Boating with kids can be a blast but sometimes they need to be entertained to make it through a full day of boating. Here are a few ideas to make boating a breeze!
Many boats have a spot to put up a small table which makes a great area for kids to play with toys or play dough. Try to keep certain toys that are just for the boat to keep it exciting for your child. Another fun toy to get is a remote control boat for the times when you like to stop and soak up the sun.
Get a Big Tube
Kids enjoy being pulled around behind the boat but it can sometimes be scary for them if they have to go alone. Invest in purchasing a big tube that can accommodate multiple people to go at once. This will get them excited about getting in the water.
Stock Up on Snacks
Kids love snacks especially when they are snacks that they don’t get all the time. Stock up on snacks that work well on the boat and won’t cause a mess such as:
- Granola bars
- Dried Fruit
- Trail Mix
Invite their Friends
Kids love it when they can bring along a friend to hang out with and can show them the boating lifestyle. Have them bring along a friend or two and suddenly they will want to go boating more often when they have kids their age who enjoy boating as much as them.
Have a Picnic
The best way to break up the day is to stop at a park or marina to enjoy a picnic lunch. This gives the kids a chance to run around and use the restroom if need be. After a little break from the water the kids will be ready to hop back on the boat for an afternoon of fun!