Let’s face it, there are few better ways to spend a hot day other than floating around on a raft in the ocean. Regardless of whether or not you are booking a Miami yacht charter, tagging along on a friend’s boat, or getting ready to cruise on your own, it is important to plan ahead.

This doesn’t mean that we are talking about what you are required by law to bring, i.e. an emergency light, a fire extinguisher, or personal floatation devices. While these items are both very important and useful, we’re talking about a very different kind of essential: items that will both make your trip easier, as well as more enjoyable.

Here are the four must-have boating day essentials.

  1. Water Toys

Hanging out on a swim platform with a drink in your hand and getting a tan is definitely relaxing, but what about when you are ready for some more action and to get your blood pumping? That’s where water toys come into play.

From scuba diving to tubing to wave runners, there is a variety of water sports to choose from here at The Advantaged. There is something for every age and skill level, so make sure to look through our selection of water toys available that can be added to your yacht charter experience.

  1. Plenty of Sunscreen

The last thing you want to deal with when you are trying to enjoy your day out on the ocean is having a nasty sunburn the next day. Prevent the pain by making sure you wear sunscreen for your boat charter in Miami.

This means you need to remember to reapply multiple times throughout the day, even if it does not look like the sun is out. Remember, the worst sunburns can happen when you least expect it – especially during a cloudy day.

When it comes to finding the perfect sailing outfit, you should also plan on bringing a large hat, along with an oversized t-shirt to wear in the water if you plan on going snorkeling. Otherwise, you may end up with a giant sunburn on your back.

  1. Extra Towels

Are you one of those few people that like wet, soggy towels? We didn’t think so. For some reason, towels have a way of becoming water magnets after spending a day out on a yacht charter. With people splashing in and out of the boat, towels are prone to both disappearing quickly, as well as becoming soaked seemingly immediately.

When the time comes to dry off, the last thing you want to discover is that your towel has fallen victim to a cannonball contest. Save yourself the hassle and pack a few extra towels just to stay on the safe side.

  1. Delicious Snacks

If you are going out on the water for a full day of boating, you will need plenty of snacks and water. Depending on what kind of boat trip it is, you should also plan on bringing your favorite adult beverages.

When you book your Miami yacht charter with The Advantaged, we can provide you with catering and cooking on board with various options for brunch, lunch, or dinner. We are also affiliated with top chefs who can prepare your meals right on the boat.

Now that you know what you need for a day out on the sea, it’s time to decide if you want to rent a boat for a fun-filled family day on the South Florida waters, or plan a longer getaway with friends to the Caribbean islands. Explore our destinations and tours to pick the perfect yacht charter for you.