Category: Water Sports

Lake Boating in the Lone Star State: Texas Boating and Water Sports Fun to Have This Summer

Texas boating


Texas is big in size, big in heart and big in having fun on the lakes and rivers that can be found throughout the state. Though Texas boating is a great time in and of itself, there are plenty of water sports and recreational activities to keep you and your family having fun while on the water. Whether you enjoy kicking back and enjoying some downtime or prefer some high-octane thrills, there is something for everyone on the water.

Lake and River Texas Boating Activities

  • Fishing: Bass, catfish, crappie and more call Texas’s freshwater lakes and rivers home, so there is plenty to catch if you enjoy a day of casting reels and relaxation. Just make sure you know the daily bag limits and are familiar with fishing regulations before hitting the water.  
  • Jet skiing: Looking for a bit of excitement? Riding a jet ski is the perfect way to enjoy some fast-paced, exhilarating fun. Keep safety in mind, however, as these often quick-moving personal watercrafts can be dangerous if not handled with care. You are regulated to wear a USCG-approved PFD and attach a kill switch to your clothing.
  • Water skiing and Wakeboarding: Though sometimes difficult for beginners, water skiing and wakeboarding can be good fun and a great way to cool off in the hot summer months. In regard to safety, read up on the regulations in place for all water sports involving towing people.
  • Kayaking: A fun way to traverse rivers, kayaking can lead to great sightseeing of Texas’s many natural wonders. For a more laid-back approach, give kayaking a try on placid lakes or slower-moving rivers.
  • Paddleboarding: If you’re less of an adrenaline junkie and looking for some calmer recreation while on the water, give paddleboarding a try. Something like kayaking, except the paddler stands instead of sits, paddleboarding can be both relaxing and a great workout while on the water.

Though lakes are often less treacherous than the open ocean, it is still vitally important to stay safe while on the water. Be sure to always keep all safety equipment on board while boating, keep PFDs on all passengers, do not drink and operate your vessel and always keep an eye out for fellow boaters, swimmers and others enjoying the lake or river with you.

Why Kayaking Should Be Your Next Excuse for Hitting the Water


It’s nearly January and with the start of the new year comes a post-holiday hangover of too-many-turkey dinners, gallons of eggnog and nearly a metric ton of sweets. Many of us leave the holiday season feeling a bit bigger in the waistline, slower to the start and suspended in a post-party funk.

To slim down, decompress and enter 2017 with a new excuse to hit the water, give kayaking a go.

Kicking off 2017 with Kayaking

How can kayaking benefit you for years to come?

  • Clear Your Mind: If you’re already a fan of boating, then you’re sure to understand the serenity of a day spent on the water. Kayaking on a quiet lake while soaking in the sun, sights and wildlife is something of a meditative experience for many kayakers. Florida is covered in lakes, streams, inlets and other calm waterways just waiting to be leisurely explored all year long.
  • Cardio, Sans Treadmill: Though some get a kick out of spending hours sweating off post-holiday poundage on a treadmill, exercise bike or elliptical machine, we promise, there is a better way. It’s called kayaking. Not only do you get to soak up sights, smells, and sounds of the great outdoors, but you get to do so while getting that killer cardiovascular workout you’ve been itching for. Weight loss, stress reduction, improved heart and lung health and so much more can be achieved with a paddle in hand.
  • Yep, Another Reason to Hit the Water: OK, you’ve found us out. You know we’re just looking for another reason to get out on the water, and this is the perfect excuse. Even if this is your first time kayaking, it is extremely easy to find instructors to lend a hand, and just as easy to get the hang of once practicing in the calm waters of local lakes or ponds.

Though we’re all for kicking back and gorging on extra helpings of holiday ham, it’s a good idea to (eventually) get back into beach-bod shape in time for summer. Why not workout while on the water, taking in the natural beauty that the Sunshine State has to offer? Seems like a win/win to us.

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