Will I get seasick?

All of our excursions operate on BOATS in the Ocean

The waters around the Virgin Islands will have waves. The waters offshore are not calm like a lake.

On the North Side of the Islands is the Atlantic Ocean, on the South Side is the Caribbean Sea. Where these two major bodies of waters come together it can be rough.

If you are prone to motion sickness, you can still have an amazing boat day by planning ahead. We suggest the following proven remedies BEFORE going out on the water.

As always, please check with your doctor to see which option will be best for you.

  1. Start taking Dramamine or similar type of OTC motion sickness medicine the evening before your boat day.
  2. Ask your doctor to prescribe Scopolamine patches, and start to wear them at least 24 hours before your boat day.
  3. Order some SeaBands off of Amazon, These work by applying pressure to the Nei Guan – an acupressure point on your inner wrist. Make sure to put it on before you get on the boat in the morning.
  4. Do NOT arrive at the boat hungover. Hangovers on Boat Days are not fun. There is no medicine that will stop motion sickness, if you are hung over.

If you are out on the water and start to feel sick, we try to have the following remedy’s on board.

  1. We have ginger ales and ginger chews on board every vessel.
  2. We have OTC Motion Sickness medicine. It is usually too late to take it once you are on board, but it may help you enjoy the last part of your day.
  3. We try to keep SeaBands on board for your use, while on board.

If you are prone to motion sickness, we also suggest planning your boat day on the following boats. These boats will be the most comfortable for you on these waters.

  • Our 42′ Power Boats (Pirates Penny or Stormy Petrel) – Both of these boats were built for these waters. They are heavy, mono-haul style power boats that cut through the waves, rather than hobby-horse over them like a power catamaran style boat. The large diesel engine is located in the center of the vessel, in the bilge, which creates lateral stability in even the roughest conditions.
  • Our Sailing Catamarans (SP1 & SP2) – Both of these boats were built for families and sailors crossing the oceans and sailing around the world. They were built for comfort and performance.
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