Being on a boat is usually fun and relaxing, so the last thing you want is to ruin the whole experience by feeling sea sick! Our party boats stay on flat calm water, cruising slowly down the Yarra River and out on the bay. But if you are extra susceptible to sea sickness or just want some useful tips to reduce your chances any other time you’re out on the water, then here you go.

1. Get a good night’s sleep.

The night before the boat cruise, you should look to have a good night’s sleep. Anxiety can bring on sea sickness so if you are refreshed and relaxed, it will increase your chances of avoiding it. Plus if you’re looking to party, a well rested body will have a lot more energy for fun!

2. Don’t eat acidic or greasy foods prior to the boat trip.

This means avoid orange juice in the morning, salad dressings containing vinegar or a big greasy meal before hand. Have something in your stomach is definitely worthwhile though, so have a nice light meal prior to boarding. Also avoid caffeine.

3. Get plenty of fresh air on the boat.

Getting fresh air is very important if you are susceptible to sea sickness. But if it’s a hot day, try and get shade, as overheating can also make you feel nauseous. Drink water regularly to avoid dehydration and small snacks can keep your energy levels up.

4. Don’t focus on close things.

When on the boat, try to look out into the horizon. Looking at things close up such as chairs, tables and walls can confuse the brain and their perceived movement can make you feel sick. Don’t read either!

5. Take some medicaton.

There are a number of over the counter medications to help prevent sea sickness such as Travacalm, Kwells and Trip Ease. Alternatively, you can try taking ginger, pepermint esential oil or antihistamines.

6. Don’t get smaaaashed!

If you have way too much to drink you may throw up, and mistake your sickness with sea sickness. Have fun, drink, but be sensible!