Kayaking with Tours de Sandy Island

What to Wear on Outdoor Trips?

Consider the following outdoor wear advice as you prepare for your boat tour.

Plan for All Weather Conditions

No matter what the forecast says or what the weather is like when we depart, make sure you’re ready for all kinds of weather. It could be scorching hot one minute, windy the next and cold and rainy after that. Make sure you’re prepared with a lightweight jacket and a change of clothes.

Protect Yourself From the Sun

Bring your sunscreen and a hat to help protect you from the sun’s rays. This performance wear will keep you cool and protect you from the sun at the same time.

Take a Big Bag

How else can you really be prepared if you don’t bring a big bag? Guys may be able to get by with the popular drawstring backpack, but ladies will want to bring their biggest bag to handle all of the necessities, and then some.

Comfortable Clothing

We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing that is appropriate for the weather. It is typically colder once on the boat due to the high speeds. It may be a good idea to bring a light jacket if you’re coming during spring or summer, and pants and a thicker jacket in winter.


Don’t forget your camera! The beauty of Sandy Island is mixed with the exotic wildlife. We recommend waterproof cameras as a precaution because it may get wet from splashing water.


If you tend to burn easily or have fair skin, this especially applies! We will be on the water for a brief period of time and if it’s a sunny day, it would be a good idea to come prepared. While our gators can sunbathe for hours, we don’t recommend you do!

Bug Repellant

We often get questions about the mosquito situation out on the water. Typically we only have to use insect repellent once a year. We included it on this list to be precautionary because we also know that some people are more susceptible to bug bites.

Your Excitement!

This is the most important thing you can bring! We hope that you are super excited to join us on this thrilling adventure! We sure are excited to show you our passion for all things Louisiana. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will certainly show you a great time!

What do you think about these outdoor wear tips for boat tours?