Questions & Answers
How much do we need to pack? Any suggestions or tips?
Ok, keep an open mind here. Remember you're going yachting. What you bring is up to you. But we do have a few ideas to share. Below are a few examples that will help point you in the right direction. The theme to packing for a cruising vacation is to keep it minimal. Pack clothes sparingly. You wont need multiple changes of clothes each day or a bunch of gadgets and toys (though a few well selected ones do come in handy). You will have plenty to do each day. You don't need to be concerned with down time or things to do. Bring only what you actually need. Shoes are optional. Don't bother unless they are boat shoes or you want to eat someplace "fancy." A pair of water sandals and a pair of "nice" sandals for evening romps on shore in your "good shorts" will do you fine. You won't need as much as you think you will. Here are our suggestions for an individual packing up for a seven-night charter.
Sunscreen 27+ SPF
Bathing suits - 4 to 5 (but you can get away with as few as 1 or 2 if you keep them rinsed out!)
Rash Guard Shirts with SPF protection - 2 (Optional)
Undergarments. It is nice to get out of your swimsuit every once in a while
Shorts - 3 to 4 (you will only really wear them in the evening)
T-shirts - one per day minimum - 7 - 12 (consider if you will ware one in the day and one at night)
Short sleeve Button down shirts, blouses, or Polos - 2 (for going out to dinner in your shorts.)
Casual close toed or boat shoes (if you want to eat somewhere "fancy" or if you prefer to wear boat shoes aboard). (Optional)
First Aid kit with anti-bacterial and bandages
Very Bright compact flashlight or Mag-type flashlight
Video Camera (optional)
Cash or Travelers Checks. But cash is better. (you will need cash to pay your mooring fees)
Raw Ginger candies / Gingersnaps / ginger gum (step one for the weak of stomach)
Common cold and allergy meds (OTC) including Benadryl
Cortisone cream (Optional)
Extra mosquito spray (pump only)
Ziplock bags (to pack creams and liquids in)
CDs, iPod, and a good book.
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