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4 Fun Ways to Enjoy Boating

4 Fun Ways to Enjoy Boating

By Andy Whitcomb

Jul 13, 2016

Besides fishing, there are many ways to have fun on a boat this summer. You just might discover your next favorite activity!

Summer means vacation. Water is a popular element for a great vacation and thus, so is a boat. There are many kinds of boats. I usually am on a boat for fishing but there are other fun ways you can use a boat.

Fun Boating Ideas

  1. Dinner cruise. On your travels this summer, check to see if there is a sunset dinner cruise or sight-seeing trip in the harbor. (You might even be able to do some scouting of potential fishing spots.)
  2. Wildlife viewing. While paddling a canoe quietly on a small, remote lake or stream, you just never know what you may see. Have your camera ready.
  3. Tubing or water skiing. What could be better than going fast on water? Going fast on water while being towed.
  4. Exercise. Kayaking, either by pedal or paddle, can put the fun back in a work out.

Every boat is a convertible. It is difficult not to smile with the wind in your face as you glide across this strange, undulating surface. Try different kinds of boats when you get the chance. For example, don’t pass up an invite to go boating with a friend. Or, if you follow fishing tournaments, boat or outboard motor companies often offer test rides for a taste of their newest models. You just might discover your next favorite activity. And if you decide to buy, getting a boat registration is relatively painless.

Andy Whitcomb
Andy Whitcomb
Andy is an outdoor writer ( and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.