Many May Boaters often forget to check the weather forecast before setting out on a boating trip in early May.

The weather in early May can be unpredictable, with sudden storms and strong winds that can develop quickly and create hazardous conditions for boaters. It’s important to be aware of the weather conditions and plan accordingly. Bringing appropriate clothing, ensuring the boat is equipped with proper safety equipment, and adjusting your boating route or schedule if necessary.

Boaters often forget to bring sunscreen or to properly apply it throughout the day, which can lead to sunburn and discomfort. It’s important to take measures to protect oneself from the sun while boating, such as wearing protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses, and applying sunscreen regularly.

May is the beginning of the summer season in Florida, and the weather can be quite hot and humid, which can affect both the comfort level of the boaters and the performance of the boat. May is also the beginning of the hurricane season in Florida, which can bring strong winds and heavy rain that can create dangerous boating conditions.

Another challenge of May boating in Florida is the increased boating traffic on the waterways. Many people visit Florida for vacation during this time of year. It’s important for boaters to be aware of their surroundings and follow proper boating etiquette, maintaining a safe speed, keeping a lookout for other vessels, and avoiding reckless behavior. Florida boaters in May need to be aware of encounters with marine wildlife, such as manatees and dolphins.

May Boating in Florida can be a wonderful experience, as the warm weather and clear waters provide ample opportunities for fun and relaxation on the water. Take the appropriate safety measures and be respectful of other boaters and marine life.