Imagine yourself and your spouse on a fully equipped houseboat lazily floating on Arizona’s stunning Lake Powell. Or, fishing from a flat boat in the Florida Keys. How about cruising the Chesapeake Bay’s rustic Eastern Shore, or New York’s Thousand Islands, the mighty Mississippi, or the spectacular Northwest Coast? From ocean to ocean, boating is an exciting and easy way to explore North America’s unique and expansive waterways.

A boating vacation enables your family to explore that lake or river or ocean just beyond a day’s drive away. Trailer your boat to someplace new. Most states provide lists of public and private launching ramps and marinas. Waterfront resorts often offer complete lodging and boating facilities—everything from transient docks to hot stone massages in the spa.

Spend a week cruising new waters—maybe the Intercoastal Waterway, the Inside Passage, or one of our great interior rivers-traveling by water, living aboard. Your boat can be the focus of many exciting vacation adventures.