We often get questions about what a guest should bring aboard. Here are a few suggestions, along with what not to bring.
- Cellphone / camera. You may want to capture great moments!
- Passport and licenses and copies of each. If you have prescription medication make sure it has all details on the bottle including your name. A waterproof pouch for documents is also a good idea to bring.
- Soft-sided luggage like a backpack or duffle bag. Hard luggage is hard to fit in closets and cabinets
- Sunblock. Oil-free is best if you’re reapplying a lot. Do not bring oil for tanning as it can stain the wood or fabric on the boat. Lip balm with SPF and insect repellent is also recommended.
- “Dry Bags” or ZipLock bags for money and electronics.
- Travel size shampoo, soap, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Seasickness pills or patches are perfect for those who get seasick. I do not recommend gravol – unless you want it as a sleep aid. Sturgeron seems to work for many people, with minimal side-effects. Non-drowsy meds are best. If you are prone to motion sickness, make sure you take the meds a couple of hours before boarding. Once you are feeling the effects, it is too late. Earplugs and eyeshades are great for light sleepers.
- For clothing we recommend several t-shirts, a couple pairs of shorts and swimsuits, windbreaker or light rain coat, hat, and sunglasses. For shoes, a pair of street, boat, and water shoes are recommended. It’s best to go barefoot on the boat to keep it clean, unless we are in rough weather (in which case shoes help protect your feet). If you want to wear shoes you can wear something with non-marking soles and good grip (running shoes are fine). Linens and towels are included, but you might want to pack a separate beach towel.
- Miscellaneous items include: Books, flashlight (the boat has a bunch, but maybe for evening shore journeys), small bag for beach trips, and a small notebook or journal for writing notes about the trip!
Stuff you DO NOT need to bring:
- Cooking and eating implements and utensils.
- Navigation tools and charts.
- First aid kit. We have them on board.
- Leave the expensive jewelry at home. There is a hair dryer on board.
- High heels (yes, we have had people want to wear them aboard – nope).
- Work from your office.
- Most importantly, worries.