How to Prevent Seasickness

  Captain John      Jan 04, 2016

If you are prone to motion sickness or have never been aboard an ocean-going vessel, we highly recommend you take adequate precautions against becoming seasick. Based on our observations, properly applied scopolamine patches appear to work better than most medications. It's also very important to have a good night's rest, be adequately hydrated and eat properly.

Be sure to take medications as prescribed. Although you should consult your physician for usage instructions, medications typically don't work if taken after you become seasick. In most cases, medications should be taken well before boarding the boat.

Diet is also a major factor. One of our repeat clients became seasick on practically all fishing trips until she changed her diet. In addition to getting a good night's sleep and staying hydrated, she adhered to diet containing pectin (e.g. apples), carbohydrates (e.g. crackers, bagels, cheese) and fluids (no alcohol, no caffeine) and never became seasick thereafter!

You will find lots more information by searching the Internet. One interesting website we found is Motion Sickness Guru.


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Comments on “How to Prevent Seasickness”

Captain John

Captain John

Aug 21, 2016 @ 9:20 PM
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Seasickness will ruin your fishing trip! If you are prone to seasickness or have never been on an ocean fishing charter, please take time to prepare yourself. I've seen way too many people who think Dramamine, Bonine and similar will work if taken while aboard. WITHOUT A DOUBT, THIS DOES NOT WORK! Try the diet mentioned in this article, or take medications per-instruction (typically starting the night night prior to departure).

Other charter captains have told me prescription anti-nausea medications such as Zofran, Phenergan and Compazine have magically worked following the onset of seasickness, but I have no personal experience with this. Please research prevention, and prepare yourself well ahead of time!

I really feel bad for those who experience seasickness, but the truth is, most people have done the opposite of taking proper precautions. See more about Zofran, Phenergan and Compazine at (I found this forum post by doing a quick Google search... Lot's of information is available on the Internet, so please prepare yourself before boarding our boat!


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