We are so fortunate to live in a country that is literally sea to shining sea! Most people are comfortable renting a car, but did you know it’s just as easy to use Discover Boating and rent a boat to enjoy this summer and beyond? Just type in your zip code and see what’s nearest you. Here in Seattle, anybody and everybody takes advantage of a little sun! If you glance at any body of water here, there are boats galore! How do you pick the right boat for you? Discover Boating has you covered – select a boat – and seas the day!
Although we have not yet gotten on a boat this summer, we absolutely plan to as there’s nothing as amazing as floating on the water. I have many childhood and young adult experiences on boats, and I have always enjoyed the sweet, sea breeze in my face and hair, and the sunlight in your face (make sure you apply sunscreen!). Children can absolutely enjoy a boat ride (or more) and you can easily find boat activities for youth, such as The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, where children can enjoy the maritime museum and enjoy hands-on activities, rentals, and just walking the docks.
As I said before, most people own or rent boats in Seattle. It’s more of a rain or shine event here! We have handfuls of parks and water bodies here, so most people in Seattle are outdoorsy by nature, plus since we deal with months of rain, summertime is for enjoyment and recreation! And, why not? Everyone should treat summer like summer vacation!
Are you close to a body of water where you can boat? What type of boat will you be enjoying this summer?
Discover Boating is a national, nonprofit program on behalf of the US recreational boating industry aimed 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 packed with easy, interactive features on all things boating, including a boat selector tool, get on the water tab where you can find rentals, classes and charters, cost comparison tool, renting options, youth boating programs, education courses – even nautical lingo and how-to videos.