Why You Should Make Boating a Family Affair Year Round

Living right on Lake Washington in Seattle means there’s plenty of opportunities to spend ample time on the water. Of all the things there are to love about boating, the main reason I enjoy it so much is the quality time spent with family. There’s nothing better than enjoying time together on the water and getting a little Vitamin D. For those of you who haven’t incorporated boating into your family time, here are just a few reasons why boating is great for both you and your family.

Quality Family Bonding Time

Boating is an activity the whole family can enjoy and look forward to. It lends itself to a variety of activities that guarantee there will be something for every member of your family. From water sports like wakeboarding and waterskiing to land-based activities like docking at the San Juan Islands for group exploration, the possibilities are endless. With boating you can take a quick day trip to a nearby beach or fill an entire summer packed with boating adventure. Nothing creates family tradition and memories like spending time together under the sun and in nature.

Disconnect and Create Legacy

Aside from the fun and relaxation, boating also presents a great opportunity to disconnect, leave devices at home and spend more time making memories and creating learning experiences. Help your children learn about boating values by teaching them about the importance of quality family time, fresh air, boating skills and water safety. These are skills that can be passed down from generation to generation, allowing your children to reminisce on their childhood days spent on the water with family.

Work-Life Balance

Sometimes we all just need a break from work, school, commitments and errands. It’s easy to put ourselves on autopilot and grind through the work week without creating time for rest. Achieving balance can be even more difficult when you have a family. But making time to rest and recharge teaches our families the importance of balance. Our children also have their own share of unique stressors that can come from time spent at school. Even just one day of boating and being out on the water can be all your family needs to slow down and appreciate the simple pleasures of life.


With boating, there’s no shortage of fun and memories to be made with your family. Not only are there a variety of activities you can do together from water to land, but it can also one of the most memorable ways to spend time together. Sometimes all you need is time to unwind and get back to basics with nature. Sharing your passion of boating is a great avenue to creating legacy with your family.

Leslie WolgamottWhy You Should Make Boating a Family Affair Year Round

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