What Food Should I Bring on a Sailing Trip?

Usually, we get ready for a sailing trip by checking all the technical aspects, making a list of fun activities. Still, we underestimate the importance of having a list of meals during the day and, most importantly, having all the food you need ready for the trip. If you are looking for the best sailing recipes and ideas to bring with you, read along to find some ideas.

A Short List Of What To Bring On My Boat Trip

Making plans for a day on the water wouldn’t be complete without something to eat. But what to bring when you have limited cold storage capacity and can’t reheat your food? We’ve compiled a list of the five best foods to bring on your next boating excursion that are easy and delicious.

  • Pasta Salad 

A cold pasta salad with chicken or vegetables, accompanied by a delicious dressing such as pesto or simply olive oil, is a great option, easy to serve and eat once in the pot. You can make it a day ahead and refrigerate it to maintain its freshness. Find the ingredients here!

  • The Classic: Club Sandwich 

You can’t go wrong with this option. Club sandwiches are versatile and easy to create, tasty, and you can pair them with chips to create the ultimate side dish. To make the recipe simpler, you can choose to make a chicken spread, lettuce, tomatoes, or any other ingredients you like. Just as the salad, you can make them before your departure in a boat. Find the recipe here.

  • Quinoa Salad 

If you are looking for fresher and lighter options, a quinoa salad, chicken, vegetables, and a spectacular dressing will make your boat trip a complete experience. It’s a good option to keep your stomach full but without feeling heavy along the way. The great thing about these recipes is that you can use your favorite ingredients. The best quinoa recipe, here!

  • Fish Tacos

If your boat has more capacity in the kitchen, you can opt for some fish tacos. With fresh ingredients, fish or even shrimp with everything ready to plate and some corn tortillas, you will make your experience a special moment full of seafood. Add to it a refreshing drink, and you are ready to go. Find the full recipe here.

  • Fruit Salad

Fruits will always be a great idea to eat during your boat trip. It’s fresh, light, easy to prepare, and you can take the typical fruit salad to another level by adding cheeses, fresh basil, or some dressing. Make a delicious salad!  


In addition to the food, remember to bring what you need to store the rest of the food, cleaning, and garbage storage. Here’s what you can take with you to ensure a hassle-free meal. 

  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Napkins
  • Garbage bags
  • Tongs
  • Condiments
  • Bags for dirty utensils
  • Plenty of water

Visit Tiki Hut – A delightful Restaurant at Cedar Lake Creek

If you want to change the routine and eat fresh food on your boat trip, at Cedar Lake Creek, you will find Lone Star Marina, the best place in the lake for boat rentals. They offer delicious food to customers in the Tiki Hut restaurant, so you and your family enjoy a good time by the lake. Contact us today to know more about our menu and offers.