Sailboats, House Boats, Ski Boats, Fishing Boats, Speed Boats, Pontoon Boats; what comes to mind with these mentioned? If fresh air rushing across your face, cold drink in hand, sun shining on a cloudless day, with friends and family surrounding pops into your mind, you are not alone. Thousands of people each year flock to their local marinas to jump at the chance to experience boating. Easy to learn and an affordable alternative to other forms of recreation, people of all walks of life can easily partake. Owning a boat is easy to finance, and an enjoyable way to reduce stress and improve your quality of life.
Picture this: A warm August day out on the lake. As you look into the water you see schools of fish fighting over the last bread crumbs. Hat on, leaning back on the seat, you sit and listen to the sounds of nature. Or how about, the wind rushing past your face as you speed around the lake. Music blaring, and friends deciding the order of skiing as everyone enjoys a nice cold drink. If you owned a boat, these perfect weekend getaways would be a reality.
Owning or renting a boat also opens the door for many more water-based activities. The most popular of these activities include, water skiing, tubing, and wake boarding. Water skiing, consisting of being pulled behind a powerboat on skis, is the most popular and can be found on almost any body of water. Wake boarding is much like water skiing only with a kind of “snowboard-like” board. And last but not least is tubing. Tubing is fun for all ages and skill levels. Where skiing and wake boarding require a certain level of athleticism and skill, tubing just requires the strength to hold on the the tube as you glide through the water.
Boats such as Pontoon boats can also provide a relaxing afternoon on gentle waters. The many islands in Skiatook Lake provide a private getaway for families and couples alike. Or pack up the fishing gear for some of the best bass fishing in the country, whatever your preference, you can be sure to find something to do on the water. Boating is the perfect way to get a tropical experience for little expenditure.