6 tips to make your boat party in Lisbon a huge success
First time planning for an event on a boat? It’s always an exciting feeling.
However, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced boat handler or just someone who’s planning a boating event for the first time, the proper preparation is crucial. Not only to ensure that everyone has a good time, but also for the safety of everyone on board.
Now, let's go over some basic preparation tips, and later, we will share with you our top-secret destination for boat lovers. Ready? Let's go.
Step 1: make sure everyone is safe!
The first step to every great boating experience is a commitment to safety. Regardless of the size or your destination, make sure your boat has these items, which are required by law:
- Life vests for everyone on board
- Working fire extinguishers
- Fully provisioned first-aid kit
- Functioning flares
In addition, there are a few other pieces of equipment that the boat should bring along, depending on the type of boating you’re doing:
- Anchor and line
- Bailer or bilge pump
- Chart of the area
- Compass Flashlight
All the boats available for booking on LisbonYacht.com follow the Safety Standarts and Procedures.
Step 2: Choose your destination
Choosing where you will set sail to is one of the most important aspects of planning a boat party. Will the event last only a few hours, or will it be an all-day affair? Is your group interested in seeing the sights, swimming or fishing? Do you want to stay close to shore or venture out into the open water?
There are endless possibilities when it comes to choosing a destination, but be sure to consider everyone in your group and what they hope to get out of the experience. The last thing you want is for people to be bored or uncomfortable during your event!
Bonus tip: Boat parties in Lisbon are a great destination idea! If you're stumped on where your next party on a boat should be, we have an idea for you!
Lisbon is a great destination for sea-faring souls. Not only is it an incredibly underrated tourist location, but it’s also the perfect place to have fun on and in the water.
Booking boat parties Lisbon through the help of the popular boat tour companies located there is a great way to show your guests (and yourself) a good time and do something that’s surely quite unique and unforgettable.
Plus, when you choose Lisbon boat parties the tour company will do all the heavy planning for you and if you have any further questions, all of them will be answered by the time you embark. Moving on!
Step 3: Check the weather and tides
Before heading out in the water, it’s crucial that you check the weather forecast. You should also check the tide forecast to ensure you’re aware of any changes in water level. You can do this by checking your local news or searching online.
Step 4: Check your systems
Every responsible boat owner performs a pre-cruise check of the following to assure that everything is in good working order: Fuel and engine oil levels Tankage levels (water, holding tank) Propellers and running gear Lights/horn/pumps (including bilge pump) Electronics (radio/chart plotter/depth sounder)
Step 5: Stock the boat with food and drink
Depending on the length of your trip, you’ll need to make sure you have enough food and drink to last everyone onboard. If you’re going to be out for some hours, you should also pack a cooler with ice to keep things fresh.
But remember that appetites are usually pretty light while at sea, especially for those that might get a little seasick.
A few great examples of light snacks to bring on board include:
- Fruit Veggies
- Cheese and crackers
- Chips and dip
For drinks, be sure to pack enough for everyone to quench their thirst, plus a little extra in case anyone gets thirsty.
Some great drink options include:
- Water (and lots of it)
- Liquor (if you’re of legal drinking age)
So you don’t have to be carrying around with drinks, ice packs and coolers, you can hire this service from LisbonYacht, as well as catering options.
Step 6: Make sure to tell someone where you're going
Once you know the area you’ll be boating in, it’s time to plan your route. Make sure to take into account any potential hazards, such as rocks, shoals, or other boats. It’s also a good idea to tell someone on shore your planned route and the estimated time of return, in case of emergency.
Now you know how to prepare for the perfect boat event (and where to go if boat parties in Lisbon sound interesting to you!)
Preparation is important, but so is having fun! It can be helpful to make a checklist of basic, pre-boat-trip preparation tasks.
That way, you can be sure not to miss any important steps, while also feeling more relaxed and ready to make some memories. Happy boating!