Discover Boating Offers a Few Reasons to Get Out on The Water This Summer

Discover Boating

Time on the water = quality time together. Everyone, including the kids, play an important role in a boating outing. Whether it’s helping with docking, checking the wind or offering ideas on where to swim, wakeboard or tube; boating is an interactive experience the whole family can enjoy together. In fact, 98 percent of frequent boaters said boating is a family-friendly activity, according to a Harris/Decima survey of more than 2,000 Canadian boaters in May 2012.  Find more ideas on how to have fun on the water with your family on

Boating is FUN, just ask boaters. Boaters surveyed entertained and/or socialized (58%), went sightseeing and exploring (63%), and tried water sports (34%) while on board. What better way to put smiles on everyone’s faces and some wind in their hair?

Fresh air and good exercise. Being on the water gets the kids (and adults) outside and moving. What’s more, boating can be a great way to keep the entire family active and in shape. According to the Harris/Decima survey, 35 percent of Canada’s frequent boaters describe themselves as being in good physical shape in comparison to 24 percent of non-boaters. Between fishing, sailing, water sports and more, there are many ways that boaters stay active. has more tips and information for getting on the water to enjoy the boating lifestyle. Check out the Marina and Ramp Locator for water access spots, as well as a list of boat rental options for those looking to get their feet wet before summer ends.

Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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