Love the sun and sea but tired of the beach? Most people would not want to pass up the smell of the fresh sea breeze with the gentle caress of the sun.
A yacht cruise can indeed be a novel and exciting activity to do on the weekend. On a local yacht charter, you can leave your worries on the shore as you enjoy leisure time with friends or family.
Do not just go running headfirst into enjoyment, though. As with any outdoor activity, there are all sorts of considerations to take into account.
There can be some situations that can spoil the fun at sea, even resulting in emergencies. Minimize the possibility of such events by observing some safety practices.
Take a few moments to ensure your safety by following these simple tips.
1. Prepare a boat safety kit
Bring along an emergency kit for the trip, including a waterproof flashlight, extra batteries, a first aid kit, rope, whistle, and duct tape.
2. Check life jackets
The yacht should have plenty of life jackets stored in case of emergencies.
Check with the crew if they are secured and are not damaged. Confirm if there are enough to cover all guests on board. Any children on board should be wearing them at all times.
3. Be mindful of the weather
It is essential to check the weather forecast before even booking your yacht trip. The weather affects the waves at sea, so steer clear from days with even just light showers to be extra safe.
Of course, double-check the weather again on the day of your booking. If the forecast is slightly off and the sky is dark, it is better to postpone the trip to a later date.
4. Do not overload the boat
In order to keep the boat buoyant, there should be a limit to the number of guests on board.
Make sure to only book for a reasonable number of guests with you. Do also make it a point not to bring any additional persons aside from those booked. Remember that the crew will also be on board the trip.
5. Check for harmful fumes
Before embarking, there are protocols observed by the crew to check the boat’s integrity. One of these is to check for fumes, as they could point to problems within the boat’s engine.
If you smell anything weird, bring it to the crew’s attention immediately.
Valencia Yachts always has your safety as our top priority. A licensed professional will be in charge of steering the boat, and our faithful crew are trained to handle any emergencies. Even so, it will not hurt to float on the safe side as you enjoy a well-earned yacht trip.
If you feel ready to go out on a boating trip, you are in luck! We currently have a limited-time promotion where our private yacht prices begin at $599 for two people to go on a four-hour cruise. Don’t miss your chance and book with us online at https://valenciayachts.com/promotions/.