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How to Avoid Sea Sickness While Kayaking

How to Avoid Sea Sickness while Kayaking

If you suffer from sea sickness kayaking can be a daunting experience. But don’t let sea sickness get the best of you. Here are some tips to help prepare for a day on the water full of fun – without nasusea.

1)     Rest. Get plenty of rest prior to starting your adventure. A body that is well rested is better able to handle the stressors.

2)     Focus. Keep eyes focused on the horizon or on a stationary object that is off in the distance.

3)     Don’t kayak on a full or empty stomach. If you start to feel ill, eat some crackers and a carbonated beverage to settle your stomach.

4)     Hydrate. Dehydration while traveling can aggravate motion sickness. Drink plenty of water.

5)     Dramamine or Bonine. Take an over-the-counter medication for motion sickness or an over-the-counter antihistamine. Especially if you are a person that knows they are susceptible to motion sickness. These medications can make you drowsy or cause other side effects so use with caution.

Think you’re ready to take on kayaking at the Channel Islands? Want to see if these steps work? Then join us on either one of our two incredible tours exploring sea caves on the Channel Islands: our Sea Cave Kayak Tour, and our Painted Cave Kayak Tour.

If you have any personal experience/tips on avoiding sea sickness please list it in the comment section below

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