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Boating Destinations

Boating Destinations

Explore these breath-taking boating destinations

Our pick: Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key, Florida
Cedar Key, Florida

But despite its out-of-the-way, end-of-the-road status, Cedar Key does draw its share of visitors. Bird-watchers flock to one of the oldest bird and wildlife refuges in the U.S., and those in the know come here for what has to be one of the most impressive can't-miss-restaurants-to-people ratios in the country.

Top 10 Boating States

Top boating states, ranked by total registered recreational boats in 2016, including popular destinations for on-water getaways from DiscoverBoating.com

#1
Florida
#2
Texas
#3
Michigan
#4
Minnesota
#5
North Carolina
#6
New York
#7
Wisconsin
#8
California
#9
Georgia
#10
South Carolina

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Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX

To polliwogs, a mention of Texas may not bring boating to mind, but old salts know that the state’s eastern Gulf coast—locally known as the Texas Coastal Bend—is a maritime treasure tinged with a taste of the Ol’ West.

Lighthouses and Sweet Water

Lighthouses and Sweet Water

A tugboat tour of Georgian Bay is a great way to tap into the region's deep history.

Lake Mead

Lake Mead

The desert on the Arizona – Nevada border may be the last place you think of when some says “boating,” but you’d be missing one of America’s premier water destinations.

Thompson Island

Thompson Island

Boston Harbor Islands National Park, encompasses an area that includes 34 islands surrounding the Greater Boston shoreline. These islands are rich in natural and cultural resources which make wonderful destinations for cruisers from around the world.

Norwalk

Norwalk

Connecticut, Norwalk especially has always been on the vanguard of the oyster industry. Legends exist about foot-long oysters with five-pound meats, growing in beds big enough to restrict navigation.

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Originally formed by glacial activity, the natural melt-water reservoirs known as Twin Lakes were enlarged to provide water storage — a process that created some 1,700 acres of clean but cold water for recreational boaters to enjoy. It's easy to understand, after a mountainous drive that tests a truck's transmission, why the place is not overrun with boaters.