Summer is here and I’m so excited to spend time with my family on new adventures, enjoying the great outdoors. I’m also excited to announce that I was chosen to be an Ambassador for Discover Boating this Summer. Although my family has limited experience boating, every time we go boating, we have a blast! We look forward to escaping this Summer with boating trips in Ohio and on vacation. I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received collateral to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
The Discover Boating website is an online resource for everything boating related for newbies to the experienced. You can find out everything you want to know about the benefits of boating as well as how to buy, own, and operate your own boat. Many places rent houseboats, sailboats, and even charter boats for a day or week on the water.
Discover Boating recommends renting boats before you make the commitment of buying a boat. It is a great way to find your family’s boating style as well. Do you enjoy boating simply for the ride or do you want to water ski, fish, or sail?
Our Boating Family Fun Adventures
We always go on boat trips and/or rent boats while on vacation. Boating is always a family fun adventure, no matter where we are. Below are a few pictures of a dolphin watching trip from last Summer. We all had a great time on the water, viewing the shoreline from the ocean instead of the other way around! Plus, we saw at least a dozen dolphins. Being on the water is an exciting way to experience the ocean and enjoy any vacation.[slickr-flickr tag=vacationboating]
The thing that I like most about boating is that it is a great time to get away with your family. It’s just you, your family, and the water. It is a bonding time like nothing else. The look of excitement on my kids faces always makes me wonder why we don’t go boating more often! Last Summer, we took a fishing trip with Gone Fishin’ in Cuyahoga Falls.[slickr-flickr tag=fishingboating]
It was just our family, another family, and the captain. We all had a great time on the Cuyahoga River, which just goes to show that you don’t have to go far to have fun boating!
This Summer, we plan to rent a pontoon boat at the Portage Lakes, we have enjoyed going with friends before and had a great time on the waterways. Maybe dock at the Upper Deck and grab a bite to eat. I know my kids would think that would be awesome to go to a restaurant by boat! Boating can be a family fun adventure no matter where you live.
Father’s Day Discover Boating Contest
Many of you will be celebrating Father’s Day tomorrow with your dads doing what they love best – boating or maybe even fishing. Boating is a way of life for many people. It is a simple way to bring families and friends together to create life-long memories. Check out this man’s life journey boating in this touching video.
If you and your dad or grandpa can relate to that video, you may have what it takes to enter and win the Discover Boating Facebook Photo Contest. Upload your favorite picture of you and your dad on a boat for a chance tow in $250. The contest ends tomorrow – Father’s Day at 11:59pm. Enter on the Discover Boating Facebook page.
If you want to learn more about boating, check out DiscoverBoating.com for everything you need to know.
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What are your boating plans this Summer?
Do you have boating plans this Summer? You do you own or rent? What kind of boat do you have? What is your favorite part about boating?