Tag Archives: Cruising Guide

George Town, Bahamas: Paradise Found

George Town, Bahamas: Paradise found. Photo by Rosie Burr

  Every year cruisers flock to George Town in the Exumas, some returning time after time. Stephen Pavlidis, the author of one of the ‘must have’ cruising guides to the area, calls George Town the ‘cruising mecca’ of the Bahamas. …

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Five Must-Do Grenadine Anchorages

A perfect sunset at Bequia’s Admiralty Bay. Photo: Sharon Matthews-Stevens www.sherryspix.com

Plying the passages of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the waters are at times limpid—sometimes great blue heaving mountains. Picture green islands with white beaches and pastel-painted houses, visit villages where music flows like the tide from whimsical beach bars, …

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Bahamas Bound: Crossing The Tropic of Cancer

Our fleet of three finds safe anchorage as squally weather passes. Photo by Rosie Burr

The Tropic of Cancer is as far north as the sun travels above the equator during the summer months; it’s where the subtropics start before becoming more temperate further north. For several years we had talked about leaving the Eastern …

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Superyacht Solution for the BVI

Photo by Captain Warren East

Fifty years ago, when the British Virgin Islands popped up on the radar as a place to cruise, the idea of a “megayacht marina” was about as conceivable as wireless internet. Now it’s possible for a superyacht to turn up, …

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Want to Have a Good Time in the Bahamas?

Photo credit: Billy Black

Last month Pam looked at items you most definitely need in the Bahamas to make your adventure seamless. This month she takes a look at those items you may want as you cruise the turquoise water of the lovely Bahamas. …

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First-Timer’s Guide to the Bahamas

Sunset at Guarna Cay, Abacos. Photo by Barry Miller

They say it’s better in the Bahamas. But it’s even better when you know some of the lessons learned by those who have already been there. Before you go Only 50 miles from Florida, these islands are the closest and …

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New Orleans: A Cruising Destination Often Missed

Photo by Troy Gilbert

For the cruiser tooling down the ICW or in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico – New Orleans easily lives up to its reputation as the “Northernmost Caribbean Town” and is surprisingly accessible. Offering respite, adventure, full service …

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The Exuma Islands: Fifty Shades of Blue

Take only pictures and leave only footprints. Photography by Rosie Burr

The Exuma Cays in the central Bahamas are some of the most beautiful islands you will come across. Not only are their beaches and anchorages picture-perfect but their people are friendly and welcoming. There are over 360 cays and islets …

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Boqueron Puerto Rico: Laidback Cruising

Boquerón Beach – one of the best beaches with public facilities in Puerto Rico. Photo by Rosie Burr

Boqueron on Puerto Rico’s west coast makes a natural stop off point for boats travelling east and west.  It’s the last place you leave from and could be the first place you arrive at after crossing the notorious Mona Passage. …

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SCUBA Diving Belize

[tps_title]Exclusive SCUBA Diving Tips to Belize Slideshow![/tps_title] Belize was considered by many divers to be a Western Hemisphere water paradise decades before it became the oh-so-trendy destination it is today. Exceptional diving is plentiful from end-to-end of the 190-mile-long (300km) …

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Guide to Fajardo Puerto Rico

El Conquistador Hotel & Resort Marina. Photo courtesy of Carlos G. Lee / Majaderos.com

Fajardo Puerto Rico has grown from a sleepy fishing village into one of the most full-service yacht-friendly destinations in the Caribbean. It’s no wonder. The city’s location on Puerto Rico’s east coast is particularly scenic plus it’s the perfect jumping-off …

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Ocean Springs MS Finds New Life

The pink bait shop at the Ocean Springs marina is the gathering place for boaters, charter captains and shrimp and oyster fishermen. Photo by Troy Gilbert

Nestled on a pine and oak covered bluff overlooking the Gulf Islands of the Mississippi Sound, Ocean Springs MS is an arts and fishing community rapidly transforming into a town filled with a vibrant music and culinary scene – what …

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Santa Marta Colombia: A Pleasant Surprise

IGY's Marina Santa Marta. Photo: Liesbet Collaert

Until not too long ago, the Colombian coast was avoided by cruisers because of its bad reputation.  The country was a dangerous place for locals as well as for visitors, whether they arrived by land, air or sea. This has …

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For Cruising Boaters, “The Bay” Has It All

Sunset over Annapolis. Photo Credit: Terry Boram

My partner Mike’s family and mine have long histories with the Chesapeake Bay. His family settled on the eastern shore in 1640, while mine must have been there as well, with ancestral names of Tilghman (Tilghman Island) and Emory (Emory …

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Top Ten Anchorages in the Caribbean

1. St. Pierre, Martinique: Impressive Mont Pelée volcano, a black sand beach and the historic waterfront comprise this number one view

We asked long-time Caribbean cruiser and All At Sea contributor Liesbet Collaert to put together a photo-essay of the ten most scenic anchorages in the Caribbean. Liesbet says: “Prep your boat, lift anchor and sail to one of these Caribbean …

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Carriacou: Down Island Time Travel

The anchorage in Tyrell Bay. Photo by Janet Hein

Sailing into Carriacou’s Tyrell Bay is a refreshing tack back in time. The bay, nearly half-a-mile wide, meets the land in a gentle curve, attached by a ribbon of sand and road. The bay often accommodates over 100 vessels flying …

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Cabo San Lucas – Super Sports Fishing & Much More

IGY's Marina Cabo San Lucas.

Many destinations claim to be the ‘Sports Fishing Capitol of the World’. Cabo San Lucas is the real deal. What’s more, this picturesque Mexican city located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula offers something for everyone whether …

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Martinique: The Belle Island

The Bay off Fort de France is a popular anchorage for both locals and cruisers seeking a bit of shore bound excitement. Photo by Mark Stevens

If you’ve dropped the hook off a village called Trois Islets in the southern reaches of one of the Windwards’ most picturesque islands, you’re not even overnighting in Martinique’s best anchorage. That one you have to find on your own. …

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