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...]

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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up takes you on a complete journey of the islands we love so much. First you have to get there and so you'll learn how JetBlue is expanding flights to new islands. Then once you get there you'll want to jump in the water, so read about the best snorkeling islands in the Caribbean. After you get out of the water you may be a tad hungry (and rum thirsty!), if so then check … [Read more...]

And The Kenny Chesney Costa Sunglasses Winner Is…

The week is over and it's time to pick a winner for the Kenny Chesney Costa Del Mar sunglasses give away! Last Tuesday I announced that I'd be giving away a pair of 2015 Kenny Chesney Costa sunglasses Kit which included all the items you see above. To enter the contest people had to leave a photo caption on this Kenny Chesney picture. The contest ran for one week and a winner was chosen last … [Read more...]

Kenny Chesney Costa Sunglasses Giveaway!

Kenny Chesney Costa Sunglasses

  Kenny Chesney Costa GIVEAWAY! Summer is here and it's time to break out the flip flops and sunglasses! Wait you need a new pair of sunglasses? I think I can help! I'm giving away one pair of the new 2015 Kenny Chesney Costa Del Mar sunglasses. The contest will run from May 26th to June 2nd. The contest is happening on the RumShopRyan Facebook page and all you have to do to enter is … [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...]

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...]