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Boating with Two Kids and a Dog

A new puppy brings new responsibilities and adventures for boat kids – how we juggle boating with kids and a dog! After years of constant begging from our kids, we finally gave in and got a dog. Our new little pup, a Cavapoo named Gracie, is everything we could have hoped for in a first…

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8 Quality Boating Activities For Kids And Teenagers

Planning a boat getaway this summer? Try these fun boating activities that both kids and teenagers in your family can enjoy on the boat. Summer is already around the corner. What are your ideas for the perfect summer getaway with the family? Be it night camps, family picnics, boating activities, or simple mealtimes, you’ll never…

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Boat Safety for Kids from Baby to Youth

Kids boat safety can change by age – follow these safe boating practices that grow with your kids from baby to young adults Whether you are a new or experienced boater, bringing a baby onto your boat for the first time is probably one of the most anxiety inducing things you can do. As a…

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Opening Up for More Family Boating

The pandemic has been tough on our kids and we look forward to bringing back a sense of normalcy with some family boating this summer As a parent of two young kids, one of the hardest parts of this pandemic has been witnessing the sacrifices our kids have had to make – remote schooling, reduced…

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The Basics of Emergency Communication for Everyone Aboard

How anyone on your boat – including family or young kids – can use emergency communication devices if ever needed Emergency communications devices like EPIRBs, PLBs, and DSC equipped VHFs are some of the most important safety gear you can have aboard your boat. Far too often though, how they actually work is mysterious, and…

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Family Friendly Cruising Destinations and Boat Trips

Plan summer boat trips that will be fun & memorable for your kids with marinas, activities and historic towns the whole family can enjoy Every new boating season is an opportunity for our family to revisit our favorite destinations and, hopefully, plan to discover new ones we can cross off our boating bucket list. The…

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First Mate in Training

Encouraging kids to step up to more responsibility while boating – and developing a deeper appreciation for the boat life When our kids were younger their main “job” on-board the boat was to simply listen to the rules while the first mate and captain (mom and dad) would do all the heavy lifting of docking,…

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My First Boat Trip as First Mate and Our Month in Rock Hall

My first time stepping in as first mate for our boat trip to Rock Hall followed by  a fun month long visit [includes video] We keep our boat on the Sassafras River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. All summer long, we spend our weekends on the boat. Often we take the boat across the…

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How to Choose the Best Family Boat

Family-friendly boat features to look for when choosing the right boat size & style for a family with kids (as seen in Lakeland Boating) Purchasing a boat is certainly a big investment, so you definitely want to make sure that you choose the best possible boat for your family’s boating lifestyle. From how you use…

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Kids Need Boating Now More Than Ever

In a world of uncertainty, kids are yearning for the calming effect of boating All our lives took a detour from normalcy this year as a result of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact on our kids has been no exception. After months of social distancing and adapting to remote schooling, thoughts of the…

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Things You Need To Consider Before Renting A Boat For Your Kids

Renting a boat with your kids can be a great way to go boating as a family and enjoy a getaway on the water Planning a boat trip with the family is exciting. Although planning entails a lot of considerations before finalizing the rental. Some things to consider may include your capacity to operate the…

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Play Dates for Kids’ Friends at the Boat

Are you prepared to invite your kids' friends to the boat? Tips for a safe and fun boat play date for kids. [As seen in Lakeland Boating] Our boat time is all about family time, but we also really enjoy inviting friends to the boat. Sharing a piece of our boat life with our “land…