Summer is the perfect time of year to venture out on the waterways to take in nature. From spotting dolphins leaping through waves to exploring archaeological sites, a boat tour provides a front row seat. If you’re planning a water excursion, the team at Kauai Sea Tours in Eleele, HI, shares some helpful do’s and don’ts about what personal items to bring and not bring.
Pack your swimming suits & trunks.
Since you’ll be out on the water, wear swimwear to prepare for unexpected waves and other scenarios that will get you wet. T-shirts and waterproof sandals are other clothing items to include.
Take motion sickness medicine before embarking.
If you’re prone to nausea, take over-the-counter motion sickness medicine. Most products advise consuming the liquid or pills at least an hour before embarking, so you’ll be ready for any rough waters.
Bring sunscreen to protect against sun rays.
The best conditions for boat tours are clear, blue skies. Count on the sun being at its peak. To protect yourself against sunburn and exposure to ultraviolet rays, apply sunscreen and bring a bottle with you for reapplication.
Bring your cell phone.
Between the salt air and splashing waves, cell phones are vulnerable to accidents on the waterways. Leave yours at home to prevent damage and falls into the water. Keep in mind most boat tour companies require passengers to sign waivers that don’t hold them responsible for property damage or loss.
Jewelry can also fall into the water or become damaged, so don’t wear expensive rings, necklaces, earrings, or watches on boat tours. These items are susceptible to damage from water, mist, and sea air as well.
Bring an expensive camera.
You want pictures of the adventure, so you whip out a pricey camera for high-definition photos. But if it’s not waterproof, it will likely get as wet as you on the ride and sustain damage. Even if it is waterproof, you risk losing it forever if you drop it overboard.
When you’re prepared to undertake an ocean excursion, Kauai Sea Tours is your trusted guide for amazing experiences around the Na Pali coast. This remote beach is only accessible by permit, so you’ll have a rare opportunity to view the natural beauty of the area and its inhabitants like dolphins. Learn more about their boat tours on the website, and follow the Facebook page for photos and videos of memorable moments. If you have questions about seasonal features, rates, and other tour features, call (808) 335-5309.