Back-to-school season is here, and fall will follow before you know it! Of course, here in South Florida, warm weather and sunny skies allow the cruising fun to continue all year long. Read on as we share a few fun ways to celebrate the season from your very own boat.

Learn about local history…

This year, you can step—or, rather, cruise—into living history with your family! Supplement your child’s studies by exploring some of South Florida’s beautiful waterfront history. From the Jupiter Inlet Light, which once served as a Navy Radio Detection Finding Station during World War II, to the Miami Marine Stadium, which has hosted high-profile visitors like Sammy Davis, Jr., Elvis Presley, President Nixon and more, there is no shortage of history to be discovered from the comfort of your very own boat!

… and nature, too

An on-the-water adventure is a great opportunity to learn about science and nature, too! Your curious child will enjoy discovering the physics behind your boat cutting through the water and the wake it leaves behind, or the way weather develops on the water and leads to one-of-a-kind displays of rain, wind and lightning over the horizon (hopefully long after you’ve returned to shore, of course).

Study in a splashing new environment

We’ve all been there—when it’s a tough set of homework problems or complicated work project, sometimes it helps to get out of your current environment to get the creative juices flowing! Find inspiration on the open water, where your child can catch up on reading as you idle or simply take a much-need break when it matters most. In fact, studies show that exposure to fresh air, natural light and outdoor views can help improve productivity and overall wellbeing—so what better reason to take a breather on the water?

Make the most of downtime

During a busy school year, in which you’re shuffling from school to work to extracurriculars and beyond, spare time feels extra special! Make the most of it by enjoying fun, just-because boat trips with the family. After all, who says Tuesday afternoon can’t be the perfect time for an after-school adventure? Or that Sunday dinner has to happen on land? Write your own rules and enjoy family fun on the water all school year long.

We hope that these ideas help you enjoy back-to-school season to the fullest!

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As we head into fall boating season, you may be looking for ways to continue a safe, socially distant routine on the water! Though many of South Florida’s beaches and waterways are often abuzz with fellow boaters, there are still plenty of ways to keep your distance on the water for a fun, safe trip. Take a look below for some helpful tips.

Keep your distance from popular boating and raft-up spots…

As recently reported in the Sun-Sentinel, certain spots such as Lake Boca—a beautiful lagoon just north of the Boca Raton Inlet—are seeing large crowds rafting up, creating an on-the-water scene that is not conducive to social distancing guidelines. While it’s no surprise that destinations like Lake Boca are so popular among boaters, it is important to avoid large gatherings just like you would on land (though spending a day on the water with members of your household is absolutely okay!).

… and find fun, serene alternatives!

Now is a great time to seek out those hidden gems you’ve heard about—the out-of-the-way fishing holes, the quieter beaches just a few miles upshore, the sandbars so small and personal they feel like your own private island escape. South Florida is home to some seriously beautiful waterfront hubs, of course, but for every bustling hot spot there is a quieter alternative right around the corner. (Compare the lively scene at South Beach, for example, to the more serene shores and stomping grounds of Key Biscayne.)

Put technology on your side

One great way to check on the crowds (or, hopefully, lack thereof) at your cruising or beach destination of choice is to head online! In addition to checking on social media, you can use live beach and sandbar cams to monitor crowds throughout the day to identify what spots you may want to visit or avoid.

Mask up when needed

Even while keeping your distance, there are several places where you might come close to your fellow boaters back on land—at the dock or marina, for example, or the fuel station or even grocery store as you pick up some pre-trip snacks. As always, mask up for your safety and peace of mind (and that of your neighbors!) and enjoy the trip ahead.

Get an early start

Finally, for a better shot at avoiding large crowds, get an early start to your day! You can have fun fishing, cruising and enjoying the scenic surroundings all before lunch rolls around—plus, knowing Florida’s weather, early excursions typically offer the best chance at seeing clear skies.

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