There’s no way around it—some people are just meant for certain types of nature. Snow bunnies live for long days of boarding or skiing. Mountain types always crave a good hike or even rock climb. Water lovers enjoy relaxing on a boat or hitting the waves with a board. No matter the season, there will always be an activity that can be enjoyed outdoors. One of the best outdoor explorations are the many different activities to do on the water.

For the Boaters

Some people want to be close to water, but not actually in it. For these folks, there are a lot of different ways to enjoy your time on a boat:

  • Sailing: This is a wonderful summer activity that is carefree and casual. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.
  • Whale watching: This is an activity that can be year-round, dependent on the whale you want to see. Whale watching in Sydney, for example, is generally from May to November, whereas humpback whales in California are usually from January to April.
  • Kayaking: This is a great workout and is very rewarding work. You can get a one or two-person kayak for cruising on the water. Sunrise excursions always provide excellent views.

For the Surfer Types

Some people want nothing more than to cruise on the waves. It is an exhilarating activity that releases a lot of adrenaline and leaves people usually wanting more. These activities are far-reaching, and can all require different types of equipment, or sometimes, none at all:

  • Surfing: the standard traditional, this just requires a surfboard.
  • Windsurfing: as it sounds, this does require the wind, as well as a wind surfboard.
  • Bodyboarding: for those that like to be a little closer to the water, you just need a bodyboard.
  • Skimboarding: For those that want to stay closer to the shore, a skim board is a great choice.
  • Wakeboarding and water-skiing: These are great activities on a lake! You’ll need a boat to cart you around for the fun, as well as either a wakeboard or water-skis to cruise along the water. Give your arms and legs a workout!

Water sports and activities are endless, and just about anyone can find something on the water that speaks to them. As the oceans make up such a large majority of our planet, we should find the time to get familiar and make memories that will last a lifetime.