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How to Pack For a Boat Trip

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How to Pack For a Boat Trip

Nothing will complete your Myrtle Beach vacation quite like taking a trip on a boat. And with the wide variety of pontoon boat rentals available, anyone can get in on the game. Provided you have a boating license, you can easily find yourself a rental and spend a day on the water. Enjoy an afternoon of fishing in the inlet, or give yourself a tour of the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s really up to you! At Crazy Sister Marina, you can rent for half a day, or a full day.

But before you get on the water, you’re going to need some supplies. Here’s a quick look at the supplies you’ll need on your boat trip.

The Boating Basics

So, what do you absolutely, positively need to have with you?

  • A first-aid kit. A proper first aid kit should include Band Aids, gauze bandages, medical tape, antiseptic cream, scissors, vinyl gloves, and tweezers. Pain relievers and anti-nausea medications are also a good plus.
  • Life jackets. Make sure there are enough for every passenger, and make sure that they’re the right size.
  • Flares and distress flags. Even the best-planned trips sometimes go wrong. If your boat breaks down, you’re going to need a way to signal for help.
  • The boat’s registration and proof of insurance. Myrtle Beach boat rentals should already have these on board. Just make sure you know where they are, in case you’re asked.
  • Food and water. Even if you’re just taking a short trip and don’t need any food, you’re going to be out in the sun, and you’re going to get thirsty. Water is a must! And if you’re out for more than a few hours, you’re going to want something to munch on.
  • A cell phone. In today’s world, everyone on the boat will probably have one. Make sure they’re fully charged, just in case you need to call for help.
  • A portable power bank. You probably won’t need one, but if you’re on a long trip, you’re going to need a way to charge your cell phone.
  • A flashlight. If you’re staying on the water overnight, you’re going to need some source of light.
  • A trash bag. You wouldn’t litter on the land, so why would you litter in the water? A trash bag means you won’t, even accidentally.

The Extras

Boat rentals are about more than just the essentials. They’re about having fun! So what else should you bring with you?

  • Sunscreen. You’re going to be out in the sun, but there’s no reason to get a sunburn. Make sure to reapply your sunscreen every few hours!
  • Fishing supplies. If you bring a rod, tackle, and an ice bucket, you can enjoy a day of fishing.
  • Paddles. Paddles aren’t an ideal method of propulsion, but if your engine fails, you’re going to need some way to get back to shore.
  • Extra jackets. It can get breezy out in the inlet! Even if you’re comfortable on shore, you might get chilly when you’re out on the water.
  • A change of clothes. Out on the water, you might get wet. Carrying a change of clothes in a waterproof bag means you don’t have to stay wet.

Are you ready to for a boat rental? Call us at the marina. We will get you set-up and on your way for a fun day on the Murrells Inlet waters.