Ever been out boating only to find yourself hungry and wishing you brought a snack with you? One of the most overlooked things that people forget to pack with them when they prepare for a day on the sea is food.
Food keeps you happy, full, and energized for the day ahead, so it is important to bring it along with you, especially if your boating destination is somewhere where you cannot stop along the way for a bite to eat.
But what should you bring with you? Well, it depends on the type of food you like, who your guests will be, and the amount of time you plan to be on the water. For example, a romantic getaway in the evening will look much different than a family day on the water when it comes to what to eat.
Below, we will review some excellent boat snack options that you can plan to bring with you on your next trip and we promise you will make everyone happy.
Boat Snacks – Ideas on What to Bring with You
Nobody wants to hang out with a hangry adult or toddler, so it is vital that you plan ahead and make sure to bring along some yummy food with you.
Snacks that are delicious and nutritious will keep you and your team full and content for the day and allow everyone to have an excellent and memorable time.
So, what exactly should you pack?
If you have a grill on deck, kabobs are an excellent snack to bring along with you. One of the best things about them is that you can customize them to meet the needs and tastes of everyone aboard. For instance, you can have chicken kabobs, beef kabobs, or even vegetable kabobs. Your options are endless and only limited by what you and your crew will eat.
If you love the idea of kabobs but don’t have a grill on board, you aren’t out of luck. Simply make them ahead of time and then bring them along with you for the ride.
2. Chips and Dips or Pretzels and Dips
Who doesn’t love chips or pretzels and something to dip them in? This is a great snack option, especially for adults, and especially if you will only be out on the boat for a couple of hours.
You can serve up any combination of chips or pretzels with different dips and they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. One of the nice things about this type of snack is that you can munch on them all day and stay happy.
If you have toddlers, this may not be the ideal snack to serve on the boat as the pretzels and chips can drop on the deck and get crushed, making a bit of a mess.
You have two options here: make your own or bring subs.
Sandwiches are always a hit and will help fill up a crowd and keep them full.
If you are feeling a bit more daring and you have a cooler on board, you can always bring all the ingredients and let everyone construct their own sandwiches.
4. Pasta Salad
Most people love pasta and what better way to cool down from a hot day than to enjoy a nice cool pasta salad? You can customize your pasta salad to include crisp veggies, meats, cheeses, and anything else you would like. Mix it all up with a mayonnaise base or a base of dressing such as Italian or ranch and you are all set.
5. Fruit Salad
A hydrating snack indeed – this is a wonderful one for those hot days when you simply want to provide something refreshing that is not too overbearing or heavy on the stomach. You can serve up watermelon, strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe, or any other fruit you desire. You may want to avoid bananas or apples though as they can brown quickly.
Other Snack Ideas
- Crackers and cheese
- Sandwich crackers
- Granola or granola bars
- Trail mix
- Vegetables with dip
Have Fun Boating and Eating Too!
Next time you go out boating, don’t forget to take some snacks along with you. The above options are excellent to start with and can please an entire crowd from toddlers to adults and everyone in between.
Do you have any snack ideas? Or snacks you love to bring on the boat with you?