Some people love traveling by sea (ie., cruises) and I'm not one of them because of my proneness to motion sickness. However, I have had to travel a little by boat but that is because I had to in order to get to my destination. Here are some tips that might help you if you are in my situation and have a problem with motion sickness.
– Make sure that you have something to eat before you get on a ferry or boat. I find that having something in my stomach reduces the onset of motion sickness.
– If the waters look a little rough, think about taking a motion sickness medication like Dramamine. In my experience the rougher the ride the more prone I am to motion sickness. When I caught the car ferry from the small fishing village of Mallaig to the Isle of Skye in November 2009, the waters were so rough and choppy because of the high winds and I could barely stand up straight on the deck of the ferry. I was forced to get inside. On this occasion, I took two Dramamines and still felt a little nauseous.
– Check to see how big the Ferry/Boat is. I tend to be better on larger ferries or boats. For example, I have not gotten motion sickness riding the Ferry from Calais to France.
— If there is an upper deck, sit there instead of inside of the ferry/boat. I am less likely to become seasick if I'm exposed to fresh air. Beside I like being out in the wind and sun and enjoying the views.
It's also a great opportunity to take photos of your journey . . .