I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I will receive compensation and promotional products as a thank you for participating.

I am so excited to be an Ambassador for Discover Boating and to bring you fun information on everything from water safety to the right boat for you!

Are you one of the 88 Million American’s who went boating in 2013?  Or do you fall into the “I wanted to!” category?  I, personally, love to be out on the water and enjoying the sunshine.  If you have good company, good conversation and the right mindset to just relax and enjoy the water, boating can be a wonderful bonding experience with your dad, children and friends!

And you don’t even have to own a boat to experience it!  Discover Boating is a non-profit program that is supported by the American Recreational Boating Industry to help people get out on the water and celebrate the joys of it! 

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My dad is not a boating person but my ex-husband is.  He owns a boat and loves to take my kids out on the water.  And as they get their sea – or lake – legs, they are all learning that it can be an incredible bonding experience for them all.  There are so many wonderful things to learn and love about boating with your children and the Boating & Kids section of the Discover Boating website can be a useful tool to help you get out on the water.

But what about you?  Are you one of the 73% of people who make under $100,000 a year but know that getting out on the water is not an extraordinary expense?  95% of the boats in the US are less than 26 feet long and can be towed to the water with ease.

And if you are not, did you know that you can rent a boat instead of purchasing one?  You can rent by the day, week or more.  And renting is a great way to see what kind of boat you like and what works best for you and your family.  You can even use the Boat Selection Tool on the Discover Boating website to see what might be the best fit for you.

Check out this AWESOME video below.  Especially if you are planning that special trip with Dad anytime soon!

I am so ready to get out on the water this year.  Especially with my kids!  Even if I rent a houseboat for a day, I want to take them out and watch them marvel at the peace and excitement of being out there.  I think it would even be fun to get my parents out there too.  Plan the day to enjoy a spectacular sunset, great conversation and the bonding time that is unique to being out on the water!

What about you?  Do you have plans to go boating this summer?  Are you taking dad for Father’s day, planning and early morning fishing trip?  Teaching your kids to ski?  I’d love to hear all about it!  Share your story below!

Also, do you have pictures of fun times on the water with Dad and/or Grandpa? If so, you & your readers can submit your best boating photos with Dad in our June Facebook Photo Contest! Best photo wins a Visa gift card!