It’s been a chilly winter, and it isn’t over yet. I know you’re anxious to get out on the water and probably feeling like it’s not a good time to do so. However, it’s always a good time to take your boat out—you just might need to improvise when it comes to activities, and we are here to help!
If you are tired of spending your weekends at home doing laundry and dusting, why not take your boat out on the water and spend some quality time with the sea (or lake or bay or giant swimming pool)? But it’s cold and rainy and windy! I know, I know. So why not hang out with your favorite movie or try one of these water-related movie suggestions.
I’m going to start off by telling you that I am not going to suggest watching Captain Ron. I know that people often revert back to it when looking for a sea-worthy movie, but there are many more options out there!

You can always go with the classic series of Jaws movies if you want to be scared every time you see a ripple in the water behind your boat. But you won’t find any Great White sharks in lakes or the Sound, so don’t be too afraid! Fun fact: There are 11 different species of shark that inhabit the Sound, but Great White isn’t one of them.

Finding Dory—the follow-up to Finding Nemo—is always a good option, especially if you are on a family outing and have some youngins with you (or if you are a youngin at heart). It’s fun, lighthearted (except for those touching moments in Pixar movies that always make you cry…the beginning of Up, anyone?) and perfect for the whole family.

If you must see a movie with Captain in the title, check out Captain Fantastic. It doesn’t have anything to do with boating, but it is based in Washington state! It is a Dramedy, so it has a nice mixture of serious and comical—perfect for all adults on board.

When you are out on your boat and sad that you aren’t fishing, go to Netflix and check out the documentary series called Chasing Monsters. It will get you excited for fishing season—and quite possibly make you glad you live in the PNW and not somewhere that has these “monsters”! The series follows renowned fisherman Cyril Chauquet as he travels around the world looking for the craziest “monsters” of the water.

Manchester by the Sea is an Oscar-nominated film that has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (which is actually a trustworthy movie rating site, believe it or not), and it has the word Sea in the title! It is a touching drama about a man who has to take on the responsibility of raising his nephew after the boy’s father dies. You’ll want to have a box of tissues handy for this one.

I could go could on and on about movies to watch while on your boat, but I will stop here and spare you my ramblings on the best movies ever (The Princess Bride…).

The movies themselves aren’t the only thing you need. No movie time—whether on land or at sea—is complete without snacks and drinks. Make some popcorn! Click here for recipes…Popcorn 4 Ways. Pair your popcorn with a hot toddy and settle in for a relaxing day on your boat.