Reasons to Go Boating

If you live in the Monroe, Michigan area, or any other lakeside land, you probably enjoying spending time in a boat or in the water. There are so many reasons to go boating—here are just a few!

Bonding Time

Grab your friends or grab your family and get out on the boat. Unplug from the hassle of daily life and the bustle of Internet and social media. After all, you’ll probably lose cell reception, so why not turn to fun and conversation? You get to work together on the boat, and there’s an element of teamwork while you’re having fun. Don’t forget to get out of the boat and get some swimming in.

Pride in Ownership

There is a lot that comes with owning a boat, and really getting to know all of the details of your boat. You get to spend time washing it down, repainting or varnishing, and fixing the little things that come up. You really get a chance to build a sense pride in caring for your boat.


Boating is a great opportunity for getting outdoors and engaging in some physical recreation. Go for a swim or get in an inner tube and get pulled behind the boat. If you’re really athletic, you can water ski or go wakeboarding. Heck, you can even take your dog with you and play together.


If you have a family, a boating trip can turn out to be educational. You have to learn a whole new vocabulary. You can teach the kids the difference between port and starboard, and there are all sorts of knots to learn how to tie. There are lessons in seamanship, weather, and how to read the water, in addition to what it takes to load a boat and get prepped for adventure.


Simply put, being on a boat with your loved ones is joyful. It’s bliss being out on the open water, amid the calm and serenity of the gentle waves. You get to spend the day with your family and friends, and maybe even catch some fish for dinner that night. Really, boating offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of a modern life.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned boater or you and your family are novices—boating is an excellent family activity. Just make sure that you pack plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen, and you’ll be sure to have the time of your life.


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