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Five Popular Boat Superstitions

Fishing ChartersAs any boater will know, the sea can be unpredictable, giving rise to a number of superstitions over the centuries. Here are a few examples:

Bananas for bad luck

Today, bananas may be a common breakfast staple on board, but it was once believed that they’d cause a ship to be lost! There are many theories as to why this superstition came about. Some believe it’s because poisonous spiders hid in shipments of bananas, biting and killing sailors, while others point to a trend of ships in the 1700s that carried loads of bananas becoming lost.

Forbidden words

Certain words are considered bad luck when uttered on a boat, including “goodbye,” and “drowned.” “Good luck” wasn’t allowed either as it was considered to bring bad luck.

No whistling allowed

Whistling is considered bad luck on a ship, because you could “whistle up a storm.”

Don’t pass the salt

Another superstition holds that it’s bad luck for crewmen to pass salt directly to one another. To avoid the curse, one would set the salt bowl down and the other would pick it up.

Man overboard

Here’s one that we’re sure you’re glad is no longer believed. In Scotland, fisherman used to throw one of their numbers overboard and then haul him back up in order to ensure a good catch.

Whether or not you believe in any of these superstitions, there’s no better summer activity than going out on a boat to do some fishing, especially if you have a professional chef preparing your catch after you return to dry land! Check out Dockside Seafood Fishing in Virginia Beach, where we prepare the delicious fish you catch at our restaurant. Contact us today by calling 757-481-4545!

Do You Know These Common Dolphin Behaviors?

Dolphins are not only highly intelligent, but also kind and welcoming. That’s why dolphin cruises, like the ones we offer at Dockside, have become so popular. Dolphins just love to have fun, and that’s due in large part to their behavior. Dolphins are incredibly social creatures They often travel in packs of at least twoContinue Reading

How to Prevent Seasickness

Love fishing, but could do without the motion in the ocean? If you’re prone to seasickness, you’re probably familiar with the common symptoms: headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats. It’s no fun at all, and can ruin an otherwise great day out on the water. So why do you get seasickness in the firstContinue Reading

What to Bring On Your Fishing Charter Trip

Packing for your first fishing charter trip? If you’ve never chartered a boat for a fishing trip before, you might be a little confused as to what to pack. A chartered trip is different than a regular day on the water: it’s important to be prepared! Here are some tips on what to bring andContinue Reading

Don’t Miss the Boardwalk Weekend Event

Every year, more than 400,000 people flock to the Boardwalk Weekend festival in Virginia Beach for a few days of fun in the sun. Originally conceived as an event to celebrate the spirit and camaraderie of the Virginia Beach area and to draw in visitors who might not be familiar with what Virginia Beach isContinue Reading

Why You Should Travel During The Off Season

With summer behind us, now is the time to travel or take a vacation if you are able to. Why? Chances are you’ll find more deals for both hotels and flights and fewer crowds, especially here in Virginia Beach. Don’t put your suitcase in storage quite yet; hang tight as we give you three reasonsContinue Reading

Patience is Key When Fishing

Fishing is no easy feat. It requires patience, time and persistence but it always pays off when you get a bite and reel in a substantial sized fish. Fishing is a hobby that can cultivate patience and teach us to appreciate the rewards of waiting. Although the old saying, “patience is key” is an old-timeContinue Reading

Reasons to Visit Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is the ideal destination for people in search of outdoor adventure.  Located on the southeastern corner of the state, Virginia Beach borders the Atlantic Ocean and is renowned for its pristine beauty. The oceanfront resort city of Virginia Beach boasts many great sights and things to do aside from spending the day onContinue Reading