Spend your Summer on the Water! #DiscoverBoating #Sponsored

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If you’ve been a long time reader of mine you know we are a huge boating family! From the moment we can we put our boat in the water and we get out there and enjoy the water as often as possible! There is just something so freeing about boating. You can spend your time out in so many ways!


Right now New England has been getting slammed with rain and our water levels are so high our boat hasn’t left the marina. My boys have already been begging to get out there and as I’ve shared on Instagram we’ve constantly been down to the river to check our water levels!


When we’re out on the water we love to just cruise. If we’re not cruising we’re tugging one of the kids behind in a tube or relaxing on one of the many beaches along the edges of the Connecticut River. When I think of boating I think of family because when we’re on the river our time is always, always cherished and the days are some of the best we have.

Make sure to check out Discover Boating for lots of tips and information about opportunities and activities going on in your area. I really like the Just For Kids Section. When I checked it out I was shocked at all the information they provided. Not just safety tips about life jackets and swimming but favorite related books and information on organizations for youth groups!

Discover Boating is a nonprofit program supported by the U.S. recreational boating industry to help people get on the water to experience the fun of boating. For those looking to get their feet wet, DiscoverBoating.com is an unbiased online resource to explore the enjoyment and accessibility of the boating lifestyle. Packed with easy, interactive features to familiarize people with all aspects of life on the water, DiscoverBoating.com has a boat selector guide, cost comparison tool, renting options, favorite boating destinations, links to education courses – even nautical lingo and how-to videos. Plus, the website offers tools and information for experienced boaters looking to learn more.


Father’s Day Contest

Do you have pictures of fun times on the water with Dad and/or Grandpa? If so, you can submit your best boating photos with Dad in our June Facebook Photo Contest! Best photo wins a Visa gift card! Enter here: www.facebook.com/discoverboating


  1. says

    This looks like so much fun and a perfect way to spend the summer.

  2. http://Amy%20Reed says

    Looks like you had a fabulous, fun-filled day with your family!

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing this website. I live in Florida, so we love boating here, too!

  4. http://Donna%20Cheatle says

    Wow, did this bring back some awesome memories! When I was growing up we always lived near the ocean. Dad was a lifetime Navy guy, so we were always near the water. Our weekends were spent out on the boat with the whole family. We fished, we swam, we had picnics, we laughed and we created so many great memories!

  5. http://Cara%20Daymude says

    Only been boating a few times but this sure looks fun

  6. http://Amanda%20Alvarado says

    Some of my best memories are boating and tubing on the Rio Grande River when I was a kid. You can’t do that anymore these days between the pollution and the drug/human smuggling going on. 🙁 Dh’s dream is to own his own boat so he can take it to the Island whenever he wants to go fishing! LOL Someday! 😉

  7. http://rebeka%20deleon says

    i love going on the boat! so glad i don’t get sea sick! my dad used to bring us out tubing on the lake. my grandparents owned a speed boat. we would get one if we had the money.

  8. says

    I have not been boating for years. I would love to go out boating again soon. I’d love to take my boys so they can experience it too.

  9. http://Janet%20W. says

    Boating is so much fun! We live very close to a large lake and I wish we owned a boat! Maybe one of these days…

  10. http://kymi%20a says

    Now this is the way to spend a summer our kids would love to go boating. I can see them and their friends lining up for the tugging on the raft for sure lol. Love the lake area it looks so big we don’t have that here but hopefully one of these days I get to visit your area with our family. Thank you for sharing and Enjoy your summer fun!

  11. http://Nicole%20Becker says

    I can not go on a boat at all because I get sea sick!! I wish I could because it looks like so much fun!!

  12. http://Courtney says

    Our family enjoys water tubing, fun stuff!

  13. http://Sandy%20VanHoey says

    I would love a boat to just go out and go fishing in. Looks like a fun filled day!

  14. http://Michele%20R says

    I haven’t been on a boat in such a long time and miss it.

  15. http://Jennifer%20Duhon says

    We took our kids out in the boat for the 1st time last weekend! They had a blast! They are still a little too young to go tubing etc!

  16. http://amanda%20assencoa says

    i love tubing so much fun

  17. says

    I use to go fishing with my dad and brothers all the time as a kid. My biggest memory is when my dad’s hat blew off into the lake and we fished it back out with the fishing pole, I can’t wait to take my son out on a boat!

  18. http://courtney%20b says

    I’ve always wanted to have a boat to do fun stuff like this! maybe one day!

  19. http://Carol%20ONeil says

    I grew up close to the Ohio river in my town it was only a few minutes away. I remember doing this when I was a kid. Thanks for bringing back such good memories.

  20. http://Christine%20Mayfield says

    I have never been boating but it looks like a lot of fun. Although the tubing would make me really nervous =)

  21. http://Tara%20L says

    I would love to own a boat I would be on it all summer long or during the weekends (: I love tubing to its so much fun we did it one year while camping about 3 years ago. Haven’t down it in a long time.

  22. http://Keara%20B. says

    Boating (and tubing behind said boat!) was one of my favorite pastimes as a kid- I wish I had the opportunity to do it more now! Thanks for sharing this great website… I just checked it out and it has a lot of helpful info, and you’re right, the kids’ section is awesome. We’ll have to make time to get our kids out on the water so they can make memories like mine!

  23. http://Jennifer%20Mae%20Hiles says

    I haven’t been out on a boat in years! I remember it being a blast though. I think I got the opportunity to tube once and it was so much fun. I would love to do it again.

  24. http://courtney%20b says

    always wanted to own a boat- or just go boating looks so fun! not much boating to be done here in az…

  25. http://Leela says

    I love being on the water but haven’t been boating since I got regnant and had my little boy in February. Need to go out soon and introduce my baby o the joys of being on the water. Just hope he doesn’t have seasickness as bad as his daddy!

  26. http://Jenny%20Lloyd says

    we are in the great to-buy-a-boat-or-not debate. thanks for sharing your love of boating with us. it is encouraging me to say yes to my husband (who really wants a boat)

  27. http://Tiffany%20Schmidt says

    Hope everyone is wearing life jackets on their summer boating adventures. Yes, they aren’t super fashionista, but they will save lives!

  28. http://Mary%20Withrow says

    We go to a area and rent boats, camp and fish and have a blast! I have never heard of Discover Boating, I will have to look into it! Thanks

  29. http://Laura%20Jacobson says

    Oh that looks like so much fun! And relaxing! Growing up we had a cabin and boat. I have so many special memories of boating on the lake!

  30. http://Tanya%20White says

    This looks amazing my hubby was just talking about buying us a boat. Thanks for sharing.

  31. http://Jennifer%20Mae%20Hiles says

    Today would have been a great day to be out on the water..except for the scattered thunderstorms! It was so hot and humid here in Northwestern PA! We do have a nice lake close by though. Now if only I had a boat!

  32. http://paula%20s says

    WE are in process of looking at boats and maybe buying. NOt the best summer in my area we have had so much rain but would love a boat for family get togethers making memories.

  33. http://Kimberly%20M. says

    I live right beside the river and love it. I don’t own a boat but wish I did. We love to walk back to the river and there is a boat club right behind my house. We watch the boat and jet skis all the time. It would be nice to someday have a boat. It is still just a dream though.

  34. http://Richard%20Hicks says

    Looks like all had a fun time. Nothing like going out on a lake and having lots of fun

  35. says

    I too would love to own a boat, but I know there are a lot of expenses and work that comes with it. Right now I have a friend, who has been sailing around in Asia for a year, I love to read about her travels.

  36. http://Daily%20Woman%20(Lacey) says

    We usually take a trip out on the lake with my cousin and his family. They have a lake house and a boat. It is such a treat to take the kids out on the boat.

  37. http://Michele says

    Boating classes and license are required where I live. I think it is a very good idea for people to have knowledge of and safety about boats in order to use them.

  38. http://Kelly%20Lebo says

    woudl love to own one unfortunatly hubby is not much of a water person after spending a few months working on a ship in Alaska

  39. http://sheila%20ressel says

    We have a boat and we just love it! Hoping to be out on it at least once a week this summer. It’s so much fun and so relaxing.

  40. http://Gianna says

    That looks like fun!

  41. http://Toni%20Marie%20Caravello says

    Boats are awesome aren’t they? I never feel more alive than when I am on a boat cruising along, hair blowing, water splashing, taking in the views from a different perspective, soaking in the sunshine, sipping a cool drink. Ok, When do I come visit and hang with you guys. I need more friend with boats.

  42. says

    That looks amazing! We only have rivers here. Some people do smaller boating. I loved going on boats when I was younger. I’m sure my boys would love it as well.

  43. http://Jennifer%20Damomme%20Elsaid says

    Looks like so much fun spending quality family time. At that very moment life couldn’t get much better. I will be checking out Discover Boating! Thanks for sharing!

  44. http://Teryn%20P says

    I would love it if it were summer all year long! I love boat time with my friends and family!!

  45. http://Jessica%20O says

    I would love to own a boat! Seems like we never have decent enough weather in WA state to make it be worthwhile to own one, but if we did I’m sure we would be out there rain or shine! 🙂

  46. http://tina%20reynolds says

    I think it would be so nice too spend more time on a boat and at the water. We have went once with some friends that have a boat and place on the lake. I do like how much safety information was provided. I had a lot to learn because I was never at the water much as a kid.

  47. says

    Tubing was so much fun as a child! Looks like yours are having a great time!

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