Sailing with pets can be both fun and challenging. While it is possible to bring them under the sun and above the sea, you need to be mindful of safety precautions while having your pets onboard.We can help you be a responsible pet owner and provide essential safety tips.
5 Tips for Sailing with Pets
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Do you feel the heat of the sun and the
need to be on a boat for some vitamin
“sea,” but you can’t seem to leave your
four-legged buddy at home? We fully
understand that leaving them behind is
not an option. Do not worry; you can have
them on board! Yes, boating with pets is
Though taking your dog sailing sounds a bit
challenging for some, you can have fun if
you follow these tips. Your canine friend
cannot simply tell you want he wants, so
you better get everything ready before
1. Check The Travel Regulations
First things first! Check the travel
regulations in the area as regulations vary.
Something may be allowed in one country
Documentation on proper identification is
In almost every country, one common
requirement is a microchip. It’s best to ensure
your pet has a microchip
Oh, and do not forget to check with the boat
rental company if they allow sailing with pets
ahead of time! While most allow pets, it’s
better to be safe than sorry!
2. Ensure Safety While Sailing
Okay, so you were able to get them on the
boat. The next thing to check is what safety
devices are needed.
Do dogs need a life jacket on a boat?
Absolutely! Dogs need life jackets as
much as you need them! In cases of
emergency, your dog can quickly jump
into the water. Most life jackets are
created with handles for the owners to
be able to lift them out easily.
However, remember, they come in
different sizes. Thus, it is better to
check which one fits your friend!
One more helpful tip: Get a life jacket with
bright colors! It’s easier to see them this
Provide a shaded designated area for
your dog. If the sun is scorching hot,
your dog might not be able to handle it
as well. Designate a place for your dog
where he can rest when the sun is too
hot. It can be anywhere belo