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Wild South Packing List

Personal Packing List
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Air ticket information
  • Favorite snacks for between meals
  • Personal spending and emergency funds
  • 1 extra set of clothes for the flight home including shoes
  • 1 pair good walking shoes to wear in evening around camp
  • 2nd pair of shoes to wear in the evening around camp
  • 1 pair water-sports sandals - Teva or Keens are good brands
  • 1 or 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 bathing suit
  • 2 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.
  • Light-weight sleeping bag or a sleep sheet and light weight fleece blanket
  • small pillow
  • Nylon stuff sac
  • 1- 2 long sleeved shirt preferably with a collar (for protection from the sun and bugs)
  • 1 fleece jacket (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.)
  • 1-2 bandanas (handy for sun protection)
  • Spare set of eyeglasses (even if you wear contact lenses) and contact lens solution
  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • 10 lt dry bag to waterproof personal documents, camera etc.
  • Capilene or polypropylene wicking top
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • 1 TOWEL (either a small camp towel or thin beach towel)
  • 1 washcloth - choose a thin small cloth
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal medication and prescriptions
  • Small personal First Aid Kit: i.e.. Band-Aids, aspirin/Tylenol, scissors, tweezers, safety pins
  • Biodegradable soap - Please click here for more information on biodegradable products.  
  • Sunscreen - Please click here for more information on biodegradable reef-friendly sun-block.  We do highly recommend the use of environmental products if you know the product does work for you.
  • Vaseline, Aloe Vera lotion, or other 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 from dry
Optional Packing List
  • Camera equipment - waterproof or waterproof throw-away camera  
  • Binoculars 
  • Bug jacket 
  • Handy Wipe - moist tissues for hands and face
  • Favorite liquors or wine
  • Small day pack 
  • Mesh bag for carrying snorkel gear 
  • Fishing rod & tackle
  • Art supplies, sketching tools, or water-colors 
  • 1 pair light cotton gloves/bike gloves (for protection from the sun/blisters when paddling)
  • Aquasocks
  • Foot powder
  • Items to give as gifts (click here for suggestions)
  • Waterproof watch
  • Earplugs – for animal sounds

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