Summer is in full swing, and by now you’ve probably been out on your boat at least a few times (and if you haven’t, be sure to read How to Start Boating: Breaking Down Barriers). But, have you tried something different—like, really different—while out cruising? Tow sports, fishing, and swimming are all fun, but it’s time to mix things up!
July 4th is always one of the most popular boating weekends of the year—and therefore, you are hereby granted the ultimate excuse to make it a weekend-long boating vacation. If you’ve never celebrated America’s birthday on the water, you’re in for a treat.
National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) is held every year during the first week of June. This year, the dates are June 5-13, 2021—a great time to be on the water in just about every part of the country. It doesn’t matter what kind of fish you like to chase or what kind of boat you like to skipper—when it’s National Fishing and Boating Week, the celebration includes everyone.
Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and this unofficial kickoff to summer deserves some preparation—especially if you’re planning on boating over the weekend. Here at Discover Boating, we’ve compiled some simple Memorial Day boating tips that will help you and your crew enjoy safe and fun days on the water during this busy holiday weekend.
Using tools like our Boat Loan Calculator makes it easy to nail down accurate monthly expense figures when you’re purchasing a boat, but like any substantial asset, there are other costs of boat ownership. You can, however, find plenty of way to save money on annual boat ownership.
Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday, May 9, when the weather in most parts of the country should be warm enough to enjoy at least one day of the Mother’s Day weekend on a boat.
Earth Day, which is celebrated every year on April 22, is a great day for boaters to show their support for environmental protection. The world’s waterways are our playgrounds, and protecting them is a core part of what it means to be a member of the boating community.
The day has finally come! After extensively researching online, perusing our Boat Finder tool, visiting boat shows, and working with a boat dealer, you’ve found the perfect boat. Still, though, your mind is buzzing with “what next?” questions.
As we cruise into the 2021 boating season, we bet you’re more than ready to push off the dock! We are too, and having endless summer fun on the water starts with a safe boating experience. Brush up with the basics in our Boating Safety Guide, if you need a refresher.
Soon after a boat passes its wake has vanished, but as boaters, we should always remember to practice responsible, green boating. It’s important to recognize that what we do impacts the waters we love, and that there are ways to keep our “wakeprints” invisible as we protect the marine environments.
The turning of the calendar to a fresh new year never felt so good. Good riddance to the dark abyss that was 2020, and hello to the bright future of 2021!
Buying a boat is just step one along the wonderful journey of enjoying the entire boating experience and waterborne lifestyle. If you’re among the legions of first-time boat owners who joined this water-loving community in 2020, you’re in good company.