Welcome to Discover Boating

We’re your go-to resource for life on the water—whether you’re just curious, just getting started or are in search of inspiration for your boating adventures.

Out here freedom rules. Out here you’ll find yourself chasing waves. Or chasing fish.

Out here you’ll find total exhilaration. And moments of pure relaxation. Out here you’ll discover just where you belong. Out here you’ll find your community.

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Go Boating Today

Ready to get underway? Boating is more accessible than you may think. There are lots of easy ways to get on the water close to home—rentals, boat clubs and peer-to-peer sharing options.

Find Your Dream Boat

Want to own your own boat? Find a boat that matches your budget and lifestyle with our Boat Finder tool, and use our Boat Loan Calculator to get the lowdown on costs.


Find Yourself On, In & Under the Water

Life on the Water: Must-reads

How to Start Boating: Breaking Down Barriers

Learn how to start boating by breaking down barriers like cost, access, time constraints, safety concerns, and inexperience. Discover affordable entry level boats, and explore alternatives to ownership like rentals and boat clubs.

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Stress Busting 101:
Start Making Waves

The past year was nothing if not stressful, and many people turned to the great outdoors to seek solace and cure cabin fever. It’s no surprise that boating and fishing were among the most popular activities.

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Get Your Family Excited About Boating

From watersports, sailing, fishing and boat camping, to towable toys and swimming in your favorite local cove, the boat is just the beginning—boating is a lifelong, family tradition.

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Featured Articles

Inspirational stories, educational articles, and tips for new & experienced captains

Every boater needs dock lines, and choosing the best ones for your boat is vital.

5 Critical Reasons why everyone should take a boating safety course before renting a boat

Safe boating starts before you leave the dock. Be sure your boat is equipped with the gear you need to ensure the safety of everyone on board.