Boating & Music. They go together like peanut butter & jelly, peas & carrots, bacon & eggs…you get the point. They’re pretty much soul mates.
Boating is all about fun experiences and what better wait to feel an experience on a deeper level and become one with nature than with a little tune, a beat or a glorious melody in your ears. Whether you’ve been boating for decades or just beginning, there’s no better time than summertime to perfect your musical boating mantra.
I know what you’re thinking: There are so many songs in the universe how will I ever compile a playlist. Don’t worry, because the folks at Discover Boating happen to agree with us and have put together a comprehensive playlist for you.
The following is their top 10 favorite boating tunes, designed to get you pumped for waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, or to just chilling out while cruising or sailing.
(1) “A Pirate Looks at 40” by Jimmy Buffet
(2) “Come Sail Away” by Styx
(3) “Redneck Yacht Club” by Craig Morgan
(4) “Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills & Nash
(5) “It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson
(6) “Knee Deep” by Zach Brown Band
(7) “Boats” by Kenny Chesney
(8) “Sloop John B” by Beach Boys
(9) “If I Had a Boat” by Lyle Lovett
(10) “Rock the Boat” by Hues Corporation.
Click here to listen and download the entire playlist from their website. Being seasoned boaters ourselves, we have a few extra suggestions to perfectly complete your next day out on the water:
–“Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes” by Jimmy Buffet (because let’s face it, when it comes to music & boating Jimmy Buffet is King!)
–“Bubbly Toes” by Jack Johnson
–“Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley
–“Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
–“Santaria” by Sublime
–“No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” by Kenny Chesney
Alright, that ought to get you started, so as the experts at Discover Boating suggest, “Turn up the volume & catch air, or sit back and enjoy the ride”
What’s your favorite boating song? We want to hear from you!