Heading Out For Your First Chartered Yacht Cruise? 5 Things You'll Need To Pack

1 August 2016
 Categories: Travel, Blog

When it comes to chartering a yacht, there are some items that will be on every packing list, and some that you won't find anywhere. The one's that you can't find on any packing list, are the ones that you really need to bring with you. Here are five small items that you should never forget when packing for a yacht cruise.

Individual Water Bottles

In most cases, drinking water is going to be available from 1-gallon water bottles. While those will supply you with the water that you need, they're not very portable. That can be a problem when you're heading to shore. To make sure that each member of your party has water to drink, be sure to bring along individual refillable water bottles. Label them so that you can easily identify who the bottles belong to. The bottles can be refilled using the gallon containers that will be stored on-board the yacht.

Glow Sticks

If you're yacht is going to dock overnight, you'll want to go out and enjoy the nightlife at the ports you visit. Unfortunately, once you take the dingy into the port, it can be difficult to identify it in the dark. That can lead to some embarrassment as you try to find your way back to your dingy. You can make the task easier by hanging a glow stick from the bimini. The glow stick will guide you through the dark.

Dry Sacks

If you take the dingy to shore for a day on the beach, you're going to need something to carry your wet clothes in on your return trip. That's where the dry sack comes in. Dry sacks are lightweight and can be folded up small enough to fit in your pocket. Once you're ready to use your dry sack, simply pull it out of your pocket and fill it with your wet swimwear.

Portable Thermometer

Your yacht is going to have a small onboard refrigerator that you'll be able to stock with your own food. Unfortunately, the refrigerator will only work when the engine is running. If you're going to be docked for an extended period of time, you'll need to have a thermometer to monitor the temperature inside the refrigerator. That will spare you the stress of having your food spoil while the yacht is powered down you so can enjoy some fun in the water.

Motion Sickness Medication

If you've never been out to sea before, you'll need to bring a supply of motion sickness medication. You never know when the movement of the waves is going to send you heaving over the edge of the boat. The motion sickness medication will calm your stomach so you can enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Now that you're planning your first yacht cruise, be sure you're ready for the adventure. The packing tips provided here will ensure that you don't forget those little things that you're going to need. Contact a business like Sea of Love for more information.