Seasickness can range from mild to extreme, and it can ruin your day while
deep sea fishing. There are several tips that can help you fight seasickness,
such as eating a light meal, using special pressure techniques, and standing
in the middle of the boat. These tips and more can help anyone to avoid
a bout of seasickness
during their deep sea fishing trip. Read on for more tips.
Stand in the Middle of the Boat
The sway of the boat often causes the worst bouts of seasickness. While
this cannot be completely eliminated, the movements can be minimized.
Choose the biggest deep sea charter possible, and stand in the middle
of the craft if you can. A bigger boat will not sway and pitch as much
as small fishing charters, and the middle of the boat experiences the
least amount of movement.
Get Fresh Air
Do not stay in a cabin or galley when feeling seasick. The close quarters
and stuffy air will only make nausea worse. If possible, stand on the
deck and breath in the fresh air, and it will give a better view of the
surrounding ocean, which can also reduce sickness.
Eat Light Foods
When feeling nauseous, it is best to eat something light and bland to settle
the stomach. Crackers, bread, and pretzels will work best. Drink water,
ginger ale, ginger tea, or peppermint tea. Ginger and peppermint are both
known for their stomach-calming attributes. Water is essential to remain
hydrated and alert, which will reduce nausea.
Consider Antiemetic Drugs
There are several over-the-counter medications to prevent and treat seasickness.
Speak with a doctor about the potential side effects and interactions
with current medications. Some antiemetic drugs can cause sleepiness,
so understand how the side effects might affect the deep sea fishing trip
before taking them.
Join the crew of Captain John Boats to combat seasickness and enjoy the
trip of a lifetime. We offer deep sea fishing and whale watching tours
in Plymouth. Please call us at (508) 927-5575 to reserve a deep sea charter