What to Bring on your Windjammer Cruise

 

We highly recommend packing your items in soft duffel bags to ensure ease of stowage and access during the trip. There is some storage under the bunks and a limited amount of hanging space in each cabin, but you will find that keeping things in your "sea bag" is the easiest approach to seaboard living.

You will end up needing much less “gear” on the ship than you would imagine, so try to pack light. It will make travelling easier and make it easier to stow your gear on the ship.

Please keep in mind: these are not exhaustive lists! You may need different items depending on your cruise, especially depending on the weather.

 

Bahamas & Virgin Islands Suggested Packing List

Liberty will provide your cabin: bed linens, blanket, pillow and towels. The weather in the Caribbean can vary and we recommend that you check the local conditions of your destination prior to your cruise to make the final decision on what you want to pack. While the weather in the Bahamas and Virgin Islands is usually great, we do recommend that you still bring some comfortable layered clothing to provide protection from cold and wet to hot.

You should bring:

  • A long-sleeve shirt or sweater/sweatshirt (protection from both sun and for evenings if it gets cool)
  • Comfortable pants (protection from both sun and for evenings if it gets cool)
  • Rain jacket
  • Light shirts such as t-shirts and/or tanktops
  • Shorts
  • Bathing suits
  • Soft soled boat shoes or sneakers
  • Sandals/flip-flops for walking the beaches
  • Personal toiletry items including shampoo & soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-hat or base-ball type cap for sun protection

Optional:

  • Water Bottle - the Bahamas does NOT recycle plastic, so to minimize environmental impact, consider bringing a reusable water bottle!  We make our own water on board and will set up a cooler on deck to make it easy for you to keep it full.
  • Rigging knife (if you want to practice knots / rope-work with crew)
  • Small flashlight
  • Camera (underwater if you plan to snorkel)
  • Notebook or personal diary
  • Seasick pills/patches/wrist-bands
  • Reading materials

 

Offshore Adventure Cruises - North & South

The weather on the Atlantic Coast is incredibly variable in the spring and fall. You will want to have comfortable layered clothing to provide protection from colder and wetter conditions. If you are transiting NORTH with us in the spring, we highly recommend bringing warm clothing as June can often still be cool (especially offshore!) in New England.  Likewise, SOUTHBOUND travels off the coast of New England down to Virginia can be very cold in October.  Please plan accordingly!

You should bring:

  • Light shirts such as t-shirts/tanktops
  • A swim suit!
  • Shorts and pants
  • Warm jacket, sweater, or fleece
  • Thermal layers / long underwear 
  • Rain gear, including jacket, pants and boots
  • Soft soled boat shoes or sneakers
  • Personal toiletry items including shampoo and soap
  • Warm hat and gloves

Optional:

  • Water Bottle
  • Rigging knife
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Camera
  • Notebook or personal diary
  • Seasick pills/patches
  • Reading materials
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Sunscreen