Safety Tips for Boats and Cruises

Anything can happen out on the open water, so the need for and importance of safety on both smaller boats and cruise ships can't be understated. If you're on a cruise, you're likely to be focused on the fun outings, the drinks, and the excursions, but it's key to remember some crucial safety tips as you head onto the cruise or boat. You can never be too safe on the water, considering that drowning is a leading cause of unintentional death, especially for those between the ages of 1 and 14.

Outside of remaining safe on boats, consider general travel safety, too, in order to make sure that you're protected when you reach dry land. Whether you're traveling by plane, boat, car, or rail, there are plenty of safety precautions to consider before and while traveling.


Water Safety Tips


  • Water Safety: From the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, this resource shows tips for protecting children from drowning. Drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional death for children.
  • Water Safety 101: Basic Guidelines: In this resource from the University of Rochester Medical Center, you will find information on boating safety, home-pool safety, and general water safety for both adults and children.
  • Make Water Safety Your Priority: This list of tips from the American Red Cross can ensure the safety of you and those around you, including information on what to do in the event of an emergency.
  • A Parent's Guide to Water Safety (PDF): Drowning is one of the top causes of injuries and death among children, and this resource looks at water safety tips for home, the pool, and more.
  • Water Safety at Home: Water is everywhere, and this resource looks at the hard facts of water safety and how to ensure it for you and those closest to you.
  • Water Safety Tips From the Swimming Hall of Fame: Find a list of water safety tips to always remember on this site.
  • Safety Tips for Open Water: The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) is a nonprofit organization that works to fight against drowning and entrapment. Follow their tips to stay safe on open water.
  • 14 Water Safety Tips to Remember: Always be water-aware with these water safety tips from the World's Largest Swimming Lesson.
  • The Importance of Water Safety: Tips and Tools: This resource from Autism Speaks emphasizes the importance of teaching children about water safety from a very young age.
  • Water Safety: Rivers and Streams: Water safety is especially important on rivers and streams due to the extra hazards that can arise that you won't find in a pool.
  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: Swimming and other water-related activities are great ways to get the health benefits and physical activity you need.
  • Water Safety for Lakes, Rivers, and Beaches: This list of water safety tips stresses that you need to know the water and know your limits when heading outdoors.
  • Top Tips to Stay Water-Safe in New York: New York City is surrounded by 520 miles of water, and this list of tips can help keep you safe near and in the water.
  • NYC Liberty Cruise: Put your safety skills to the test on this exciting cruise tour around the city.
  • The ABCs of Water Safety: This page features water safety advice courtesy of the city of Tucson, Arizona.
  • Water Safety at Pools, Beaches, and More: This resource features water safety tips for swimming in pools, beaches, creeks, lakes, and rivers and also covers dangerous marine life.



Travel Safety Tips