Before heading off on your yacht charter vacation, you need to pack. Clothes, medicine, and your phone are obvious essentials. But there are some items you should bring along that are a bit easier to forget. Below, we list five overlooked items you need for your next charter.
Instead of packing normal sunscreen, pick up a bottle of reef-safe sunblock. Reef-safe sunblock lacks oxybenzone and octinoxate, two UV-blocking chemicals that could bleach coral. The last thing you want to do is damage the beautiful place you’re traveling to. Reef-safe sunblock protects both you and the environment from harm.
While you’re on the dinghy, we recommend placing any devices or valuables into a dry bag. A dry bag is a flexible, sealed container that will protect anything you put in it from moisture. Water doesn’t mix well with most items, so use a dry bag to avoid any issues.
The wind and water can be unpredictable at times. For this reason, you should bring along a hat and sunglass straps so that you don’t lose these items to a stray breeze or wave.
Streaming is convenient, but when you go abroad, it’s not very reliable. Sometimes, music licensing will prevent you from listening to certain music when in certain counties. To guarantee you can listen to your favorite jams anywhere, you can download them to your phone. This measure ensures you can play them offline anytime.
The last two overlooked items you need for your next charter are earplugs and eye masks. It can be hard to sleep when you’re in an unfamiliar environment. Earplugs and an eye mask will block out any noises and other distractions, making it easier for you to doze off and get your beauty rest.
Ready to embark on your next yacht charter vacation? Get in touch with Seize the Day Charters. Our passionate and experienced brokers can help you find the yacht charter of your dreams. Whether you want to sail to the warm Mediterranean shores of Greece or party in the Bahamas, we can help!