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Gear for Adventure Cruise -Juneau - Ketchikan, Alaska in July?

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Traveling on InnerSea Discoveries Wilderness Adventurer in July. They say it is very wet and chilly (OK COLD - by my Florida girl standards.) I need help navigating this stuff. When is rains in Miami you just grab an umbrella or make a dash for it - so we really dont even own rain gear. Below I pasted what is on their website - Does anyone have any ideas for rain jackets, footwear, and hats and that wont break the bank - especially for the kids that will really only wear them for this trip. Thanks -
Clueless in Miami :)

This is what the InnerSea folks recommend....
# Rain Gear: Chances are it will rain so you may want to bring your choice of rain slicker and pants. There is a dizzying array of reliable composite fabrics (like Gore-Tex) on the market. The most solid (and affordable!) rain barrier is rubber, but make sure the seams are solid (in some models the crotch seam is weak and allows rain to enter while you’re kayaking.) Our crew wears both rubber and composites, depending on personal preferences. When it's not raining, rain gear is a great wind barrier, especially around cold winds that spill off of glaciers. If you’re in the rainforest without trusty rain gear, you're just going to get wet, but rain should not deter you from having the time of your life! We have a limited supply on board for you to use, but to ensure availability, fit, and comfort, we recommend that you bring your own.

# Footwear: Many activities require getting from the sea to the shore. Because of this, and the rain, bring footwear that allows you to stand in ankle-deep water. Many of our crew wear rubber boots; they are versatile, affordable, can be very comfortable if properly selected, and they dry much more quickly than tennis shoes or most hiking boots. We recommend the brand XtraTuff (often called "the Alaskan tennis shoe") because they're grippy on hikes and keep you dry while standing on the beach or while kayaking. It's a worthy idea to replace the insoles with a comfortable and padded set that you find comfortable. If you opt for hiking boots, a good addition is tall gaiters as the trail can be wet and have snow in the early weeks of the season. Water socks or multi-sport shoes are handy for paddle boarding and kayaking. While aboard, you'll want shoes that have non-marking soles and are comfortable while standing on steel decks. Bring lots of socks, preferably moisture-wicking and quick to dry. Putting on fresh dry socks is a quick way to feel fresh and ready to go.

# Jackets / Hats / Gloves / Scarf: Warm and versatile fleece or hooded jackets and zip-up vests are always good choices. Bring a scarf, gloves, and a quick drying, water resistant hat that covers your ears and shields you from rain or sun. If you bring paddling gloves for kayaking, look for ones with enough dexterity that you don't have to remove them every time you want to access your dry bag or take a photograph.

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