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Preparing for your trip

Packing

All of your luggage will go with you on the boat but you should pack a smaller bag with the items you will use for the trip. The smaller bag will stay with you and your larger backpack will be stowed in another cabin or bodega on the boat until final destination. This helps to keep the boat more organized.

Here is a list of items that we suggest you pack in your small bag:

  • 5 days of light clothing (t shirts, shorts etc)
  • Bathing suit(s)
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Light sweater or raincoat
  • Sun protection
  • Flashlight
  • Bug repellent
  • Seasickness medication (Dramamine/Mareol)
  • Camera and charger
  • Reading material

Sea Sickness

We recommend that you purchase seasickness tablets and start taking them early on the day of departure for them to start working before you board the boat. Dramamine and Mareol are the common brands and can be found in most pharmacies. Ginger is a natural remedy for seasickness and though it’s not as strong, it can be taken as an alternative to tablets.


Payment & Changing Money

Please ensure you have all cash ready before the departure. It’s recommended to leave time to withdraw cash as you may encounter a daily limit to the amount you can withdraw, depending on your bank and the ATM.

If departing from Colombia, you will need to change money to USD to take with you. Please allow additional time for this. You can change money in our office or in money exchange (casa de cambio). DO NOT change with people in the street.

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