Mobiles & Camera's, Footwear, Medications & Drugs, Medical Kit.
Mobiles and Cameras Cameras are a must. Phone coverage and/or the Internet are limited and mostly non-existent. Most of the Pacific have Vodafone of some sort. Best to buy a local Simcard.
Make sure you bring phone chargers. We are in a saltwater environment where items tend to fall overboard, so whether a phone or camera, carefully consider your choices.
Footwear We do not wear any footwear on board and we would prefer that guests didn’t either. But if for some reason you choose to wear shoes, please ONLY wear non-black SOFT-soled shoes or slippers.
Coral chips, sand, dirt roads, concrete dust can be extremely small and sharp, and in some cases be un-hygienic causing unnecessary infection.
Others with the slightest scratch can soon find the scratch infected and places a huge dampener on the holiday. Just as importantly, this is to AVOID scratching the boat floors.
We ask that you check your soles EACH time you board the yacht, and/or enter the saloon and/or rooms. Whilst barefoot, please rinse your feet prior to stepping on board.
Off the yacht, saltwater tolerant shoes are essential. As an example, we carry one pair each of thongs, runners, and coral booties, the latter being the most worn.
NO-GO Shoe Items - High-heels, leather, or black rubber-soled shoes (including on the steps).
Medications and Drugs We are going to remote locations, sometimes 2-3 days sailing (on a good day) back for help. So, if you are on medication, please bring sufficient to cover you for the trip (plus a bit more) IN THE CORRECT LABELLED packaging (Customs and Immigration requirement).
Even an extra prescription from your GP would help. While we cannot prescribe Panadol to anyone, we do carry a stock that you can use.
NO-GO Drug Items - Illicit drugs and Cigarettes.
Medical Kit We carry a 'medical kit' imported from New Zealand pertinent to remote sailing and most water activities. There is however no defibrillator, morphine, needles, or other top-end items.