The Summer Fruit Daiquiri: Boat Drink Recipes

summer fruit daiquiri recipe

After one sip, you'll be flip floppin' through summer's gates. Do remember during those long cold gray winter days how much you fantasized about 90 degree days, sunshine and flip flops? Your wait is over! The unofficial start of summer takes place this weekend with the celebration of Memorial Day. That's right, it's time to hit the beach, hit the lake, or dive into the pool! It's summer … [Read more...]

How to Spend 36 Hours in Anguilla

Anguilla Activities

I try to live a life of no regrets, but I do have one. I regret only spending 24 hours on Anguilla. That was the time allowed for us during our Island Windjammers cruise aboard Sagitta. 36, 48, 72, 1000 hours--no amount of time would not have been enough but every additional precious second more would have been a treasure. How does one describe this island that sits just a few miles north of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean information

How would you like to be the owner of a quirky little restaurant on St. John? Or how about sip on a new beer with your toes sinking into the Bonaire sand? Would you like to comb the beaches of Rum Cay and turn trash into treasure? You can explore all these possibilities and more in this week's Caribbean wrap up. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Popular St. John Restaurant Lists for Sale: We heard the … [Read more...]

The Pineapple Mojito: Boat Drink Recipes

pineapple mojito recipe

After one sip, you'll be swimming the strait. I don't know about you, but it's getting hot hot hot here in Southwest Florida. The humidity has been near 100% for last couple days and the afternoon thunderstorms are in full affect. When the weather gets like this an ice cold beer doesn't stay ice cold for very long. This means you have two choices, drink the beer fast or go with a ice filled … [Read more...]

Kenny Chesney and Costa Continue Partnership

Kenny Chesney Costa sunglasses

Thought you Castaways might like to know about this. Cheers!   Country icon Kenny Chesney, who recently topped the charts with “Til It’s Gone” and the Grammy-nominated multiple week #1 “American Kids” from his brand new Big Revival album, again teams with Costa for another series of limited edition sunglasses to benefit the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). This year’s five … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blog stories

There are some pretty good stories in this week's Caribbean wrap up. Possible the most important is the announcement that ferry service from Florida to Cuba could be happening in the next year or so. There's still a lot of red-tape hurdles to overcome, but the ground work is being worked on. What's your take, would you take a ferry to from Florida to Cuba? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Ferry … [Read more...]

The New Blue Chair Bay Vanilla Rum and the Setting Sun Cocktail

Blue chair bay vanilla rum

Have you heard, Blue Chair Bay Rum has just announced a vanilla flavored rum. Anytime a new rum is released it's cause for a little celebration, but maybe a little more so when it's from BCBR. It's a rum that represents the Caribbean Castaway lifestyle and lets you know it's okay to...live a little, have some fun. Oh yeah, and the owner happens to sing some pretty cool songs. This week's boat … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean stories

Rum, Grenada, wild life, and Caribbean food--all some of my favorite things and all landing on this week's Caribbean weekly wrap up. The 5th story is about the best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. I'm more of a villa and small hotel guy, but I know a lot of you dig the all-inclusives, so here you go. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival 2015: St Maarten has … [Read more...]

Prepping for Cinco de Mayo with Cayman Jack Margaritas

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There's no reason why every day can't be Cinco de Mayo. It's just a state of mind right? At least that's what I told myself last week when I found a Cayman Jack margarita in my hand and my toes buried in the sand of a semi-secret beach in Fort Myers, Florida. Now I'm a big fan of a good top-shelf margarita prepared by a professional bartend or preparing the sweet concoction myself at casa de … [Read more...]

How To Sail Into Saba

sailing to saba

Not a lot of people visit the island of Saba, and when they do it's usually via a short flight from St. Maarten. Sailors usually pass by Saba due to the fact it doesn't have a protected harbor. Though this makes sailing here a little more tricky, it's not impossible. Here is a great video from the Distant Shores sailing website describing how to make the passage from St. Maarten/St. Martin. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Do you have a Caribbean trip planned? If you do then you know the joy of having something to look forward to. You begin counting the days, planning on what to pack, researching places to visit and foods to eat--the build up to an island escape is nearly (nearly) as much fun as the trip itself. If you don't have a trip planned, then I highly recommend you grab a calendar and start marking off … [Read more...]