Travel Tips: What To Bring: Caribbean

Temperatures in Puerto Rico are very consistent. At their coolest, daily temperatures seldom go below 73°F, and at their hottest rarely rise above 86°F. If it is breezy at night you may wish for a sweater or light windbreaker. Most of the time dressing casually for summer weather is best. Don't forget a bathing suit! Comfortable rubber-soled shoes/sneakers or sport sandals are a must, as are sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat that won't blow off. Don't forget some rain gear just in case. You might also like to bring binoculars, camera, musical instrument, wildlife guides, needlework, or a notebook.

Please remember that the WANDERBIRD is a traditional, informal vessel where comfort is the order of the day. Pack like you would for a summer camping trip, no ties or gowns required. Most people find they can pack all they need in one duffel bag.

Caribbean Voyages:

  • Soft duffel bag type luggage
  • Comfortable, casual summer clothing
  • Rubber soled shoes or sneakers (for beach combing, hiking, relaxing on deck)
  • Shorts & bathing suit
  • Light sweater
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun screen & SPF lip balm
  • Sun-blocking clothing or white T-shirt for preventing sunburn while swimming
  • Cameras, batteries & film or memory card
  • Binoculars & wildlife guides (A good pair of binoculars will enhance your trip in many ways, particularly in viewing birds and other wildlife.)
  • Musical instruments & song book
  • Knitting, needlework, or a sketch book
  • The Book That You Have Been Trying to Find Time to Read!
  • Some stargzers enjoy sleeping on deck - they bring a sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sport sandals or water shoes
  • Hat (ballcap or other sun hat for protection)
  • Waterproof light backpack or fanny pack
  • If you have your own preferred snorkel gear, feel free to bring it
  • Before we set sail, you may want to stock up on alcoholic or carbonated beverages of your choice (ship serves tea and lemonade, and maybe some wine at dinner)
  • Bring a hungry sailor’s appetite!

Shop for Gear at the Ship’s Store

Many items are available through our Ship’s Store in Belfast:

  • Medium Weight Polar Fleece Jackets with Logo
  • Waffle Weave Thermal Shirts with Logo (Good for Layering)
  • Watch Caps with Logo
  • Ladies Polar Fleece Vests with Logo (Good for Layering)
  • Ladies Cotton Stretch Jerseys with Logo (Good for Layering)
  • Lined Warm Jackets with Logo
  • Baseball Caps with Logo (for keeping the sun out of your eyes)
  • Canvas or Denim Sun Hats (for Boating)
  • Canvas Book Bags with Logo
  • Drinking Water Bottle with Logo
  • Destination Specific Guides and Books

Items can be ordered directly from our Store in Belfast, Maine and sent to you
by calling 1-866-SEA-BIRD or 1-207-338-3088

Luggage Requirements

Luggage should be limited to soft bags such as duffel bags for the ship. No rigid-frames or bags with metals wheels please. For air travel, baggage is limited to no more than and 60 lbs. per participant, and no single bag should exceed 45 lbs.

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