How To Avoid Seasickness | Dointhedo Charter Boat Portsmouth

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Motion sickness, often referred to as seasickness when on a boat, arises from a discord between visually perceived movement and the vestibular system's sense of movement.

It's worth noting that scientific studies indicate that some individuals can experience seasickness through mere suggestion, convincing themselves that being on a boat will induce illness.

However, a positive mindset can play a significant role. Convincing yourself that you'll be fine often proves effective in preventing seasickness. There is a range of remedies available, each with its own group of supporters. These include prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as patches and wristbands, all of which are acclaimed by many. Additionally, incorporating natural remedies such as drinking grapefruit juice, consuming ginger, and increasing Vitamin C intake are suggested to help alleviate seasickness. It's important to find what works best for you to ensure a more comfortable experience on the water.

Tips to enhance your boating experience:
  • Alcohol Consumption: It is advisable to refrain from alcohol consumption the night before your boating excursion.
  • Restful Sleep: Ensure a good night's sleep before your outing, as fatigue is a significant contributor to seasickness.
  • Pre-Boarding Nutrition: Consume a light meal before boarding to help maintain stable blood sugar levels.
  • Visual Focus: While on board, focus your gaze on the horizon to minimise conflicts between visual and vestibular perceptions.
  • Hydration is Key: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the trip.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Smoking: During the journey, it is recommended to abstain from alcohol consumption and smoking.

We understand that for some individuals, being on boats can be challenging due to seasickness, though it's relatively uncommon. If you're uncertain about how you'll fare on board, consider making your initial experience a brief taster session. Feel free to reach out to us, and we can arrange a short trip lasting just a few hours.

Seasickness, as the old saying goes, won't be life-threatening, although it can make you feel quite unwell. Considering this, even though it's rare, the option to cancel a trip and return to port is always available if an individual is experiencing seasickness. Your comfort and well-being are our priorities, and we want to ensure your time on the water is enjoyable.