Boat Life: How We Get Supplies On A Remote Island

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#BoatLife #Sailing #Remote #IslandLife
No matter where in the world we end up, if there are people, there will be food and supplies. It just may not be what we are used to or, worst case, the exact part our foreign vessel needs.
The more time we spend sailing and living in remote places, the more our ideas of what we really need and find pleasure in, evolves. Because experience and hindsight are semantically related.
Our need to fill the bilge with beer, beans, and rice has diminished. But there are some things we still stock up on when we find them or pay the big bucks to ship across an ocean and wait patiently on.
Because how we stock and provision our boat has a lot to do with what food and supplies we will have access to along our journey.
This is why we’re taking you shopping today. It’s potential foresight for our fellow sailors on a similar route and because it’s fascinating to see what is and isn’t available on such a faraway land.
We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Tonga is REMOTE & Supplies are Limited
00:48 What Our Commute Looks Like
02:45 Trash Disposal on a Sailboat
03:43 VanLife Dreaming: OMAZE.COM/GWTW
05:08 Island Farmers Market (Local Fruit & Veg)
08:09 The BIGGEST Grocery Store in Vava’u
10:20 Island Hardware Store
11:15 Lunch & Cruiser Services
11:58 Shipping Supplies to Remote Islands
15:50 Specialty Products Store
19:52 Toilet Paper, Personal Care & Crisps
21:15 Locally Grown & Roasted Coffee
21:36 The Yacht Shop (Boat Parts)
23:44 Fuel Up - Gas Station
25:36 The Drive Home & a T-Rex Sky
#Catamaran #LifeStyle
© Gone With the Wynns 2021


  • regie iris
    regie iris5 hours ago

    Nice take care pinoy

  • Jeremiah Shaw
    Jeremiah Shaw15 hours ago

    Wow a country where you can leave your sh*t at your vehicle and it not get stolen from you.

  • The Traveler
    The TravelerDay ago

    i saw the dinosaur!

  • Sandra Reyes
    Sandra ReyesDay ago

    That was very informational, thank you!

  • Carolina Labuschagne
    Carolina LabuschagneDay ago

    Love your videos we are from South Africa me and habby looking ever video

  • Roadtrek Ralph
    Roadtrek Ralph2 days ago

    16:05 If you can find Cinnamon Toast Crunch; is it really a remote island?

  • Angeles Trejo
    Angeles Trejo2 days ago

    I have a question, how do you dispose your garbage and human waste on a boat? I am just curious.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    Day ago

    Garbage is multi-part. 1st is to not take it on the boat to begin with. Buy stuff that's fresh & doesn't come in a lot of packaging. Compostable food garbage can be thrown overboard if it's first chopped to small pieces (and of course you want to be considerate of your neighbors and watch the tide). Non-food garbage is simply brought it to shore with you. Most dinghy docks keep trash cans for cruisers to use. As for human waste, most boats have a "black tank" where that's stored. Most countries have a limit (3 miles from shore, 5 miles from shore....) and if you're outside that limit you can simply pump the black tank into open water. If you're inside that limit you have to have the tank pumped out at a marina or boat yard. Some boats (like Curiosity) also have one or more composting toilets. Outside the limit, the compost can simply be dumped overboard. Inside the limit, it can be bagged and taken to shore with the other garbage (yes that's legal and safe to do). Curious Minion

  • Bud Chestnut
    Bud Chestnut2 days ago

    You can solve the Toilet Paper problem with a device called "Clear Rear". During the tp shortage/hoarding last year I installed one and it only took about 20 minutes. A "Y" in the water line and you are all set. Sort of a bidet for the Bum! Works great. Better than TP.

  • KK Lenton
    KK Lenton2 days ago

    This is the video that got me watching all of your videos. I prefer the types of videos that show more about daily life on the different islands/locations. I like seeing how the locals live, the town(s), the costs and availability of various goods etc... 😊

  • pAbLiK PoKuZ
    pAbLiK PoKuZ2 days ago

    .....☝❤👍✌😆. Watching from the phillipines!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    2 days ago


  • razor world
    razor world3 days ago

    Wow new here and love the videos .

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    2 days ago

    Thanks for sailing with us! 💙💛💙

  • Victory Valhall
    Victory Valhall4 days ago

    You can get some of that money back if you prove you bring it out from the country again

  • Victory Valhall
    Victory Valhall4 days ago

    If eggs are washed they dont last long outside freezer, if you wash then dip in oil quick, remember to turn eggs, weird an island dont grow their own onions cause they can lay along time if correct place/temp just like potatos

  • Victory Valhall
    Victory Valhall4 days ago

    Should just had 2-4 chickens on the boat ranging free shitting down everything :)

  • Tom Vance
    Tom Vance4 days ago

    She joked about no Costco, but I saw a number of Kirkland items in the specialty store. Too funny. Wonder where the nearest Costco is.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    3 days ago

    They ship it all the way from the USA! Crazy.

  • Rachel Vincent
    Rachel Vincent4 days ago

    I definitely saw the T. Rex or Barny. lol

  • Maria Vargas-Salazar
    Maria Vargas-Salazar4 days ago

    Are you able to have a small garden on your boat. Dirt and compost. To grow your own veggies.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    3 days ago

    They've grown herbs a few times but it's tough on a boat - dirt gets everywhere, plants can't stay outside because of salt spray..... It's a pain. Curious Minion

  • Juicy Coconut
    Juicy Coconut4 days ago

    Nikki's death stare at 14:53 is hilarious. You're a "cheeky bugger", Jason... as we say here in New Zealand. Lol.

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    3 days ago


  • sue broderick
    sue broderick5 days ago

    Nescafé coffee is good. It’s the only coffee I drink. Also Colgate toothpaste is one of the leading brands in Australia. Again it’s what I buy.

  • Douglas Adamski
    Douglas Adamski5 days ago

    Ho wow Ho

  • Ace Damen
    Ace Damen5 days ago

    Rich people who never know what is normal people's normal life, not many people can afford cheese in many parts of the world

  • Lynda Mcrae
    Lynda Mcrae6 days ago

    You should give us your address we could ship you a wee gift 🎁 from canada 🍁

  • Lynda Mcrae
    Lynda Mcrae6 days ago

    Meanwhile it’s really hot n the eggs are in the boat xx nice exciting though nice couple xxx thank you for the video ❤️

  • Vijay Bhat
    Vijay Bhat6 days ago

    I used like Chivas. Been a while I stopped mischiefs. Ya , really. Im happy with my coffee.

  • Igor Lutsyk
    Igor Lutsyk6 days ago

    flesh lovers :-(

    THOMAS C LORD8 days ago


  • Tubajock2
    Tubajock29 days ago

    skipped the mt gay rum?

  • Ali Choi
    Ali Choi9 days ago

    19:56 I can't 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    8 days ago


  • Ali Choi

    Ali Choi

    9 days ago

    @Gone with the Wynns gosh you guys Noticed me 🎊🎉

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    9 days ago

    Right?? 😜😝

  • campingboy
    campingboy10 days ago

    Regarding your rough toilet paper. One of the best wall writings i have read was in an Italian campground some 30 years ago. " this is John Wayne toilet paper. Its rough and tough and doesn't take sh$& from anyone" Cheers

  • Dion Webber
    Dion Webber10 days ago

    What watch you have on? Os it a garmin?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    9 days ago

    Yep! It can interface with all the boat instruments. Which is pretty cool. If you decide to purchase, don't forget that shopping through the link provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty! Curious Minion

  • Diane McKenzie
    Diane McKenzie10 days ago

    What make up do you use? Mascara, Eyeliner etc. You never have a smudge.

  • Craig R
    Craig R11 days ago

    Great content and great editing. Really glad a friend recommended your channel!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    10 days ago

    Welcome aboard!

  • Don Johnson
    Don Johnson11 days ago

    What do you do for a living? Or did you inherit money?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    10 days ago

    Neither one of them came from money. Jason was raised by a single mom, & Nikki primarily by her grandmother. They built up a thriving business in Dallas & scrimped & saved for the day they could hit the road. You can read about how they sustain the lifestyle here: Curious Minion

  • Creighton Cutts
    Creighton Cutts11 days ago

    I totally saw Barney, rigth away. Enjoyed your video. First time for me.

  • Beanboy
    Beanboy11 days ago

    that was really fun to watch. thanks

  • Coconutjenn Payne
    Coconutjenn Payne14 days ago

    You should have just anchored by Neiafu to stock up? Long way from Tapana!

  • promaster185
    promaster18515 days ago

    Thank you for sharing, Your videos are Awesome !!!!! I just donated to Omaze through the link you provided.

  • rajie salindo
    rajie salindo15 days ago

    new here, take care guys

  • Ron Parcke-Wms
    Ron Parcke-Wms15 days ago

    Re 22:00, "COVID free" or COVID 19 free? Because I can assure you you may or may not be "covid free," because it depends on the type of corona virus. The commn cold ma y be a Corona type of virus beside rhino virion, or about 5 other kinds of viruses.

  • Richard H
    Richard H16 days ago

    You guys really really inspiring me!!! great job!!!

  • DD826
    DD82618 days ago

    what keeps them from robbing your boat

  • id10tcertified
    id10tcertified18 days ago

    Hahaha... Foster’s, the whole world think’s it’s the only beer that Aussies drink when fact is hardly anyone here even likes it.

  • Kevin M
    Kevin M18 days ago

    Stay away from the Marmite it's horrible.

  • Kevin M
    Kevin M18 days ago

    Looking forward to seeing you guy's when you tour with your new RV.

  • Maurice Tyack
    Maurice Tyack18 days ago


  • Sociopath Mercenary
    Sociopath Mercenary19 days ago

    Wish I could take you to our local Amish auction and get you a few dozen eggs at $0.25 a dozen

  • Joseph Lashley
    Joseph Lashley19 days ago

    My five dogs love to eat carrots. We know some dog owners who feed their dog green peppers.

  • John Cameron
    John Cameron19 days ago

    You two are great. I love watching your videos. They are so well done.

  • Joshua
    Joshua20 days ago

    Greg from Tropicana has a cool suv!

  • Gordon Ring
    Gordon Ring20 days ago

    How much is petro per gallon or liter there? Cost

  • markus5006
    markus500620 days ago

    27:05 yea that's definitely a dinosaur!

  • RAH Capital
    RAH Capital20 days ago

    7:00 is that Elon Musk's mother or sister?

  • eesha eesha
    eesha eesha21 day ago

    Great video!

  • eesha eesha
    eesha eesha21 day ago


  • Deepsea5
    Deepsea521 day ago

    Nice video, guys; thanks for sharing! Brought back memories of my days living in Guam and exploring the local islands.

  • John Haywood
    John Haywood21 day ago

    outstanding video. Thank you for all the effort you put into filming and editing. I love your adventures and look forward to your next video. I think its sexy to watch some people eat. lol

  • KiwiCatherineJemma
    KiwiCatherineJemma21 day ago

    It's my understanding that the electrical systems in Tonga, Samoa and most of Fiji is the same as the Australian and New Zealand system (230-240 volts, 50Hz) With the same style of wall outlets, plugs and lamps etc. That means Pacific Islanders who visit Aust/NZ for seasonal work etc, can carry appliances back with them. Of one grocery item I noticed, the cheap brand of dried Sultanas, the price is almost exactly double the NZ price. I saw "Marmite" in the speciality store. All the Marmite for the NZ, Australian and one assumes the Pacific Islands market, is made right here in Christchurch NZ (note Marmite is similar to Vegemite and Promite brands, so a slightly salty flavoured spread, made from yeast extract, residue of beer brewing).

  • Jason Tomporowski
    Jason Tomporowski22 days ago

    That was Awesome! For us any way.

  • Bryan
    Bryan22 days ago

    Lady you are beautiful

  • melon shop
    melon shop22 days ago


  • ricardo silva e sousa
    ricardo silva e sousa22 days ago

    Hubby is a mad dinghy boy, loved this again

  • Retired in Bali
    Retired in Bali22 days ago

    Kirkland also makes food for Costco. Powdered milk. So much for the brownies you just baked.

  • S R Castic
    S R Castic22 days ago

    Most expiration dates on groceries are BS anyway. In fact, most “expiration” dates on food are not really expiration dates at all, but freshness dates. Plus, the whole date thing in the US is voluntary, except on baby products. So I wouldn’t be put off by them not having them.

  • S R Castic
    S R Castic22 days ago

    Do you ever worry about your dinghy being stolen or messed with while your on shore? I mean it’s just tied by a rope so it’d be really easy to take. I don’t mean just at this location, but in general of the places you go.

  • S R Castic

    S R Castic

    21 day ago

    @Gone with the Wynns I’ve had an outboard stolen off a boat before. Not a dinghy at a dock, but a bass boat while on its trailer in my back yard. It took me a few minutes to figure out why it looked funny too. I just noticed it looked different for some reason. I walked around it twice before I realized it was that the motor was missing! 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    21 day ago

    Yes and no. It’s not common for a boat to be stolen...but if it feels sketch we have a lock and cable on board.

  • David Sheriff
    David Sheriff22 days ago

    Isolation in this crazy world is probably the best place to be, stay safe..

  • T_Cat
    T_Cat22 days ago

    Well if I've done my conversion correctly from Tongan pa'anga to USD the vegetables cost $15.33 and the Eggs $8.76 USD.

  • Douglas Mckee
    Douglas Mckee22 days ago


  • patrick Harrington
    patrick Harrington22 days ago


  • JBWow
    JBWow22 days ago

    Nikki in Tonga "shudup"

  • Mike S
    Mike S23 days ago

    You guys do the BEST videos. Thank You four the tour.

  • D C
    D C23 days ago

    Are you complaining about absolutely everything for a reason... 105,000 people in Tonga and US 330,000000 in the US. That's why you have on pair of pliers- typical Americans

  • Barbara Weitz
    Barbara Weitz23 days ago

    Would you comment on the ladies wearing the burlap like dresses. Is there a story to it? Tradition? Cloth not available? Homemade woven material? Just curious. Love your videos.

  • Patthana Sayaraj
    Patthana Sayaraj23 days ago

    I would suggest having an electric bike, were it can fit in the dingy and for those long gas trips.

  • Patthana Sayaraj
    Patthana Sayaraj23 days ago

    Linda here is going to help track our fans Linda- LOL 15:18

  • Nat Watts
    Nat Watts23 days ago

    you can make yogurt from milk super easy we make all our yogurt from powder 1 cup of power with either dry starter we keep frozen or using some fresh yogurt. we just use a standard yogurt maker.¤cy=NZD&gclid=CjwKCAjwxuuCBhATEiwAIIIz0dKU9LKpH1tjSBfghxh90F_IZiPZeTwcbOOu0Yodk3RfMCSnX56U8RoCTfEQAvD_BwE

  • P.J. Driton
    P.J. Driton24 days ago

    So interesting. I really enjoyed seeing another part of the world. Thanks

  • Michael Delanzo
    Michael Delanzo24 days ago

    She looks like my aunt.....HOT GIRL! ;)))))

  • Davey J Auzwald
    Davey J Auzwald24 days ago

    At least the store has Milo. Oh man, as an American who grew up in Australia I miss that stuff so much. Also found tour channel from watching SV Delos's channel.

  • Bryan M
    Bryan M24 days ago

    Please tell me. Who eats fish from the ocean while living on sail boat?? Thats what I want to see. Sitting on top of the worlds largest fish fridge/freezer and I don't get to see this subsistence.

  • Dave Dave
    Dave Dave24 days ago

    Awesome video!

  • Robert Simon
    Robert Simon24 days ago

    Sugar has no expiration date when kept dry in close can (box).

  • Bradley Curnow
    Bradley Curnow24 days ago

    If you two could go ahead and put together a GWTW mixtape with some of the funky tracks you use, and maybe some kind of montage of drone footage or B roll we don't normall see, that would be absolutely amazing!

  • Karl B
    Karl B24 days ago

    Another great video. Thanks for sharing.

  • vic tweezy
    vic tweezy24 days ago

    Your Luahala hat is super cute.

  • William Pace
    William Pace25 days ago

    Loved seeing Tonga again and bringing back great memories. We reached Tonga on our 10th year of cruising, so provisioning there felt “normal”. Our fourth and fifth grandkids were born while we were there and the pull home was too great to resist. Well from Australia, anyway. Have fun and swim with a few of the big guys!

  • Gary Patton
    Gary Patton25 days ago

    I really enjoy your videos...Jason, you are so lucky to have such a beautiful woman!

  • Vince Glauser
    Vince Glauser25 days ago

    I enjoyed watching. But did you buy any ground chuck or any steaks? Is there a meat market?

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    25 days ago

    We’re vegetarian but we did show the meat in the freezer.

  • Escape to Sicily
    Escape to Sicily25 days ago

    Lovely to see you guys! Amazing shots from the drone.

  • JP Toutant
    JP Toutant25 days ago

    read the fine print on those Omaze pages, they reserve the right to give it to whoever they want basically.

  • C M
    C M25 days ago

    You do not look like your suffering at all?

  • Prakash Sangle
    Prakash Sangle25 days ago

    Beautiful video touching hearts.

  • toby8myshoe
    toby8myshoe26 days ago

    I’ve got to ask about the eggs. I preface this by yes I’m in the US, I kind of cringed storing them on the dingy in the hot sun. How long do they last and how fresh are they? On the boat, is that a refrigerator item or a cool dark place item??

  • FrogsInThePot
    FrogsInThePot26 days ago

    You guys need a collapsible pull-behind wagon, yo

  • Christopher Birkbeck
    Christopher Birkbeck26 days ago

    I’m trying to imagine which alternate universe I would have to exist in to feel comfortable free diving to 60’.

  • Bil zedek
    Bil zedek26 days ago

    It's really nice to see you guys and the locals not falling for the mask nonsence. Thats how I do it here in Florida....but most don't. Caio!

  • Gone with the Wynns

    Gone with the Wynns

    26 days ago

    There is no Covid in Tonga because their border has been closed to outsiders for a year now. If you're someplace with Covid, wear a mask.

  • Pascal B.
    Pascal B.26 days ago

    You can make riccotta and mozarella still with the pasteurised milk in box

  • PrivacyPlease
    PrivacyPlease26 days ago

    A very interesting lifestyle. I think I'll watch another video!

  • LR Smith
    LR Smith26 days ago

    Great video 👍

  • Little Rascal
    Little Rascal26 days ago

    All the sacrifices and inconveniences are not worth it to me. Sorry. Love your channel though.

  • mark falls
    mark falls26 days ago

    watch: Jayden Falls Day in the life