If you live anywhere near the water, you’ve likely seen a number of large boats docked in the local marinas. So, it might surprise you to learn that 95% of all boats on the water are smaller than 26 feet in length, small enough to hook up to a vehicle to get to the local waterways.
No matter what kind of boat you’re going out on, one thing is for sure…nothing beats a day on the water. The sun on your skin, the breeze in your hair…even a bad day on a boat beats a good day elsewhere.
Are you planning a relaxing day on the water with friends and family? Keep reading to learn what to put on your boat trip checklist so you don’t forget these boating trip essentials!
1. What’s In Your Beach Bag?
Make sure your beach bag is loaded with things like sunscreen, a towel, a sunhat, sunglasses, lip balm with SPF, a lightweight long sleeve shirt, and a change of clothes. One of the most important boating essentials is a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. The sun is especially intense when it reflects off the water.
2. Snacks and Drinks
Pack up your cooler with lots of snacks and drinks for a fun day. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated along with some of your favorite beverages. Pack things that are easy to eat on the boat unless your itinerary includes a stop at a picnic area or restaurant.
Get your favorite deli subs, fruits, chips, dips, and healthy snacks that appeal to the whole onboard gang.
Do you have a GoPro or waterproof camera? Bring it along to capture all the moments on the water with your group as well as the sea life and sunsets.
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4. Speaker and Music Playlist
Turn your boat day into a party. Create a playlist that’ll get your group moving to the beat. Don’t forget a good quality speaker to pair with your smartphone and get the party started.
5. Water Sports
Don’t forget your snorkeling masks and flippers, wakeboards, towable tubes and rafts, and noodles for floating in the water. Enjoy looking at the fish and other sea creatures, relaxing on the water, or riding behind the boat on a towable!
Are You Ready For Your Boating Trip?
Now that you have some things to think about, which of these “essentials” for a boating trip do you feel are things you can’t live without for a day on the water? The boat should be stocked with what you need for safety. Your list of what to pack for a boat day should include the things that’ll make it enjoyable as well!
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