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!

boat dog basics

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.

Running aground with a boat is a common mistake made by many boaters. So, how to you prevent it from happening to you? It all starts with situational awareness, and learning how to maintain a proper lookout while operating your boat.

Following a spring commissioning checklist is the best way to get your boat ready for the upcoming spring and summer boating season. De-winterizing your boat includes caring for three major onboard systems: engines, plumbing, and batteries and electrical.

If you perfect these boat handling skills now, your more experienced boating peers will give you the wave of approval next time they pass you out on the water. Start by brushing up on the basics of launching, driving, docking, anchoring, and retrieving your boat.