Get Rid of Seasickness at Galapagos with these 10 Fantastic Tips!
Planes, ferries, helicopters, cruises, yachts… all of them have something in common: they are off the ‘safe’ ground. And they all produce sickness. Not always, not on everybody, but they do and that’s disgusting, isn’t it?
It’s not necessary to suffer from vertigo in the case of planes to have airsickness or to have a lack of guts on a boat over the seas to get seasickness: at any time you may suffer from both of them, and it’s better to be ready, because even the strongest ones are susceptible.
Seasickness is just what many companies call “motion discomfort” in an attempt to put a disguise on what it really means, but we prefer to call it for its real name, the one that scares some people when they think of visiting the Galapagos.
Fun fact: Galapagos waters are mostly calm, with slight changes that no one can predict. The good thing is that even when waters are rough, seasickness is not a huge inconvenience.
Read these useful tips and avoid seasickness successfully when you get aboard our yachts to Galapagos:
If you already have it, avoid people, movement, talking, etc.
Everything that could make you feel worse must be avoided. Reading, eating, dancing, anything could worsen the seasickness.
There are medications, anti-nausea bands…
Medicines such as Dramamine or Benadryl work effectively on many people, but remember to ask your doctor before traveling.
In the case of anti-nausea bands, they are used on a specific part of your wrist to help people against seasickness, but that’s not a scientific fact, so better bring your medicines.
…but fresh air and sun also work as a cure
Go to the deck and breathe if you feel dizzy. At night, seasickness is less common, but if it happens, just breathe out of your room, try not to walk too much, and relax. If you think, talk, walk or just move too much, you’ll fall down immediately.
Focus on one point and don’t miss it
Mostly, on the horizon or the sky. When you see something that is not moving so much, you will feel more balance and your senses will stabilize again.
Go to the center
Rush to a place near the center of the boat: this is another point of balance that will equilibrate your senses. Remember this: the extremes move the boat and everything inside, while the center is the calmest point!
Drinking definitely doesn’t help.
Hangovers are, for some people, hell. Now, imagine a hangover on the sea, knowing you get sick from nothing, and with some chances to fall off the boat or vomit everywhere: bad combination… or a good one if you want to get seasickness.
Go deep down
As close as your cabin can be from the water, that will be better for you, since it won’t move as much as in the boat surface.
Reading is particularly avoided
Ok, you’re not moving, but you’re moving your eyes and your ears and eyes still send your brain the sensation of feeling exaggerated motion when you are aboard a boat. So, if you read, the sensation of dizziness won’t stop: it will grow with your eyes moving as a pendulum… and a boat moving as a pendulum, too.
Book your trip on specific months
The seas are usually calm in the archipelago, but they are calmer from January to June. This way you’ll avoid rough winds.
Do the ‘V’ thing
Nothing else works? Do you desperately need it? Don’t keep others’ expectations of being elegant at all times and just vomit! Seasickness has many solutions and this is the one that will make you feel better as you will expulse that dizziness little by little.
With Galapagos Center Expeditions you don’t have to worry, you’ll see that getting aboard our yachts does not have to be a nightmare! Check our availability for your next trip and contact our experts: they will surely give you more tips to avoid seasickness.