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Caicos Conch: A Sustainable Resource?

Different types of conch. Photo Katie Gutteridge

In Turks and Caicos, the conch business is booming. Featured as one of the symbols on the Turks flag, with its own dedicated festival, it is even the inspiration behind the popular local fashion label Konk. Wandering the art galleries …

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Don’t Miss the 5F

  We are going to start our last issue in the Exumas at Black Point on Great Guana Cay and continue working south as I hit on the highlights. This sleepy little town of 200 does not seem like it …

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10 Sport Fishing Tournaments to Try Your Luck

American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sport fishing is a sport enjoyed around the globe. In the U.S., 46 million Americans or nearly 16 percent of the population ages 6 and older fishes for pleasure, according to the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s 2015 Special Report …

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Ten Top Caribbean Wrecks to Dive

The Kittiwake, Grand Cayman. Photo: Lawson Wood, courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

The Caribbean is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. There is magnificent coral, schools of multicolored fish and contours on the sea floor to explore, from reefs and rocks to walls and wrecks. Here is a …

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Hot Spots in the Exuma Land & Sea Park

Over the next couple of issues we will explore the most popular part of the Bahamas from a cruising standpoint and we are going to start at the Exuma Land & Sea Park. The park is towards the northern part …

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Eleuthera Bound

Eleuthera

As we continue exploring the Bahamas, we find ourselves at Harbor Island in the northeast part of Eleuthera. This is one of those well known laid back vacation spots, due to the wonderful beach, where there are specks of red …

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Come Explore the Sites of Andros Island

Andros Island Fresh Creek Lighthouse

We are going to start this issue at the north tip of Andros Island, which is called Morgan’s Bluff. Cruisers can find a nice anchorage next to the water dock, where being so big, Andros Island provides Nassau over half …

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Nautical Holiday Happenings

Lighted Boat Parade – St. Croix, USVI

There might not be snow and sleigh rides, but the spirit of the yuletide holidays is alive throughout the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of nautical holiday happenings. LIGHTED BOAT PARADES Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and festively-dressed crew. …

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NV Charts Releases Updated Chart Sets for 2016/17

NV Charts announces the release of their newly updated chart sets for Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for 2016/17 in paper and digital format. In addition to being updated, the new NV.Atlas format brings a modern, handy design to …

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Berry Islands

This issue lets visit the Berry Islands where the population is only about seven hundred people, most of which are in Bullock’s Harbor. Due to the many wealthy seasonal residents, some of which own their own island in this 15-20 …

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Take a Holiday Cruise-cation

Catamaran Guru

Cool cruising destinations await for the holidays in South Florida’s back yard. From Palm Beach to Miami, the Florida Keys and neighboring Bahamas, there are great spots for everything from a weekend getaway to a Lighted Boat Parade to a …

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2016 Fall Rally Round-Up

North Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015. Photo: David H. Lyman

Cruising rallies are one of the most popular ways for sailors to transit from northern climes to the Caribbean in the fall. Today, there are several rallies to choose from, each with its own personality. Capacity Entries for 31st Atlantic …

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Blue Haven Marina – The Perfect Port of Call

Blue Haven Marina

Munificence – noun: Liberal in giving, lavish, characterized by generosity. It’s summer’s end and you’re heading south to your Antillean berth … But you’ve heard about an archipelago roughly a hundred nautical miles from D.R., roughly thirty from the last …

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Must See Guide to the Bimini Islands

Bimini Islands Bahamas

“I recommend leaving from Key Largo… This way you are south of Bimini and you can head almost due east while the Gulf Stream pushes you north at 2-4 knots.” This issue we are going to focus on the island …

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Top Destinations in the Southern Abacos

southern abacos

In this issue we are going to leave the Hope Town anchorage and visit the southern Abacos. Even though the south point in the Sea of Abacos is only 13 miles away, relatively few boats journey this way so you …

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