Items to do and bring
#1 is if you feel there is any chance you will get sea sick, take the proper dose of non-drowsy daytime Dramamine the night before at bedtime and then again the morning of your trip. Taking Dramamine boat side right before the trip, does little good.
# 2 is DRINK PLENTY of water and beverage to stay hydrated. Alcoholic beverages are allowed, but no glass containers and never offer to the captain or crew to ensure everyone’s safety.
Sunglasses to protect against UV rays and bright sunlight reflecting off the water. Polarized sunglasses are best to see into the ocean as you reel in your catch.
Sunscreen of the proper protection level for your family
Weather can change quickly on the water, especially if you are on an offshore all day trip or even a shorter inshore trip. Be prepared for earlier morning cooler temps and hotter days requiring lighter colored non-cotton garments. Rain jackets and ball caps are always suggested as well.
I’d recommend a portable cooler with ice to store all your food and beverages for the day. Energy bars, fresh fruit, and a hearty sandwich.
If you plan to take pictures it is always better to have them in weather protected cases or a ziplock.
Lastly, get plenty of sleep the night before. The sun can be very draining so come ready for the day!