By Kevin Falvey, Boating Magazine
There’s no better way to view 4th of July fireworks than from the deck of your boat. The view is great, the show is reflected on the water, and you’re boating. Here are four tips for enjoying fireworks by boat in 2013.
1. Make sure your running and anchor lights are working properly, and that you have all the required safety equipment aboard.
2. Get to your anchorage early, downwind of the show, if possible. Anchored upwind, you may not be able to hear the full sonic power of the fireworks.
3. Don’t let the kids or landlubbers play with flashlights, and don’t use your spotlight to “see if that’s Billy’s boat over there.” Doing so can ruin night vision.
4. Take your time leaving the event. Let all the revelers get going before weighing anchor.
Find fireworks across the country to view by boat here.