Boating Memories From This Summer

By Shannon Gurnee
In Maui
July 29, 2013


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This summer, I had the opportunity to participate as a Discover Boating Ambassador.  It gave me the opportunity to share some of my childhood memories, as well as safety tips I’ve learned while being an ambassador.  As a mother, it is my top priority to ensure our children are having fun, but doing also being safe while boating.  I remember going out on our family’s boat when we went fishing or just riding around for fun.  There were rules in place so we could have fun and be safe at the same time. I have great memories of those times as I hope our children do as well. Those who love fishing with their family may consider booking fly fishing trips or even purchase their own boat from a local new boat sales shop and then prepare its boat storage space.

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This summer, Frank and I headed to Maui with my 3 boys for my sister’s wedding.  While in Maui, we had the opportunity to go on a submarine ride.  Yes – a real submarine!  In order to get to the submarine, we had to take a boat out to deeper waters.  I was a little nervous at first, but it was a great ride.

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I loved the feeling of the wind and water on my face, not to mention the beautiful view we had from the boat!  The boys sat in their seats and listened to the captain attentively.  They were so excited to be in a boat and heading to a submarine.  Before heading out on the water, Frank and I told the boys that they needed to sit still (i.e. no running around or rough housing on the boat) and needed to pay attention to the captain of the boat as he talked about the trip and instructed us on how to board the submarine.  They did an awesome job and had a ton of fun!

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If you are going out on any boating adventures, I highly recommend checking out Discover Boating, a nonprofit program supported by the U.S. recreational boating industry.  Discover Boating encourages everyone to get out on the water and experience the fun of the boating lifestyle.  From fishing with your family to enjoying a sunset cruise, boating offers endless on-water adventures and fun for all ages.  At Discover, you will find online resources, interactive tools, and tips for everyone from first-time to the seasoned pros.

Be sure to follow Discover Boating on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for boating tips and ideas.

What adventures on the water did you and your family have this summer?  Do you have tips for those going out for boating fun?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

12 Responses to “Boating Memories From This Summer”

  1. I miss boating, we used to go camping and fishing every weekend as a kid. I cannot wait until I can take my son on the lake.

  2. boating memories are the best, I’m sure they’ll look back on this as the best time ever!!

  3. Melissa says:

    How fun! I loved boating when I was younger but haven’t gotten my kids out on the water yet!

  4. Alaina Bullock says:

    What a great summer you guys are having! I miss going out on a boat!

  5. lisalisa says:

    We love going boating, we have yet to put our family boat out on the Lake. My husband been on the road. Beautiful pictures.

  6. Beautiful! I would love to discover boating and go one day. Looks like so much fun.

  7. Emily says:

    I LOVE being out on the water! Unfortunately we didn’t make it out on the lake or to a full sized boat this year. We had to settle for paddle boats. lol Looks like you had some great times!

  8. Lynn Ponder says:

    Lucky family! Boating is such a wonderful opportunity for kids to experience. Sharing nature beauty precious 🙂

  9. Okay, I love boating and would love to get out on the water. Living in Florida I would love to own a boat but instead have kayaks. However a submarine, yikes – you can keep that trip. Something about being completely under water is just frightening.

  10. Ashley says:

    Looks like you all had a fun time! I love boating but haven’t done it in so long!

  11. Although we never owned a boat, I love being on one. We try to go boating on vacations. I just love any chance to be close to water. However, I will not go on a submarine. I am too claustrophobic to even try.

  12. Mrs. B says:

    I love boat rides! I have a friend who owns a boat and invites us out for a ride every summer. My hubby was talking about getting one before next summer comes. I hope so because I think it would be nice to be take the boat out when we go camping. Hubby and I have been on a submarine while vacations in Hawaii. It was fun!

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