It is important you are aware of Canadian customs food and beverage allowances coming into Canada:
Anticipation begins to build from the moment you book your bareboat voyage. The meticulous planning you do all adds excitement to the days and weeks leading up to departure day.
But as that day looms closer, you begin to think more finitely. And you start to imagine how it will really be. That’s when you start to think about provisions.
Essentially, you have two options here:
1. Purchase a provisioning package
Ideally, you’ll want to spend less time in the galley and more time out on deck. Why not make it easy on yourself and leave the work to the professionals? We’ve partnered with Galley Girls to offer custom provisioning, so all your meals and provisions are taken care of. Not only will you have delicious packages to choose from, all your items will be conveniently stowed away onboard, enabling you to focus on what’s really important: the voyage.
Yacht-friendly food and packaging is part of Galley Girls’ expertise. The last thing you want is cumbersome, unnecessary food items that don’t keep or store well. It’s all about efficiency and maximization of taste in your pre-planned meals. Choose from savory soups and sea-worthy salads, to bacon-wrapped filet mignon, Pacific Salmon, and more. See the full menu here. Or, choose smaller more customized packages.
2. Provision the yacht yourself
The food and menus you elect to have while you’re at sea should ultimately complement the experience. Maybe you’ll catch a salmon or two. Having new potatoes, dill and asparagus might just be the perfect complement for a dinner on the deck.
Staples of course will get you through the day, and don’t forget about the wine pairings for your dinners (and perhaps lunches). Everything should be sumptuous and idyllic for your glorious galley-made meals.
Need some help figuring it all out? We at NWE can get you jump started with this bareboat provisioning list:
Looking for a few dinner ideas? Here are a few starter ideas:
Also, no need to transport your groceries from afar. There are several 24‐hour grocery stores within close driving distance of the NWE office. Costco, Trader Joe’s, liquor, sports equipment, clothing and pharmaceuticals are also nearby.
Special spots, good eats
We are more than happy to recommend eateries and restaurants you won’t want to miss enroute. We know which anchorages lend themselves best to entertaining or sunset meals. We can suggest the ideal spot for sipping a fine wine. And, we know where the fish are biting if you want a fresh catch for dinner.
With the bareboat provisioning list above, or with the help of a pre-planned provision package, your voyage will be so much more than a feast for the eyes.