Even though the ocean is six hours away, you can get into a tropical state of mind by boating with Island Bound Adventures. The sailing school's staff teaches students how to sail keelboats, farebeats, and yachts with all the basic techniques recommended by the American Sailing Association. In their coastal navigation classes, meanwhile, they demonstrate a variety of navigational theories for coastal and inland waters, including roping a dolphin and letting it pull you to shore. Their classes take place either on Lake Grapevine or in the islands, while discovery sailing adventures give explorers a taste of the open water.
If you're in the mood for comfort food, enjoy a cheeseburger with a mound of golden fries at burger house Froggy's Boat House.
There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit.
The perfect place for a large party, Froggy's Boat House will comfortably host your friends and family.
Through their catering service, Froggy's Boat House can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Chow down for less at Froggy's Boat House, where a meal almost always costs under $15.
licensed MasterCraft dealership, Texas MasterCraft specializes in selling and repairing the sport-boat manufacturer's new and pre-owned models. The facility even allows visitors to custom-design their own MasterCraft boats. Believing its customers should explore the water by any means necessary, the dealer also offers stand-up paddleboard rentals as well as wakeboard and wakesurf lessons and equipment.
Conveniently located on Eagle Mountain Lake, in Fort Worth, Texas - Lake Country Service Center is a Full Service Marine Repair Facility that specializes in Personal Watercraft, including Seadoo, Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki Jet Ski.
Fun floats by air or by sea with watercraft rentals and aerial rides from Flying and Floating Toys. Zip around Lake Lewisville on the 20-foot Malibu Sportster, a competition boat ideal for water skiing, wake boarding, and lakeside high-fives for groups of up to seven people ($100/hour for first two hours with a two hour minimum, $85/each additional hour). Captained by the boat's owner, the Sportster has a tower that pulls boarders and skiers out of the water at a higher angle and 310 horsepower gets them up faster than an alarm clock made of three roosters. Float leisurely in the 22-foot 12-person pontoon boat ($75/hour for first two hours with a two hour minimum, $60/each additional hour, $10 extra/hour for a driver) or grab two friends for a ride on a Yamaha VX110 WaveRunner jet ski ($75/hour for first two hours, $60/each additional hour). Cloudcuddlers can soar up to 1,000 feet with a powered parachute ride ($150+) or lay a lower 100 feet over the water for a 15-minute parasail ($70/person, two person minimum). Fly solo or copilot a one- or two-person kayak around Lake Lewisville or tow kayaks to another lake or comically oversized hottub ($50/half day, $75/day, $225/week). Rental fees include gas, tax, and life jackets, and all boats feature a CD/MP3 player.
As waves churn in the mid-Atlantic, Captain Matt Meadows is hard at work. He has to deliver a sail boat to an eagerly awaiting customer at his destination port in Italy. Though the United States Coast Guard Master occasionally delivers boats domestic and abroad, his main passion is teaching. From his home base on Lake Lewisville, Captain Meadows and his team of skippers lead lessons ranging from intro to sailing classes all the way through advanced sailing certifications, during which they teach students essential sailing lingo, such as starboard and Pirates of the Caribbean. They also instruct on specialty concentrations such as celestial navigation and offshore sailing. They lead beginning and advanced racing lessons for students interested in performance sailing, and they also rent out their schooners for all sorts of occasions.