A boat trip can be an unforgettable moment in the lives of many people. For those who do not yet have this custom, it is the opportunity to get to know and be enchanted by the wonders of the nautical world. For those who browse regularly, it is another day spent doing what they love. Here are important things you shouldn’t forget:
As mentioned above, it is common for a boat trip to last a whole day, including mealtimes. Usually, only larger vessels have a stove and microwave, so the idea to take are foods that do not need preparation, such as processed foods, snacks, and fruits. To avoid unnecessary discomfort, avoid foods that are too heavy. Another valid recommendation here is never to board on an empty stomach, especially if you have problems feeling sick.
In summary, the most common foods to take on board on day trips are:
- Snacks (Doritos, Ruffles, Pringles)
- Protein bars
- Fruits (apples, bananas, grapes)
- Sandwiches prepared at home
Everything that goes for food goes for drinks. Only with a small and crucial difference: the quantity. Walks on sunny days can be very thirsty and require hydration. So, take plenty of water; it is better to be left than to be left. In addition to the need for water to hydrate, a boat trip provides moments of integration that complement other drinks. Juices, soft drinks, and alcoholic drinks are some of the most common.
A point of attention is always to avoid bottles and glass containers on the vessel, either due to the difficulty of throwing them in the trash after emptying or because of the risk of breaking on board and causing discomfort. And never forget to bring ice, both for drinks and to put on the vessel’s glacier!
The most common non-alcoholic drinks to take on board on day trips are:
- Water (always take a lot, a lot of water)
- Soft drinks (especially Coca-Cola, which helps with sickness onboard)
- Whole juices (always avoiding glass bottles)
- Clothing and accessories
Boat trips, as they are usually done at sea, require appropriate clothing. It is not recommended, for example, to wear pants or other jeans, as they absorb a lot of water and are extremely heavy.
Bermuda shorts, shorts, and light and loose T-shirts are a perfect choice, in addition to swimsuits and sets of spare clothes in case you get wet. And, of course, the accessories. For those who want to protect themselves from the sun, hats and sunglasses are indispensable. If the tour goes on until night, a light jacket is also a great option.
- Always remember to take:
- Clothes to enter the water
- Clothes to put on after drying off
- Cap or visor
- A lightweight waterproof blouse (windbreaker/windbreaker) for the evening
- Hygiene and care
- Never forget always to bring sunscreen, tissues for personal hygiene, and a towel to dry yourself.
- Avoid taking suntan lotion on a boat. It tends to “yellow” the white gel coat over time. However, abuse the sunscreen.
Checklist – A Summary Of What To Take For The Boat Tour
To summarize the information, we have brought throughout the text, we have added a checklist so that you always have it at hand. Check out:
- Foods (protein bars, snacks, fruits)
- Drinks (water, juice, soda)
- Drinking ice
- Diving clothes
- Clothes to wear after drying
- Light blouse windbreaker
- Cap / Visor