Nothing is quite like setting sail on the open sea and watching the coast disappear behind you into the distance. You suddenly have this primal sensation of freedom, like you’d get if you were trekking through the boreal forest in Siberia or heading deep into the uninhabited heart of Tibet.
Getting everything you need together for a boating adventure, however, can be a bit of a logistical challenge. If you’re going to be out on the ocean, the boat will need to cater to all your needs.
So what do you need to bring?
There’s a whole bunch of legal stuff that the government insists that you take with you before you can start having fun, whether solo or as a group.
- Safety vest
- ID and other legal documents depending on where you’re traveling
- Boating safety equipment so that you can signal help if you get into trouble
- Fishing licenses if you plan on putting a rod over the side
- GPS electronics
Once you’ve got all that sorted, it’s time to move onto the fun stuff.
The Boat Itself
Sometimes you want to take your boat to a brand new destination. But getting it there can be a challenge. You can’t sail most pleasure craft halfway around the world, across oceans. They’re just not built for it.
Today, though, you can search through hundreds of options for transporting your boat to a destination. This way, you can set the process in motion before your holiday, and then fly out to enjoy your boat before transporting it back home at the end of your trip.
Whenever you go on a boating trip, always take your camera. You never know what you might see. Dolphins and whales love jumping out of the water alongside boats, thrilling onlookers.
You can also use your camera to capture perfect shots of the coast as it recedes from view in the distance. What a great way to show people evidence of your adventures?
Chargers are an absolute necessity when you’re cruising on the open ocean or along the coast. Most boats have generators that convert diesel fuel into electricity. You just plug your chargers into sockets on the boat and they’ll provide the DC that your electronics needs.
Fun And Games
The whole point of boating trips is to have fun. You’re not trying to get anywhere or do anything. You’re simply enjoying the process of being on the boat and out in the open water.
There are lots of fun and games that you could bring with you.
- Watersports equipment such as water skiing ropes, jet skis, surfboards, and snorkeling equipment
- Games for night time such as cards
- Music and entertainment systems
- Food for parties
Once you have all these accessories, you can take your boating experience to the next level. It’s just so much more fun when you have entertainment options alongside the boating experience itself. Make sure to bring plenty of sealed snacks, like nuts, cakes, cookies, and whatever else you and your fellow travelers like consuming on the open water.