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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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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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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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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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