5 Essential Things to Know

Are you gearing up for an unforgettable sailing charter adventure? Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a first-time cruiser, there are five crucial things you should know to ensure a smooth and enjoyable voyage. From tackling seasickness to packing the essentials, we've got you covered.

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Prepare for Seasickness

Book Early and Plan for Weather Rescheduling

Pack the Essentials

Seasickness can affect even the most experienced sailors. To combat it, consider taking seasickness medication (ideally 30 minutes before departure).Consult your doctor for prescription options if you're prone to severe seasickness. Don't let this common issue dampen your journey! We have ginger candy and ginger drinks onboard, but it's best if you don't need them!

Sailing charters can be in high demand, especially during peak seasons. To secure your preferred dates and yacht, it's advisable to book well in advance. Plan to reach out 2-3 weeks minimum before your requested date. Additionally, be prepared for the possibility of rescheduling due to adverse weather conditions. Booking a date for earlier in your trip allows you the flexibility to adjust your plans as needed.

Before you set sail, make sure you bring all the essentials. This includes sunscreen (reef-safe), hats, sunglasses, towels, and, of course, your swimsuit. Although not required, cash tips for crew is always a considerate gesture. To simplify meal planning, consider exploring local takeout options near Kewalo Basin Harbor to bring onboard too! Check out our tips for where to get takeout near Kewalo Basin Harbor ➝



Embrace Sustainable Sailing

Wear a Comfortable Outfit

As responsible travelers, consider adopting sustainable practices during your sailing adventure. Minimize plastic waste by bringing reusable water bottles and bags. Respect the local marine ecosystem by adhering to guidelines for anchoring and disposing of waste properly. Help protect the beautiful destinations you explore, ensuring they remain pristine for generations to come.

Dressing comfortably is key for a pleasant sailing experience. For those Instagram-worthy photos, think coordinated outfits among your group—matching isn't necessary, but it can add a fun touch to your sailing memories. Just don't plan an outfit around your shoes, we'll be leaving them at the dock!

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