What to Bring


As you plan for your cruise, consider the possible weather for your time aboard.  If you remember sensible shoes, something to block the wind, something to block the rain & layers, layers, layers. - You will be comfortable no matter what Mother Nature has in store.   

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  • Soft canvas or nylon bags to slide under your bunk
  • Informal clothes that can be layered
  • Jeans & shorts
  • T-shirts (both long and short sleeves)
  • Sweatshirt or sweater, and windbreaker
  • Bathing suit, beach towel
  • Rubber soled shoes or sneakers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Rain gear (jacket or poncho)
  • Coat, hat, gloves for early and late season trips
  • Sleeping bag for sleeping on deck
  • Prescription medications
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Disposable wipes
  • Camera, film, extra batteries
  • Small flashlight
  • Clip-on book light for avid readers
  • Binoculars
  • Musical instrument
  • Book, journal, sketchpad
  • Favorite board game
  • Ear plugs for light sleepers
  • Folding soft canoe seat (esp. if you have back problems)
  • Carbonated beverages, alcohol in moderation
  • Carefree hairdo, sense of humor, & singing voice.
  • Insect repellant (for walks ashore)
  • Ginger candy, sea bracelets, Dramamine only if you are prone to motion sickness.
  • Hair dryers and electric razors
  • Hard or bulky suitcases
  • Radios (except with headphones)
  • Fancy clothing & makeup
  • Stress
  • Cell phones & laptops (If you must bring them, please use discreetly)