Coconut Castaway Rum Punch: Boat Drink Recipes

Coconut Rum Punch Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll be high up in a coconut tree. I have a mission for you. Climb a coconut palm, knock down a couple coconuts, then stuff them into a bottle of smooth white rum. Sound doable? Okay okay, that might be a little extreme, but hey, we are pirates aren't we? How about just go grab a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum instead, we have to make a rum punch recipe! The goal is to … [Read more...]

Get To Know Little Cayman

Little Cayman

Travel means many different things to people. For some it might be cabana service at beach front resorts or it might be betting big in a big casino. For me it's escape to an island that hasn't be overwhelmed by human hands. Exploring naked coastlines, diving on vibrant healthy reefs and watching life at a slow pace is my idea of travel. If this is your type of travel escape as well, then you … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean news

Bahamian blue holes, a new Florida rum, Cuba travel basics and some painkiller love--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up has a little bit for everyone. Enjoy the escape! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Painkiller LOVE:  Dim the lights and cue the 1970’s era porno music because there’s a big love-fest going on over here for the one and only Painkiller cocktail. -Story by Rum Connection Black Coral Rum a … [Read more...]

The Taste of Cayman Boat Drink Sizzles

Cayman Sunet Drink Recipe

After one sip, your heart will be ablaze. I was first introduced to this drink on paper, but what type of introduction is that. I needed a sip of what sounded like pure magic to this boat drink consumer. It was my last day at the Westin Seven Mile Beach Resort on Grand Cayman. I had already flew across the neon blue water on a jet ski, sailed across the sound to Rum Point, swam with some … [Read more...]

Carnival Cruise Lines Granted U.S. Approval for Travel to Cuba

Cuba Cruises

Carnival Corporation the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Blogs

It's two week until the next Castaway Cruise and my mind is already floating on the crystal blue waters of the Exumas. Getting lost on sand bars and diving for conch fill my thoughts by the minute. Oh, yeah...I'm suppose to be writing about the Caribbean Weekly Wrap up. See what I mean...distracting. I don't know if you know this, but a big part of my nationality and my last name are Dutch. … [Read more...]

The Winner of the Key West Express Drink Contest Is…

Key West Express drink

Today is the day. It's time to announce the winner of the Key West Express Drink Contest. It's been one week, I received over 30 drink recipes, narrowed it down to 5 finalists, and now there's just one drink standing. Without further delay, the winner of the drink contest is... 5 Shots to the Wind – By Patricia Dean Paulson One shot good dark rum (Mount Gay) One shot fresh squeezed … [Read more...]

5 Finalist for the Key West Express Drink Contest.

Key West Express drink finalists

The drink recipes are in and it's clear you Castaways know your cocktails. Below is a list of the five finalist. I will be meeting with the great staff of the Key West Express tonight to do a taste test of these five and then I will announce the winner this Wednesday. The winning person will receive two tickets aboard the Key West Express and will have their drink served on the ferry boat … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Happy 4th of July Castaways! I hope you are spending the holiday on the sand and have a drink in your hand. This week's Caribbean Wrap up has a lot of great information. But before we dive into that, I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a truly great person, Captain John Brandi. Most of you probably know John from his St. John charter business, Palm Tree Charters. He not only gave tours of … [Read more...]

The Express De-stress: Boat Drink Recipe

Key West express drink recipe

After one sip, you'll be on the fast boat headin' south. Today is the last day to submit your drink recipe for the Key West Express Drink Contest. Tomorrow I'll be compiling all the recipe and getting with the staff of the Key West Express to pick the 5 finalists. Then it's on to the taste challenge to pick the winner. Do you want to go to Key West for free aboard the Key West Express? Do … [Read more...]

Wicked Dolphin Sunken Barrel USS Mohawk CGC Reserve

Wicked Dolphin Mohawk sunken rum

Florida’s Top Craft Rum Producer Wicked Dolphin is releasing a very special limited reserve on July 2nd 2015, at the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery in Cape Coral, Florida a unique Rum The USS Mohawk CGC Reserve. Five Wicked Dolphin Rum barrels filled with distilled water were sent 90 feet down to the USS Mohawk Veterans Memorial Reef last week, and then raised 72 hours later. This batch will be … [Read more...]