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Travel the Caribbean in Your Own Sailboat

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 220

That is exactly what we did from 1994 to 2002... It was the time of our lives.

Big deal you say... Well until 1990, we had never stepped foot on a sailboat... My only boating experience.... except for several cruises, which we enjoyed... was a fishing trip on a sport fishing boat out of Galveston, Texas.

Since my friends and I that went on that trip got so seasick... It is a wonder that I ventured onto a sailboat in 1990. I am so glad that we did.

Our sailing adventure started in Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands... The cruise ship we were aboard had a shore excursion where six people from the cruise ship would spend four hours on a 36-foot sailboat.

From that humble beginning, I realized that a sailboat is nothing more than a floating RV. It is totally self-contained, you eat, you sleep, and you relax.

When you are on a cruise, if you are like me, you daydream about living in the islands... The Caribbean is so laid-back and stress less.

It never occurred to me that if you had your own sailboat you could readily visit any island you choose, both cheaply and safely.

Now I am referring to the islands between the Virgin Islands and Trinidad known as the Windward's and the Leeward's... Containing St. Lucia Antigua Martinique St. Maarten Grenada... In addition, too about 50 other islands.

If you look at a map of those islands, you will discover that none of them are more than 100 miles apart... The close proximity of one island to another makes traveling by sailboat very doable, if you are patient and wait for good sea conditions.

A sailboat cruiser is a very patient person.

You can expect to cover anywhere between 120 and 150 miles per 24-hour period in a sailboat.

If you were to try to fly between these islands, you would find that the price of interisland airfare is extremely expensive.

Traveling by sailboat not only gives you great flexibility,anchoring is free.

We traveled the Caribbean on our own sailboat for eight years and it gave us an almost perverse pleasure to be anchoring for free in sight of a five-star resort charging over $500 per night.

During the day, we would go ashore, enjoy the resort amenities, and regale the guests with tales of our sailing adventures... We knew they would be commuting next week.. Our schedule was very flexible.

If you think that to travel the Caribbean in your own sailboat is difficult... You would be quite wrong.

From no sailing experience to living on a boat full-time required a lot less nautical knowledge than you might think... You learn as you go and you get help from other sailors who are enjoying this wonderful lifestyle.

Think about living on your own sailboat in the Caribbean... It's no problem Mon.

Live the Dream..

Get your copy of Live the on a sailboat in the Caribbean... It will show you step-by-step, how two non-sailor's, enjoyed life for eight wonderful fun and safe years living on their own boat in the Caribbean... If we can do it you can do it.

Gary Pierce is the webmaster of he retired early at 49, he is still retired at 66.

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