Out at Sea: How to Prevent Seasickness on Your Yacht Cruise

If you are planning on going on a yacht charter or cruise, you are probably excited about the fun that you are going to have. One thing that you might be worried about, however, is seasickness. Whether you have suffered from it in the past or just haven’t been on a yacht before and don’t know how you will feel, following these tips can help you avoid seasickness. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy your yacht charter.
Get Plenty of Sleep
The night before you are scheduled to take your yacht charter, you should make sure that you go to bed early and get plenty of sleep. It’s easy to be excited about your trip on the yacht — or to be nervous about things like seasickness — and miss out on sleep. However, if you aren’t properly rested when you get on the yacht, you will be more likely to get seasick.
Head to the Right Place
When you get on the yacht, head for a place that will make you less likely to feel sick. For example, you might find that you are most comfortable if you head to the center of the yacht and if you stay near the water line rather than on a high or really low deck. This can help prevent how much rocking and swaying you feel.
Take an Over-the-Counter Medication
Did you know that there are medications you can take that will help prevent you from getting seasick and that can help ease the symptoms if you do start feeling sick? You can buy them from any major pharmacy and even at many mass-market retail stores. Just make sure that you follow the instructions on the bottle so that you don’t take too much or too little in anticipation of your yacht charter.
If you are afraid that an over-the-counter medication won’t help with your seasickness, consider asking a doctor for a medication instead. Your doctor can write you a prescription and give you advice for taking something a little stronger. This is particularly a good idea if you have ever suffered from major seasickness in the past or if you tend to suffer from motion sickness while you are in the car.
Eat Something Mild
Munching on something easy on your stomach — such as a piece of toast or a pack of crackers — can help you feel less sick. Try munching before you start feeling sick to prevent seasickness.
As you can see, there are steps that you can take to feel less sick when you’re on a yacht charter. If you are interested in getting on a yacht but are scared you will be seasick, contact us to set up a yacht charter. Then, follow these simple tips so that you will feel your best.