1. Boat wakes, waves, and weather can mean soggy, uncomfortable clothes. Pack a change of clothes in large plastic bag for safe keeping.
2. Wear a hat with a large brim whenever possible to keep the sun off of your face and scalp.
3. Rain showers and thunderstorms can come up quickly when on the water. Stay as dry as possible by having a rain jacket and rain pants on board.
4. Early mornings and evenings on the water are often cool (even during the summer months), so bring along a light jacket or sweatshirt.
5. Keep a towel with your change of clothes to dry off when you get out of the water.
6. Lips can get sunburned just as easily as the rest of our bodies and are often overlooked. Carry along a lip balm with a high SPF.
7. Wear a pair of polarized sunglasses at all times to cut the glare off the water.
8. The sun’s rays are stronger the water, making it easier to get burned. Be sure to buy sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection and a high SPF.
9. Bring along a waterproof camera to capture awesome shots you wouldn’t get anywhere else.
10. Always have a cell phone on board in case of emergency.