There are a few essentials that you’ll need to make your day sailing tour a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
As the sun can be quite harsh on the water, it is essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays by bringing along a high-quality sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat. Be sure to secure your hat with a chin strap or other fastener and attach a floating retainers to your glasses to prevent them from being blown away by the wind and ending up at the bottom of Lake Ontario.
Staying hydrated is crucial when out on the water, so take at least 1 liter of water with you. The Ocean Tribe cares about the environment and we encourage our guests to bring reusable water bottles.
Don’t forget to capture the breathtaking scenery and some create lifelong memories of your day trip. It is a great idea to bring a waterproof case or pouch for your phone or camera, to protect it from the water.
Before your day sailing tour, check the weather forecast and pack appropriate clothing for the conditions. When choosing your clothing for a sailing trip, it’s best to opt for synthetic tees and tanks or a synthetic blend. While 100% cotton may be comfortable on land, it’s not ideal for a day on the water since it’s not breathable and takes a long time to dry if it gets wet. On hot days wear a long-sleeve sun-protective rush guard to protect from the sun.
A light rain jacket or windbreaker can come in handy if the weather turns. Accordingly, you can stay prepared for any unforeseen weather conditions.
Make sure to wear non-slip shoes or sandals with non-marking soles to prevent any accidents on the slippery deck of a sailboat. Choosing the right footwear for sailing can keep you comfortable and safe throughout the day. Consequently, you can sail worry-free.
Bring your logbook on our Mile Builder program. It’s the perfect opportunity to register your hours and build up your sailing resume. If you plan to hone your sailing skills, bring a pair of sailing gloves. We will provide you with a life jacket, but you may also choose to bring your own.
A full day tour isn’t complete without a refreshing dip in the lake, paddle boarding or a sunbathing session. Pack a bathing suit to fully immerse yourself in the aquatic adventure.
In summary, a day trip on a sailboat can be a memorable and enjoyable experience, but it’s important to come prepared with the right gear. By bringing along these essential items, you can ensure that your day on the water is comfortable, safe, and fun.
If you’re planning a multiple-day sailing vacation, be sure to check out our article on ‘How To Prepare For Your First Sailing Vacation‘ for tips on how to pack and prepare for a longer journey on the water.