This post is sponsored by Discover Boating but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
According to a Discover Boating survey, 84% of parents think their kids would be more likely to unplug on a boat trip versus a road trip. Which makes sense when you think about what there is to see during each of those types of trips. On a road trip, you spend countless hours staring out the window at other passing cars and some cows. We have done a couple road trips to Orlando with the boys and believe me, the trip is much more peaceful if they are entertaining themselves on their tablets.
Now on a boat trip you get to to enjoy the water and see some wildlife, or you can fish! My plan for this summer is to get them out on a boat so we can all connect and make some fun, family memories when we go boating.
Go Boating This Summer
Working with Discover Boating has shown me the different ways we can enjoy going on a boat. They offer different tools to help us find local boat rentals and boat clubs, as well as youth boating programs. In addition, they have a tool to determine the size of a boat that fits our lifestyle and budget if we are in the market for a boat and one to calculate loan payments for it. Lastly, they have a Video Vault that contains how-to videos and boating basics that are sure to make boating easier for the novice.
Even though my husband also had no clue how to work the controls on a boat, he dreams of having one. I think what we need to do is rent a boat, BUT bring someone with us that we know can drive the boat and teach him how to do it. I don’t know if we are going to purchase one any time soon, but it’s nice to know that we have the option of renting one whenever we want in the meantime.
The summer is a great time of year to go boating, and with Discover Boating I know that we will be able to check it off our summer to-do list.