5 Must-haves To Take With You On Your Next Skippered Charter Boat Holiday

The excitement of setting out on your next holiday is growing and you’ve already made a list of everything you need to pack. You’ve made sure to include books and maps as well as fishing gear. And, you surely would not forget to pack a few games among too.

There are however several items which are often forgotten in the packing process. These are not vital but will make your next charter holiday much easier. Check out our top picks for charter boat holiday must-haves.

There are a variety of lights you may want to pack for your skippered yacht charters. They will make life aboard your boat much easier.

An LED headlamp This can be used if you decide to take your dingy out at night. Alternatively, an LED headlamp comes in really handy if you decide to light up the grill at night too or if you need a little extra light at dinner time. Your nifty LED headlamp can also be used during your night-time snorkeling adventures.
Glow sticks These can be hung on the boat at night if you decide to go for a midnight swim. They make your boat easy to identify in the dark and they do not take up much space when packing for your trip. Another alternative for these are micro-lights which can be used in a very similar way.
Torch While your charter boat is already equipped with lights, you don’t want to be switching on all the room lights to find your way to the bathroom. Don’t forget to pack a rechargeable torch which you can use at night.

Water bottles
These are often overlooked when packing for a charter boating holiday. They come in super handy if you decide to take a trip ashore. They can easily and quickly be refilled from the water storage on the boat too. Let each person going on the trip with you pick out their own bottle to keep them unique.

Dry bags
These are small, cheap and easy to pack. They can be used to keep cameras, phones, and money dry on a trip to the beach. In addition, the larger ones can be used to carry towels and sunscreen. They are an important little tool to keep in mind while packing; you never know when you might need to use them. Another great idea is to pack a few Ziploc bags. These can be used to hold leftover spices or even odd bits of fishing equipment.

If you plan on taking a few perishable items from home on your next charter boating holiday, then we suggest you place them in a cooler. This way you will also have a cooler available when you decide to take a trip ashore. Pack that little cooler full of drinks to enjoy on the beach.

Baby powder and wipes
While it may sound quite strange, these to small items can save you quite a bit of discomfort. Baby wipes can be used to wipe down hands and faces on the beach when you are away from fresh water. And, baby powder can be sprinkled on your feet at night to prevent you from taking the sand from your feet into bed with you.