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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

If you had to pick one, just one, which would you choose? Exploring the Baths of Virgin Gorda, sampling Caribbean street food, hoisting sail in the best sailing grounds of the Caribbean, getting naked at a nude resort in Jamaica, or going luxury style in the Grenadines? Remember you can only pick one!!! It's an impossible question to answer, it's a win win win win win situation. Luckily for … [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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap up

Fresh off an epic first Castaway Cruise to Bimini with Captain Mike and Tropical Escape Yacht Charters. The salt water pirate blood is running strong through my veins. Experiencing a trip like this is like a hard drugs, you just want to keep doing it again, and again, and again. (Never done hard drugs, it's what the Drug Inc. junkies say on National Geographic!) This week's Caribbean Wrap Up … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Why aren't there more floating bars in the Caribbean? I mean it just seems like they are a focal point where ever they are. Take the Willy-T in the BVI for example, the thing is a magnet for the boating community. Why don't more people follow that lead? Well someone else has in Antigua, take a look at D-Boat in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. It's a little different than the Willy-T, but a grand … [Read more...]