Multi-day camping and boat trip

Packing list

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Multi-day boat tour and camping trip
Packing List

Unpack the boat!

Spring is in full swing. There is no better time to dust off the boat and go on a multi-day boat tour. We decide on our old friend the Danube and embark on a camping tour with our Mariner 4.

There should always be some things on board to guarantee fun, comfort, and safety. Our packing list has continued to improve over the last few years. Here you will find everything we always have with us.

Top Shot picture of our boat equipment for a multi-day camping trip

The Boat

Your most important item!

We use a customized Mariner 4. We added 4 oar locks and can now both paddle. We love it!

If you are just starting to boat/float and want to see if you like it at all, we can highly recommend the Intex Excursion 5. We have been floating on it for more than 1000 km until we wanted something more durable for wild water conditions. Here is our review.

Tagliamento Raft Floating Paddeling Italy River Clearwater


We have not used a car on any of our previous boat tours. The arrival and departure by public transport is always a small hurdle but has proved to be the best solution for us. To transport the almost 70kg (provisions included), we rely on strong arms and our beloved folding hand truck.

Boat related items


Top shot picture of our camping equipment for a multi-day boat trip

Camping equipment

Top Shot picture of our cooking equipment for a multi-day camping trip

Cooking equipment / outdoor kitchen

Cooking with the Trangia 25-4 UL (Ultralight Aluminium) Cooking Set


To be honest. We don’t bring much!

  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Water Shoes
  • Bathing suits
  • fleece sweater or fleece jacket: men | women
  • Sun protective hat gear
  • Rain Jacket
  • Underwear



  • Passports
  • Health insurance
  • Map

outside material - inflatable boat intex excursion 5 pump it up inflatable assembly

First Aid

  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Anti nauseant
  • Immodium
  • Bandaids
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Elastic Bandage
  • Triangle Bandage
  • Survival blanket
  • Blister band-aids
  • Safety-pins
  • Tweezers
  • first aid kit


  • Sunscreen SPF 50
  • Purification tablets 
  • good chapstick with SPF
  • Toilet paper
  • Mosquito repellent
  • All-purpose soap
  • Microfiber towel
  • baby wipes
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
How to transport everything for a multi-day boat trip

That is everything we bring on our boat trips. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast!

Rafting the Tagliamento

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  1. Branislav

    i did not know, that it is allowed to go on the danube with an inflatable? Is it safe to go?
    how many times do you have to portage your boat? which part would you recommend? can i find some more pictures?

    • Bella


      Yes, it is allowed to float the Danube on an inflatable boat! The more durable, the better. Make sure to bring a life jacket, as the police might control that. Besides that, we never have any issues.
      As for portaging your boat, that depends on your route and the duration. If you float from Vienna to Budapest, for example, you would have to portage twice (between Bratislava and Komarno). And if I remember correctly, those are the last points to portage before the Black Sea.

      If you are curious at all, you can also check out the TID, the Tour International Danubien:
      Once a year, they will paddle down the Danube, all the way from Ingolstadt from where it leads through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania until it terminates in the Black Sea.

      It’s for sure a dream to do that once in our life. We just have to find the time 🙂

  2. We want to go on a boat tour for our next vacation, so we’re looking for tips on what to take along with us. My wife and I are glad you elaborated on taking first aid items like medicine to help us deal with an emergency, so we’ll be sure to look into this before we leave. Thank you for the insight on checking the weather before going on a boat tour.

    • admin

      Thank you, Eli! I’m sure, you‘ll have a fantastic time.

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