The Chesapeake Bay is a fairly benign body of water relatively speaking.However weather can pop up and of course its
a boat so you may get wet. In the spring it can be ten degrees cooler on the water so bring a light jacket, preferably a waterproof
one with a hood. In the summer it can be hot and you may want to get wet, so wear some shorts or even a bathing suit. Always
wear sunscreen. Water reflects the suns rays and you will get more sun than you think so bring along plenty of sun block.
Shoes, refrain from high heels or hard soled shoes. Sneakers or boat shoes or something soft is fine. Bring cameras, video
cameras, etc. If you have a music preference bring a cd or even your own boom box. Sunglasses will help with glare.
Many are prone to seasickness and there are many over the counter remedies available, check your local pharmacy. Coolers
with ice of course, and your favorite beverage.
Most importantly, bring a sense of
humor, patience, and spontaneity. Boat trips are seldom routine. Inevitably the bay will throw a curveball, whether
an unexpected Bald Eagle sighting, a monster fish, a spectacular sunset. You must be ready to take advantage of the moments
when they arrive.