Are you ready to have some splashing fun? If you have a boat docked at the marina, then we suggest that you pack a picnic basket, gather some entertainment gear, and get your family on board to enjoy a few hours in the water.
It’s summer which means this is the best time to get your boat out from under the covered floating docks for a much-needed cruise. Before you start making arrangements, do you have any plans on what you will be doing on the boat? Apart from fishing, which is a great water sport and we highly recommend it, there are a few other more entertaining activities you can try.
Here’s a list of all the fun things you can do on a boat:
Not everyone can balance on a wakeboard. Even professionals often flip and fall. Why not go old-school and choose skis instead? In the 60s, this was one of the most popular water activities. People would jump onto water skis and hold on to a rope that was tied to the back of the boat. The reason water skiing is easier than wakeboarding is that the rider is allowed to stand straight, facing forward rather than sideways.
If it’s difficult for you to find your balance while standing, then you can go for knee-boarding. This is a safer and easier alternative to water skiing. You simply kneel on a surfing board that has straps and are dragged behind the boat. Most people who try kneeboarding, get it right on the first try.
Catch ‘N Splash
This game is a little different from all the traditional water activities. Here’s how it works:
- A bridge is attached to the boat (like a splashing board)
- One person stands on the boat and another person throws a Frisbee out into the water
- The person standing on the bridge has to grab the Frisbee in the air or dive after it into the water
- If they catch the Frisbee three times without falling into the water, they get to push the thrower off the boat and into the water
It’s time to take a little trip to the tow store for some big and funny inflatables. This is one of the safest water activities that even seniors can enjoy. You can get a single seat inflatable toy for $100. The flashier the design and the bigger the toy, the more expensive it will be. So, choose wisely based on the weight of the heaviest person in your family.
If you have the right gear, you can also go snorkeling or scuba diving. If you plan to do either of these water sports, then make sure to watch some tutorials online for information.
So, there you go ― a list full of fun-filled activities that you can try out on your boating trip.