Having Fun in The Sun: Top 10 Reasons to Discover Boating

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There are plenty of activities you can do together as a family, but one of the most enjoyable for everyone is boating. It’s a great family activity and – the best part? There is something for even the pickiest kid to enjoy (even the ones who would prefer not to be more then 5 feet from their phones, or not connected to wifi 24/7).


If you are unfamiliar with the world of boating, DiscoverBoating.com is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational boating industry. Discover Boating programs focus on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability and accessibility of the boating lifestyle while helping to educate potential boaters and offering opportunities to experience the fun and togetherness of being on the water on a boat. 

Boating Helps Reduce Stress
We can’t stress the statistics enough – numerous studies have shown that a little bit of
boating fun each day can go a long way towards reducing stress. In fact, a recent Discover
Boating survey found that 68% of Canadians feel that boating relieves their stress.

Boating Is Good Exercise
From a rigorous sailing excursion to an invigorating run on waterskis, boating provides
sporting enthusiasts with many active endeavors to choose from. In fact, we’d argue that
simply breathing in the brisk wind coming off the water in itself can go a long ways
towards strengthening one’s constitution – not to mention the additional physical and
psychological benefits related to relaxation and stress relief.

Boating Improves Quality Of Life
It’s a proven fact that recreational boating goes a long way towards improving your
quality of life. The minute you start to move through the water, you’ll notice how easy it
is to leave your troubles behind. Recreational boating provides a constructive outlet for
family entertainment that reduces stress and provides enriching opportunities for self
discovery, whether it’s learning how to water ski or simply enjoying the warm glow of an
evening sunset.

Boating Is An Affordable Recreation Alternative
Believe it or not boating is more affordable than you might think. These days many boats can be financed
for as little as $200 a month. You’ll find that a marine lender really understands what
your needs are (often they are boaters too!) and they will work with you to arrange for
financing that works for you,

Water Access Is Closer Than You Think
Did you know that most of the U.S. live less than an hour from a
navigable body of water? This means that water access is a lot closer and more convenient
than you might think. To find marina or launch ramp near you, visit DiscoverBoating.com – boat
marinas and ramps page

Boating Fun Helps You Bond With Friends And Family
In a recent study, relaxing with family and friends was listed as a favourite boating
activity (along with fishing and exploring the outdoors). In other words, to many people
the best part about boating doesn’t revolve around the latest waterskiing tricks or the
number of fish caught- the best part of boating is simply the opportunities it provides for
fun with those closest to you. Recreational boating is quality time spent away from the
television set and the video games, creating an atmosphere that brings people together and
creates fond memories that last a lifetime.

Water Access Is Closer Than You Think
Did you know that about eighty percent of Canadians live less than an hour from a
navigable body of water? This means that water access is a lot closer and more convenient
than you might think.

Boating Is FUN
Likely the top reason to get into boating is simply because it’s so much fun. There are so
many activities to explore when it comes to boating, whether you like to fish, waterski or
simply enjoy relaxing and cruising on the water. Be sure to check out our boating
activities page to learn more about all the different ways that you too can experience
boating fun.

Recreational Boating Is Easy To Learn
If you’re new to boating, take heart. With so many available boating classes and courses
to choose from, you’ll be out on the water before you know it. Whether you’ve always
wanted to learn how to sail, or you’re just interested in cruising the lakes nearby, a wealth
of available boater education courses make boating easier to learn than ever.

Boating Is An Engaging And Rewarding Activity
Recreational boating offers lots of opportunities for personal growth. Whether you’re
instilling your child with extra confidence as they learn how to properly secure a line, or
you’re enjoying the delicate taste of fresh fish that you caught yourself, boating recreation
provides many different rewards for all ages.

Make sure to follow Discover Boating on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and Pinterest  to find out more boating information such as  boat selector guides, cost comparison tools, renting options, educational courses, nautical lingo and favorite boating destinations.

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47 Responses to Having Fun in The Sun: Top 10 Reasons to Discover Boating

  1. We have some friends with a boat, so sometimes when it’s hot out, we go out off of the cape.

  2. Kay Adeola says:

    I am not so good on boats,Do not really have sea legs lol.But i would love it if i could go out on a boat and have fun.

  3. aimee fauci says:

    My husband,, not me.. desperately wants a boat. That is all he talks about but I am not sure we are ready financially.

  4. I’m laughing so hard, because the only way I get Hubs OFF of his work is to take a cruise. Water and no wifi- you’re right on!

  5. I didn’t need a list to know I will love boating….good things I have friends with boats!

  6. My uncle used to take us on his boat to go catch crabs when I was a kid. It was so much fun!

  7. We used to go on the boat every weekend. We were either fishing or skiing.

  8. Jaime says:

    Our friends own a couple of boats. It’s always nice visiting them and exploring the lake. It’s so relaxing!

  9. Rosey says:

    Boating is relaxing, therapeutic, and awesome down time. If you have cool toys, it’s also a ton of fun! The big innertube is my fave!

  10. Shell says:

    We are seriously considering getting a boat within the next year or so. It’s surprisingly more affordable than I thought it would be.

  11. Debbie Denny says:

    Aww we have not been boating in a long time. I miss it.

  12. That looks like fun. But we will be happy to enjoy someone else’s boat.

  13. Boating IS fun. I live on a canal and I wish we had a boat to park out back! 😉

  14. April says:

    I use to go out a lot with my Dad when he was fishing and always enjoyed it very much!

  15. Would you believe I have never been boating? I’ve wanted to, but have never been in the right place at the right time.

  16. Liz Mays says:

    My boyfriend had one for a while but doesn’t now. He said it truly was the most relaxing escape on the weekends.

  17. i grew up boating. we have a boat now. i love boating. love love love it. especially sailing in the open seas or sitting in front of a bowrider!

  18. sippycupmom says:

    Lots of great reasons! We are going to the lake this weekend and I hope to rent a boat!

  19. Boating can be lots of fun! The season for it here in Florida is almost nonstop.

  20. Emily says:

    When I was little we had a boat – two actually. A motorboat and a sailboat. I wish I appreciated them more!

  21. Pam says:

    Boating is so relaxing and fun. I do love it. My brother recently purchase a beautiful boat and it provides great family fun.

  22. My dad used to take me to the boat show every year growing up. He finally bought a boat and it is his pride and joy!

  23. Kathy says:

    We just moved near a lake and have been meaning to get out on a boat. I can’t wait to try it this summer.

  24. Emily says:

    My husband has been going bow-fishing, so not exactly boating, but my whole family loves being in boats and on the water! We usually take our vacation to Minnesota, which involves lots of boating.

  25. Marina says:

    I get sea sick so while I would love sitting in a boat, my tummy goes topsy turvy in the same 🙁

  26. Christie says:

    I agree with stress reduction! The rocking waves will do that!

  27. Chrysa says:

    My husband is dying to get a boat. Since we live in Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

  28. You’re SO right about all these reasons, I grew up boating and loved it. I’m dying to take my family out!

  29. I would love to go out in a boat! I do get a bit sea sick

  30. Debra says:

    We’ve never been boating, but I’d love to try. I love being near the ocean or water so I know it would be fun!

  31. I would love to spend the day out on the water with my family. Boating is so much fun. I use to do it a lot when I was a child with my family.

  32. Autumn says:

    Well, you’ve convinced me that I need a boat! These are all great side-effects of boating (especially reduced stress and improved quality of life!)

  33. I love boating, we have a great water community here in Baltimore. I even have my license. Unfortunately, we have so little time, it doesn’t seem to financially responsible to purchase one right now. So we keep saying: “What is the best boat? A friends!”

  34. Rachael says:

    These are some great reasons to discover boating. I’ve only been on boats a few times in my life and it was very enjoyable.

  35. Oh how I love boats! Great list, one day I’ll get out boating again!

  36. mary says:

    We love boats. In fact, my husband is out on ours right now – fishing with our teen.

  37. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My husband would love to own a boat and go boating. I am not sure if it would make me sick but I’d like to try it!

  38. Theresa says:

    It is my dream to live on the water some day and get a boat. My cousins used to take us out on theirs and I have such fond memories of those summer days!

  39. Dawn says:

    Gosh I love boating! I don’t get to go nearly enough, though.

  40. Toni says:

    We don’t have a boat. But we do love to go boating with friends.

  41. We usually rent a boat at lake Lanier a couple of times a year. It is a fantastic way for the family to spend the day. Everyone has a ton of fun.

  42. Boating is a lovely way to spend the summer. The only problem is that I get seasick, lol

  43. My parents always had a boat and I am a total water lover ( I live on the coast). I want my own boat (sail boat). It’s so relaxing and enjoyable.

  44. I’ve always wanted to ride on a boat. Living near Charleston I need to try to do that soon.

  45. Ive never been boating. In fact, my youngest still isnt a strong swimmer and he’s 13. I blame it on city life 🙂 But those reasons you provided makes me want to run out and buy one!

  46. boating is a tremendous stress reliever! I don’t have one but we love to go on my friends boat!

  47. My kids nor i have never been on a boat before. I would love to give them a boating experience at least once. Boating sounds great!

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