a glowing fire.

Whatever it is that gets your adrenalin pumping, there’s an on-water experience or boating activity out there that begs to be shared with friends and family.

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Whether high speed or low key, there's a boat for every lifestyle and occasion.

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Boat Camping Adventures

Anchoring in a quiet cove and sleeping onboard? Beaching your boat and pitching a tent ashore? Start with these tips.

Boat Dogs 101

If you enjoy boating, there's no reason not to take your four-legged best friend with you—after all, dogs love boating, too!

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10 Fishing Trips for Your Bucket List

Are you looking for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Then these 10 trips belong on your list—from chasing blue marlin in Hawaii to reeling in sailfish in Costa Rica.

3 Quick Tips for Cookouts Onboard

Grilling on a boat is a fun activity for all boaters, and finding the best boat grill starts with looking at size, construction, and a marine-environment design.

10 Best Boating Destinations in the U.S.

From Florida to the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes, explore these top boating locations, including inland lakes and coastal communities.

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How to Beach a Boat

Follow these basic steps to a safely and successfully beach your boat at a sandbar—and then eventually, unbeach your boat and head home.

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Inspirations stories, educational articles, and tips for new & experienced captains.

These tips and tricks will get you through the cold weather months and ready for spring launch.

These top 10 picks prove 2022 is the perfect year to enjoy some awesomely affordable boating. Dive into the boating lifestyle with these new entry-level models, including everything from aluminum fishing boats to bowriders, personal watercrafts (PWC), center consoles, and more.

2021 is just around the corner! As a boater, what's your New Year's resolution for the new year? Need some help coming up with ideas? We've got you covered.