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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 end up needing much less “gear” on the ship than you would imagine, so try to pack light. It makes traveling and stowing your gear on the ship easier.

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

Bahamas Suggested Packing List

Liberty provides your cabin essentials: Bed linens, blanket, pillow, and towels. The weather in the Bahamas 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 is usually great, we do recommend that you still bring some comfortable layered clothing to provide protection from cold and wet to hot.

Recommended Items:

– A light jacket (fleece dries better than cotton)
– Long-sleeve shirt & comfortable pants (protection from both sun and for evenings if it gets cool)
– Rain gear, at the least a rain jacket (and rain pants if you really want to play it safe)
– Light shirts and t-shirts (non-cotton shirts dry faster)
– Shorts, skorts, and bathing suits (it’s advisable to have more than one swimsuit with you)
– Soft-soled boat shoes or sneakers. Tevas or sandals for walking the beaches.
– Personal toiletry items including shampoo & shower soap/bath gel (hand soap provided for in-cabin sink)
– Sunscreen (there are some brands that are less toxic to the marine life and coral reefs)
**Refillable water bottle** / filtered ice water is always available on deck from the cooler
– Small backpack for outings to beaches etc.
– Small flashlight (remember the batteries!)
– Camera (underwater if you plan to snorkel)
– Notebook or personal diary
– Seasickness pills/patches/wrist-bands if you are prone to motion sickness.
– Reading materials
– Sunglasses, sun hat, or baseball type cap for sun protection
– Bug spray
– Carabiner clips are handy for drying your items on deck on the railing (clothes pins don’t always secure that bathing suit or shirt 100% in windy conditions)
– Device charger with a long (approximately 3′) cable

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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


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