Affinity Cruises ‘What to Bring’ list

We suggest you bring along the following items:


Malborough Sounds

  • Personal bathroom items
  • Personal medication
  • Motion sickness medication if required
  • Anti-histamines for bee stings if required
  • Warm & Cool clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof jacket (just in case)
  • Dressing gown
  • Warm jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes (sneakers or light boots) – gumboots
    available onboard
  • Day pack for walkers & drink bottle
  • Sunscreen & insect repellent
  • Camera(s) & battery charger etc
  • Spare film(s) or cards
  • Flannel
  • Confectionery / snacks if desired
  • A good book to read at your leisure
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**Fishing gear if you have any, plus hooks, and sinkers.
There is some fishing gear on board, but if you are a keen fisher person you may want to and are welcome to bring your own gear.

Our onboard shop has available for purchase;

  • Maps for the area you are cruising
  • Tee-shirts
  • Hats, some films and batteries.
  • Fridge magnets, key rings, glass coasters, slippers & more

Cash or cheque for these is appreciated.

There are power outlets available to recharge camera batteries etc, also to use a hair dryer or electric razor - But please check with the skipper before re-charging batteries, so as not to over-load the system.

There are no laundry facilities available. Small items can be hand washed.

Mobile phone coverage: In the Marlborough Sounds coverage is sporadic.

For urgent messages, we rely on the marine radio operators.
Please contact our office 0800 862 334 or our after hours number 027 220 3585 for assistance.

Most of all - have a great time!


 Magnificent Marlborough Sounds Sunset.
Shags nesting in the Marlborough Sounds

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