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Boat Building is a Way of Life in Carriacou

Builder Nero McLawrence (left) discusses the project. Photo by Jan Hein

From Carriacou’s main town of Hillsborough, fast moving buses wind their way up and over hills to a tiny hamlet, aptly named Windward. Depending on the collection and delivery of people and lunches, it takes anywhere from ten minutes to …

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By Cruise Ship to the ABC Islands

Aruba’s free-to-ride San Francisco style streetcar, in service since 2013, is an attraction in itself. Photo by Els Kroon

Exploring the Caribbean on a sailing boat is the dream of many, however, if you don’t own a yacht, cruise ships offer the perfect solution. When the Spanish cruise line Pullmantur expanded from Europe to the Caribbean, they set their …

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Ten Top Caribbean Waterfalls to Visit

Butterfly Falls, Belize. Photo: Belize Tourism Board

There’s nothing as refreshing as a waterfall. These vertical rivers of water are found throughout the world, however it’s the lush tropical foliage that makes Caribbean waterfalls so captivating. Here are ten waterfalls worth traveling ashore to see.  1. YS …

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Grenada: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

The anchorage in St George’s – the perfect place to watch the sun go down. Photo By Rosie Burr

Known as the Spice Island because of its numerous nutmeg plantations, Grenada is a tropical paradise full of mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, and beautiful beaches just waiting to be explored. Unlike many islands further north, which tend to be more seasonal, …

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Seven Great Reasons to Visit St. Lucia

Photo by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Narrowing the list of great reasons to visit St. Lucia down to seven is like putting out a bowl of potato chips and eating just one. The place is sophisticated, lush and breathtakingly beautiful with a great variety of accommodations …

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Kick ‘Em Jenny: Grenada’s Underwater Volcano

Kick ’em Jenny is a submarine volcano located at 12°18´N, 61°38´W; approximately eight kilometres (five miles) off the north coast of Grenada. As far as scientists are aware it is the only live underwater volcano in the Caribbean. Thought to be …

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Rum Review: R.L. Seale’s 10 year Old

On the shelf sits a black bottle with a bronze seal, a crooked neck and what appears to be a molded hand wrapped around the neck. The bottle reads “Finest Barbados Rum.” It’s no secret how passionate we are about …

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Horizon Yachts expand to meet demand

The team at Horizon Yachts, Grenada

Horizon Yachts – offering brokerage, project management, marine engineering and guardianage services in Grenada have seen a great increase in business since they opened their new workshop at Clarke’s Court Boat Yard and Marina in February 2017.  They expect an …

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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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The Carriacou Children’s Education Fund

The Carriacou Children’s Education Fund (CCEF) is a nonprofit organization driven by an informal, voluntary group of individuals on visiting yachts from around the world, and a number of concerned local businessmen and women who benefit from the presence of …

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Trinidad and Tobago Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout

Best Angler and winner of the tournament Captain Dominic Wallace (right) of Roller Troller

The Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association’s Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout tournament attracted ten boats comprising 46 anglers who braved rough seas and inclement weather in a superb show of good sportsmanship.  Although the tournament focuses on wahoo as the …

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Kiko Matthews sets new Atlantic rowing record

Briton Kiko Matthews arriving in Barbados having smashed the world record as the fastest woman to complete a solo trans-Atlantic row. Photo: Anthony Ball

  Kiko Matthews rowed into the history books in March having set a new world record for rowing solo across the Atlantic. Matthews arrived to a hero’s welcome in Barbados having completed the 3000 mile single-handed, un-supported journey in a …

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The Carriacou Sloop

… we sailed there on Savvy. Photography by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

We cast off from the dock at Grenada’s Port Louis Marina and ease into the channel leading to the Carenage at St. George’s. The sun shimmers on the water as we glide past a parade of majestic Georgian buildings made …

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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Dingo – winner of Racing Class. Tim Wright/Courtesy of GSW

The sixth Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week (GSW), held January 29 to February 3 out of St. George’s, Grenada, kicked-off with a blast. First, there was a record 50 registrations, over 40 participating yachts in five classes and more …

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