If you’re looking for something new to try in Maui, sailing tours are a great option. Being on the sea in a boat with the wind in your hair can be exhilarating. The views are often gorgeous, too, but many people are surprised by how exhausted they can feel after they sail. It’s easy to overlook that aspect in books.
Is It Exhausting to Sail?
Sailing can be physically exhausting, so it’s important that sailors come prepared, wearing comfortable and practical clothing that they can get around in on the boat. Wind and heat can be a concern, so layers are always a good option. Sailors will feel tired even faster if they also stop to swim or snorkel.
Sailors can combat some of the fatigue by getting plenty of sleep, eating a nutritious breakfast, and remaining hydrated. Because the sun can become quite intense, sailors should protect themselves with hats and sunblock, which is a good idea for tourists who spend most of their time in the sun, too.
Prepare Your Mind to Sail
Aside from the physical exhaustion of sailing, some people also find it can be stressful. Both extreme weather and long trips are among the most common concerns for sailors.
However, not every part of the trip is equally stressful. For example, many sailors find leaving the marina and docking a boat more stressful than cruising in open waters.
Fortunately, sailing becomes easier and potentially less demanding the more experience a sailor has. If you charter a sailing tour or yacht, you’re far more likely to experience satisfaction after a day on the ocean because experienced professionals take care of the hard job for you. After all, it’s their job to ensure customers have positive experiences!