What do I need to bring on charter?

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Most yachts will provide a range of amenities and extras, so please check with the crew before you arrive so that you do not have to bring unnecessary items. This allows you to arrive carefree, knowing that you can travel as lightly as possible. The most important items to remember are your travel documents and passports. Customs and Immigration would like to see you leave after your wonderful stay in the Caribbean, so flight tickets booked back home is essential. Ensure that your passport is valid and up to date and that it will not expire whilst on your vacation in paradise.

Remember that storage onboard yachts are usually limited, and it is not easy to store large hard suitcases. Strong rolling soft bags are great and are easily stored on airplanes. The temperature ranges from around 75f to 85f in winter and around 85f to 95f in summer. So you would probably spend more time in your swimsuit, shorts, and T-shirts with flip flops. Shoes are not worn on boats, and being barefoot adds to the island-style feeling. Water shoes/flip-flops are also great for wading in shallow water on trails. We recommend casual and comfortable attire onboard, and if you want to dress up a little for dinner ashore or a little dancing with local entertainment, something a little more stylish may be in order. A light sweater and cover-up are recommended for cooler nights. Hats (not expensive, as they may blow overboard) or baseball caps help keep the sun off your face.

Your camera or GoPro should definitely be on your list as you would want to share those great memories later on social media or print the photos later to show everyone what a great vacation you had. If you have an underwater camera or video, bring that as you may get to take a few stunning underwater photos of the beautiful creatures of the Caribbean Sea. Chargers for your devices are handy just when you need them. Don’t forget them at home! Portable waterproof speakers that connect to Bluetooth are fun to take to the beach.
Sunscreen is a must. Please bring only non-spray sunscreen as it often stains towels and decks orange because of ingredients. “Reef-friendly” sunscreen is preferred as it does not impact the ocean reefs. Check with your crew before arrival, some crews may provide some. Please do not bring “flushable” wipes.

Sunglasses help with glare and provide good eye care from the strong sun.
Motion sickness is not common on catamarans, but if you are prone to motion sickness, bring wristbands, ear pads, or Dramamine tablets.
Bug spray is provided by most boats, but you may bring your own small favorite brand if you prefer. Remember to check this item in your luggage as it may not be carried on the plane.

You may want to walk or hike ashore, and a small backpack/dry bag comes in very handy to carry bottled water, sunscreen, and gifts purchased on your island tour.


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