What To Pack For A Cruise To Bahamas – Checklist

It is very easy to know what to pack for a cruise to Bahamas as the temperatures are very similar both winter and summer. Sometimes it can get cooler early in the morning as well as in the evening. In the winter you will feel like in the late spring, which is very agreeable, and in the summer it is usually hot and humid.

During the summer and the fall, there may be some rains, especially during the months of May and June, but don’t worry, the Bahamas have more than 300 days of sunshine a year. In the Bahamas, you can enjoy all the water sports almost any day of the year, due to its wonderful tropical climate.  From September through May the Bahamas are crowded, and the temperatures vary” between” 70 to 75 during the day.

No matter which season of the year you plan to cruise in the Bahamas, you will always need to take with you light clothes and some swimsuits, because you will spend most of your time swimming and sunbathe on one of the beautiful islands of the Bahamas.


Important Things to Know!

Take into consideration that yacht charters are not similar to hotels, and they not always provide personal care, such as towels, conditioner, soap, shampoo, peignoir, razors, or blow dryer. So before you start cruising, make sure with your company to check what they do provide on the boat.

Many charter companies might restrain the number of suitcases on the boat as storage is quite restricted on boats, but that is also something that you have to check with your company. However, if you want a good advice, don’t over pack and even leave some place in your bag for the presents that you will maybe buy in the Bahamas.They are beautiful handmade presents to find in Bahamas shops:)

People love to wear formal clothes in the evening at the restaurant, which make the ambiance more special after being in swimming suit the whole day.
Fortunately, it’s not an obligation, and many others would rather put jeans and a simple shirt on to eat in a pizzeria, so it’s a question of personal choice

It is always better to make 2 copies of important documents such as passport, trip assurance, Charter documents, in case you lose them. Leave one copy in your cabin and the other one, leave it at home or to a friend.

What to Pack?

Here is a list to help you pack for a cruise in the Bahamas.

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Visas
  • Trip assurance
  • Driver license
  • Medical prescription
  • Credit cards
  • Cash
  • Cruise documents
  • Copy of all documents                                                     (Passport, Visas, trip assurance, driver license, Medical prescription, cruise document)


  • Brush – Comb
  • Shaving cream – Razor – Electric razor
  • Perfume –  Deodorant
  • Nail polish – polish remover
  • Makeup – Make up remover
  • Dental floss – Toothbrush – Toothpaste
  • Hair gel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand Cream – Face cream
  • Mosquitoes spray
  • Shampoo – Conditioner – soap
  • Personal thing for women

Digital Equipment

  • Camera – batteries
  • Video – Batteries
  • Mobile phone – charger
  • Laptop – charger
  • Alarm clock

Women clothes

  • Swimsuits                                                                               (Bring several with you)
  • Cover up
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts – short sleeves and long sleeves
  • Underwear – bras
  • Socks
  • Light dresses
  • Light pants
  • Formal clothes for the evening                                         (Dress, Skirt, Jacket)
  • Sweatshirts – sweaters                                                      (sometimes it get cooler in the evening)
  • Waterproof jacket                                                                (depending on which season you’ll cruise)
  • Shoes                                                                                    (for the evening)
  • Flip-flops – Sandals
  • Pajamas
  • Sports shoes                                                                         (To spend time ashore and walk around the town)
  • Beach towel
  • Jewelry – Watch
  • Hat
  • Laundry bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Belts
  • Bags                                                                                     (For the beach and for the evening)
  • Umbrella                                                                              (Depending on the season)

Man clothes

  • Shorts T-shirts short sleeves and long sleeves
  • Swimsuits                                                                           (Bring several with you)
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Laundry bag
  • Socks
  • Jeans
  • Light pants
  • Belts
  • Sandals – Flip Flops
  • Sports shoes                                                                        (To go on excursion)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sweatshirt – Sweaters                                                     (It get cooler in the evening)
  • Waterproof jacket                                                              (Depending on the season you’ll cruise)
  • Casual clothes for the evening                                      (Ties, blouses, pants, light jackets)
  • Shoes for the evening
  • Beach towel
  • Back bag                                                                            (To go to the beach or in excursion)
  • Umbrella                                                                            (Depending on the season)

Many people get sick when they get on board, that can be a big problem because it can ruin your entire cruise vacation, and that will really be a shame! I personally don’t recommend taking sea sickness tablets because you won’t be able to drink any alcohol and you will feel tired most of the time. If you want my advice, buy some bands and wear it around your wrist, it is awesome and it works perfectly!



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10 thoughts on “What To Pack For A Cruise To Bahamas – Checklist”

  1. Hello!!

    First of all I want to say that your website is very good looking with a very interesting topic and with the most part I like is the ocean and boats. I love it!!

    My dream is to visit the Bahamas one day wit my family and for doing that I need to have all the information on it, and you did an amazing post about it. Thank you for the help!

    What charter you recommend to go with for a family? And how many days you think we need to go to visit all Bahamas and do all the activities there?

    Thank you For The Help!

    • Hi Diego,

      It depends what kind of vacation , but I would suggest you check our catamarans , those yachts are awesome for family sailing trip and a minimum of 7 days will be perfect I to enjoy and explore all the beautiful desert islands. You can do plenty of activities, such as snorkeling, diving, enjoying the beaches, stroll around Bahamas town, fishing, and enjoy the atmosphere of the Bahamian culture.

      I hope it helped and if you need to know further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I will be more than happy to help you

      Have a great day

  2. What a great comprehensive list for packing for the Bahamas. Its always good to try and find a list when you are going to unfamilar places because the experience of others is so valuable.

    For instance I would not have thought about a sweatshirt or something warmer to wear in the evenings. I would never have thought of the temperature in the Bahamas getting that cool.

    Goes to show that your packing list for the Bahamas will definately be a benefit to those who seek it out.

    Thanks for such a grea list.

    • Hi Debra,

      Yes , It get cooler early in the morning and in the evening , so it would be better to take some precaution 🙂

      Thank you for passing by and for the comment!

      Have a wonderful day

  3. This is some great advice!
    I would love to (and am considering) taking a trip like this – never been on one and I figure it’s time.
    I will be bookmarking this site – going to keep that checklist handy because I’m clueless when it comes to packing for such an “adventure”.

    I remember turning somewhat “green” while on a boat before. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s awful. What’s that wristband you talk about? – I’m curious about that – I hate taking “pills”.

    • Hi Joanne,

      I am glad you liked my article . Yes Many people got sick on boats, so it is very important to wear bands around your wrist . There are different kind of bands, but my favorite one is Walgreens . With those bands, you won’t need any pills:)

      I hope it helped and if you need any help please let me know , I’ll love to assist you!

      Thank you for the comment and I wish you an awesome day

  4. Oh, I love this.I am all about making checklists when I travel and I can never know enough about what to expect and what other people will be wearing and what we’ll be doing so this is perfect for me. I’ve only ever been on a cruise ship overnight. Are there laundry facilities or should I pack for the full duration?

    • Hi Alison,

      It will depends on the chosen boat. If you charter a crewed or a private yacht, then you won’t need to pack for the full duration. Cruise ships always have good laundry services, so this won’t be a problem 🙂

      Thank you for the comment and wish you the best

  5. I suppose it makes sense that September through May would be the busiest times in the Caribbean. After all, it stays warm there when up north starts getting cold. I suppose that if you want to avoid the crowd, the summer months would be the time to visit?
    If summer is the off season, do you think it would be perhaps a little less expensive to travel there during that time?

    • Hi Paul,

      Yes, Prices drop down in the summer, which makes sense and you may have the whole place to yourself 🙂

      Thank you for the comment and I wish you a nice day


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