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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Buying Your First Boat Guide
So you’re ready to take the plunge and buy a boat. Download our step-by-step beginner’s guide to get up to speed on all the basics.
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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.
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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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