If you’ve never been boating before, you are missing out on something special. It’s a fantastic way to relax and spend time with family and friends. Choose the right boating destination for a majestic experience.
Before we look at some of the best places for boating in the country, consider the following tips for purchasing a boat. You can get a boat financed just like a car. To get the best deal, look for boat loan rates online before making any decisions. Also think about the type of boat that would best suit your interests; fishing, skiing, pontoon boat, canoe, sailboat or even a kayak. This site has some great recommendations for the best fishing kayak if you’re ready to combine your love of boating and fishing. Ahoy!
Read below for two great boating destinations in the U.S.
South Puget Sound, Washington
Known as the waterfront capital, South Puget Sound is certainly worth visiting. There are a number of interesting places as well as activities to keep you and your family members entertained. Take a cruise down the metropolitan route towards Seattle/Tacoma for the marvelous scenery and calm waters. Consider a fishing trip for salmon or other bottom sea fish. There are quite a few fishing sites in the area to fish or relax. For some privacy and less crowded spaces consider boating around one of the many spacious marinas.
You will never run out of things to see while boating around this beautiful area. The wonderful alpine like sceneries and the amazing snowcapped peaks are the perfect backdrop which anyone will enjoy. Bring your camera! You wouldn’t want to miss any of these amazing shots.
Keep in mind that South Puget Sound is a popular destination during holidays or festivals. Expect it to be crowded during the Olympia Wooden Boat Festival and the Oyster Festival.
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island is off the main path and located right in the middle of the Cruising Grounds in San Juan Island. It’s less crowded, low key and relaxing. You will fall in love with this amazing place. The only way it can be described is as a ‘Paradise on Earth.’ The scenery is going to leave you quite satisfied and the atmosphere is so relaxing that you will certainly feel like you could live there forever.
Popular attractions in Deer Harbor include the Marina and the Resort. These facilities have anything you’ll need and more. The marina has 110 slips which come complete with electricity and water.
If you love food, you need not look any further than the Deer Harbor Inn. You will get to taste all sorts of native seasonal delicacies here while enjoying the amazing scenery that overlooks the entire harbor. The most popular dishes are seafood and fish. You can also find a variety of vegetables, corn on the cob, delicious breads and meat as well.
If you enjoy being around nature then you could also consider visiting the Frank Richardson Wildlife Reserve. Just get off your boat for a while and enjoy the natural beauty of the place.
These are two of the most popular boating destinations the country has to offer, and they both come highly recommended for novice and experienced boaters alike.
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