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Glover's Getaway & Kayak Rental Combo Packing List

Personal Packing List
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Air tickets 
  • Personal spending and emergency funds 
  • 1 extra set of clothes for flight home 
  • 1 pair sturdy rubber sandals, hard bottom aquasocks, or old canvas shoes
  • 1 pair watersport sandals or water shoes (Teva’s or Keens are a good choice) 
  • 2 pair lightweight quick-dry long pants
  • Underwear
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • 2 pair quick-dry nylon shorts and/or loose skirt or sarong
  • 1-2 bathing suits
  • 3 t-shirts - looking for a great t-shirt to wear on your trip?  Be sure to check out our brand new collection of Island Expeditions’ Tees, which can be viewed and purchased online.
  • 2 long sleeved shirts preferably with a collar (for protection from the sun & bugs).  Silk shirts work well and dry quickly
  • 1 fleece jacket or wool sweater (this will keep you warm even when wet)
  • 1 good quality rain jacket
  • 1 wide brimmed sunhat (to keep the sun off your face and neck)
  • Sunglasses with band (Chums, Croakies, etc.)
  • 1-3 bandanas (handy for sun protection)
  • 1 good quality rain jacket
  • Spare set of eyeglasses (even if you wear contact lenses) and contact lens solution
  • 1 headlamp and spare batteries
  • 1 nylon sleeping bag size stuff sac (don't need if you already have one with your sleeping bag)
  • Mask, fins, snorkel *IMPORTANT*.  Please click here for more information on snorkel gear
  • Shortie wet suit, especially for kids (not essential but water temperatures in Dec. and Jan. can be cooler)
  • Capilene or polypropylene, or silk long underwear (great for snorkeling)
  • 1 iter water bottle
  • 3-20 liter waterproof bags/person for each rental kayak
  • 1 TOWEL (either a small camp towel or thin beach towel)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal medication and prescriptions
  • Small personal First Aid Kit: i.e. Band-Aids, aspirin/Tylenol, scissors, tweezers, safety pins 
  • Sunscreen - Please click here for more information on biodegradable reef-friendly sunblock & soap.  We do highly recommend the use of environmental products if you are certain the product does work for you
  • Biodegradable soap - Please click here for more information on biodegradable products
  • Vaseline, Aloe Vera lotion, or skin care cream
  • Caladryl/After Bite/Benadryl Cream or lotion to ease itching from bug bites
  • Insect repellent (20 - 100% Deet)
  • 2 to 3 garbage bags - serves as extra waterproofing protection and keeps wet gear separate 
  • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper or sensitive to wave noise and animal/bird sounds
Camp Gear
  • lightweight camping tent 
  • extra duffel and/or storage bags to pack your food and gear in for transport out to Cayes
  • cooking gear: camp stove, pots, plates, cups, cooking & eating utensils, knife, spices
  • sleeping pad (thermarest, air mattress, or closed cell foam ) 
  • light weight blanket & cotton sheet or a light weight sleeping bag (preferably not down). 55F (12C) at worst, upper 60’s and 70’s (20-25C) more often. 
  • marine charts or map that shows the positions of the Cayes. This is important!
  • compass
  • tarp & rope/bungee cords 
  • lighter(s), waterproof matches
  • toilet paper
Optional Packing List
  • Camera equipment - waterproof or waterproof throw-away camera 
  • Binoculars 
  • Bug jacket
  • Clothesline and pegs
  • Skin-So-Soft Avon used as repellent 
  • Handy Wipe moist tissues for hands and face and/or waterless bacterial cleanser
  • Good reading book, log book, and pen
  • Wine or favorite liquor
  • Small day-pack (can be handy on any of our trips)
  • Mesh bag for carrying snorkel gear 
  • Fishing rod and tackle 
  • Art supplies, sketching tools, or water colors 
  • 1 pair light cotton gloves/bike gloves (for protection from the sun/blisters when paddling)
  • Foot powder
  • Waterproof watch

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