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10 Top Caribbean Activities for Cruising Kids

Mosquito Bay, Vieques. Photo curtesy of Puerto Rico Tourism Company UK ©

The Caribbean Sea is a huge aqueous playground for cruising kids. Yet there are great activities to explore ashore as well. Here are ten top suggestions: 1. Sail on a Pirate Ship The Jolly Roger, a near replica of Columbus’ …

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Top Ten Caribbean Volcanos You Can Visit

The first of many steps leading to the top of Mount Scenery, Saba. Photo: OceanMedia

A push and pull struggle between the Earth’s South American and Caribbean plates, plus volcanic activity, created the land and sea of the Caribbean over 50 million years ago. Today, volcanos continue to play a tangible role in the region. For …

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St Kitts Open for Superyacht Business

A new marina designed to set the standard in homeports, has held its groundbreaking ceremony in St Kitts. Christophe Harbour in St Kitts brings something new to the superyacht homeport sphere. The marina complex is under development by an experienced …

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2013 Caribbean Lighted Boat Parades & Parties

New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia NYE Celebration Committee

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of …

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Caribbean Boatyard Update

Antigua – Jolly Harbour

September is the Caribbean’s peak month for hurricanes. It’s also one of the busiest months for boatyards. Here is a sampling of ‘What’s New’ in yards throughout the region.

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Lost & Found: Mowgli’s Solo Cruise

Mowgli safe once again thanks to the USCG and Hovensa. Photo: Chris Schreiber

Mark Theron looked for the familiar silhouette of his Seawolf 30’s mast against a near full moon as he arrived home via water taxi to Oualie Bay, Nevis, after an eight-day trip off-island. No mast in sight. Maybe it had …

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Caribbean Big Sport Fishing Tournament Schedule 2013

International Billfish Tournament Puerto Rico - Club Nautico de San Juan angler Jose Vicente fights Blue on Kamajoe. Photo courtesy of Virginia de los Reyes CNSJ

They don’t have passports or visas. They don’t clear customs and immigration. Yet they are welcomed like royalty and Hollywood celebrities everywhere they visit. In fact, there is hardly an island in the Caribbean that doesn’t pay homage to the …

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Eighteenth Annual Nevis Sport Fishing Tournament

Nineteen boats hailing from St. Maarten, St. Barths, Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis with eighty-two anglers aboard competed in the 18th Annual Nevis Sport Fishing Tournament on October 20th, organized by the Nevis Yacht Club and hosted by the Oualie …

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Caribbean Boatyard Update 2012

Rodney Bay Marina Boatyard. Courtesy of IGY Marinas

Here is the 2013 Caribbean Boatyard Update  Hurricane season is the prime time to haul boats for routine maintenance and repairs. Yet, during the peak of the Caribbean’s winter yachting season it’s good to know that there are a variety …

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Nuts for Nevis!

A salute to Nevis

After a 12-year absence to sail twice around the world, I’m occasionally shocked by the changes on certain islands of the Lesser Antilles. I first arrived here aboard my ketch Carlotta in the 1970s. It is fair to say there …

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NEW “Booby Island” Regatta Coming in May

Nevis Yacht Club has surprised the regatta scene with a NEW regatta. Welcome to Booby Island! The “Booby Island Regata” is coming up quick on May 6, 2012. THE KEY PART – ALL Proceeds going to the Nevis Yacht Club …

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