You’re probably already aware that booking a trip with Sail LUNA means most of the work is done for you—itinerary, meals, and lodging to name a few. But what you do need to take into account is properly preparing and packing for your trip. We’ve put together this handy guide on how to pack for an all-inclusive sailing trip with us.
What to pack for an all-inclusive sailing trip with Sail LUNA
While there is no one-size-fits all packing list, we do have recommendations to give you a starting point while you prepare for your sailing trip. First, let’s start with the essentials.
Must-haves for your sailing trip
To ensure a comfortable stay to be prepared, there are some things that are absolutely essential to bring with you:
Cash, credit cards and an ATM card - by comparison to the US, few vendors accept cards. Both the British and US Virgin Islands use the US Dollar (smaller bills are best).
Swimwear and cover-ups - This is a Caribbean vacation, after all!
Hat - Perfect for protection from the sun or for stylish Instagram photos
Sunglasses - Between overhead sun and light reflecting off the water, these are essential. Polarized lenses work best.
Athletic shoes or trainers for active days ashore - Between shopping in the city or going on hikes, there is lots of exploring to do. And trust us, you’ll want comfortable shoes!
Casual, quick-drying clothes for jaunts ashore such as shorts and t-shirts - During the day, the islands have an easy-going casual dress code.
One or two outfits for a nice dinner ashore - For ladies this means a casual dress or shorts & blouse and for men this means collared shirts.
Light sweater or long-sleeve shirt - Things can cool off quickly on the water and the evenings can get breezy.
Lightweight rain jacket - We recommend these because they are most often used as a windbreaker.
Reef-Safe sunscreen and after-sun creams - Look for non-oily cream types that won’t stain our teak deck are the best. We also ask that you don’t use spray-on sunscreen or oil as they tend to go everywhere!
Personal toiletries and medications - Bring whatever toiletries and medications are part of your regular daily routine.
Electronics to pack for a sailing trip
LUNA has both 110V AC power (US standard) and 12V DC power. Outlets are American-style 3 prong. Each room is equipped with USB chargers.
Splash proof container or case for phones - Get that shot for Instagram without worrying about losing your phone to the water. If you’re sharing on social media, be sure to tag us @sailluna and using the tag #sailyourlegend!
Camera - Capture memories of your trip and bring an extra memory card, just in case.
Extra batteries or charger for your electronics - This will be handy while ashore.
Kindle, iPad, magazines or books - However you find your zen, you will want to bring it with you.
Helpful to pack, but not necessary
Now that we have the necessities out of the way, here are the things we believe are helpful to bring along but not necessary:
A headlamp or small flashlight – This is for dark dinghy docks.
Snorkeling gear - We already have 6 sets on board, but you may prefer your own if you already have it.
Music! You have control of the soundtrack so bring a pre-loaded playlist. You can either connect via Bluetooth or a USB stick.
What NOT to bring for an all-inclusive sailing trip
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