Boating is one of the most popular activities that Americans partake. Either you wanna hit the waters to get some personal peace, enjoy the calm of the sea, or take to the lake to bond with your family or best friends, boating offers the flexibility for experience beyond the limits of the terrain.
To those who are tired of the casual swimming-fishing-cruising escapade, here are some great outdoor, boating activities that you can enjoy the next time you go on a boating adventure.
Wake surfing is a water sport that involves a rider trailing behind the boat, riding the boat’s wake without being pulled directly by the boat. You’ve most probably come up with a lot of those splashy videos online where so much fun was had with friends making futile attempts at epic flips or riding with a bottle of beer. The rising popularity of wake surfing has urged manufacturers to build models that cater to the sport. When out with friends, add some spice to the usual party and enkindle your surfer spirits!
Boating with a Twist
What happens when you combine your favorite boating pastime with some of your favorite sports? Many have already experimented with injecting adrenaline to their boating soirees and it’s not enough to just imagine the fun. If you are going with another boat, you can play a nautical version of frisbee, golf, or a poker run. But of course, before you engage, know the safety risks.
Redefine your camping experience by waking up to the cool and gentle breeze of the sea. You can do this on lakes too where it is relatively calm and safe to park your boat so you can enjoy a unique experience off the proverbial camping grounds. This can be enjoyed alone or with friends for a unique sleepover.
You are one kind of boater, in some way. But wouldn’t it be a bit challenging if you get off your usual routine and try to trade places with other boaters? You can do this just for a day or two (or more!) so you can get a taste of the unusual and gain a shift in perspective, get a high out of experiencing something new, and probably even learn a thing or two about the hobby that you can integrate into your own boating style.
If you’re one for the possibilities, get your gear aboard and start exploring. You can go native and dispense your kayak to take a closer look at the nearby areas that are beyond your boat’s reach. You can also do some paddle boarding activities with your dog, or do some alternative harvesting if you feel like in areas that are rich in marine or freshwater diversity.
Taking People to Tours
You may opt to do this for free or for a fee. If you’re living near a good spot where there is good nature with a thriving tourist attraction, taking people on your boat for tours could be a means of extra income. Or, you can simply take them out for a good cause. These activities are not unheard of in many areas within the country.
Boating can be extra rewarding if you know how to enjoy it well. Even simple repair activities to serve as bonding between members of the family can turn out super fun. Don’t let convention limit you.