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Safeguarding Your Skin: The Vital Importance Of Spf On A Seas The Day Boat Charter In The Virgin Islands

Picture this: the gentle sway of the boat, the soothing lull of the ocean and the radiant Caribbean sun beaming down on you as you explore the stunning Virgin Islands aboard a Seas the Day charter. Amidst this paradise, there’s one crucial element you should never forget – SPF protection for your skin.


The Caribbean Sun: A Radiant Beauty with Risks


The Virgin Islands boast a tropical climate that’s synonymous with abundant sunshine year-round. While this offers a picturesque backdrop for your nautical adventures, it also exposes your skin to the potent ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. The Caribbean’s proximity to the equator intensifies these rays, increasing the risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage.


SPF: Your Shield Against Harmful Rays


Sunscreen isn’t just a luxury; it’s a vital tool for safeguarding your skin’s health. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high Sun Protection Factor (SPF) to shield yourself from both UVA and UVB rays. The reflection of the sun off the water can further amplify its effects, making consistent SPF application even more crucial.


Benefits Beyond Sunburn Prevention

Aside from preventing painful sunburns, applying SPF diligently during your Seas the Day boat charter offers long-term benefits. It may prevent premature aging caused by sun damage, decreases the risk of skin cancer and maintains the health and elasticity of your skin.


SPF Best Practices While Onboard

– Frequent Application: Reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.

– Cover All Exposed Skin: Don’t forget easily overlooked areas like your ears, neck, tops of feet and the back of your hands.

– Seek Shade and Protective Gear: When possible, seek shade under the boat’s canopy or wear protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.

-Reef Safe Sunscreen: Reef-safe is required in the Virgin Islands. Additionally, we ask if you would opt for non-aerosol sunscreen.  Your choice in sunscreen can make a big difference in preserving our beautiful reefs!



A favorite of ours is Caribbean Sol! You can find this fantastic reef-safe sunscreen at the Seas the Day office in American Yacht Harbor. Grab yours and protect both your skin and the beautiful ocean environment!


Seas the Day, Safely

As you revel in the beauty of the Virgin Islands aboard a Seas the Day charter, incorporating SPF protection into your routine ensures a safe and enjoyable experience. The sun’s radiance might enhance the allure of the Caribbean, but taking care of your skin is paramount for a memorable and healthy adventure.


In Conclusion 

So, before setting sail with Seas the Day in the Virgin Islands, make SPF your trusty companion. Embrace the sunshine, relish the ocean breeze and safeguard your skin against the Caribbean sun’s embrace. With proper protection, you can cherish every moment of your journey without worrying about the effects of sun exposure.


January 15th, 2024