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Discover Boating Hilton Head Island

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Summer is here!  Summer is my favorite!  There are so many fun things to do on our island in the summer.  Our family enjoys being on the water.  Matthew and I met in the Caribbean where he was a wild scuba diver and I sailed in regattas.   Piper is already following in our footsteps and can sail her own Hobie Cat!  Next, it’s the boys turn to Discover Boating.

The Website Discover Boating was a perfect start for this!  Discover Boating is your go-to resource for like everything boating.   On the website you can find boating rentals to get on the water today, you can find youth sailing information or even tools to find out how to finance a boat.  Did you know you can own a boat for as little as 250 dollars a month?    Piper has been enjoying the how to videos because she is in that sponge soaking up sailing information stage!  She wants to know everything there is to know about sailing.

Friday, I hopped on the Discover Boating website and used the Charter a Boat Tool to find a boat rental for Father’s Day weekend.  We went with H20 Sports because it was right near our house.  I called and lucked out, they had a rental available.   We arrived at Harbour Town a few minutes early for life jacket fittings and orientation.  The staff was really helpful and we were off, smooth sailing.   We had wild plans, but the map flew out of the boat.  So being responsible parents, we boated around Calibogue Sound and Daufuskie Island.  It was really fun.   Both boys fell asleep, so we found a cool quiet spot and turned off the engines and jumped in the water.    We spotted dolphin, sting rays, and so many beautiful birds.  The Lowcountry area of South Carolina is really stunning.  The boys woke as we were heading back to the harbour.  The waves and hum of the motor really are peaceful, I don’t blame them.

There are so many boating related activities, you don’t have to be a sailor or enjoy speed boats.  You can head to the website Discover Boating and find the activity that fits your lifestyle!    I found the page on Green Boating particularly interesting, the ocean is alive and wonderful.  We should work hard to keep it this way, so our children can enjoy it with their children.

Thank you Discover Boating for this awesome Partnership!

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Learn to Flyboard in Five Easy Steps!

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introThis is a guest post by William J Popper of

If you are a denizen of the beach scene you probably have seen some seemingly crazy people flying through the air behind their Personal Watercrafts—that’s Flyboarding! If you haven’t seen this cool trend yet head over Montrose Beach in Chicago on any summer weekend and you can observe true Flyboarding masters in action (actually, its just the Honey, I Shrunk My Wallet crew and our guests out for a day of fun). Continue reading

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8 Fishing Apps For The 2016 Season

Author: Nicki Belczak

appsssFishing is among the most popular boating activities. If you’re hooked on fishing, you no doubt have a tackle box full of gear to help you in your quest to catch fish—but do you consider your smart phone as part of your arsenal? You should! Whether it’s finding the perfect fishing hole, improving your skills, determining the best time of day to wet a line or sharing your catch with fellow anglers, there’s an app that can help. Here are a few of our favorites: Continue reading