Those of us that live near the California Coast, especially sunny Southern California, may take for granted the enjoyment that can come from being on the water. With all the fun things to do in San Diego, you may overlook the joy that can be realized by partaking in a San Diego Harbor cruise.

There are many benefits that embarking on a cruise or by chartering a boat for a special event can bring. Boats in the San Diego Harbor are used for many occasions, whether it be a yacht wedding, a party boat rental for a once in a lifetime celebration, or the spreading of ashes at sea and fulfilling the last wish of a loved one, a day on the water is sure to be an experience you will not soon forget.

There are many options available to get out on the water. Whether you wish to charter boat with a group of friends, decide to take a tour, or enjoy a romantic sunset cruise, time on the water can greatly improve your quality of life.

Reduces stress

Unplug and truly disconnect. The advancement of technology and the desire cell service providers have to get us “connected” leads to us being reachable in every imaginable location, including the coastal waters. There is, however, no better excuse for detaching from your mobile device than being on a boat, even if it is only for a few hours.

Studies have shown that the addiction we have with our mobile devices is detrimental to our mental health. The constant need to check social media, emails, as well as the obligation we place on ourselves to always be available if work shall call reduces our ability to unwind.

The urge to log into the many apps on our devices and ingest massive amounts of information puts our brain in an overloaded state as we digest the content viewed on our device, causing minute mental reactions that have a cumulative negative effect on our psyche.

With so much stimulation occurring throughout the day and no way to slow it down or address it, we increase stress levels that have been proven to affect our emotions and can reduce our productivity at work and school.

Increased stress not only affects us psychologically, but physiologically as well. High amounts of stress can lead to increased blood pressure, heart disease, skin conditions, a weakened immune system, and many other chronic health conditions.

Even just a few hours of relaxation and focusing on something other than the rat race we call our daily lives can have tremendous effects on our emotional and physical health.

Improve your relationships

Whether you plan a sunset cruise with your significant other, your entire family, or a group of close friends, a day on the water is a great way to bond with your loved ones.

Research has shown that strong ties to social groups, to include family, have a positive effect on our health. It improves happiness and prevents depression, leading to better eating habits, an increased ability to handle stress, makes us more resilient during difficult times and leads to increased life expectancy.

Don’t just take our word for it, book a San Diego cruise with Cruise San Diego today with a group of those nearest and dearest to you and see how much happier, healthier, and care free you feel from the minute to step foot on the boat.

A breath of fresh air

It is a fact that a majority of the population in the United States reside in large, polluted cities. Getting out on the ocean, with the clean crisp air will provide a sensation to your body that many never get the chance to feel.

The positive effects of clean ocean air on our health can be attributed to the negative ions it contains that accelerates our bodies ability to absorb oxygen. In addition to the many health benefits of being able to absorb oxygen at a faster rate, such as relief from chronic lung conditions, it will also lead to increased energy levels.

The negative ions are also believed to increase the production of serotonin, a chemical that has a positive effect on mood and stress, making you feel happier and more alert.

Catch some rays

The health benefits the sun provides to our bodies has been known for some time. Moderate sun exposure sets off a metabolic reaction in our bodies that produces Vitamin D, a much-needed nutrient that contributes to bone health and is believed to reduce the chance of developing certain types of cancer. A day on the water will provide you with plenty of sun and get your body the vitamins it needs, not to mention that much sought-after tan.

When planning you next trip to San Diego, book a boat at trip with Cruise San Diego. We have variety of trips to choose from and our friendly staff is eager to assist you on what is sure to me a memorable experience.