Whether you want to be in it, on it, or by it, being around water for vacation can be a blast. There is always so much fun to be had, no matter what your idea of fun is. There are also plenty of lakes and rivers (and some pretty big oceans) in the world to visit, so you could go almost anywhere to enjoy the fun of the water on vacation. Maybe even consider a resort on the lake.
Once you’re thinking water when it comes to your vacation plans and destination it’s time to decide what you want to do on the water. Here are some great ideas.
Going boating is kind of a blanket term since there are many ways to go boating. You could go out on a small boat and do some fishing, you could rent a canoe and go down the river (fishing or not), you could party on a pontoon, or you could gracefully go where the winds take you in a sailboat. Maybe you want to spend your vacation on a cruise, enjoying gold, swimming, ballroom dancing and all of the luxuries of a fancy resort.
Speaking of fishing; you don’t have to have a boat to go fishing, although you could go on a fishing charter on the ocean and catch some fish you could possibly never get from the shore and definitely never catch in a pond or inland lake. You could also simply go shore fishing, whether you want to catch dinner or just do some catch and release fishing.
Take A Swim
Swimming is probably one of the most fun things to do for kids and teens when it comes to vacation time on the water. Whether the body of water is just a pool or the whole ocean, you need to make sure that you know how to swim safely. If it’s a pool, make sure the lifeguard is on duty.
Swimming in the ocean poses it’s own safety risks, from jellyfish to sharks. Don’t let this keep you from enjoying the feel of the water on your toes though!
Rent A Jet Ski
Jet skis are also a blast, for kids of all ages (yes, even adult kids). They too need safety precautions, but often you can get a quick lesson from the people renting them if you’re a first timer. Know the rules on the lake you’re using them in as well, you don’t want to cause any accidents with swimmers or boats that are sharing the water with you.
Learn To Water Ski
Water skiing can be really fun to learn and may make for a very memorable vacation. It might even be something you can check off your bucket list, right before you go skydiving!