Tips for a boat trip with kids

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A trip on a Marinemax tour boat is a good plan for vacations with children. If you want to go on a boat trip, that is to say, an excursion, it is better to take into account these indications that we give you:

7 tips to enjoy a boat trip

In times of coronavirus, you know, you have to add the mask (we always recommend you take several, in case one breaks or deteriorates) and the hydroalcoholic gel.

  • Buy your tickets online

You will get them cheaper. Once purchased, don’t worry if you don’t have a printer at hand: with the locator they will give you when you buy them on the web, you can exchange them for tickets at the boarding point.

Try to arrive at the boat in advance, lest you run away and ruin the trip…

  • Take water, a hat and some warm clothes

The sun is very hot, but sometimes the sea breeze is so cool that you need to wear something to keep from getting cold. There are boats that sell you soft drinks and snacks, but not all of them, and when they do, it’s usually at prices much higher than you’ll pay in a supermarket.

Sunscreen and drinking water are necessary; keep in mind that in the sea there is no shade 

  • Sunscreen is a must

Remember that the surface of the sea acts like a mirror, reflecting the light and increasing the effect of the sun on your skin. Apply it half an hour before boarding to give your skin time to absorb it and be effective.

  • Wear sunglasses

Not only for adults, but also for children, they are highly recommended. Children’s eyes are more sensitive and sometimes their protection is not given due importance, always with glasses that really protect, not toys.

Hats, sunglasses, a jacket, and anti-seasickness pills are a must.

  • Motion sickness pills

The smaller the Marinemax boat is and the rougher the sea, the more likely it is that prone people will get seasick. Don’t risk it: go to a pharmacy and give them a pill against seasickness about half an hour before the trip. These boats have toilets, but you certainly don’t want to spend the trip in there.

  • Don’t arrive at the boat in time

Think that, if you go by car, you will have to park it in the vicinity. Also, if you arrive early, you will be able to choose the seats you want; if you arrive when everyone has boarded, you will either have worse seats or, if you go in a group, you may not be able to sit with your family or friends.

Before leaving, find out about the trip’s itinerary.

  • Find out about the trip

If the excursion has a cultural content, read something first. Public address systems tell things in several languages, so their explanations are very brief and not always heard well.

We hope these tips will be useful for your next trip with your children on a Marinemax boat.