A view of an open body of water from aboard a yacht

6 Tips To Help Inexperienced Passengers With Motion Sickness

While the large catamarans and monohulls that Cruise Annapolis charters are known for their smooth rides, knowing how to deal with motion sickness before you set sail is always a good idea, especially if you’re traveling with inexperienced passengers. For your guests on a charter trip, motion sickness can lead to a very uneasy trip and surely ruin a good time. Luckily there are several tips and tools that can help reduce motion sickness.

Know Your Triggers

Motion sickness is the result of your eyes and inner ears receiving conflicting signals. For example, if you’re on a boat and your body feels the movements but your eyes are looking at something still, like a book. You can avoid this by keeping your eyes focused on objects on the horizon.

Keep Your Companions in the Loop

If you’re traveling on a skippered charter, let your captain know. He or she will be able to tell you if you are about to enter a rough patch in the water. They may have some advice for where to position yourself on the yacht to reduce motion sickness.

Keep your friends and family in the loop too. If you feel motion sickness coming on, it’s beneficial to have someone there with you.

Pack Motion Sickness Reducers

Those who struggle with motion sickness have several options for motion sickness reducer products when it comes to managing symptoms.

Sea Bands are acupressure bands that you wear on your wrists. They apply pressure to a pressure point on your lower arm, helping to reduce motion sickness.

Ginger chews are all natural and have been a remedy for nausea for thousands of years. They’re easy to keep in a purse or day bag.

Dramamine is great if you wind up feeling very sick or are worried about rough water coming on. Motion sickness tablets can cause drowsiness, so they are best taken at night.