Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Cuba, for so long it has been the forbidden land for us Americans. Its treasures like rum, culture and of course cigars have been hidden from us. With restrictions loosening, you may soon find yourself taking puffs of the world's best cigars. In this week's Caribbean wrap up, there is a great story and video about why the Cuban cigar is so cherished. Give it a watch, I think you'll like … [Read more...]

Key West Express Drink Contest – Win Two Tickets!

Key West Express

Rum and the sea fit together like to two dancers locked in a sexy rhythm of movement. Is that too dramatic? Nah, we are Castaways, we love our smooth rum and blue blue waters. Because rum and the sea fit together so well, I have teamed up with the Key West Express to send two cocktail enthusiasts to the Conch Republic on aboard one of their fast ferries. Getting to Key West really is half the … [Read more...]

Best Beaches of Puerto Rico


There are many reasons to travel to Puerto Rico--the food, the history, the nightlife, the rum, the sexy people--but it's the island's seductive beaches that arguably attract the most people. Puerto Rico is part of the Great Antilles, meaning it's big. With an area of 3,515 square miles, the island has nearly endless opportunities for you to escape to a relaxing swath of sand. But if you'd like to … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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I'm addicted. Are you? I've been going through the Breaking Bad seasons as of late, which if you've been living in a thatch covered bungalow for the past 7 years with no TV, is a show about methamphetamine. A substance that users become addicted to. While I don't necessarily want to compare serious drug addiction to a Castaway's island wanderlust addiction, their are similarities for those … [Read more...]

The Spicy Sailor Boat Drink Recipe

Rum Drink recipe

After one sip, you'll be climbing the rigging. Do you like spicy? The Caribbean is famous for its many homemade hot sauces. It seems like each relaxing beach bar has their own brand sitting on the table waiting for unsuspecting tourist to splash a few drops on their conch fritters or Mahi Mahi sandwich. The server will warn you it's hot, but that doesn't stop included. If I'm not … [Read more...]

Castaway Cruise Details and Future Dates

Mermaid Tales

I can almost feel it now, the wind blowing across my face with the blazing blue water of the Exumas flowing past as I stand there on the bow of Mermaid Tales. It's a life-altering feeling that I want you to experience. That's why I'm working with Captain Mike of Tropical Escape Yacht Charters, I want to change your perspective on the world. The next Castaway Cruises are coming up and the … [Read more...]

The Monkey Wrench Boat Drink Recipe

Rum Drink Recipes

After one sip, you'll be dancing in the rain. The Monkey Wrench is a tool for working on cars...I think. That's about all I know about working on cars. Want me to change your tire, I can probably do that. Want me to do anything else, you'll have to look else where. The only Monkey Wrench I know how to use is the one that is made with rum. This week's Boat Drink Recipe is called the Monkey … [Read more...]

The Best Things To Do in St. Lucia

St. Lucia activites

Much of St. Lucia's activity happens on the west coast and specifically, in the Soufrière area. The island is wrapped in warm Caribbean waters, offering a variety of swimming and water activities. And thanks to the spectacular mountain peaks of St. Lucia, the island also offers some more adventurous activities, such as hiking and mountain biking. Whether you consider yourself a beach bum or … [Read more...]