Whether you’re taking a ferry across the United States or just crossing between Vancouver and Nanaimo, long-distance boat rides can be a fun and adventurous way to travel. As long as you pack right, they’re also an easy way to get around: no airport security lines or delays! You just have to remember that things work differently on boats than they do at home. Here’s what I’ve learned about packing for a ferry trip.
Make a list.
It’s the best way to ensure you don’t forget anything on your trip, and it’s also a great way to make sure that all of your packing is done efficiently. You’ll want to pack for each person in your party separately, and having them write down what they need will help keep things organized.
When it comes to packing for a ferry trip, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First and foremost, don’t bring any bags that are too big or heavy. If you have a bag (and we understand why some people do), then choose something small enough that won’t be too much of an inconvenience when it comes time to store them below deck or on deck during the journey.
If you want something larger than just about anything else out there today–and if this is truly important for your trip–then consider bringing along one of those wheeled carts instead; these can easily hold several days’ worth of clothes without taking up much space at all!
The best way to avoid wrinkles while traveling is to pack clothes that don’t wrinkle easily. If you can’t avoid wrinkle-prone fabrics, consider bringing a portable iron and hanging your clothes up in the bathroom.
As you begin to pack, it’s important to keep in mind that, while you may be on a ferry and not able to carry everything with you, there are still some things that are worth packing. If you’re traveling with a large group of people who all want to bring their own bags, this can become an issue quickly. Keep in mind that there is no limit on how much luggage each person can bring onto the ship (other than what they can carry). That said, we recommend keeping as light a load as possible by only bringing what is absolutely necessary–and even then try not over-complicating things by bringing too many items.
You might be tempted into thinking: “But what if I need something?” The answer is simple: buy it once we reach our destination! Most ports have stores where everything from food and clothing items up through electronics like iPods or laptops can be purchased at reasonable prices–and often times even cheaper than back home because they’re made locally and don’t have any import taxes added onto them yet (this is especially true when buying alcohol).
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your shoes and socks can handle being packed. You don’t want to be halfway through your trip and realize that all of your shoes are smelly and wet, or worse yet, destroyed by being squished into a bag for too long. If this sounds like an issue for you, bring an extra pair of each just in case!
If you plan on being on your feet a lot during the day or spending time in the water (or both), think about bringing water shoes and regular footwear. Water shoes will allow you more comfort while walking around town or exploring nature trails while still protecting against sharp rocks underfoot–and they’re great for keeping feet warm when entering cold water!
Ferry travel can be a great way to get from point A to point B. It’s usually cheaper than other modes of transport, and it can also be faster than some other options. You can bring your car or bike with you on the ferry, as well as pets–which means that if you’re looking for an alternative mode of transportation while traveling with friends or family members who have their own vehicles, ferries may be an excellent choice!
The ferry can be a great way to travel, as long as you prepare for it properly! With the new Hullo Ferry from downtown Vancouver to Nanaimo, it’s never been easier to travel. If you need some storage after your ferry, Contain Your Stuff Nanaimo is just a short 5 minutes drive from the port!