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Top Six Memorial Day Activities on the Water 

Top Six Memorial Day Activities on the Water 

Memorial Weekend Boating Activities

As we pay tribute to our armed forces this Memorial Day weekend, what better way to celebrate than with an activity-filled day on the water with family and friends. As an unofficial start to summer, waterways throughout the US are overflowing with boaters enjoying everything from local events and fishing to a day spent relaxing beachside. Check out the top six Memorial Day activities on the water to enjoy by boaters everywhere.

Visit Local Sandbars this Memorial Weekend

Crab Island

For those that enjoy local events and camaraderie, finding your nearest sandbar hangout should be top of the list this Memorial Day. Many sandbars throughout the Gulf Coast present the perfect setting for swimming, snorkeling, grilling, catching up with friends, and so much more. Some sandbars — such as Crab Island in Destin, FL — offer swim-up bars and food joints, enticing boaters to pull up and anchor for the day. These shallow banks are the ultimate hangout spot for boaters who enjoy a good time with good company.

Relax Beachside

If you need a relaxing getaway this Memorial weekend, spend your time with family and friends at a nearby beach. Whether you anchor up to the closest Gulf Coast beach or drive to the nearest shoreline, any day near the water will be precisely what the doctor ordered. Did you know there are quite a few health benefits of being on or near the ocean?

Thrilling Watersport Fun – Memorial Day Activities on the Water 

Are you more of the adventurous type? Spend your Memorial Day weekend aboard a jet ski, or try your hand at wakeboarding, or maybe kayaking through secluded mangroves. The ocean is an open playground for watersport activities, and the options are endless. Don’t forget to pack your water toys before heading out for a day on the boat, or find a rental place near you by clicking here.

Get Your Tan On

One of the best parts about boat days is simply refueling your body on vitamin D. No matter what type of vessel, there is always space for tanning. For instance, this Prestige X70 offers plenty of areas to score the perfect tan this Memorial Day including, space for sun lounges on the flybridge, comfortable aft deck seating, and a sunpad on the bow. Enjoy the simple things in life and soak up the sun this holiday weekend. Of course, sun safety is critical, especially in Florida— be sure to stock up on sunscreen and use it accordingly.

Cast Out The Lines – Memorial Day Activities on the Water

Break out the fishing gear this Memorial Day weekend for some much-needed saltwater therapy. Whether you are an avid angler or purely enjoy the outdoors, fishing is the perfect activity amongst family and friends. Find the best locations for fishing and boating, and filter areas for particular classes of fish and see what other anglers are catching in real-time.

Dinner Party

grilling on a yacht

After a long day of boating, everyone onboard will have undoubtedly worked up an appetite. However, you don’t have to call it a night just yet. Extend your Memorial Day on the water by preparing a delicious onboard meal. It doesn’t matter what type of vessel you are on, we have the perfect recipes to cook on board any style of boat. And if that sounds like too much work, no worries, check out the top dock & dine restaurants located on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Whichever activity you choose for your Memorial weekend, we wish you a fun and safe holiday. For added security, view our Memorial Day boating tips and safety guidelines.

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