As there will be quite a few different activities, some variation in clothing is necessary, but we recommend you to not pack too heavy.
• A hooded waterproof rain jacket/wind jacket.
• Waterproof rain pants
• Thick fleece jacket
• Long pants, sweaters and T-shirts.
• Warm middle layers (fleece eller merino wool)
• Warm sweater
• Undergarment (both sweater and pants)
• Wool socks
• Blouse/shirt if you wish, to be used on for example dinners in Vancouver.
• A pair of sailing shoes or other shoes with a light coloured sole that don't leave marks on deck.
• A pair of walking shoes or sturdy sneakers.
• High-shafted rubber boats. Please note: it is possible to borrow rubber boats onboard, in various sizes. If you wish to borrow rubber boats, please let us know before 20 June.
IN ADDITION WE RECOMEND
• A waterproof back pack to put your gear in when going Zodiac cruises/whale watching.
• A good pair of binoculars.
• Copies of your passport, airline tickets and insurance card.
• Any medicines that you take.
• Sunglasses (preferably polarised sunglasses).
• Converter for Canada.
• Sea sick pills, painkillers, allergy pills, patches etc.
• Walking sticks. (Please note: If you bring these they have to fit checked-in luggage.)
• Insect repellent
• Pocket lamp/head lamp
• Camera and lots of memory cards!
• Camera case for protection against dust and water during the trip
For many of us, photography is a natural part of travel. Therefore, we have summarised the most basic recommendations regarding photography.
Equipment: Whatever type of camera you use, make sure it is working properly before you leave home. If you have a new camera or have a camera that has not been used for a while, it is a good idea to take some pictures before travelling to ensure that it works properly. Also remember to bring your camera manual.
Batteries: Bad batteries account for the largest percentage of camera problems on expeditions, especially in cold climates. For this reason, please bring extra camera batteries with you, even if the one in your camera is new.
Memory cards: Rule of thumb is to bring more memory cards than you believe you will need.
Tripods: Tripods, which are often used to steady cameras with large telephoto lenses, are not useful on ships, as they tend to transmit the ship’s vibrations.
Maintenance: Particles or water can easily stick on the camera lens, which can reduce the image quality. For this reason, we recommend you to bring a microfiber cloth designed for optics.
Storage: Cameras are in general sensitive to water, moisture and shock. A bag/backpack for protection is recommended.
Good binoculars are highly recommended and will add quality to your travel experience.
All binoculars are listed by power and brightness, e.g. 8x32 or 10x50. The first number indicates magnification and the second the diameter of the front lens. At least 8x-power is recommended, 8x32 or 10x42 binoculars are good choices.
“Wide-field” binoculars allow you to see a wider area making it easier to spot wildlife.
Compact models, in the 8x25 range, can fit in a pocket and are very lightweight, but sacrifice brightness and field of vision.
Rubber coated models are generally more shock resistant and some of these are also waterproof.