Updated: Mar 7
In this article we will focus on the nice things to bring, make sure to visit our Boating 101 Blog for safety essentials for your next boating trip.
It can be difficult to choose just what you need when going out boating. Sometimes we bring things that we don't use and carry extra weight.
In this article, we recommend the 5 fun essentials for your next boating outing.
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1. Waterproof camara
Have you ever submerged in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, exploring the bottom of the sea and marine life? Wouldn’t it have been nice to capture those images at that exact moment? Whether it's for water-sports, marine life or perfect sunsets, it's always good to have a waterproof camera in hand on the boat. Most modern cell phones have cameras that might work, but we recommend a GoPro camera for the best experience, it provides you with outstanding image quality even if you don't know much about photography.
The Caribbean sun and heat can get very intense, hydration is a must! So… the cooler cannot be left behind! Nothing better than your favorite cold drink and a fresh snack waiting for you for when the monchies attack. Also if you are planning a fishing adventure it is another reason to take a cooler with you, this ensures that the catch stays cool until you turn it into a delicious dish. We recommend YETI coolers because they're ridiculously strong, will last for many years, come with up to three inches of high-quality insulation, and when you don't have to worry about your cooler breaking or your ice melting, you can focus on what matters. ..... to enjoy!
3. Phone and Speakers
When out boating there is nothing better than setting the atmosphere listening to your favorite playlist! Speakers are definitely essential to have a blast with your friends. The cell phone is one of the most useful tools that we carry daily, from searching the internet and taking photos, to renting a boat with BOATLIFEVIP.... take your cell phone on board (or marine radio)! It is a communication tool and useful in case of emergency. Remember to keep it in a dry and safe place. We recommend Bose speakers because they are the best in terms of sound quality and have a very good bass and treble, which is why they are preferred by many people.
4. Snorkeling Gear or Entertainment
Snorkeling is the easiest and safest way to get a good look at the beautiful marine life of the Caribbean, you would be surprised how much you can appreciate the bottom of the sea while snorkeling! Just about anyone can put on a mask and breathe through the snorkel tube; Add in a pair of swim fins and it really doesn't take much more than just floating and exploring. It's so simple that even kids can do it! Aside from mobile devices, other popular beach fun activities: Spikeball, Beach Paddles, Waterproof Playing Cards and the classic Frisbee, books and if you love sunsets and enjoy birdwatching, cameras and binoculars may come in handy.
5.Emergency Grab Bag
No matter how you plan your next boating trip, you can’t control what will happen in the middle of the sea or ocean. So, having an emergency grab bag is one of the absolute essentials you should never forget on a boating trip. Your passport, cellphone, cash, and a list of your emergency contacts must all go in this bag. It’s also for your personal emergency items, such as sunscreen, floatation devices, waterproof First-Aid kit, and global positioning system (GPS) devices.
Not everyone is the same, and we are sure that you will find lots of stuff that you can’t live without, but these are some essential boating accessories you shouldn’t forget when packing for your next boating trip. And the most important thing, don’t forget your adventurous spirit! Make sure to visit our Techs & Toys Blog for more safety tips and essentials in this fascinating world of boating in the Caribbean.