General Sailing Lifestyle

5 essentials to bring on your next boat trip

2 August 2022

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5 essentials to bring on your next boat trip

There are plenty of things you might want to bring on your next boat trip, but it might be difficult for you to choose. In this article, we don’t focus on essential objects that might be important for your life and safety, but rather on nice things you wish you hadn’t forgotten the last time you hopped on a boat! Here is our list of the top 5 things to bring on your next boat trip.

1) Waterproof camera 

Remember diving into the crystal clear water, exploring the seafloors and the wonderful marine life beneath your boat? Wouldn’t it have been nice to immortalise the beauty surrounding you at that exact moment? Well, a waterproof camera is definitely a nice thing to bring on your next boat trip. Whether it is to capture the beautiful scenery, or just to have pictures and videos of your last snorkelling session in paradise! There are tons of great options when choosing a waterproof camera, such as a Gopro, but most modern phones will also do the trick!

2) Cooler 

Nothing is better than a fresh drink, cooling you down on a very hot summer day out at sea. A cooler is the way to go if you want to be refreshed all day, and it’s also a great way to store food. Another reason to bring a cooler is if you plan on fishing during your trip. This will ensure that your catch will be kept nice and fresh before the time comes to turn it into a delicious dish.

3) Phone & Speaker 

Phones are probably one of the most useful things today. From searching the internet and taking pictures, to renting a boat on SamBoat’s app! On a boat trip, you’ll want to have your favourite song playing while watching the mesmerising sunset, or while you’re having the time of your life with your friends. A speaker is something you definitely want to bring on your next boat trip if you want to experience this sort of moment to the fullest.

4) Fishing licence & equipment 

Now, what is a boat trip without even casting a fishing pole? The ocean is full of treasures and fishing is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the calm and soothing nature of it. Make sure to bring all the fishing gear you need on your next boat trip. If you’ve never tried it before this might be the opportunity. You’ll discover the thrill of catching your first fish while sharing the experience with the people around you!

5) Snorkelling gear 

Bringing your snorkelling gear will allow you to disconnect by exploring the marine life under the hull of your boat. The ocean is an abundance of unexplored sea life and going snorkelling will make you feel like you’re on an exciting adventure. With incredible coral ecosystems and astonishing diversity, you will be able to learn more about the flora and fauna of the ocean. It is also a humbling experience, and will leave you with great memories!

If you enjoyed this article, you might also like to read our list of the top 10 fun boat accessories you absolutely need.