Yacht week is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but sometimes preparing can be a little overwhelming. Good news! We’ve created the perfect cheat sheet for yacht week.
To prepare, all you need to focus on is what to pack and what you are packing for. If you get these two things right, you are set!
We are doing a deep dive break-down of what to pack for yacht week and what you actually do during yacht week, including an example itinerary.
What to pack for Yacht Week?
You could get away with wearing the same flip flops the entire time if you really wanted to. You won’t need heels. Trust me, you’ll be falling all over the deck, and no one else will be wearing them.
These are not essential, so don’t feel like you’ll miss out on the memories if you don’t have a waterproof camera. The Yacht Week provides professional photographers for each event.
However, if you’d prefer instant access and more personalised photos, bring your own camera (or get a waterproof phone case and use your phone camera).
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- Floatie: Try to bring a smaller one. A bigger one can be a hassle to move around and get on and off the yacht.
- Pump for your floatie: Believe me, you do not want to have to inflate it using just your lungs!
- Water bottle: The sea air can make your throat scratchy, and you’ll want to stay hydrated.
- A book or board games/cards for more chilled days/evenings.
- Country Flag: Sometimes, finding which boat is yours can get confusing. Pack a flag to fly off the yacht to show pride and help you identify your boat!
- You may want to pack an eye mask and earplugs if your idea of bedtime doesn’t match the rest of The Yacht Week revellers.
What not to pack for yacht week
What do you do during yacht week?
Yacht week is essentially a boutique floating festival. During The Yacht Week, you explore the places you stop at, party hard most nights, and make loads of friends!
Each route is different depending on which you choose, but there are a few similarities. Here is a detailed example of what yacht week could look like using the Original Route’s itinerary:
- Start in Trogir on day one, explore Trogir, enjoy local food and architecture- and then attend your first yacht week party in the evening.
- Head off to Bol on day two. Here you get a free yoga session, enjoy some fun beach activities, and in the evening, another party- this time at a club with a complimentary light show and internationally acclaimed DJs.
- On day three of the original route in Croatia, you’ll head to Natural Bay. Here You’ll have a slow race on regatta day, and the evening brings whatever you make of it.
- Hvar is where you end up on day four. Here you can visit a few of the surrounding islands or have a run across Palmizana. Regardless of what you choose, today is more of a wind-down day- until sundown when the party starts again at Carpe Diem Beach for the Riviera Chic-themed party.
- You’re still at Hvar on day five, but you get to explore the streets and local intrigues before sundowners in the evening at Hula Hula beach bar.
- Day six brings you to Vis. Here you explore the little town, perhaps by scooter or foot, and you end the day at Fort George, where you eat dinner and start the party (which is themed Dockside Disco).
- The penultimate day and the last night are back at Trogir. This is a chilled day where you can relax on the waterfront or investigate the allures of Trogir some more if you didn’t get enough on the first day. Then in the evening, there is the grand finale, and you get to party the night away at some epic venues.
- Day eight is the end of the cruise and the end of one of the best weeks of your life!
Yacht week is an adventure and a memory waiting to be made. Yacht Week is definitely for you if you love travelling, music, and socialising! But don’t take my word for it. Give these articles a read and see if perhaps Bucketlust or Sail-Week would suit you better.
If you didn’t find all the information you were looking for in this article, take a look at our breakdown of The Yacht Week costs (including the hidden ones).