Top 5 Water Activities


water-activitiesOne of the best things about visiting the coast is the water and beaches. Part of vacationing means trying things you can’t do if don’t live on the coast.  Here is fun water sporting activities that the whole family can get in on:


  • Jet Skiing: You can find Jet Ski rentals almost anywhere there’s a beach. This exhilarating sport is all about speed and experiencing the water without having to be on a boat. Some Jet Skis can fit more than two people. They’re perfect for taking short trips places, races, or just for fun.
  • White Water Rafting: If you’re looking for some adventure, white water rafting is for you. If you’ve never been rafting, it’s recommended that you start out with smaller waves. There are 6 grades of whitewater rafting according to the International Scale of River Difficulty. It’s also recommended that if you’re inexperienced, to take a guide with you. It consists of groups of people or individuals using an inflatable raft to navigate a river. White water rafting can be in the form of races, tours, or just simply recreation.
  • Wind Surfing: This sport combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board powered by wind on a sail. It’s pretty much a miniature sail boat but you get to stand up and you power the sail instead of a mast. It’s a more laid back sport that’s great for scaling waves and getting some sun.
  • Kayaking: Kayaking, kind of like white water rafting, is cool because there’s different kinds of waters you can tackle. You can take on the ocean for endurance training, you can take on white water rivers for burst training, or you can meander down a long calm river for luxury. Most kayaks are designed to fit one person, but you can find them with two. If you’re looking to do this with a group, you should try canoeing.
  • Fishing: You can’t go to the coast without fishing at least once. Fishing is perfect for relaxing, chatting, and enjoying the waters. Depending on what kind of coast you go to there are several different types of fishing. Some common types are spearing, netting, flyfishing, or you can try hand-fishing.


Try checking out the 10 best water sport resorts if you and your family are looking for a watery vacation.





About the Author: Susan is a guest contributor from the Dockside Guest Quarters, offering luxurious stays and vacations in York, Maine.


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