Nautical needs for a day on the water!

TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Boating is becoming increasingly popular among Canadians with over 12.4 million Canadians having participated in boating in 2015, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Trying to figure out what to bring with you on a boat can be a daunting task. Discover Boating Canada compiled a list of "nautical needs" that will help make your boating experience more enjoyable.

Sunshine Essentials

Sunglasses protect your peepers and improve visibility and comfort on the water by reducing light intensity. A pair with polarized lenses to help reduce the glare of the sun off the water and provides a better view. Grab a chic pair to combine fashion and functionality.

Swimwear and towels are a must because there is no better way to cool off. Grab a lush towel and cute swimsuit and you're all set to take the plunge. Make sure it's a zone cleared for swimming, drop your anchor and jump in!

A camera is a must-have item since sightseeing can't be beat on a boat! Bring a camera or camera phone to capture the beauty of nature or snap some selfies while cruising the waters. Grab a waterproof case that will help protect your phone and your precious memories.

Nautical Essentials for The Captain

Happy Captain, happy cruising. The captain has a list of nautical needs to help the trip run smoothly. A pre-departure passenger safety briefing checklist (available at, charts of where to cruise, radio for weather updates, pleasure craft operators card and proof of ownership of the boat are some must-haves for the captain.

More Items for Fun On the Water

Music is the soundtrack to our lives. There's nothing better than cruising the waters while listening to your favourite crooner, so make sure that you bring some fun tunes to enjoy while on the boat.

Find the right footwear. The perfect boat shoe can help make your boating experience more enjoyable. Make sure they have non-marking soles with good grip and no heels.

A fan of fishing? You can fish right off your boat! Check out for tips on what equipment you need to get started in Canada.

And finally - one of the most important things to complement these essentials is your nautical wear! Anchors, stripes and boats are popular patterns in summer fashion so put on your boating best and get on the water!

SOURCE Discover Boating Canada

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