I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

dolphins boating

I am proud to announce I am an Ambassador for Discover Boating! I love the Summer, and I am thrilled to be fortunate enough to live in sunny Florida.  We have plenty of waterways, oceans and lakes to explore for the experienced to a novice. You can paddle down a river in a canoe or kayak or take lessons to learn to sail the world. You can even ride on the back of a steamboat or a dolphin cruise to see the wonders our oceans have to offer.

Catamaran on one hull

Ever since I was a little kid, I have had an affinity for the water. I owe my love of the water and all it has to offer to my Uncle David. My uncle used to get old boats and fix them up, sometimes he would even make kit boats from scratch, and then sell them. It seemed like every time we came to visit, he would take us out on another boat. My favorite memory of the sea and my entire childhood was on one of these boats with my uncle. It was a catamaran similar to the boat pictured above and he was sailing it on one hull. I was on the hull closest to the water; and when the hull went up in the air, I was so close to the water rushing by I remember I could have stuck out my tongue and touched it. It was exhilarating and free!

Discover boating

Want to learn of other’s experiences of how they discovered boating? Perhaps share your own? Visit DiscoverBoating.com’s homepage to view their Stories of Discovery videos and see documentary-style videos featuring real boaters and their personal stories. Everyone should go boating at some point in their lives. Not convinced? Then go grab the tissues! You must see this touching short film, Good Run, about a man’s life journey by boat.

This summer I will be moving to a home on the water! I am so excited because I have my very own dock which will soon house it’s very own boat! I just have to decide which boat it will be. I used the Boat Selector Tool and have discovered so many different types of boats I am going to have a fun time testing them all out! Since a boat is a big decision in your life, it is important to test and try before you buy. You can learn more about Testing the Waters and see just which boat fits your life best. Please join in on the Discover Boating Facebook Contest. All you need to do is submit your best Independence Day boating photos for their Facebook photo contest running mid-June through early July.