Things to Bring

You really won’t need much – so do your best to pack light. However, there are a few items that you will want to be sure to bring along!

  • Remember when packing, think sun protection, staying cool and comfortable
  • Casual clothing is the rule in the islands
  • Please avoid suitcases – pack your gear in a soft sided bag
    • They are easier to stow once on board

For the Basic, Catamaran and Advanced Learn-n-Cruise courses, here is the list of items we suggest you bring:

  • Swimsuits (2-3) & cover-up
  • Shirts—tees, polo shirts, sun-shirts (3-5)
  • Shorts—quick-dry, zippered pockets (2-3)
  • Underwear—as appropriate
  • Quick-dry long pants, long-sleeved shirt (UPF for sun protection)
  • Shoes/on-board—non-slip, non-marking, closed-toed (eg. deck shoes, Crocs, Keens)
  • Shoes/ashore—sandals, water shoes
  • Rain jacket—hooded, lightweight, breathable (light foul weather gear)
  • Hat—ball cap, visor, or sun hat (tie-down)
  • Sunglasses (polarized if possible), retainer strap. Bring a spare pair.
  • Sailing gloves (strongly recommended)
  • Toiletry / wash kit
  • Earplugs (to block sound at night if needed)
  • Micro-fiber sports towel / beach towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50!) & lip balm (SPF 15+, waterproof – “Lip Trip” is the best!)
  • Seasickness medication—as required
  • Personal flashlight (small, headlamps work great!)
    • If you are doing the Advanced Cruise and Learn course – a headlamp with a red lens/light is mandatory kit
    • It takes approximately 20 minutes in darkness for your night vision to fully develop. One flash of white light will ruin it, but red light does not effect your night vision.
  • Camera
  • Duffel bag (soft, no wheels)
  • Passport
  • Debit or credit card, with PIN for cash advances
  • Sailing text books (See “Textbooks” tab for details)
  • Calculator (small/simple), mechanical pencil & eraser
  • Music CD’s or iPod
  • Wine, beer or adult beverage of choice (allowed at anchor or dock only).


Currency: You will have the option to eat ashore (or enjoy a beverage) at most of the anchorages we visit during the week. You will be responsible for all of your meals ashore. Most nights we will stay at anchor, however if the students and instructor choose to take a mooring ball or dock, the fees are split among the students. We encourage anchoring for the learning experience. U.S. Currency is generally accepted throughout the islands and will help you to avoid high ATM fees.

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