There is nothing quite like driving your RV to a campsite, and being so close to water. You can wake up and go for a swim, eat breakfast, go back to the water for the whole afternoon, eat lunch, and stay out until the sun starts to set. You don’t have to stay in your RV the whole trip to have fun!
There are so many water activities you can do that will make your trip feel so much more like a vacation. Where there is water, there is plenty of opportunity for fun and games! There is such a variety of things to do while on the water, and no, this list doesn’t involve just tanning.
If you’re looking to rent an RV or take your RV out for a summer vacation near water this year, then this list is for you! Here are 10 fun water activities you have to try on your next RV adventure:
If you’ve never tried paddleboarding, you’re seriously missing out. Although it’s a super fun experience, it’s also a great workout that will leave you sore the next day! Essentially, paddleboarding is where you stand on a paddleboard or surfboard into the water and either kneel or stand while paddling from one side to the other.
You may or may not have room on your RV for a paddleboard, but a lot of campsites have them available to rent, which is a bonus. This is a great activity if you and the people that you’re with are very active or want to try something new.
Whether you’re bringing a boat or a jet ski on your vacation, tubing can be so much fun. It’s a great way to pass the time if you’re looking for something to do, and anyone can enjoy either being on the boat or on the tube!
You can either bring an individual tube or one that multiple people can be on. This water activity will leave you with so many fun memories and you can do it daily on your trip, as no one will get sick of it.
This one is so fun for the whole family or if you’re with friends. You lay a tarp down on water and you see how many people can make it to the end, as it’s hard but funny to watch. This game will have you and everyone else laughing, and that’s really the best part of any vacation.
This activity really doesn’t cost a lot either and it’s safe for anyone to do. If you’re looking for something unique to do on your RV adventure, then this is your best bet.
Who doesn’t love fishing?! If you’ve never tried it before or haven’t done it since you were a kid, then this is a must on your next camping trip. There are so many different types of fish that you can catch while camping and this can be a fun afternoon activity to do if you’re looking to get out of the water.
You can get affordable fishing equipment if you’re a beginner as well. Fishing is something that takes patience, but it is so worth it when you finally catch something. And if you’re into relaxing, this activity is more relaxing than all of the other ones.
Some campsites have a dedicated volleyball court, however, it’s much more fun and challenging in the water! You can buy a net that you blow up that floats in the water. It’s so easy to put together and store on the RV.
This is another great option if you’re surrounded by active people. It gets you sweaty, but you’re in the water so you don’t even notice. You can play it in shallow water so it’s not very hard, but you’ll have a ton of fun chasing the ball around.
How fun does this sound?! If you’re going camping with a ton of people who also have RVs, someone can blow this up and you have a water activity for the entire vacation. This inflatable water rock climbing wall can be enjoyed by everyone and no matter who you are, you definitely haven’t been on something like this before.
You can get a ton of different water rock climbing walls that float on water, and even though they’re on the pricier side, it’s amusing to watch everyone climb to the top and then jump or fall off!
Playing card games inside of the RV is fun, but what about if you want to be in the water too? Well, we have just the thing! You can actually get a floating card table with attached seats so it’s the best of both worlds.
You can get one that has two chairs, or one that has up to four. Depending on the amount of people you’re with, this is a great way to relax and still be in the water at the same time. A lot of them have cup holders too, so you can have a nice cold drink while you play your game.
Like paddleboarding, a lot of campsites allow you to rent kayaks. This is a great water activity and you can either just paddle around your campsite or go far if you’re looking to have an arm workout! The views you take in while you’re paddling around are breathtaking too.
You can of course bring yours along on your RV if you have one, but if not, then check with the campsite you’re staying at to see if they offer rentals.
This is a relaxing way to stay on the water if you don’t want to get wet. You can stay on a paddleboat for a long time, and just chat with whoever you’re with. Of course this isn’t a vigorous workout, but it still is great if you want to be active on your trip.
The great thing is, pretty much anyone can be on a paddleboat! You can take your kids with you or another loved one and just paddle the afternoon away.
You won’t pass by dolphins and whales while snorkelling in a lake or a river, but you will see a ton of cool fish and plants. The best part is, all you really need is a diving mask and a snorkel. This is great for people who are adventurous and want to explore!
Snorkel gear isn’t expensive either, so this is a way that you can save money but still have fun while on water. Sometimes it can be boring just swimming around, so grab a snorkel and a diving mask and you’ve got a whole other adventure!
Although renters don’t expect a gift when renting, to walk on to an RV to see a care package filled with things they could use on their trip is such a nice idea. Not only does it say that you’re excited they’re renting from you, but it starts off their trip on a really good note.
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