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5 Awesome Family Friendly Boating Activities

Last updated on November 21st, 2019 at 11:38 am

After a long winter, there’s nothing better than getting back out on the deep blue. Whether you head out on the ocean, reef, creek or river you’ll find a range of fun activities and sports to keep the whole family entertained.

Owning your own boat opens up plenty of fun activities that are family friendly. If you are considering buying a boat, we can offer you a low interest rate boat loan and a fast approval. Apply online to get started.


Fishing with FriendsFishing is a relaxing way to spend quality time with the family and you don’t have to get fancy with your tackle either. All you need is a rod or reel, hooks, sinkers, bait and esky for your catch. Fishing is always more fun when they’re biting so get some advice on the best spots for the days conditions.

If you’re family doesn’t have the patience for fishing, pull up on any sandbar and start pumping for pipis or throw in a crab pot and come back in a few hours to see what’s for dinner. Just make sure you check with local fisheries to make sure your catch is legal.

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Tubing is the most inclusive of towable watersports and suits people of most ages, athletic abilities and pretty much any weather conditions. Also, there’s no real learning curve involved, with only one skill to master – the art of hanging on. All you need for a day of bouncing and spinning is a tube, tow rope and life vests. You may want to consider a helmet if you’re looking to get wild!

Water Skiing, Wakeboarding & Knee Boarding

Water Skiing

Water skiing, wakeboarding and knee boarding are an awesome way to enjoy open waters and push your boat and your friends to their limits. These watersports do require skills, better conditions and a lot more equipment but when you’re at the end of the tow rope going 20 – 60km/hour it will all be worth it. And remember, practice makes perfect so there’s even more incentive to get out on the water more often.

Desert Island Picnic

Desert Island PicnicPack a lunch and your family into the boat and explore the waterways for your very own deserted island, sandbank or remote stretch of coast for a desert island picnic. Make like The Swiss Family Robinson and enjoy the shallows, explore your surrounds, play a game of beach cricket and then at the end of the day pack up the boat and head home!

Kayaking & SUPing

Kayaking & SUPingIf you’ve stopped for a spot of fishing or pulled up to explore a stretch of shore, take the time to deploy a stand-up paddle board (SUP) or kayak. It’s not only great exercise but also a terrific family friendly activity that even the dog can join in on. Paddle the calm waters of a creek and maneuver through mangroves, you’ll be amazed at what you see when you aren’t zooming along.

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