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Discover Boating This Summer


 This summer has been an enlightening time for our family.  We have decided to become a family of “boaters”.  As part of that decision we spent some time recently in Florida looking for property on East Lake Toho with lake access.  Now that we found it the real work begins and we learning everything we can about boating.  The Recreational Boating Industry has the best resource out there for newbies like us.  Not only does the site have several tools to help you decide which boat is right for you, but it also has a large database of marinas and other boating destinations around the country to investigate.  Looking for a boating club?  You can find the boating clubs and organizations nearest you on the site as well.

Are you ready to try it?

Try Before You Buy

Trying out different boats is a great idea since purchasing a boat can be costly.  We never really realized all the different options out there for people in the market such as rentals, chartering, and boat clubs.  Regardless of which type of boat you think you like look into trying it on for size before making your purchase.

Boat Selection Tool

DiscoverBoating.com has great resources to help you decide which boat is right for your needs.  Whether you are looking for a fishing boat, a house boat, a pontoon boat or any other type of boat you can learn about them all here.  You will also find links to the top manufactures for any given type of boat you might be interested in.

Cost Comparison Tool

With everything from tips on budgeting and financing for your boat to budget myths busted the site has your covered.  We found the slider tool very valuable when looking for the right type of boat within our price range.

For our family we have decided on either an inflatable boat, such as a Zodiac or an aluminum fishing boat.  Either of these two boats would fit our needs as a small family looking to enjoy the lake at a leisurely pace.  Eventually our dream is to work our way into a pontoon boat, but we will have to save our pennies.


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 the unbiased online resource to explore the enjoyment and accessibility of the boating lifestyle.

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Discover Boating and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. I really miss this hobby during my early age, I used to boat around in the place where I use to live, this is really an exciting hobby.

  2. Astrid Sanschagrin says

    I don’t know boating. I really love to do it but I haven’t learnt. Thinking to join some learning sessions this can help me and then I can enjoy boating. 😉

  3. Jane West says

    I want to try boating this summer. Thanks for the tips. I really love to indulge the happy feeling in boating.

  4. Belinda Stroming says

    When i was still young my father used to take me and my sister to boating trips during summers.. how i miss those days.. boating really takes the stress out of people

  5. Jade Levy says

    I have been in boating last week and the feeling is so high. I really experience adventure boating together with my friends.

  6. I did boating last summer and I had great time together with my friends.

  7. I didn’t realize just how many different varieties of boats you could buy and the many options out there. A good buy are the Pontoon boats as they are reasonably priced and can be used for many different activities. They are also cheaper to insure.