A day of boating is always fun, so long as nobody gets hurt. Luckily, it's not too hard to stay safe on the water. All you need to do is learn the basics of boater safety, use common sense, and be prepared.
Here are some boating safety tips to ensure that you have a great day.
- Wear Lifejackets
Everyone on the boat needs to wear a lifejacket that fits, which should be snug, but not uncomfortably tight. Lifejackets are absolutely essential and should not be neglected for any reason.
- Be Prepared
Always have the equipment you need to be safe, like a rope and anchor, first-aid kit, sunblock, and seasickness medication. To learn more about the equipment you need on your boat, ask the staff at your marina.
- Drink Water
In Orlando, it's easy to become dehydrated, especially if you had beverages at the poolside bar the night before. Water kept in a cooler will be particularly refreshing on a hot, steamy day.
When filling up with ethanol-free fuel, double check everything and do not to leave the pump unattended. The last thing you want to do is spill fuel into our beautiful water.
- Don't Drink and Drive
If you wouldn't drink and drive your car, then why would you drive a boat? Drinking and driving is never a good idea, especially out on the water. If you plan on drinking, bring a designated driver along so that you and the other boaters can eliminate unnecessary risks.
At Boat Tree Marina of Orlando, Florida, we want you to have a great time when you come out to the marina, which means adhering to the proper safety precautions. If you have any questions about our rules or safety suggestions, then feel free to call us at (888) 485-9883 and speak with a knowledgeable member of the marina boat staff.