Published: May 21 2019
Water sports are fun activities to try, especially during the summer months. It's a way to get some exercise, an adrenaline rush, or even learn a new skill while enjoying the outdoors. When traveling to a new place with kids, water sports are a guaranteed way to keep them entertained and happy.
There are lots of watersports options available on the GetMyBoat platform in thousands of destinations around the world - you're guaranteed to find something to try!
A combination of surfing and sailing, windsurfing is a watersport that everyone should try at least once. While you might not reach a professional skill level in one summer, you can learn how to enjoy windsurfing with a few lessons and some practice. Windsurfing is fun to try on a lake or out in the ocean, but be careful if you’re a beginner and it’s a super windy day. Book a windsurfing lesson or rent equipment on your own and get out sailing over the waves!
Want to get a bird’s eye view of your surroundings while on vacation? Try parasailing! Attached to a parachute, you’ll fly off the back of a boat over the waves, getting a whole new perspective on the coastline. It’s a super fun watersport great for all ages, and there’s not much skill involved. Some of the best parasailing is on Lake Tahoe, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in Mexico, and in Miami. It’s a fun activity to take part in, whether you’re in an exotic place, or even on a local lake. It’s a great way to conquer your fear of heights, and with a tandem parasailing adventure, you can enjoy it with a partner.
Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a fun water sport that is a spin-off of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Since its inception, it has surged in popularity all around the world, with thousands of people investing in their own boards or trying it during the summer season. Paddling is a great core workout, as you have to use your core to remain stabilized, but it’s also relaxing and low-impact. Now, there are paddleboard tours all around the world, as well as paddleboard-based classes like SUP Yoga.
Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding is an exciting watersport that uses a kite to capture the wind to tow the surfer around the waves. It’s a combination of surfing, sailing, wakeboarding, and even paragliding, as sometimes riders can become airborne and literally fly over the water. Despite looking technical and complicated, Kitesurfing is relatively easy to learn - you can book lessons with instructors on GetMyBoat and try it out.
Kayak fishing is a water sport and outdoor activity that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It provides anglers the opportunity to get closer to the water, enjoy some exercise and it’s also much more peaceful than fishing from a motorized boat. While it’s not the watercraft for a massive, deep-sea fishing excursion, it’s perfect for calm lakes, rivers, and gentle spots on the sea. There are special styles of kayaks to be more conducive to fishing, and it’s an affordable outdoor activity that anyone can enjoy.
To book a watersports experience with GetMyBoat, filter by your interest on our desktop site or mobile app. Search and book amazing water sports excursions on-the-go with our platform, with options available in 184 countries worldwide.