Tips for Social Distancing on the Water

By Jennifer Burkett.

Since boating is currently considered a safe outdoor activity in many locales, a large number of people across the country are turning to long days out on the water as the social distancing activity of choice. As boaters, we know that safety comes first, so it’s important to follow all local and federal coronavirus guidelines. Doing so will help us all get through this time of extra precaution with care and attention.

Here are a few creative tips for social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 while still enjoying your favorite boating activities.

  • Separate Beach Bags For Every Passenger

Packing individual bags for every passenger onboard is a good social distancing tip for the boat. Photo via Pexels.

You may be accustomed to having a designated provisioning specialist onboard – someone who hands out the sunscreen and towels to the whole group. But during COVID-19, it’s best to avoid sharing these types of items as much as possible. We suggest everyone that comes aboard bring their own personal bag packed with all the essential boating items for a day on the water, including suntan lotion, towel, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, sunglasses, hat/visor, sun mask/fishing mask and of course…snacks. Hey, maybe this even gives you a good excuse to keep that Twix bar all to yourself!