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Boating on the United States Pacific Coast
There are so many great places in the Pacific Ocean to go boating that it would take a boating enthusiast years to try them all. The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world, and boating in the Pacific along the United States coast can mean many different types of exciting experiences. From the clear pristine waters of Hawaii to the exciting fishing in Alaska, boaters can find more than enough to keep them busy, and happy, in the vast and beautiful Pacific Ocean.
California coast – The waters off the California coast offer unending fun for every type of boater; from sailboat enthusiasts to Yacht owners. The year-round temperate climate in Southern California means that you can take your boat out at just about any time of the year and expect to have a great time. Take your boat out and fish for albacore off the San Diego coast, or sail the 26 miles over to beautiful Catalina Island. The Northern California coast is great for fishing, and kayakers can see some beautiful scenery while taking an ocean kayaking tour. People are always attracted to the sun and fun of California, and boaters are no exception.
The Pacific Northwest coast – Though it has a cooler climate than the California coast, the coast of the Pacific Northwest is a haven for boaters. Fishing is one of the most popular pastimes here, and boaters can go out in one day and come back with salmon, bass, or even crab! The coasts along Oregon and Washington are some of the most beautiful in the United States, and sailboat enthusiasts as well as pleasure boaters enjoy simply cruising along, enjoying the sights as well as the ride. Though fishing boats go out all year round, pleasure boaters and most sailboaters go out mostly in the summer and fall.
Alaskan Coast - There aren’t too many people who haven’t viewed the beauty of the Alaskan coast on television, on video, or in pictures. Anyone who is lucky enough to be able to take their boat along the Alaskan coast is well rewarded with views of pristine seaside cliffs and majestic glaciers, as well as getting to see such beautiful sea animals as otters, sea lions, and whales. The fishing in Alaska is some of the best in the world, and fisherman in Alaska almost always come back from this coastal area with their best fish stories. Alaska does, of course, have very harsh winters, and often unpredictable weather in the other seasons, so boaters who are planning on taking an ocean trip there should check for the best times to go, as well as regularly check on weather reports during their trips.
Hawaii – If going to Hawaii by sea, the majority of people go on ships, but there are those daring people who prefer to sail or even yacht over to the beautiful islands of Hawaii. If you take your boat over there for a visit, the crystal clear waters, exotic fishing, and breathtaking views will be worth it.
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