[Idiom] What is the meaning of "you were going all the way" ?

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Hi guys, Hope you are doing well. I really appreciate if you help me find the meaning of this sentence. Thank you in advance.

6.A man was talking to him self and said: "Never get out of the boat Unless you were going all the way."
(I don't get the meaning of bold part.)
 

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Hi guys, Hope you are doing well. I really appreciate if you help me find the meaning of this sentence. Thank you in advance.

6.A man was talking to him self and said: "Never get out of the boat Unless you were going all the way."
(I don't get the meaning of bold part.)

More context is needed.
 

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More context is needed.

A man got out of the boat in order to find mango and while he was walking in the jungle, he was attacked by a tiger and the tiger scared the life out of him, when he got in the boat he said: "Chief, you were right, we shouldn't get out of the boat"
Then after that the main character of the movie who had a mission to find a colonel who is accused for murder said to him self:" That's right, Never get out of the boat unless you were going all the way, Kurts (that colonel) got off the boat and split from the whole program."
 
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