Boats represent our attitude to death and 'The Final Journey'. They can also represent fertility and adventure and in antiquity were seen as the bearers of gods and kings. To dream of being alone in a small boat means we need to consider how we handle isolation and the ability to be alone. To dream of being on a large ship alerts us to how we handle group relationships. To dream of missing a boat is often the dream of a perfectionist who fears missing chances or opportunities. To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with both our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we feel that we are in control of our lives. You may also like to consult the entries for Journey and Transport.