A sailing holiday offers a multitude of luxuries right from stunning surroundings to delicious food to gorgeous views and finally, the peace you have been looking for. However, an impending trip on a yacht may have you wondering, exactly what should you pack to ensure that your bag isn’t bloated and you can carry clothes that are light, easy-to-dry, and easy to pack. Pack these up and you’ll be soon going on a holiday with zero worries about packing.
Why should it be the first item on our must-pack list? Simply because you can pack a lot of swimsuits and a few cover-ups can also double up as an outfit. So, ensure you add, a few kaftans, sarongs, and quite a few coverup dresses. You can always color-coordinate with the swimsuits and there you are good to go. It helps now that cover-ups are available in some of the most beautiful styles and colors you can think of. Whether it is off-shoulder or puff sleeves, cover-ups are enjoying their moment under the sun and we are simply not complaining.
Who wears shoes on a yacht? Well, not many but you’ll like to pack in some slippers or some rubber-soled shoes. In fact, a pair of flip flops or sandals is all you need to help you sustain a fancy yacht trip. If you are thinking of adding some walking too and find some dry land under your feet, get those tennis shoes to make walking a comfortable affair.
Women and girls are surely planning to catch up with some tanning on board. However, while some prefer to turn as brown as an acorn, it is always better to get some protection as you may want to get tanned but not burnt. So, get your oversized most-wide brim hat (or hats if you are thinking to color-co-ordinate. Don’t forget to add hats with strings, to brave gusts of winds that threaten to toss your fancy headgear to the lap of the choppy waters. Boys can add a pair of baseball caps. And yes don’t forget to pack high-protection factor sunscreen. You want to stay tanned and protected.
You need a towel or towels that dry quickly, damp towels are a complete no-no- on yacht trips. Most of the seaside towns you may touchdown upon while you sail in a yacht are humid. So, air-drying those towels may not be as easy. So, go for 100% Turkish towels only. They are light, easy-to-dry, absorbent, and are much lighter than your heavy regular towels. It also takes much less space in your luggage. Turkish towels are so versatile that you can carry them off anywhere.
Most charter boats will lend you the snorkeling gear. However, sometimes they may not be of high quality and may not fit snugly too. If you’re a snorkeling or free diving aficionado, then bring your own gear that promises maximum comfort and quality.
Fins often take too much space in your bag if you are thinking of carrying a carry-on. So, even if your boat charter provides that; pack in a good mask and snorkel before the trip if you would love to be a complete water baby.
At the end of the trip, ensure you have at least one wet bathing suit to pack and you don’t know exactly where would you like to pack it. While some people may carry their plastic grocery bags to segregate their wet and dry clothes, there is another way out, it is a wet-dry bag. These bags have an inner waterproof lining that has no leaks so you can keep your clothes completely moisture-free. There are lots of such options to find online, so browse and buy and make sure to carry them to your yacht trips.
Well, there may be some more to add to the list, but these are the extra somethings that come in handy at the last moment. Pack intelligently, don’t bring all your fancy swimsuits on one trip. Do pack some- solid-colored swimsuits that are always flattering. Add some waterproof makeup to keep looking fresh throughout the day. When it comes to yacht trips, simple works best! Enjoy your trip and let us know which was the one thing that was particularly handy for you.