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Florida Keys Boating w/ FBC

As members of Freedom Boat Club, we often get to travel and explore new places without having to tow or rent a boat. One of our favorite places is Islamorada, about an hour south of Miami. There is a Freedom Boat Club located just before the Snake Cr...

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Scalloping in Homosassa

Our favorite thing to do with the boat is to go scalloping in the gulf from Homosassa. Scalloping is just the great fun excuse to use the boat in fresh water, swim in the gulf, swim with manatees, dolphins, evening cruises with access to excellent re...

JeffKing by Guest Contributor
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Night Boating with Bioluminescence

One of my favorite boating trips every summer is night time boating in the bioluminescence! With every movement the water glows neon blue & is truly awe-inspiring. This photo was take in the Banana River in central Florida. I do not have underwater l...

CarrieF by Guest Contributor
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Resolved! Midwest Fishing Spots for Kids

I want my kids to love fishing, but we RARELY can catch anything. Are there any good lakes close to the Chicagoland area that are great for kids and the fish are biting? We're willing to travel too, but nothing longer than 5 hours from North Chicago...


When asked what's my one favorite part of boating, it's easy....being unplugged!  With 3 teenagers, having us all come together to laugh, soak up the sun, and simply be in the moment is undeniably priceless.  No phones (except for music) , no emails,...

tleisses by Guest Contributor
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Favorite Place to Boat

What is everyone's favorite place(s) to get out on the water!? I grew up boating on the Muskegon River in Newaygo, Michigan - cruising, tubing, tying up, fishing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, kayaking, rope swings along the river, etc. We camped from...

lriorda by Team Ripl
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Boating around Chicago?

Hello Ripl Members. Are there any members on here who boat in or around Chicago? Hammond to Wilmette? We are Freedom Boat Club members from Michigan, but we take the boats from Hammond over to the city almost every weekend. 2021 21' Boston Whaler Mon...

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