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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Find Your Perfect Boat

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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.

Thrill seekers in search of the most haunted places in the U.S. should add these spooky locations to their boating bucket list. From small historic towns to coastal cities with ghostly visitors around every corner, cruise on in—if you dare.

The 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes place Oct. 27-31 at Bahia Mar and Pier Sixty-Six Marina in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The five-day event will showcase more than 1,300 boats from over 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries.

"Should I winterize my boat?" - That's a common question asked by many new boaters. The answer depends a lot on the climate where you live, in addition to a few other factors including storage, frequency of winter-use, and more.