There are few vacation activities better suited for the whole family than a fishing charter—and Hawaii is the perfect place for one, as the ocean is filled with an abundance of beautiful fish year round!
A fishing charter in Hawaii is a great way to keep both the parents and the kids entertained for the afternoon. But before you cast off, you should take the time to prepare everyone in order to have both a fun and safe time. By taking the time to prepare ahead of your trip, you’ll have the comfort knowing you have the necessary equipment and supplies for a great day out on the water. Here are some of the essentials to consider for your upcoming fishing charter in Hawaii:
Nothing can ruin a day at sea more than an outbreak of sea sickness. Start preparing the day before to avoid feeling queasy out on the water. You may want to steer away from the all you can eat buffet for the 24 hours before your fishing trip. While vacation is a time for fun, take it easy on the alcohol too. Make sure to stay hydrated both before and during your time at sea to keep your fluids in check. You may want to see if your doctor has any recommendations if you are prone to sea sickness.
Your friends may tease you the rest of the trip if you come back from your fishing charter red like a lobster. Take the time to pack some protection from the sun to save yourself from both humiliation and pain. Pack a hat and sun screen to keep the effects of harmful sun rays to a minimum. Look for sunscreen that is both SPF 45 to keep your tan from turning into a painful red sun burn. Don’t forget to re-apply often even when you’re on the boat.
Remember to also pack a pair of shades. Sunglasses can do more than just protect your eyes—polarized lenses can cut down on the glare from the sea and help you see your next big catch even better!
Lots of layers
A chilly ocean wave over the side of the boat can quite literally dampen your entire trip. Make sure that you have enough clothing with you to be prepared for practically every possible weather forecast. Wearing layers is a great way to be ready for anything without having to lug around a backpack full of clothes. Wear a shirt with sleeves that can be rolled up or down. Avoid the morning chill by layering on a light jacket and some long-sleeved athletic pants. While your flip-flops may be perfect for the beach, they may not be the best option for the boat. Wear shoes with traction to avoid slipping and sliding on the wet deck.
Still unsure about something? Contact Sea Wife Charters today with any questions you may have. Our team is here to make sure that you are safe and comfortable during your upcoming fishing adventure.