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Top Family Spring Break Destinations for Boating


Author: Colleen Richardson

It’s that time of year when the kids have school off and parents are ready for a warm weather break. Here’s our list of some of the top spring break destinations perfect for family fun and plenty of opportunities to get on the water.

Carlsbad, California

Photo Credit: VisitCarlsbad.com

Photo Credit: VisitCarlsbad.com

Located 30 minutes north of San Diego, is the SoCal town of Carlsbad, offering pristine temperatures and waterways. Carlsbad Lagoon is similar to a small lake with calm waters perfect for everything from watersports to fishing and more. Plus, plenty of rental and charter opportunities for families looking to fish, wakeboard, sail or ride personal watercraft. Learn more here.

Abaco Islands, Bahamas

Photo Credit: Abaco Buzz

Photo Credit: Abaco Buzz

How far do you need to travel to get the family away from it all? Only about 250 miles east from one of Florida’s bustling coastal ports (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach). That’s where you’ll find the Abaco island chain, a 130 mile arc of Bahamas Out Islands. From fishing to snorkeling – there’s tons of on-water fun at every turn. A boater’s paradise with destinations from Harbour Marina to Elbow Cay and more. Learn more about where to boat and what to do here.

The Palm Beaches, Florida

Photo Credit: Palm Beach Daily News

Photo Credit: Palm Beach Daily News

The Palm Beaches offers fun for all ages with more than 47 miles of Atlantic coastline and countless waterways, there is no shortage of on-water fun. Fishing, diving, sailing and watersports are all on the agenda with an abundance of marinas and rental opportunities up and down the Intracoastal. Learn more about Palm Beach boating and history here.

Lake Mead, Nevada

Photo Credit: DesertUSA.com

Photo Credit: DesertUSA.com

You may think college spring break when you hear Lake Mead, but it’s one of America’s premier water destinations for all ages – including families. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area covers 1.5 million acres with 550 miles of coastline. One of the best ways to see Lake Mead is by renting a houseboat, where you can wake up on the water and enjoy an array of boating activities from personal watercraft to watersports. Learn more here.

 


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Traditional Boats of the Irish


Author: Michael Perulli

Currach on the shore of Achill Island

Currach on the shore of Achill Island

As St. Patrick’s day approaches – the day when everyone is Irish – a boating enthusiast might wonder: “I know how to drink like the Irish, but how do I boat like the Irish?” We did some research and made a list of four traditional Irish boats to share with you this March 17th: Continue reading