Boating, Can Anything Be More Fun?
Did you know that research shows that people who are avid boaters or anglers tend to be more satisfied in their relationships – with friends, family and colleagues? Did you know that people who take up boating are more likely to be environmentally conscious than others? Quiet waters tend to teach you more than you think – it brings families together and ingrains a discipline into your life.
Boating with friends
It’s way more fun to spend the day at sea with friends than lounge around in a sports bar or in your own couch. You will love all of he vitamin D you will get on a beautiful summer day. The camaraderie that ensues when you step onto a boat with a group of friends is just what you need to escape into a worry free zone.
It’s a team effort – making sure things are in place, setting sail, navigating, finding the perfect place to anchor and enjoy fishing or indulge in water sports.
Boating with family
The bond between parents and children often tend to become strained with work and lack of time always to blame. But making sure you get away from it all on a regular basis helps you rejuvenate your relationship with them and give them the time and enjoyment they need.
Boating etiquettes can teach your children to be more responsible and ensures a more disciplined upbringing. Boating is also a great way to spend time with your spouse away from the pressures of your daily life.
Technology can be great, but it can also be a distraction. It is nice to be out far enough on the water where you have no reception so your family can focus on bonding and having a great time with one another.
What can you do on a boating trip?
There are plenty of things to do on a boating trip:
Fishing: Whether it’s with friends or kids, this is a wonderfully satisfying way to spend your day on a boat: just be sure of the fish population in the area to make sure you are not disappointed. Also, be sure to be aware of your local laws as you can only keep fish of a certain size and of specific species.
Water sports: If you can rent a boat from a marina or water body that offers water sports, take it. The sheer adrenaline rush of water sports like skiing or parasailing can be just be the boost you need. And after that, what better way to cool off than on a deck? Just make sure you be careful so you are not the next YouTube video with 10,000 hits because of a tubing accident!
Scuba diving or snorkeling: These undersea adventures are not just for professionals. You can enjoy scuba diving or snorkeling classes as a group. Whether you want to be awe struck by the beauty of coral reefs under clear, pristine waters or explore wrecks to understand the story behind it – it’s all there for your taking.
David Hammel is freelance writer, professional blogger and an avid boater. He is from the Napanee area and enjoys blogging for Atkins & Hoyle about his boating knowledge and experiences.
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