It is an exciting experience to be out at sea watching whales, dolphins and other marine life. It is important to be prepared and to take care of yourself while out on a cruise or tour. The circumstances surrounding a particular trip – things like weather and animal habits and behaviors – can change quickly while out at sea. This is why it is important to be prepared for the things that might happen while on your whale watching adventure! If you are lucky enough to be booking a Santa Barbara Sunset Cruise during the whale watching season you are in for a special treat and you will want to make sure you are prepared.
The following are a few items you may want to have on hand to make your whale watching cruise as enjoyable, safe, and comfortable as possible:
*Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect against the sun.
*Have a wrist strap or shoulder strap for all cameras and camcorders to prevent losing them over the side of the boat while trying to get the best shot.
*It is usually cooler out on the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel than on land so layered clothing is a good idea to help you stay comfortable.
*Many people get motion sickness while at sea, so something like Dramamine should be taken both the day before and an hour or so before your trip.
*Keep a careful eye on children to ensure they do not get hurt and do not attempt to climb the railing of the boat to try and get a better look.
*Wear good shoes that are comfortable and that have a good grip to reduce the chance of slipping and falling while walking around the boat.
*Follow all on board safety protocols and directions given by crewmembers and the captain.
*Always call the tour group a few hours ahead of time to double check departure time and to get the most recent weather report so you can plan accordingly.
There is a great big beautiful world to discover out in the oceans of California and if you are booking a Santa Barbara Sunset Cruise you are in for a wonderful treat. Check out Condor Express today and see all of the amazing tour options that are available this season!
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