Boating trips are always a fun way to spend time with your family. But before renting a boat, there are a lot of things to keep in mind to make sure that your kids are safe and prepared for the boating adventure.In this article, you will learn everything you need to prepare and teach your kids. Being prepared and safe will make your boating trip the perfect adventure for you and the kids!
10 Safety Tips When
Renting a Boat with Kids
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Summer is coming up, the season to
spend time and have fun with your
family. As parents, it is our duty to
spend quality time with our kids and
build memories with them.
If you are looking for the best family
activity, renting a boat and going on
an adventure with the kids is the
best thing you can do.
Boating trips are fun, but can also be
dangerous if you don’t know the
safety measures and things to
prepare for. Here are 10 safety tips to
keep in mind when you go boating
1. Make Everyone Wear Life
Jackets At All Times
The first and most important thing
you can do on a boating trip is to
establish the rules for your kids and
make them wear their life jackets all
The U.S. Coast Guard does not let
children below 13 years of age get on
a boat without a life jacket, and that
is a rule everyone must follow to
have a safe and fun trip. When doing
boat rentals, you can expect that
they will ask you to do the same.
2. Be A Good Example
If your kids are not keen on wearing
life jackets, are always complaining
about the heat and having to wear
heavy vests, the best way to
convince them is to show them how
it is done and be a role model.
Another fun thing you can do is
engage them as you choose the life
jackets for everyone.
Let them choose their own life
jackets, but make sure that it fits
them perfectly to ensure safety. Your
kids follow your example, and if you
are wearing your life jacket all
throughout the trip, they are going
to want to wear theirs as well.
3. Prepare Ahead
Before going boating with children it
is important to prepare everything
you might need. Put on sunblock
and a hat before getting on the boat
to avoid sunburn.
If you have toddlers, put their life
jackets on while still in the parking
lot to protect them in case they
accidentally fall into the water.
Always think ahead and be prepared
for anything that might happen.
4. Clear The Decks