If you plan on fishing in the ocean, knowing when you need to stop and the limits of the boat you are on is important. There are many factors that can influence your boat out at sea, and not being prepared for them can get you lost or in need of rescue.
There’s no exact science in determining the distance you can go out into the ocean. The capabilities of your boat, weather, and how good of a captain you are can be the best determining factors in how far you can go out to sea.
Boats Distance in the Big Sea
Most inflatable boats and kayaks can easily go out 1 to 2 miles in the ocean if it is calm. However, if you are paddling a boat, your physical fitness and the water environment will severely impact your ability out at sea. Unlike a gulf such as the Florida Keys, the Atlantic Ocean is unfit for small vessels to go out in and may easily capsize your boat if you go too far. Even still, gulfs have their own dangers, such as strong winds and gulf currents, all of which can be detrimental to small boats.
No matter the size of your boat, always keep safety first. Having a satellite phone that you can use if you get swept to sea, floats, or a second emergency raft can be a lifesaver in an emergency situation.
Boats Made for the Ocean
Almost any boat can be used on sea waters, but you should be aware of the limitations that your boat has based on its size and strength compared to the sea’s environment. At Rouge Jet Boats, our coastal series is designed to handle the turbulent offshore ocean environment so you can be sure that you are safe at sea. Contact us to get a quote on a boat today.