Labor Day is upon us and, with the extra day off of work or school, it’s the perfect time to take one of our boats out onto the Indian River Lagoon. Labor Day boating is an annual tradition for millions of Americans. But deciding to go out on the water is only half of planning your trip. You want to make sure you make the most of the experience. These tips will ensure that you will have a memorable Labor Day on the water.
Take Someone Special
Everyone is so busy these days that few people have the ability to slow down and enjoy themselves and the people they care about. When you take a boat out, you’re all alone with the people around you. Without the distractions of the outside world, you have the opportunity to simply enjoy the company of family and friends. So if you’re planning on taking one of our boats out on the river for Labor Day weekend, make sure that you take someone, or some people, special and don’t squander the opportunity.
Leave Your Electronic Devices Home
A large part of the distractions that we have in our everyday lives revolve around our electronic devices. Whether it’s kids playing video games or adults checking work emails or phone messages, time we could potentially be spending with our loved ones inevitably ends up being spent looking at a screen. By leaving your electronic devices at home, you’ll ensure that you’re spending all your time with your loved ones.
No matter your age, lifestyle, or occupation, you most likely deal with the daily stresses of life. By leaving your electronic devices back on shore, you’ll be leaving your stresses with it. You won’t have to worry about school, work, or anything else on shore and can focus on having a good time on the day off.
Plan a Picnic
Being out on the water all day, you’re bound to get hungry. But that doesn’t mean you need to head back to shore to grab a bite. The Indian River Lagoon features 137 spoil islands that stretch 156 miles through four of Florida’s east coast counties. These isolated islands are often empty and allow you to experience a deserted tropical island feel right in the middle of the Indian River Lagoon. So if you’re planning on spending Labor Day on the water, pack a lunch and plan on a picnic on one of these deserted islands with friends and family.
Plan an Activity
Simply hanging out with family and friends is a great way to spend Labor Day but for many, it might get a little boring after a few hours. But that doesn’t mean that hanging out with family for friends on the water needs to be boring. Depending on your interests, there are several activities that you can take part in while you’re on the water. If you like water sports, you might want to take part in such activities as water skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing. If you like fishing, the Indian River Lagoon is the most biodiverse estuary in North America with over 2,200 animal species, 685 of which are fish species. By planning an activity to take part in during your day out on the water, you’ll be prepared with the proper boat and equipment to make the most out of your participation in the activity.
Include the Right Music
Music is the soundtrack to our lives and, like with many other activities, it can increase the enjoyment of your experience. So if you’re going out on a boat this Labor Day, make sure to include the right music. Having the right music playing in the background may make your Labor Day boating experience even more enjoyable.
If you’re trying to find something to do this Labor Day weekend, boating may be the right choice for you and your family and friends. No matter if your interests lie in water sports, fishing, or just relaxing with your loved ones, there are many activities that you can take part in as you float on the Indian River Lagoon. So if you love boating but aren’t quite ready to buy your own, join 321 Boat Club and take our boats out on the Indian River Lagoon.