What is it?
The skipper should be able to motivate the crew members (if any) as well as the tourists. This ability is one of the soft skills which the skipper should develop and improve. It’s not a secret that the motivation is driven by emotion. When the skipper would like to stimulate the crew/tourists to take part in an activity, he should aim at their emotions. The act of motivation is an act of an emotion. The goal of the skipper should be to achieve a strong emotional involvement of the people on board in any of the performed activities. For that purpose, he should be in the leader role on board and aware of the general mood and also direct the tourists from one into another of the prepared activities in advance. The skipper should behave to the crew members as to colleagues and persons he could rely on, and not as to subordinates. The effective way of motivation is not only through verbal actions but mostly through physical acts. The skipper should personally initiate the activities included in the trip program. He should show the tourists what he wants them to do for any of the activities. The skipper should be educated on how to develop his ability to motivate.