Boating as a family creates memories that last a lifetime!
Family boating is all about taking your boat for a cruise to small town waterfront destinations for weekend getaways... teaching your kids how to read a chart, fish or sail for the first time… exploring serene coastlines and discovering nature… or enjoying some water sports fun on the boat with your kids.
From bringing a baby onto a boat for the first time to keeping kids entertained and safe during boat cruises, BoaterLifeOnline offers resources and tips on having fun and safe family boating adventures.
Family Boating – Feature Articles:
Family Boating Safety and Cruising Tips
Whether you are new to boating or new to boating as a family, these family boating tips will help ensure everyone is safe and happy during your next boat cruise.
Renting a Boat Slip at a Family Friendly Marina
Pick a marina that offers recreational activities for kids along with a family-friendly atmosphere.
Boating with Babies - Feature Articles:
Boating with a Baby or Infant
Bringing your baby on the boat for the first time can be both safe and enjoyable with the proper precautions and baby boating gear.
Infant Life Jackets
What to look for when purchasing an infant sized life jacket for a baby.
Boating with Kids - Feature Articles:
Kids Life Jackets for Crew and Guests
Make sure you have enough youth sized life jackets for kids and guests on board your boat - including a variety of sizes for kids and adults.
Toddler Life Jackets Best for Boating
Toddler life jackets should include a head support and strap between the legs - here are some options for toddlers.
Puddle Jumper Life Jacket Review
A Coast Guard approved puddle jumper jacket is great for kids learning how to swim - on a boat or at a marina pool.
Best Boat and Water Themed Books for Kids
Get kids excited about boating and being near the water with this selection of boat and water themed books for kids.
Women in Boating - Feature Articles:
Boating While Pregnant
Here are some safety precautions to follow when the first mate is expecting a baby.
Family Boating Gear...