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  • Opening Up for More Family Boating

    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…Read More »
  • The Basics of Emergency Communication for Everyone Aboard

    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…Read More »
  • Family Friendly Cruising Destinations and Boat Trips

    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…Read More »
  • First Mate in Training

    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,…Read More »
  • My First Boat Trip as First Mate and Our Month in Rock Hall

    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…Read More »
  • How to Choose the Best Family Boat

    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…Read More »
  • Kids Need Boating Now More Than Ever

    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…Read More »
  • Things You Need To Consider Before Renting A Boat For Your Kids

    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…Read More »