Here comes summer, and you know what that means? It’s officially the boating season! The sun is stronger than ever, the days are longer, heat is coming right up, and the days are mostly spent on the water. To make your days boating extra fun, you should take some boating tips with you during your adventures.

So, get your coolers and engine starting because summer boating season is now rolling in.

  1. Cover Up

Everyone knows that the summer heat is quite intense, but the sun’s rays are even stronger when you are on the water? Whether you are in or beside the water, it reflects the sun’s rays causing your skin to be damaged. That’s why it’s essential to take care of your skin.

To get the most of a sunny day in the water, apply sunscreen every 80 minutes to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. Use a 30SPF face stick as an addition to carrying it with you while in the water.

You can also use a lightweight, long sleeve tee, it may seem strange to use it, but a long-sleeve breathable shirt can keep you cool and protected. While you are at it, use a hat to hold on when you take off for a cruise.

Don’t forget your eyes; use polarized sunglasses wherever you go. Whether you are fishing, tanning, or cruising, you are protected with a good pair of sunglasses.

  1. Have an Ice day!

We can never get enough ice when boating in a hot summer season. They are great for your beer and soda but great for your sunscreen. You can toss them in a cooler with ice and enjoy the refreshing effect of reapplying them to your skin. Ice is a must-have for a fisherman as you want to keep your catch nice and fresh till you are ready to put them on the grill. Everyone can agree that ice is Summertime boating essential.

  1. Towels Galore

Another item you cannot miss not bringing are beach towel. Perfect for drying off after a swim on the beach or a lake. Or you can use it as your layout on the deck to have a tanning session. You can fold it to make a comfortable cushion, as back support as you drive the boat, or even throw it over your head for instant shade.

Summertime is scorching hot, so ever the surface of your boat is too. If you find it like that, you can lay out a towel for protection.

  1. Savor a Cool Snack on the trip

Boating snacks can be a great challenge, but you can have delicious, nutritious, and refreshing snacks that are perfect for taking with you on the boat with preparation. You can bring pick food that will cook you down and is rich in water content, like watermelon and cucumber slices. Frozen grapes, carrots, hummus, summer fruit salad, chips, and guacamole are always great options. Make sure to pack a lot since spending time in the water can work up an appetite.

  1. Take a Coast-to-Coast Trip

Summertime is the best time to have a coast-to-coast boating trip as the days are longer and have extra daylight. South Florida is the perfect destination for these types of trips. You can catch the sunrise on the east coast, spend the day in the blue waters and finish your day on the west coast to catch the sunset. A fantastic way to start a day.

Follow these tips to get the most out of your summertime boating getaways. Enjoy this summer season with Riviera Dunes Marina, enjoy it while it lasts!