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.

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.

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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5 Tips for Cooking on a Boat

Cooking on a boat is a much different experience than preparing meals ashore. Space is often limited in a boat galley, so planning ahead is critical.

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.

Find Boat Rentals Near You

No boat? No problem. Enter your city or zip code into our Go Boating Today Tool to search for boat rentals and charters near you—you'll be on the water in no time.

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Featured Articles

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Inspirations stories, educational articles, and tips for new & experienced captains.

Modern marine radar has advanced significantly in recent years, and learning how to use boat radar is now easier than ever before. Before diving in, let's take a closer look at how marine radar actually works with a simple tutorial from our experts.

As a new boat owner, there's a few key essentials you'll always want to have onboard. Before you leave the dock, be sure to stock up on these important items, including safety equipment, life jackets, proper documentation, docking lines and fenders, and more.

Female boaters are not only increasingly buying boats for themselves, they're also taking the helm of boating businesses. Research also shows that there is a rise of women participating in both boating and fishing—check out our Women's Guide to Boating to learn more.