You’ll want to pack your crucial belonging in a waterproof bag—store personal items, phones, and keys here. Severe conditions can wear down devices like phones or keys, so refrain from leaving them out of the bag. As a general rule, what can get wet, will get wet on a boat. So drybag whatever you need to protect your items from the water.
Similarly, have an insulated bag to pack your food to prevent it from getting soggy.
Provisions for the Day
Going back to the beginning for a second, this checklist avoids dread out on the boat. The right snacks will not only make your day but will upgrade a guest’s time out there as well. And remember, NO BANANAS on the boat!
What’s up with bananas on a boat? Read more about this nautical superstition.
Yes, you need to take bottles of water. Make sure to gather them up before getting off the boat and recycling what you’ve used. Be sure you’ve covered all the items you’ve handed out to avoid something blowing out on the water or dock. Always take more water than you need.
You can also take hydration supplements like Nuun or Electrolytes. If someone is feely a little under the water, this can supply a quick recovery.
Speaking of nourishment, if you need meals to be quick and easy, here are some favorites of the BRINY staff when they mean to keep it simple:
Perhaps aside from fishing, you’re also looking to indulge in some delectable snacks. Here are some great entertainment options that aren’t too annoying to plan or clean up.
- Hummus, pita chips, and celery sticks
- Veggie sticks sprinkled with Tajín (pack them with ice to keep crisp)
- Greek pasta salad
- Pre-made subs cut up in snackable sizes