Riviera Boat Magazine

Dining on Deck: Foods to Make for a Perfect Day on the Water

Best Boat Snacks to Take on a Boat Ride + Good Healthy Options Too!

Good Boat Snacks for a Boat Ride
The snacks below are the ones that we always take out on our pontoon boat every summer. The reason we choose to take these ones is that they are simple to buy, prepare, pack, and won’t need any refrigeration at all.

Cooler Corn on the Cob 
If you have a cooler box, you can fill it with boiling water, throw some corn cobs in, and they will cook in a couple of hours, resulting in a great snack once your passengers are hungry.
If you do this before you get on the boat, you can also take some spray butter with you and be feeding a ton of people in no time – just be careful of the heat that escapes when opening the cooler up.

Goldfish Crackers are Always Popular 
You either love them or you hate them, but you can’t deny that they are easy to take on a boat and have a slightly nautical theme – so makes sense, right? At least they will do to the kids on board!
And whilst you’re here, did you know that Goldfish Crackers were originally made to be used as floating crackers to go on soup?

Thermos Hot Dogs are Insanely Simple
Using a similar method, you can cook up hot dogs in a cooler box too with some boiling water. But if it’s a smaller group of people, you can do exactly the same thing with a large thermos flask.
Around 20 minutes before your hungry crew is ready to eat, place a bag of bread rolls out in the sun. They will then warm up nicely too before you put the hot dog into the roll with any sauces you choose.

Pasta Salad 
For a tasty boat snack that combines meat, veg, or fruit depending on your own preference, then how about pasta salad? It should take no more than 20 minutes to cook up before your ride or trip.
You don’t need to be a great cook to make this stuff up. It’s filling enough to provide a great meal whilst boating, whether you’re on a day’s boat ride or something longer term.

Tacos in a Dorito Bag are Messy but Effective
For something truly delicious and a little off the wall, mix up some taco mixture the night before the boat ride and store it into a container.
Then the next day when you’re out on the water, open up the taco mix and empty some into an open bag of Doritos – this is one of the most popular and best boat snacks ever published on Pontoonopedia so please give it a go!

Grilled Veggies
If you have tried grilling veggies on your BBQ at home, you probably already know that they will drop through the grill – take it from me, it’s frustrating!
So just do what you do at home and cook them up on some foil laid over the grill. They taste great when you season with oil and spices.
Here’s also what some other boat owners I know have to say about grilling snacks on a boat. It’s very popular if you can do it and have the right equipment.

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