Boating

Where Would You Go With a $10,000 Budget?

Where Would You Go With a $10,000 Budget?

The question has been posed, "Where Would You Go With a $10,000 Budget?" Our choice is still, hands-down, the Bahamas. With over 700 islands to explore, great snorkeling and diving, and great food, the Bahamas is a fantastic choice for couples and families. Getting to the Bahamas So, imagine you’re on your way to the Bahamas. Better yet, don’t imagine it! Whether you’re saving up, or...

Boating Destination Bahamas!

Boating Destination Bahamas!

The Bahamas is a getaway paradise for boaters! With over 700 islands and 2,400 cays, there is certainly lots of exploring, beach combing, fishing, snorkeling and diving choices for your boating getaway. It's an easy trip over to the islands from Florida's east coast.   This post contains affiliate links and Betsi's World receives a small commission that helps support this site at no...

Outfitting Our Dog with a Proper Life Vest

Outfitting Our Dog with a Proper Life Vest

Why Outfit Your Dog with a Proper Life Vest   Sailors love to sail & swim with their dogs! And while your canine bud makes a great skipper, he or she needs the right gear to ensure they are safe on the high seas. Do Dogs Need a Life Vest? Dogs can be great swimmers, but just like us, they do get tired. A life vest is an important piece of gear to protect your pooch on the water.  ...

Why We Choose to Cruise In Hurricane Season

Why We Choose to Cruise In Hurricane Season

Why We Choose to Cruise During Hurricane Season Jim & I find that cruising in Florida and the Bahamas during hurricane season (June 1 to November 1) is quite nice. The moorings are plentiful, marinas are less crowded, which equals relaxation for us! Here are some things to consider if you decide to sail during hurricane season: Insurance Insurance dictates what your plans for hurricane...

How to Get Kicked Out of a Bahamian Marina in 6 Steps!

How to Get Kicked Out of a Bahamian Marina in 6 Steps!

6 Ways to Get Kicked Out of a Marina in the Bahamas When heading to the Bahamas by boat, take into consideration local customs. Failure to do this could lead to being asked to leave. While visiting Green Turtle Cay, we were (unwilling) participants in this type of drama. 6 Ways to be Asked to Leave a Marina Roaring into a nice quiet marina in the Bahamas with a boatload of friends on your...

CRUISING:  LITTLE GRAND CAY & GREEN TURTLE CAY

CRUISING: LITTLE GRAND CAY & GREEN TURTLE CAY

Some of the best cruising grounds we have discovered in our Bahamas cruising lie in the Abacos. You can virtually cruise cay to cay up the Abacos within a day of each other. Two of our favorite stopping points thus far have been Little Grand Cay and Green Turtle Cay. Approaching the harbor entrance to Little Grand Cay Though predominantly a sports fishing destination, due to it’s close...