When It Comes To Fun On The Water, Always Put Safety First
The most enjoyable days out on the water always require a little preparation.
An otherwise perfect day of boating can be quickly short-circuited if you didn’t bring enough food, beverages, or ice. Virtually all recreational boaters are familiar with that punched-in-the-gut feeling of being out on the water and realizing they forgot something essential.
Of course, some forgotten items – like a favorite pair of sunglasses – are simply an annoyance. Others are more serious. Before you begin gathering all your favorite snacks, drinks and assorted boating accessories and toys, be sure to plan for safety first. No amount of fun in the sun is worth taking an unnecessary risk.
Before you begin your day on the water, it is important to know every person who will be on your boat and know for certain that you have a properly fitting life jacket.
In addition, some people – particularly young children – might require extra protection from the sun during a long day out on the water. Do you have adequate cover on your boat? If not, can you bring sometime to provide some shade? How many people do you know who ever complained, after a long day on the water, that they applied too much sunscreen or didn’t spend enough time in the sun?
It is also wise to set firm safety rules before leaving the dock. There are few quicker ways to spoil a relaxing day on the water than having a 10-year-old throwing a fit about not wanting to wear a life jacket.
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Holiday Harbor Marina
Holiday Harbor Marina is a family-owned, full-service marina located on beautiful Perdido Key, Florida.
Miles of white sand beaches, tiny islands waiting for you to discover, inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and plenty of protected water, are all just minutes from Holiday Harbor Marina.
We are situated on the Intracoastal Canal between Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL (Map) with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico through either Perdido Pass (Orange Beach, AL) or Pensacola Pass. Our full array of facilities and services can accommodate the needs of both local and transient boaters.
Our on-site restaurant, Sunset Grille, has waterside dining in a relaxed, family atmosphere with the best sunsets views on the Key. We offer a full menu, including fresh seafood daily, a full bar and a boating-themed playground for children. And, we are pet-friendly.