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Packing for Your Lighthouse Reef Trip

Essential Information that you need to review prior to your departure

Essential Information that you need to review prior to your departure

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Click here for  General Packing Tips

Plan to take all your luggage with you to Lighthouse Reef.

Personal Packing List

  • 1 pair light running shoes or hikers
  • 1 pair watersport sandals or water shoes (Teva’s or Keens are a good choice) 
  • 1 or 2 pair lightweight quick-dry long pants
  • Underwear
  • 2-3 pairs of socks
  • 2 pair quick-dry nylon shorts and/or loose skirt or sarong
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 2 long sleeve shirts preferably with a collar (for protection from the sun & 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 bandana or buff (handy for sun protection)
  • 1 headlamp and spare batteries 
  • Small (10L) dry bag for camera, wallet, phone, snacks, etc
  • Small day-pack
  • 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 other synthetic long underwear (great for snorkeling)
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • 1 or 2 Beach/Bath Towels
  • 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
  • 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 

Optional Packing List

  • Earplugs - there can be noise from the ocean, wind, wildlife and more, particularly noticeable at night & in the morning. 
  • Camera equipment – with waterproofing.
  • Binoculars 
  • Fishing rod and tackle 
  • 1 pair light cotton gloves/bike gloves (for protection from the sun/blisters when paddling)
  • Foot powder
  • Anti-Nausea medication if susceptible to motion sickness