5 Reasons Your Kids Will Love Boating

Many people think that boating is a luxury hobby for adults; but kids love being out on the boat too! If you have kids of your own and are worried they won't enjoy themselves on your new boat, here are five reasons to reassure you they actually will:

The Ride of Their Lives

Kids love water sports! Middle and high school age kids can participate in waterskiing or wakeboarding, while younger kids can try tubing. Being whipped around behind the boat with the challenge to stay on as long as they can is an exciting ride, even at safe speeds and of course, always with a life jacket. 

Show Them The Ropes

Kids want to feel included. Let them assist you with certain tasks, like helping you get ready to set out on the water, tying up at the dock, or practice steering. Teaching your kids the ropes of how to be a real boater will not only instill a sense of responsibility in them, but also promote safer, smarter boating for the whole family.

Have A Reel Adventure

Fishing is a pastime even young children can enjoy. Small, inexpensive rods sized for young anglers are available as “ready-to-fish” kits, which include everything they need – tackle and gear included, and are available at many outdoor and sporting goods stores. Fishing is an easy activity to get into which will allow you to connect with your kids, teaching them skills that will last a lifetime, and make lifelong memories together.

Set Sail for Lunch

Pack a picnic basket for a short outing with your kids. Have them help you find a beach, sandbar, or other interesting location to stop and eat. Your kids will love being involved in the planning and preparation of it, while having a destination will keep their interest along the way.

Share the Love

Have your kids invite a friend or two on your next boat trip. They will love having the chance to share in all the many boating activities they enjoy while providing their friends with a new adventure and sharing in the unique experience. No doubt a day on the boat will help improve their cool factor among friends too, and they’ll have nobody but you to thank for that!

Boating is a great way to get your whole family outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and creating memories as you spend quality time together. Just don't forget to pack plenty of snacks and sunscreen!


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Ranked as the #1 Dealer in the World for Cobia and Sportsman Boats and the #1 Dealer in Florida for Hurricane Boats, for years, Marine Connection has been acknowledged for our successes as one of the Top 20 Dealers in the Nation by Boating Industry Magazine, the only Boat Dealer to make the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, voted Indian River County's Favorite Boat Dealer of 2015 by TCPalm’s Readers Choice Awards, and voted Vero Beach’s #1 Boat Dealer of 2015 by Hometown News' Readers Choice Awards.

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