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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Whether high speed or low key, there's a boat for every lifestyle and occasion.

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Plan a Boat Camping Adventure

Boat camping is a fun and memorable experience for the whole family—here's some tricks and tips you should know before you go.

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

Pontoon boats and bowriders are two of the most popular boat types, both of which have very little in common. If you're trying to decide whether to buy a pontoon or a bowrider, consider these factors to help you choose the right boat for your family.

During the age of coronavirus, boating is one of the best forms of a safe, outdoor recreational activity you can do with close friends and family. But when renting a boat or joining a boat club, there are some new factors to keep in mind to ensure a fun—and safe—experience.

Boat companies and marine manufacturers from across the country are converting manufacturing to produce personal protective equipment (PPE), innovating manufacturing methods, and donating supplies and gear to help in the fight against COVID-19.