Preventing Motion Sickness to Enjoy Split Day Tours

If you are suffering from any type of motion sickness than you are aware how it can ruin the day you have planned, especially an exhilarating day out on a tour. The symptoms which may include dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, headaches, increased saliva production, pale skin and nausea are more than enough to stop you from enjoying the day you set out to explore the area. If the symptoms are not dealt with the end result is vomiting which usually does not stop until the symptoms are resolved.

Dealing with Carsickness

Sugaman tours operates various land tours including tours to national parks Krka and Plitvice where we travel with vans, mini buses and buses depending on the tour you have chosen.
If you are affected by motion sickness while traveling in car, chances are you will experience the same symptoms while traveling in one of our vehicles.

Preventing Car sickness

  • Sit as close to the front window (please inform our tour guide of your condition)
  • Look outside the front window, refrain from looking through side windows
  • Try closing your eyes
  • Preoccupy your mind by counting or similar activity
  • Try taking deep slow breaths
  • Refrain from reading
  • Ask our tour guide for a quick stop to get some fresh air
  • Don’t eat spicy or heavy foods the night of and the morning of the tour
  • Don’t drink alcohol
  • For a natural remedy make a ginger tea in the morning before the tour
  • Having a peppermint may calm your symptoms

If you are regularly suffering from the car sickness it may be wise to have some over the counter motion sickness medicine. Take a medicine one hour before the tour and it may be wise to have one in the evening of the tour.

Dealing with  Seasickness

The other type of motion sickness which can occur on Sugaman day tours is the seasickness. Please note that if you know that you are suffering from car sickness or airplane sickness it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will suffer from the seasickness as well. But, the risk is there so it is good to be prepared. You don’t want to have the exhilarating day on the water we have prepared for you ruined so let’s see what can be done to prevent seasickness.

As you embark on our signature speedboat trips from Split to the Blue Cave, Hvar or to Blue Lagoon, there is a chance you may experience some seasickness. The sea can sometimes get a bit rough depending on the weather conditions in the area. Luckily, there are a lot of islands around Split so the waves never reach their full potential. Even though, when the waves are high seasickness is a possibility.

Our signature tours are done on fast speedboats and even though when the waves get bigger the speed is reduced, the speedboat is still going fast over the waves as it was designed to go that way. Reducing the speed of the speedboat would make the ride more bumpy and our passengers even more prone to seasickness.

Let’s look into the ways you can prevent seasickness so that you can enjoy riding the waves with us, or more commonly, glide across the calm reflecting sea surface, hopping from island to island with the cool summer breeze on your face.

Tips to prevent seasickness

Sit in the back of the speedboat as there is less motion there. Please inform our guide of your condition.

  • Always look in the way the speedboat is going.
  • Keep your eyes on the horizon and if possible find a fixed point like an island
  • Before and during the trip eat light food, if you know something doesn’t agree with you don’t eat it
  • Refrain from drinking alcohol the day before and day of the tour
  • Have plenty of water
  • If you know you are a suspect to seasickness avoid having a morning coffee
  • Have some crackers handy
  • Same as with the car sickness, morning ginger tea and peppermints can help you with the symptoms

In case you are prone to seasickness it may be advisable to take sea sickness medication. Advise with medical professional about the dosage and usage as the medication can cause drowsiness among other side effects. Once you feel motion sickness it is too late for medication and they can then make you feel even worse.

Please inform out crew at the office and your guides at the tour about being prone to motion sickness and we will do our best to help you have the best day on our tour.