It’s Time to Enjoy the Great Outdoors by Making Waves!
As the weather starts to heat up, it’s time to let the fun begin—starting on the water! Kick off your summer by making waves during Great Outdoors Month taking place in June. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer, and it’s even more fun to take it all in on a boat! On a boat, you’ll often have access to places you can’t get to on foot, such as sandbars, mini-islands, and other exciting places. Take a break on a lake and catch some fish or boat out to the campground with some friends and family, take a tent along your tent and tell some great stories around a campfire while cooking up some smores onshore—in the great outdoors, the possibilities are endless!
If you want to set out on a great outdoor boating adventure, we’ve provided some tips along with some fantastic resources below. You can also visit your local MarineMax store to join in on some outdoor events that may be of interest. Want to find events fast or get your boat ready for the Great Outdoors to make waves? We make boating easy with our MarineMax App.
Top Outdoor Activities for Boaters
Make your outdoor escape and explore the many things to do on or with a boat. From engaging in a deep-water swim, exploring unchartered territory, to gazing up into the sky at the stars during a night boating trip, it’s all possible in the great outdoors on the water.
National Fishing and Boating Week — June 4-12, 2022
Boating and fishing play an important role in enhancing our quality of life and preserving our country's natural beauty. A portion of all fishing tackle, license sales, as well as boat supply and registration sales fund the conservation and preservation of our nation's waterways through a program called the Sport Fish Restoration Program. Meaning, that every time you purchase a fishing license or register a boat, you are helping improve the natural places you love!
Want to celebrate the occasion but haven’t decided which boat best fits your lifestyle? Finding the perfect boat starts with how you want to have fun.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors While Protecting our Water
At MarineMax, we love the great outdoors and the water! And our partnership with the Guy Harvey Foundation (GHOF) to help conserve marine environments through scientific research and educational programs helps us also do our part to keep our beloved waters clean. You can help protect the water too by practicing things such as keeping trash out of lakes, oceans, and other bodies of water; not dragging anchors across coral reefs, shellfish areas, or seagrass beds; reusing cups and dinnerware; disposing of blackwater out at pumpout stations, and only using eco-friendly products in the water.
Water and MindfulnessIt’s a proven scientific fact—being in, near, under, or on top of the water can help your mind and promote mental wellbeing. If riding the waves, taking in the sounds, boating, or swimming about on this wonderous and cleansing creation is not enough to convince you alone, listen in to this From the Helm| Boating Broadcast, Blue Mind: Water is Medicine with guest, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols.
25 Easy Boating Snacks to Try This Summer
If you don’t have much time to prepare for a boating trip or you’re uncertain about what to bring, have no fear. With these suggestions and recipes, simplicity is key. You can never go wrong with pre-cut fruit or fan-favorite snacks such as popcorn. Don’t let your crew go hungry!
Check the Boat Models Below to Enhance Your Great Outdoors Month!
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