No packing list is one-size-fits-all, but the tips below may help.
What to bring:
- 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 & cover-ups
- Athletic shoes or trainers for active days ashore
- Casual, quick-drying clothes for jaunts ashore (shorts, t-shirts)
- One or two outfits for a nice dinner ashore (ladies: casual dress or shorts & blouse; men: collared shirts)
- Light sweater or long-sleeve shirt for breezy evenings
- Lightweight rain jacket (most often used as a windbreaker)
- Sunscreen & after-sun creams
- Personal toiletries & medications
S/V Allende has both 110V AC power (US standard) and 12V DC power. Outlets are American-style 3 prong.
- Splashproof containers for phones, etc.
- Extra batteries or charger for your electronics
- Kindle, iPad, magazines or books
Helpful, but not necessary:
- A headlamp or small flashlight for dark dinghy docks
- Snorkeling gear. We have 6 sets on board, but you may prefer your own if you already have it
- Music! Bring a pre-loaded electronic device with headphone jack or USB cord so you have control of the soundtrack
What NOT to bring:
- Hard-sided suitcases
- More than what you need: Storage space is at a premium onboard and in your cabin
We completely understand that some people are more susceptible to motion sickness than others. Prevention is the key, and we have more than a few tricks to help you stay happy and healthy. Let us know if you are concerned about being sick. And by all means, talk to your doctor about a prescription or other preventative measures. It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!