Summer presents an excellent opportunity for families to spend time together. Boating makes for a fun family adventure at any time, and since children under 12 are not yet eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it is a good way to have fun while staying socially distanced.
You can participate in boating activities on any size body of water. However, a coastal city offers opportunities that wouldn’t be available on inland lakes and rivers, such as yacht rental San Diego. If you’re looking for fun boating activities to try this summer, here are some ideas.
Have a Picnic
Eating outside is always fun, but your kids may be getting tired of the usual picnic spots. Packing a picnic lunch and eating it on a boat puts a unique spin on an old favorite. Boating activities can be tiring, and a picnic lunch in the middle of the day gives your family the opportunity to slow down and rest up before the afternoon’s activities.
Fishing is one of the most popular activities to do on a boat. If your kids aren’t sure about boating but already enjoy fishing, you can use the promise of the latter to get them on board, literally and figuratively.
Starting a boating excursion with some fishing helps to set the tone for the entire day. If your kids aren’t quite into the fishing, you can help them engage by making it into a game. Otherwise, fishing can be a way to relax and take life easy, at least for a few hours.
See the Sights
Your kids may be familiar with San Diego by land. However, seeing it from the water offers a whole new perspective. There are many San Diego harbor activities available, and seeing the sights from a boat may make a more memorable impression on your children.
Watch a Movie
Another fun boating activity, once it gets dark, is to watch a movie out on the water under the stars. As long as your boat has a power supply, you can hook up a projector and hang a white sheet or cloth for a screen. Just like that, the entire harbor becomes your movie theater.
San Diego lies along the migration routes of multiple species of whales. Therefore, chances are that you may see whales during your boating activities whether you are watching specifically for them or not. Nevertheless, chartering a boat specifically for whale watching San Diego has its advantages.
The crews are knowledgeable about whales’ patterns and habits. They know which species are likely to be active at which time of the year and are able to take you right out where they are likely to be. In many cases, if you don’t see any whales, the boating company will take you out again for free. Whale watching is not only a fun adventure, it is also an educational experience that your children are unlikely to ever forget.
You do not have to own a vessel yourself to take your family on an unforgettable boating adventure. Rentals and charters are very good, and comparatively more affordable, alternatives.