TIPS FOR BOATERS OF ALL AGES
Mind the captain at all times. He or she is the boss!
Children under age 13 must keep U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets on at all times, unless they are in an enclosed cabin or below deck. Pool floats, water wings and toys are not appropriate substitutes.
Take plenty of sunscreen and apply it regularly.
Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Take food that is simple to eat on a boat. Wind and waves can make plates and cups impractical. Contain your trash. Do not allow bottles, cans, plastic bags or other trash to blow out of the boat.
Never swim behind the boat when the motor is running. Water shoes are advisable if swimming in shallow water to avoid cuts from shells, barnacles or coral.
Have a first aid kit and simple tools such as a pocketknife.
Have fun! Just remember that horseplay can lead to personal injury or loss of items such as sunglasses or cellphones.