Sea Sickness while Deep Deep Sea Fishing in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Everyone that has been deep sea fishing in Gulf Shores, Alabama has at one time or another thought about getting sea sick while on their fishing charter. There is always someone in the fishing party that asks, “Will I get seasick?” I don’t want to scare them off and deter them from going deep sea fishing. Not everyone feels the effects of motion sickness. I often tell people, “It all depends on you.” We take thousands of people fishing every year. Not everyone gets sea sick. However, there are about 1 person for every 10 people that feel some sort of nausea or dizziness.

Over The Counter Sea Sickness Medications

Motion sickness or seasickness is an inner ear problem. For those of you who are prone to motion sickness or have any degree of allergies or sinus problems; you probably need to seek over the counter medications like “Dramamine” or “Bonine.” For those of you with a medical background, it is Meclizine Hydrochloride. Common marketable names include Antivert, Antivert-25, Antivert-50, Dramamine II, Bonimine, Bonine, Meclicot and Medivert. Meclizine is an “Antihistiminic” or an “Anticholinergic”. These drugs also act as a “CNS or Central Nervous System Depressant. Most of these medications take effect within an hour and last for up to twelve hours.

Preventing Seasickness while Deep Sea Fishing

If you have allergies or are prone to motion sickness, by all means, get some of the above medications and follow the directions on the label on the package. Since most of the drugs above have the same effect as antihistimines, it would be logical to take a couple of Benydryl 25mg tablets about 1 hour prior to departure. For those of you who partake of alcholic beverages the night before or during a charter, you need to take into consideration the effects of alcohol on your body. We see so many people stay up and drink alcoholic beverages all night and show up at the charter fishing boat, slightly hungover. Dehydration is one of the biggest factors with people who decide to partake of distilled spirits.

How we suggest you prevent motion sickness!

Our recommendation is for you not to drink alcoholic beverages excessively prior to your deep sea fishing charter. I have no idea why anyone would want to invest thousands of dollars and end up seasick the day of the trip. If you want to drink, we highly recommend you do it after your fishing charter, not before.

You should also eat a sensible meal or meals prior to your Gulf Shores Deep Sea Fishing Charter. Get a good nights rest and be prepared to have a great offshore fishing adventure. If you are nervous about going charter fishing and have some sort of apprehension about going on a charter boat, by all means, take some sort of medication. If you decide to calm yourself by drinking alcohol, do so in moderation.