Hear that? The water's calling you!
No matter where you are in California, a water adventure awaits you— each one as big and unique as the state itself.
It can be as majestic as paddling a kayak around San Francisco Bay within view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Or as heart-thumping as riding the raging flows of the Lower Kern.
You can canoe the quiet might of the lower American River in fall, or fish the mountain splendor of Lake Almanor. Something wilder? Make waves on a personal watercraft at Lake Perris. Getting away? Set sail with friends on the crystal Pacific out of Mission Bay.
So many adventures—all a lot more fun for you and everyone else when you learn how to boat safely and confidently, and prevent accidents. This course will cover the basics to show you how.
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Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.