Summer has arrived and the clear sunny skies make for perfect boating weather. Whether you are a seasoned boating enthusiast or thinking about buying your very first boat, you will never run out of places to explore or new things to try on the water. We have prepared our top 7 ways to have fun while boating to help you make the most of your boat with your friends and family this summer.
There is nothing more relaxing than fishing in solitude out in the open water and it’s also a great way to bond with your friends and family. There is no need for fancy fishing equipment, just a rod, some bait or lures, and a place you can store anything you catch will do.
If fishing sounds a bit too low key for you, why not try golfishing? This combination of golfing and fishing will be sure to keep you on your toes. You will need fishing equipment, golf clubs, an inner-tube and biodegradable golf balls. To begin your game of golfishing, count the number of casts it takes before you catch a fish. Next, toss an inner-tube over the side of your boat and count how many stokes it takes to chip a biodegradable golf ball through the tube. Your score is the combination of both of these numbers.
For the already seasoned snorkelling enthusiasts, a boat will open up a limitless amount of wrecks and reefs to explore under the sea. Unless you plan to go deep sea snorkelling, which requires a license and specialist equipment, all you will need is a snorkel mask and goggles, some flippers, ideally a wetsuit and a calm and clear spot to anchor your boat to enjoy your very own snorkelling adventure.
Anywhere that people go boating has its own “party cove” where boaters gather to socialise with each other out on the water. Joining in the fun of a party cove that suits you is a fantastic way to meet fellow boaters in your local area. You already know that you will have your love of boating in common and it’s a great way to enjoy boating while saving fuel.
5. Water sports
There can be lots of fun to be had skimming along the water from the back of a boat. Water skiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing are perfect for thrill junkies while inflatable tubes and slides will keep the kids entertained for hours.
6. Scavenger hunt
Make up a scavenger hunt where you will need to stop at several destinations to gather the items and clues that are required to move on to each stop until your final destination where a treasure chest awaits. You can dress up like pirates and get as creative as you like to make up the clues that need to be solved to move on to each destination. A scavenger hunt is a fun activity for the whole family and a creative way to have fun boating. (http://www.boaterkids.com/10-fun-boating-day-trip-ideas-for-kids/)
Plan a boating trip to explore somewhere you’ve never been before. Discovering a new destination from the water is a unique experience that will make you feel closer to nature.
Come see us instore at Terrace Boating or call 4983 5600 to get started on your boating dream. We’re always happy to talk you through all the options and help you find the best boat for you and your family.