What to bring for a boat trip

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What to bring on the boat: tips for not forget anything

A boat trip is an opportunity to have a wonderful experience with friends or family. In fact, it allows you to reach the interesting destinations in a safe and fun way, and to enjoy a relaxing day. Even more if you decide to rent a boat with a skipper, as, is the case of the boat tours organized by Sorrento Trips, thanks to which you can visit the Amalfi Coast by choosing between a private or a group boat.

When you go on a boat trip it is important to know what to bring: having everything you need with you allows you to experience the excursion in the best way, with serenity and joy. In fact, there are accessories and products that are indispensable during a tour at sea, that can be very useful in case of need.

Therefore, in this article, we have decided to draw up a short list not to forget anything on a boat tour, from sun protection to snorkelling equipment.

10 things to take on a boat for a day on the waves

If the weather is good, renting a boat with a skipper is a great way to explore the Amalfi Coast, for example, on an 8-hour tour. It can be a fun solution to get to Capri safely, but also to reach Pompeii or discover Procida, the Italian Capital of Culture 2022.

Especially if it is the first time you have a similar experience, however, it can be easy to forget something important or miss the usefulness of some objects and equipment. Continuing with the reading, therefore, you will find a list of 10 things to bring on a boat trip.

We specify that these are indications relating to a one-day tour in the summer: a multi-day boat holiday, or carried out during the cold months, would in fact require a richer luggage and different equipment.

1. Swimsuit and comfortable clothing

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In general, clothing for a boat ride should be comfortable and practical. In summer, a bathing suit is a must, if you want to fully enjoy the tour. During the tours organized by Sorrento Trips, for example, there is always the opportunity to take a dip in the most beautiful bays, swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Amalfi Coast.

In mid-season, when it is less hot, it is advisable to dress in “onion” way, to adjust according to the temperature and the time of day. Even in summer, however, it is a good idea to bring a sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt with you, to have it available if necessary. Also, a windbreaker can always come in handy.

Regarding footwear, in general you do not get on the boat with the same ones used on land and, of course, shoes with heels are to be avoided. In summer, people are usually barefoot on board, otherwise clean shoes with light rubber soles should be worn.

2. Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen

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In the outfit for a boat tour, a hat or a cap and a pair of sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s rays can certainly not be missing. Do not forget the sunscreen for the skin, which should be applied several times during the day.

3. Identity documents and waterproof envelopes to protect them

During a boat trip, it is a good idea to bring the necessary identity documents with you, possibly keeping them inside special waterproof bags to protect them from possible splashes. The latter can also be useful for holding other items you want to repair, such as your mobile phone.

4. Beach towels

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In summer, among the things to bring on the boat, there are undoubtedly beach towels. In fact, they allow you to dry off after a dip in the sea and lie down comfortably on the sand if you decide to sunbathe on one of the beaches you will reach. They are also useful for sitting or lying on the boat and avoid greasing the surfaces after applying the sun cream or lotion. In the private excursions organized by Sorrento Trips, beach towels are always already provided on board.

5. Snorkelling equipment

What is better, during a swim, than being able to admire the wonders of the sea? To do this, you just need to have snorkelling equipment with you, an activity that allows you to swim on the surface while observing the seabed.

Being very useful during a boat trip, this equipment (as well as the beach towels) is always included in the price of Sorrento Trips tours!

6. Portable charger for mobile phone

During a sea excursion it is important to have a portable charger for your mobile phone with you (to be charged before leaving) to conveniently recharge the device. There are also models on the market that run on solar energy.

7. Remedies against the seasickness

While on board, it can happen to suffer the “seasickness”, but this cannot stop you from living a wonderful adventure! If you know you have this disorder, or if it is your first time on a boat and you have no idea what your reaction will be, you should know that there are remedies to deal with the problem, such as specific patches and chewing gum. Therefore, after asking your doctor for advice, before setting sail it is advisable to have one of these products to better enjoy the day.

8. Water to be hydrated

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During a boat trip it is important to bring water to constantly hydrate, and possibly food, such as sandwiches and fresh fruit, to have a snack. The ideal is to keep everything inside a cooler bag so that food and drinks stay cool.

One of the advantages offered by the Sorrento Trips tours is that, included in the price, there are also snacks and a well-stocked minibar with a wide choice of drinks.

9. Soft bag or backpack

If it is a day trip, the things to take with you are not many, as we have seen, therefore, a backpack or a comfortable beach bag should be enough (in addition to the thermal container we were talking about).

In general, however, rigid and bulky bags should always be avoided on the boat, preferring practical solutions that are easy to place inside the boat.

Boat trip with Sorrento Trips: an experience to remember forever

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Now that you know what to bring on a boat trip (and you know the safety rules on board, which we talked about earlier), you just have to book a tour with Sorrento Trips and explore the beauties of the Amalfi Coast!

You can opt for a private boat tour, if you want a boat at your complete disposal, or a group tour if you are traveling alone or are looking for a solution to save money.

In both cases, the skipper will drive the boat (the cost of which is included in the price), so you only have to think about relaxing and enjoying the excursion. Travel insurance and 24-hour assistance from the staff are also included in the rental cost.

Do you prefer to move in complete autonomy? In this case the best solution is the self-drive rental service, also suitable for those who do not have a boat license: most of the models made available by Sorrento Trips, in fact, do not require it.

Whatever your choice, organizing a boat tour on the Amalfi Coast is a unique opportunity to admire the wonders of this location.

By renting a boat you could see Capri in one day, reach Fiordo di Furore, a place of unmissable charm, or see the splendid Ischia, just to give examples: the possibilities are many for those who want to have fun and let themselves be overwhelmed by the charm of these territories!

1 Response
  1. I loved that you explained what we must pack for a boat trip to avoid getting sunburned. My wife wants to celebrate her next birthday by renting a boat, so I think your article will help us get ready for next month’s party. Thanks for the insight on never forgetting sunglasses and sunscreen before leaving for a boat tour.

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