Three Lake Toys that are Fun for Adults who Still Want to Act like Kids

Getting wild on the water? These accessories will keep the good times going.

Pier overlooking the lake
A lake is always a good time waiting to happen.Shutterstock

Everybody wants to be a kid again, to just enjoy the world without having to spend eight hours on the clock or worry about bills. And while you can’t pull a Big by going to the lake, you can have fun on the water with bigger and better toys than you had as a kid.

YAMAHA Seascooter with Camera Mount Recreational Series Underwater Scooter

Feel Like a Super Spy

While intended for use in saltwater, an underwater scooter can be a lot of fun in lakes, too.YAMAHA

Small motorized sea craft, like sea scooters, are a blast in the lake. Light, easy to use and powered by batteries, they pull you along at walking pace under the water, and even have room for a camera, so you can check out that fishing spot, look for that lost watch, or just check out the lake with a snorkel and a new perspective.

Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze Floating Island Raft

The Rolls Royce on the Lake

When you can’t make it to an island, you make your own island.Bestway

The nice thing about adulthood? You can get the really cool floatie. Inflatable rafts for adults are all the fun of a boat without the aggravation of docking one at a marina and brings the party onto the water. Grab lines that circle the raft let everyone climb on and off, cup holders keep adult beverages, and a cooler bag will ensure there’s always one of those beverages to hand.

Intex Challenger Kayak Series

When You’re Flying Solo

Party of one? Hit the lake on your own and explore anything and everything on your own time.Intex

Of course, sometimes you’re not feeling social, or want to explore on your own, so an inflatable kayak will bring all the fun of kayaking without figuring out how to store it in your garage. Most inflatable kayaks come with everything you need except a life vest and the lake to paddle it on. And they can easily be thrown in a trunk or tucked under a seat, so there won’t be any arguments over who gets the roof rack.