Announcing Exumas Castaway Cruise!

Exumas Bahamas

This is it. The trip you have dreamed of if you are a true Castaway at heart, an escape from the humdrum and the stressful. The Exuma Cays sit waiting for you this coming July 24th - July 31st. (It's already selling out, so another trip Exuma trip is being offered July 11th-19th.) Update: There is only a single bed cabin left for one person for July 24th - 31st. Or I could do a discount price … [Read more...]

A Look Back at the First Castaway Cruise

Mermaid Tales Castaway Cruise

I'm not sure what was more beautiful, the Bahamas or the people that took part in the first Castaway Cruise. We called ourselves that Salty 7 and Captain Mike. I was friends with only one person on the boat prior to this trip, but after I feel as if all six are now great great friends. I guess that's what happens when you put like-minded salty souls on a beautiful yacht and put them in the … [Read more...]

Win Free Tickets to the Tortuga Music Festival!

Tortuga Music Festival

Sand. Sun. Music. Rum. Bikinis. Boardshorts. Chesney. Zac Brown. Jake Owen. Bikinis. Ocean. SPF. Sweat. Fort Lauderdale. Florida. Corona. There's no beach party like the Tortuga Music Festival. Just imagine all the words mentioned above melted together in a sea of musical bliss. That's what a ticket at the Tortuga Music Festival on Ft. Lauderdale beach gets you. The only thing better than … [Read more...]

Gun Cay and Cat Cay: Castaway Cruise Destinations

Cat Cay Bahamas

Deserted islands and private islands, that's what sits just south of Bimini in the Bahamas. I'm talking about the deserted Gun Cay and the private island of Cat Cay. During the first ever Castaway Cruise happening this April, we'll be visiting them both. Gun Cay and Cat Cay (pronounced Key) sit on the western edge of the Grand Bahama Bank and the Eastern edge of the powerful Gulf Stream … [Read more...]

Castaway Cruise To Bimini!

Castaway Cruise

Escape to the Bahamas on the beautiful Mermaid tales, a 70' Hatteras motor yacht with 4 staterooms and 4 bathrooms. The first ever Castaway Cruise will be taking 8 people to Bimini and Gun Cay for 4 fun filled days of island exploration and relaxation. Mermaid Tales, a vessel with Tropical Escape Yacht Charters, comes complete with dinghy, kayak, snorkeling and fishing gear. She also has a … [Read more...]

Travel Mishaps Stories and Protecting Yourself

Mango Eddie Soggy Dollar Bar

The anticipation of traveling to the Caribbean, or anywhere for that matter, is half the fun. You plan, you research, you dream, and cotton candy and rainbows fill your head. Nothing can stand in the way of that beach bar boat drink on your St. Somewhere. I've learned through my travel experience that mishaps can and do occur. Sometimes you just go with the flow, but certain situations call for … [Read more...]

Tw’elf Re-Gift-O-Rama From Mike’s Hard Lemonade!

Mike's Hard Lemonade Tw'elfie

It's the holiday season here in southwest Florida. Palm trees and docks are lit with festive lights and flip flops, shorts and Santa hats are the common attire when finishing up those shopping lists. There's definitely no snow on the ground and the beach was my location of choice when relaxing with a group of friends this past weekend. I heard about this unique holiday social contest that … [Read more...]

Exclusive Buck Reilly Interview

Buck Reilly

Salvage operator, flying boat pilot, checkered past, Key West resident, and adventure seeker--these are words I would use to describe Buck Reilly. But these only tell you a fraction of the real story. Let's dive in a little deeper and find out what makes the star of the Buck Reilly adventure series do the things he does. In this exclusive interview we will touch on some lighter topics like … [Read more...]

Miami Yacht Charter Last Minute Special

Miami boat charter

Hi Castaways! I had the pleasure of meeting Captain Mike of Tropical Escapes Yacht Charters a couple days ago. He and I swapped islands stories and I learned all about Mermaid Tales, his motor yacht and his charter business. Mermaid Tales is a beautiful classic HATTERAS cockpit motor yacht. At 70', with four levels of living and entertainment space, Mermaid Tales is perfect for dinner cruises, … [Read more...]

Mad Gringo Tropical Shirts Is Kicking The Bucket

Mad Gringo

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madgringo/mad-gringos-long-adios-tropical-shirt-tshirt-book Hey Castaways, I wanted to help my friend Mad Greg of the Mad Gringo clothing line out with his final act, the last hurrah, the grand finale, the fat lady has sung, no mas, roll the credits, no more enchiladas. This kickstarter campaign is your last chance to grab a piece of the Mad Gringo. … [Read more...]

Nine Packing Tips for a Caribbean Sailing Vacation

BVI Sailing

Deciding what islands to explore during your sailing vacation is the hard part. Melody Delgado at www.visailing.com has plenty of suggestions to help you decide on the perfect vacation. Once your sail charter is booked, the next decision is what to take with you. Nothing can be easier than packing for a sailing vacation in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, most first time sailing vacationers pack … [Read more...]