Essential Packing List

Yacht Week

By Yacht Week

Posted on 22nd February 2022

Our goal is to create a fun environment for everybody, while maintaining mutual respect on all sides for the benefit of our greater guest experience. We believe that if you look awesome, you'll feel awesome 😁

Travel Bag 🙌

Pack in a soft duffel-type bag to maximise space on the yacht, no hard suitcases!

Apparel 👙

  • Bathing suits
  • Deck shoes, flips-flops and sandals. Sneakers if you’ll be hiking or running
  • Reef shoes - there are a number of hikes and shallow coral walks if you have them bring reef shoes or sandals for this. Reef shoes are available from local shops at a reasonable price (unstylish and practical).
  • At night, restaurants are casual – shorts are fine
  • Sunglasses and a hat (essential)
  • Evenings can be cool – bring something warm


  • Friendly Sunscreen - Please bring reef friendly sunscreen, The locals prefer you to use this to protect what you will find to be pristine coral. Being close to the equator, the sun is extremely strong so even if it does not feel hot you will burn.
  • Aftersun
  • Cleansing wipes
  • Waterproof mascara for the ladies
  • Lip balm (with SPF)
  • Seasickness Tablets - inside the reef and at anchor, the water is very calm. However between islands, even on a calm day, there is a significant swell. If you suffer from seasickness or don’t know, we recommend bringing some. The crossings are 3-4 hrs long and not much fun if you are ill.

Essentials and nice to have’s ✅

  • A floatie of your choosing – If it’s too much of a hassle to bring your own float and you’d rather be a sustainable sailor this summer, save the bag-space and hope that there’ll be one up-cycled for you!
  • Country flag
  • Aux cable
  • Power - sockets are European style 2 pin plugs. There are no marinas on the route but all yachts have generators so power is not a big issue. We recommend bringing a power bank to charge multiple devices as some yachts may have limited sockets.
  • Phone charger and battery pack
  • Disposable underwater camera / GoPro
  • Your own water bottle to minimise plastic use
  • A book for down time
  • Earplugs and an eye mask
  • Cards, chess or your favourite board game
  • Fairy/LED lights for your yacht
  • Alcohol - Alcohol is expensive in French Polynesia. Beer at a supermarket typically costs around $2.50 a can. Spirits are typically double the price they are in the US and Europe. If your crew have space, get everyone to buy some from the duty-free before you fly.

Documents 📚

  • Travel insurance
  • Valid visa
  • Valid passport
  • Local cash - most venues and supermarkets accept credit cards. Local markets and some shops do not. You will need some local currency (Polynesian Francs). This can be withdrawn from ATMs which are few and far between so we recommend getting cash in Raiatea or at the international airport . US$ cash is not accepted. ($1 = approx $100 Polynesian Francs).

What not to pack 🚫

  • Heavy clothing - wool takes a long time to dry
  • Expensive jewellery
  • Water-balloons. Bits of plastic in the ocean is a big no no ☝
  • Linens and pillows, they’re provided for you

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