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Quick & Easy Boat Food Ideas To Enjoy Onboard

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Attention all boating lovers! We know you’ve been looking for some great boat food ideas for your next sailing trip. Here is our list of delicious and easy-to-pack or make food on board. 

Whether it be sailing to the sea, fishing, or paddling downstream, you need to eat to be energized. Easy to prepare, mess-free and on-the-go meals are your best friend while traveling on the water. Lucky for you we have listed them all for you!

Boat Food Ideas
Boat Food Ideas

Boating trips with family or friends surely provide for a great experience. But a day spent on the boat can work up an appetite.

If you’re not sure what food to bring for your next boating trip, you don’t need to worry. We’ve provided you with lots of boat food ideas below, check them out!

What are good foods to take on a boat?

When boating, finding the right food to pack and bring with you can be quite tricky. Like, is the food easy to transport or simple enough to make onboard? Does it need refrigeration?

Will it be a complete disaster if the water turns rocky and your food spills? No need to worry because here are some food ideas that are perfect to bring along on your boating trips.

  • Frozen fruits such as grapes or berries
  • Wraps/burritos
  • Sliced fruits and veggies
  • Pasta salad
  • Kebabs (you can make them ahead and then grill them on the boat)
  • Trail Mix
  • Energy bars
  • Popcorn or chips
  • Sandwiches or burgers
  • Paninis
  • Hummus and crackers
  • Cheese

If you’re skillful at fishing or you just feel lucky you can catch your fish or even shellfish and cook/grill it onboard. But if you want to just relax and enjoy your sailing holiday, you can prepare your meals and snacks ahead of time.

Boat Food Ideas
Boat Food Ideas

Also, remember to keep hot and cold foods apart to avoid cross-contamination. If your boat doesn’t come with a fridge make sure you don’t forget your coolers for boating. Use food storage containers or ziplock bags when storing your food. 

Boat Food Ideas

Looking for food ideas to bring for your boating trip? Below is a list of some of the best boat food ideas to make your days on the boat extra yummy.

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Aside from these tasty boat food ideas, you can also enjoy some BBQs on board! Check out our guide on How To BBQ On A Pontoon Boat.

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