Packing for a Catamaran is Easier Than You Think.
- Of course the options are personal. Your choices will depend on the length of your charter, the season, local weather, whether you will be going ashore for fun and entertainment. Below are some basic ideas particularly for longer cruises. Adapt as you see fit.
- Space is at a premium on sailboats. Soft bags are definitely the way to go.
- You may have to walk down a dock or in and out of dinghies, so a back pack or small duffle bag is the best thing to take.
- Even if it isn't raining, a wave can splash you and your stuff-including cell phones and other precious things. If you are riding in the dingy, it is even more likely. Use a small waterproof dry bag to store anything important.
- Remember to bring whatever you take regularly.
- Also include seasick meds. (Ginger, Saltines, Sea Band, Bonine, The Patch, and Dramamine are some options)
- CPAP machine - PLEASE bring a 12 volt ( car charger ) and adapter to power your Machine. NOTE: Only one machine may be used per cabin. Normal wall plugs (110 volts) DO NOT work in cabins.
- Soft Sided Bags Only. (Absolutely NO hard sided or roll suitcases-they can damage the boat)
- Good Sunglasses. I always have a couple of cheap back-ups.
- Sun Hat or Cap
- Hair Ties and Headbands for Long Hair
- Light Weight Rain Jacket
- A Couple of Bathing Suits
- Tee Shirts or Quick Dry Sleeveless or Short Sleeved Shirts
- Long Sleeve shirt for Sun Protection
- Sweatshirt for Cool Evenings
- Non-Skid, Non-Marking Shoes. Water Shoes are also an option.
- Going Ashore Clothes for Eating Out, Sight Seeing, Etc.
- Cell Phone and/or Camera. You WILL want to take pictures
- 12 Volt ( car chargers ) Chargers for all your electronics.
- Personal Toiletries-Including biodegradable shampoo and body soap
- Small waterproof dry bag
- Personal Snacks
- Bug Repellent
- Snorkeling Gear
- Beach Towels (We provide Bath and Hand Towels)
- Fishing Equipment
- Floaties, Etc.
- Games, Cards, Books, Etc.