Packing Tips For A Dream Sailing Vacation

Once you have decided where to go for your next sailing vacation and you booked your charter yacht, the next question is what to take with you? Life on the islands and onboard the yacht is very casual, so why pack much? Most first time travelers pack too many things which they rarely use during […]

Once you have decided where to go for your next sailing vacation and you booked your charter yacht, the next question is what to take with you? Life on the islands and onboard the yacht is very casual, so why pack much?

Most first time travelers pack too many things which they rarely use during their cruise.

Following are a few tips that will ensure that you don’t overpack yet still have a great sailing vacation experience.

  1. You should know that the storage space in most yachts is limited making storage of hard luggage difficult. It’s best  to use duffel bags to keep yourself from packing too much and that way you can fold up the bags when not in use.
  2. Make sure to pack all  documents you will need while travelling. This includes your passport, your identity card, your sailboat charter documents, your ATM card and similar items. Moreover, it’s also wise to bring photocopies of each that can be used in emergencies.
  3. Don’t pack too many formal clothes and accessories. You only need one or two if you are planning to attend events ashore, Most of your time will be spent on the waves wearing very little.
  4. Since you will be spending long hours under the sun, so you need to protect for yourself. Be sure take along such as sunglasses, baseball caps, sun screens and sun-burn soothers. Be sure to inquiry if the yacht you booked provides copletMany of the crewed yachts
  5. Although you wouldn’t want to think about any emergencies during your sailing vacation, unplanned things do happen. You need to be prepared for them. Keeping flashlights in case the lights go out and First Aid Kits onboard, including pain killers, antiseptic creams, bug sprays and bandages will definitely help.
  6. Bringing your own snorkel equipment is better than using rented ones. This avoids allergies and/ or skin problems caused by using things that have been through several hands.
  7. Keep a camera with you if you want to remember your sailing vacation even after several years have passed. Make sure its batteries, charger and other accessories are along with it to avoid disappointments later on.
  8. Pack small entertainment items like books, CD players, indoor games, etc., to allow you to pass your time on your sailboat charter.

For more information, contact Dennis at Charter the Caribbean at 317-745-1990 or email: charter@charterthecaribbean.com

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