Boating Activities

There is a boat for every person and activity, as well as every budget. There is no doubt that a boat is a large investment of your most precious resources, and getting into the right boat for you and your family is the most critical aspect of satisfying your dream to boat. Look for answers to your most frequently asked questions throughout this section of your guide.  

Which type of boat is right for me?

Since you are thinking of joining the millions of Americans who enjoy recreational boating, you probably have an idea about the kinds of fun on the water that your boat will provide.

One of the terrific things about boating is that there are boats designed for different activities, and there truly is something for everyone.

To narrow down your search, simply ask yourself how the boat will be used. Fishing and generally enjoying local waterways? Waterskiing, wakeboarding and exciting watersports? Cruising with family and friends? Racing? A little of everything? There is a boat that’s right for you.




Freshwater fishing can be enjoyed by experienced boaters and beginners alike. Whether you’re interested in extreme sports fishing or a laid-back jaunt around the lake, freshwater fishing is a classic recreational boating experience that brings your family together.


Are you new to saltwater fishing? Just getting started with your boating adventures? Check out these basic saltwater fishing tips for beginners. Whether you prefer calm coastal waterways or big game fishing adventures, saltwater fishing boats present a wide variety of options for family boating, sport fishing and more.




New to sailing? Let us help you master the basics with these handy sailing tips and instructions for beginners. Both novice and experienced boaters alike can benefit from a quick review of these sailing basics!


Are watersports your first love? Read through our helpful boat buyer guide for information on which types of boats are best for wakeboarding. With direct links to manufacturers and more, we can help you find the perfect wakeboarding boat for your needs.