The pure, boundless pleasure of boating is why over 80 million Americans enjoy this pursuit every year. Their vessels of choice and reasons for being on the water span from quietly paddling a mangrove swamp to the thrills of catching fish from a bass boat. No matter what your family enjoys – whether it’s fishing, diving, swimming, tubing, or exploring – boating time is bonding time. Boating is the perfect antidote for too much time spent with digital devices. Time on the water allows kids to become amateur scientists as they learn about nature. Lessons in navigation and safe boating are also important for creating the next generation of responsible boaters. If you like the idea of the sun on your face, wind in your hair and your family having fun, learn how you can get involved in boating.