Boating is an exciting experience but there are soem things yuo need to know when boating in International Waters. It may not be Everything You Need to Know but this is surely a short guide.
Documents and Paper Work: Sometimes while boating you will be crossing to another country and you’re boating on international waters so these are some basic docucments but there could be more.
- Boat Documents
- Registration papers
- Boat Insurance
- Boat Safety Cards
- Boat Rental Agreement
- Travel Insurance docs.
- Pets Vaccination Papers by Vet (If taking a pet along)
- Digital Back-up for Documents (If they get washed away/ soaked)
Make sure to go over local rules, boating /sea port check points, guides, route maps, navigation ports, and local language and basic etiquette before heading overseas.
There are also some culture requireents like coverin hands or removing footwear when traveling to a religious place by the waters.
Be in touch with doctor or medical camp as you may catch an infection or disease at a new country. Make sure the vaccinations and pet vaccinaton incubation period is given time before itinerary.
While going to certain seashores or boating in some dangerous waters where there maybe microscopic jellyfish, talk to locals, fishermen, guides or lifeguards, etc. and learn how to spot/ avoid them.
Carry a first aid kit iwht necessarymedicines or those you require to take during the trip like big players use 4yacht.com.
Check on weather conditions, weather forecast, thunder storms, thunder showers, etc. Don’t let a light shower stop your boating trip as there are also lighter thunder showers.
Make sure to brace yourself against unexpected hazards but don’t get scared by local myths blown out of proportion. Eg: – Getting swallowed or disappearing into a hole, etc.
Some countries require your boat to display your flag so check with the visa rules and guidelines.