Snacks For a Boat Ride – 5 Best Snack Ideas!

Whether it is a stay at the beach or spend time at sea onboard a yacht, just the fact of breathing in sea air stimulate the appetite! The sun, the mood, the ambiance, the relaxation make us want to snack on!

Sailing supposes to be enjoyable and relaxing, and no one wants to spend time cooking in the galley while friends have fun on the deck! With a bit of planning, not only you’ll be able to be part of the fun, but everyone will enjoy as well!

Making delicious snacks doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune, in fact, you might be surprised how easily you can make delicious budget-friendly snacks! Check out the best snacks for a boat ride!

1#Trail Mix

There is nothing better than a combination of dry fruits and cereals to satisfy your appetite! What I like about dry fruits is that it doesn’t mess and it is easy to store and to conserve! Just try to avoid the ones with too much salt as the sea makes you already thirsty! Also, it is always convenient to store foods in divided containers. You just need to take out the container of the bag, and it is ready to serve, nothing else to do!


In divided food storage containers, put some


  • Trail mix for a boat driveAlmonds
  • Nuts
  • Raisins
  • Dates
  • Apricots
  • Cereals
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Healthy Crackers
  • Cranberries
  • Hazelnuts
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Pine nuts
  • Figs
  • Prunes
  • Cherries
  • Berries
  • Mangoes
  • Pumpkin Seeds

2# Hummus and Dried Pita

Hummus is rich in protein, and it will definitely fill you up for a couple of hours! Either you buy it in a quality store, or you prepare it yourself. Please, avoid buying the hummus in supermarkets as they usually sell hummus with lots of saturated fats. Check well the ingredients before! However, Hummus accompanied with dried pita bread is a snack everyone should experience, it is easy to bring everywhere and not to mention it is delicious! Here is how you prepare Hummus and Dried Pita.




Hummus for a boat driveIngredient:

  • 300 grams cooked chickpeas
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup of Tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water from cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon red Paprika
  • Olive oil



1. Let the chickpeas rest in the water for 12 hours
2. Rinse and cook until the chickpeas are ready.
3. Keep the water of the chickpeas on the side.
4. In a food processor, put the chickpeas, the Haiti, the chickpeas water, salt, garlic, lemon juice, and process until it’s creamy. Add salt or lemon juice according to your taste.
5. Pour the hummus into a food container and with a tablespoon, make a hole in the middle and add the oil and the red paprika on top.

Dried Pita



  • 15 pita bread
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red paprika



1.Preheat the oven 200 C
2. Cut all the pita bread into triangles.
3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and with a pastry brush spread the mixture on the pita.
4. Put in the oven and cook for about 10 minutes, until the bread become lightly brown and crispy, And Voila! You have one of the best snacks on board!

3 # Fruits

Nothing beats fresh fruits in the summer! It refreshes you, it’s tasty, healthy and it fills you up. To keep fruits fresh and cold, you need to store them in a cooler. Anyway, you will need a cooler for the drinks. So use it to store the fruits as well!


Cut each fruit into cubes and put them in a divided food container. Here are the most refreshing fruits for your boat ride! Note: avoid fruits that turn in black such as, apples, pears, and bananas.


  • Fruits for a boat rideWatermelon
  • Lychees
  • Guava
  • Figs
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Gapes
  • Cherry
  • Pomelo

4# Raw Vegetables With Tahini Sauce

Another great refreshing and tasty snack are fresh vegetables with Tahini sauce. For this, you will need a cooler and if you don’t have one, just use some ice cube to keep them fresh.
Here is a list of raw vegetables you can use for your boat drive!
Cut them into sticks and put them in a divided food container or whatever is convenient for you! As for the Tahini, store it separately as it is quite creamy.


  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry
  • zucchini
  • Bell Peper
  • Scallion
  • Radish




  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic clove minced into paste
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • Chopped Parsley (Optional)



1. Pour the Tahini in a bowl

2. Add lemon Juice, cold water, garlic, salt, and mix. (Don’t worry if it’s a bit sticky and hard at first. It should become creamy after adding the liquid. If you see it is still hard, then add some water and continue to mix.

5# Zucchini Chips

This is one of the easiest snacks that can be carried everywhere! These are not just tasty, but a fantastic alternative to potatoes chips, plus they accompany drinks very well!
The only tricky part in this recipe is the cooking time. So check well in time!



  • 2 Washed and dried Zucchini
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Paprika




1. Preheat the oven to 450 C
2. Cut into thin slices the Zucchini
3. Mix the olive oil, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper in a big bowl.
4. Add the Zucchini cut into slices and dried in the bowl with all the ingredients.
5. Toss well and place each slice separately from one another on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes until the become lightly brown.
6. Remove from the oven and let them rest a bit
7. Reduce the oven to 200 degrees and place the Zucchini back in the oven until you see they become crispy. About 20 to 40 minutes.


In Conclusion

That’s it. These are great snacks for a boat trip. They are easy to make, to bring, to store and to keep fresh. And most importantly, they are delicious! You just need to prepare them in advance so that you can be ready for your journey on the water.


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6 thoughts on “Snacks For a Boat Ride – 5 Best Snack Ideas!”

  1. Hi Daniella!

    These are really very interesting snack ideas!

    When you go on a boat trip you usually think of sandwiches, fast food or something like that.

    But these natural home-made ideas are way more healthy and appetizing!

    I’m up for the fruits and the zucchini chips! 😉

    Thanks for the tips!

    • Hi Israel,

      Great to see you again!

      Yes, you are right. People tend to eat junk food as they find it to be more convenient and there is almost no preparation. The snacks listed in the article are not only healthy but also very easy to do and to take. Even sandwiches can be very healthy, it all depends on the ingredients and the type of bread you use. There are so many choices on the market that you can easily make healthy food today!

      Yep, fruits are ideal for a boat trip as they are refreshing and they fill you up especially if they are accompanied with yogurt!

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a wonderful day!

  2. Hello! I want to say first, that I liked how you strategically placed your keywords. I enjoyed the yacht link! The recipes were good too! Your trail mix had a ton of items in it! I could definitely see myself snacking on something like that! While reading your initial paragraph, I was already thinking about the waves, sun, breeze and total relaxation of being on the water! Nice job!

    • Hi Scott,

      Thank you, I really appreciate the comment!

      Yes, it is crucial to prepare the snacks in advance to enjoy your boat drive thoroughly! If you see yourself eating these snacks, then I am sure you will end up snacking on them, lol:)

      I am glad this article took you away for a moment in another world, which is fantastic as this is one of the purposes of this post:)

      Thank you very much for the kind comment, and I wish a lovely day!

  3. I really enjoyed reading this post! It is amazing how, of you plan, you can have an enjoyable time with those around you and not have to worry about what everyone is going to eat. I really love how you explained how to make some of the stuff and went into storing it. Very good advice and it is advice that can be used other places too….. Like a picnic 🙂

    • Hi there,

      I am glad you liked reading the article, it’s always good to hear positive comments:)

      Yes, like everything else in life, when planning properly it help organizes things and allows you to enjoy each moment. Planning is primordial!

      Indeed, these samples of snacks can be used for picnics or camping as well.

      All the snacks listed in the article are easy to prepare and to bring. Those are the ones I take when I go sailing or when I go camping with the whole family, and everyone loves them. Nothing left in the end!

      Thank you for the comment and I wish you a fantastic day!


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