5 Items to Pack for a Vacation at Sea

Whether you’re headed out for a weekend on a yacht, you plan to go sailing with a few friends for a couple of days or even if you have a week-long cruise coming up, when you’re away at sea, there are certain things that are absolutely essential. So, in order to make your packing process quicker and easier, we’ve got a list of five items that you should take along with you so that you can better enjoy every single moment of your sea vacation.


When you’re taking a vacation at sea, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to want to go swimming whether it’s in the open waters or aboard the cruise ship. So, make sure that you pack a couple of swimsuits. Make sure that they are comfortable and also provide good support. If you’re a woman in the market for a new suit, it’s best if you get one that’s according to your body type. You can get great tips by going to your favorite search engine and putting “swimsuit for your body type” in the search field.


A vacation at sea will also require you spending a lot of time outdoors in the sun. This means that you need to do all that you can in order to protect your skin from potentially damaging rays. You can do this by applying sunscreen. There are actually different kinds of sunscreens that are best for different skin types. SkinCancer.org is one website that can tell you what type is best for children, pale and dark skin and even acne-prone skin. Simply go to the website and put “choose the right sunscreen for your skin type” in the search field.


Sometimes people don’t know that they have issues with motion sickness until they are out on the waters for a long period of time. Although this doesn’t happen quite as much on cruises as it does when you’re on a yacht or sailing, it’s a good idea to have some motion-sickness medication on hand, just in case. One of our favorites is Dramamine. You can purchase it at your local drug store.

First-Aid Kit.

Say that you’ve been considering using the All Rivers and Saltwater Charters for a sailing vacation. Something else that we recommend that you take along with you is a First-Aid Kit. By having some aspirin, pain pills, tweezers, Band-Aids and hydrogen peroxide on hand, you won’t have to worry about looking for one of these things should you happen to have a headache or experience a minor cut as the boat is riding the waves.


Although cruises are a wonderful experience, they do tend to be pretty pricey; especially when it comes to things like beverages and snacks. That’s why it’s our personal recommendation that you purchase some bottled water, juice, granola, cookies and any other snacks that you might like to have ahead of time. That way, you can have a lot of the foods that you like without having to spend a ton of money in the process. Happy sailing!