Wine & Food On the River Suggested Packing List

Equipment & Personal Items:

  • Water Bottle: Heavy Duty, 1 liter capacity with carabiner to hook to boat
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Plastic bags: 1 large trash bag and assorted zip locks
  • Sunglasses (preferably polarized) with securing strap and a spare
  • Small, quick drying towel
  • Toiletries, including biodegradable soap
  • Sunscreen & lip protection (waterproof & 30 SPF or higher)
  • Moisturizing lotion or cream
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Spare pair of prescription eye glasses or contacts
  • Cash for gratuities for your guides and chef (10%-15% of trip cost is normal depending on how well you think they did)


  • River shoes or sandals WITH a heel strap
  • Athletic shoes or hiking boot if you plan to hike


  • Long sleeve shirt: lightweight and light color for sun protection
  • Long pants: lightweight and light color for sun protection
  • Shade hat or visor with securing strap and a spare
  • Rain jacket and pants: waterproof (not water resistant. A hooded jacket with secure closures is recommended)
  • Swimsuit and/or swimming trunks
  • Underwear: quick drying
  • Quick dry shorts: 1 pair
  • Quick dry t-shirts/tops: 1-2 pair
  • Synthetic long underwear top & bottom: 1 set light to medium (optional for July & August)
  • Camp clothes: comfortable and appropriate for season.

Optional Items:

  • Beverages: we provide coffee, tea, water, sparkling water and wine. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage of choice.
  • Sarong: useful for sun protection and changing clothes
  • Day pack or hydration pack
  • Bathing wipes: pre-moistened disposable towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and accessories
  • Splash jacket and pants
  • Lightweight cord & clothespins for drying clothes
  • Sketchbook, notebook & pen, paperback book