Wait! This isn't one of those uninformed "How much does it cost to cruise
My wife and I are budgeting out trip back to Australia
a boat in California
. We would like to spend three months playing on the Baja
coast before starting the crossing and are thinking 9 - 12 months on the milk run with some time to play around the islands.
Some info about us:
We lived the best part of three years on a very small island in Fiji
with no shop and very little fresh water
and we are very used to provisioning
(we would do three months at a time pre-shopping for all of our food
in Suva). I fished every day for our protein and the rest was similar to cruising provisions (dried beans, rice etc.)
I mention this because we know that we can live very frugally when necessary and enjoy that lifestyle for the freedom it brings. We are happy to anchor
out as much as possible when available but would obviously need to resupply sometimes at marinas/shops/etc.
We have budgeted US30k for this ~1 year journey. This would include food
, marina fees
, visas and entry fees
, some recreation and a monthly maintenance
allowance, but there would be a separate reserve for anything major.
Does this sound reasonable? We won't be staying at hotels and when we go ashore we have friends to stay with in many places (due to our time living in Fiji). We have a 1 year old son who obviously doesn't eat much