There is a multitude of ways you can spend a day having fun. Perhaps you enjoy taking a helicopter tour of the city, or maybe you head to a nearby park for a nice, relaxing picnic. You could even just go bowling, or perhaps throw a fun filled party at your place. Whichever you choose though, you would need to acquire the necessary items required for it before you can actually go ahead with it. If you’re looking to rent out a boat or something, and spend the day out at sea, perhaps with friends or family, this list will help you understand what you need and why.
Spending a day on a boat is great way to spend the day. It’s very unlikely that you wouldn’t enjoy that, what with the company of the rushing waves and the gentle rocking of the boat. And when you bring along the right items, you can be sure it would be a perfect day. Be sure to plan it on a sunny day though; you do not want a sudden storm to ruin everything. Also be sure to have someone on board who knows what they’re doing, else you’ll end up having the coast guard come over to rescue you before you drift too far out. With that cautious advice given, here are the only things you will need to enjoy a great day out on the boat.
We mentioned above that you should plan a day out on a boat on a sunny day. If you took that advice, then here’s the second bit of advice: Take some sunscreen along. It can get really hot out at sea, with the sun beating down on you mercilessly and its rays being reflected over the water all around you. You don’t want to end up being sunburnt and spending the rest of the day below deck recuperating. So, simple enough, you should take some sunscreen with you. Apply it on everyone before setting out and you should have no problems no matter how bright and sunny it gets. In case you’re looking to buy some, here are a few recommendations you could try.
- Banana Boat Sunscreen Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Spray – SPF 30
- Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 70+
- Neutrogena Beach Defense Water Resistant Sunscreen Body Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 70
An Ice Cooler
When you’re spending a whole day out where it’s so hot you need sunscreen for protection, you bet you and everyone else will get thirsty. That’s why, it is essential that you take a lot of drinks along with you. It would be extremely important that everyone stay hydrated lest someone get a heatstroke. But equally important would be to keep the drinks cold. No point in bringing drinks along if they’re going to get warm. And coupled with the gentle rocking motion of the boat, a warm drink might actually make someone retch. That’s where ice coolers come in. Convenient way to keep all the drinks together and chilled as well. If you think this a must-bring item on your day out, here are some ice coolers you can look at.
- Coleman Xtreme 6 Cooler 120 Quart
- Goplus 22 Quart Cooler
- Klein Tools 55650 Cooler Tough Box 48 Quart
A Water Proof Bag
You want to take along everyday gadgets, like your phone and laptop, but your boat isn’t big enough to have cupboards and you’re afraid you might get water on your stuff. If such is the case, you might also want to consider taking along a cheap waterproof bag. Even a simple zip lock bag would do just fine. This would provide you with peace of mind in the admittedly unlikely event that water get on your gadgets. Just a bag like this and some common sense will go a long way in keeping your gadgets safe and secure. Below we’ve listed some waterproof bags you might like to buy.
- IDRYBAG Dry Bag Waterproof Floating
- KastKing Dry Bags 100% Waterproof Storage Bags
- Ones Products Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags with Waterproof Airtight Seal
Safety Floatation Devices
Yes, you’re spending a day on a boat, but half the fun is jumping off it whenever you want. Furthermore, you never know when someone might slip and fall over, especially if the deck gets all wet and slippery. In any case, and especially more so if you are bringing children along, having a few floatation devices (buoys and lifejackets mostly) on board can be a literal lifesaver. You should definitely at least take one such item along with you, so you can rest assured that you have a backup plan should something go wrong. We’ve listed a few products below that you can get.
- Beautihome Lifebuoy
- Onyx Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket for Adults
No matter how many towels you think you should take, on the day spent on a boat, you will realize they still weren’t enough. You are going to be surrounded by water, on a day specifically meant to be spent in the water half the time, and thus you and everyone around you will get wet, a lot. That is why you should definitely pack a ton of towels for this day. Don’t think you have enough to last the day? Check out some of the packs of towels we listed below.
- Utopia Towels 8 Piece Towel Set Grey
- CrystalTowels 7-Pack Bath Towels – Extra-Absorbent – 100% Cotton
- AmazonBasics Cotton Hand Towels – Pack of 24 White
A Portable Speaker
With all the important quality of life items out of the way, this is where the actual fun begins. To make sure your day out on a boat doesn’t lose its charm midway through and bore everyone, you’ll need to bring along some music. Prepare a nice playlist that would set the right mood, perhaps more upbeat during the day and slower and more melodical as the sun starts to go down. With the playlist prepared and ready to go, you need a good portable speaker that is loud, sounds good, and lasts a long time before needing a recharge. Being waterproof would be a nice plus too. Check out some of the portable speakers we listed below.
- Cambridge SoundworksOontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) – Bluetooth Portable Speaker
- JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- [Upgraded] Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Snacks And Drinks
What would a day spent out of the house be if you didn’t gorge on snacks and gulp down a gallon of juice. Specifically speaking about spending a day on a boat, everyone would be famished by the time it starts to get dark. Sitting down on the deck and cabin and snapping open cans and packets of food while jovially discussing the day’s adventures might be more precious than the whole day spent before that moment. To make sure this part of the day lives up to the hype created before it, you need to bring along the best snacks you can. If you’re having trouble deciding, why not look at some of the snacks and drinks we recommend.
- Quest Nutrition Tortilla Style Protein Chips Nacho Cheese
- Barbara’s Cheese Puffs Original 7.0 OZ (Pack of 6)
- Scott’s Cakes Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
- Quality Street Bigger tins
- Atlantic Brewing Old Soaker – Blueberry Soda – 24 pack
- Stewart’s Grape Soda 12 floz (24 Glass Bottles)
That about sums up all the necessary items to make sure your day out on a boat is full of fun and also safe. Look up the weather forecast, plan accordingly, acquire all the necessities, and prepare for a day of relaxation slowly bobbing across the great blue sea.