Footwear should include sandshoes for beaching the dinghy and comfortable shoes for exploring the many walking tracks. You will spend most of your time on board the boat, barefoot. Thongs or flip flops will generally suffice for a visit into Airlie Beach, unless you wish to hit the town and visit nightclubs, in which case closed in shoes may be required.
For a night at an island resort, smart casual is all that is required and in the cooler months a jacket or sweater for the evenings.
When entering anchorages it is important that you proceed slowly with a forward look-out. Polarised sunglasses assist in reducing reflection and improve visibility of the reef. It is possible to get very cheap polarised sunglasses at local chemists and other stores in Airlie Beach.