A Look Back at the First Castaway Cruise

I'm not sure what was more beautiful, the Bahamas or the people that took part in the first Castaway Cruise. We called ourselves that Salty 7 and Captain Mike. I was friends with only one person on the boat prior to this trip, but after I feel as if all six are now great great friends. I guess that's what happens when you put like-minded salty souls on a beautiful yacht and put them in the … [Read more...]

Gun Cay and Cat Cay: Castaway Cruise Destinations

Deserted islands and private islands, that's what sits just south of Bimini in the Bahamas. I'm talking about the deserted Gun Cay and the private island of Cat Cay. During the first ever Castaway Cruise happening this April, we'll be visiting them both. Gun Cay and Cat Cay (pronounced Key) sit on the western edge of the Grand Bahama Bank and the Eastern edge of the powerful Gulf Stream … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up features great stories that will help you plan your New Year's Eve, shop for the perfect rum, and find a great beach bar on Anguilla. The most interesting story deals with the happenings on the small Bahamian island of Bimini though. Resorts World Bimini is having problems with the funding of their cruise ship that runs from Miami to Bimini. Many local Biminites … [Read more...]

15 Caribbean Beach Bars Cloaked in Black and White

The Caribbean is soaked in brilliant colors, but what if you were to wash out the blue water, pastel homes and lush rainforest, would it still be beautiful? I think so. Every once in awhile I'll pretend to be creative and turn some photos into black and white. I'm not sure what it is about black and white photos, but there's just something powerful about them. It's kind of like standing on a … [Read more...]

Video: Authentic Caribbean Conch Salad Recipe

Conch, what a wonderful and delicious animal. You can steam it, have it cracked, frittered, turned into a burger, use it for gumbo or chowder and a host of other creative dishes. It reminds me of when Bubba educated Forrest on all the ways to prepare shrimp...fried shrimp, blackened shrimp, sauteed shrimp...you get the idea. One of my favorite ways to enjoy this mollusk is to have it prepared … [Read more...]

Video: A Bimini Summer Paradise Tour

Bimini may be the island in the stream, but I'm the one awash in memories. Over 500 photos were taken, over an hour of video shot, Bimini is a small island but it seems like around every turn something or someone was camera worthy. What does one do with all that footage? You mash it together into a four minute waterfall of surf, sand and sun. You then take that mash-up and put it to the music. … [Read more...]

Gallant Lady Shipwreck, Bimini Bahamas

What is it about shipwrecks that draw us to them. Let's look at the Gallant Lady wreck that rests on the rocks of North Bimini. You look at the rusting hulk of the ship, sitting there helpless against the pounding sea, but something inside you feels uneasy. You know it's impossible but you want to save her. It's almost as if you are witnessing a stranded whale that doesn't below in the shallows, … [Read more...]

Sakara Beach, Bimini Bahamas: Island Lime Videos

Bimini may be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with tons of white powder sand. Beaches, oh glorious beaches. Just about the entire western side of north and south Bimini are lined with beautiful beaches that just beg for your foot prints. What do you say we go make some. This episode of Island Lime Videos was shot on the north end of North Bimini at a spot called Sakara Beach. … [Read more...]

Video: The Big Game Cocktail Recipe – Boat Drinks

After one sip, you'll be hopping the Gulf Stream. There's something about Bimini. Once you've touched its shores it stays with you. It gets in your blood and you can't stop thinking about it. It's been over 2 weeks since my trip to Bimini and the memories are still scrambling my thoughts, or maybe its the rum, hard to say. With drinks like today's Boat Drink recipe being served up at the Bimini … [Read more...]

What I Can’t Tell You About Bimini

Located less than 50 miles off the coast of Miami sits a group of islands called Bimini. So close you can almost swim there. What I can't tell you is that the two facing coastlines are similar. When standing on a western facing beach on Bimini, the lights of Miami light up the sky like distant headlights. Though close, the two couldn't be more different. Bimini is authentic Bahamas. No towering … [Read more...]

The Bimini Blunder

Last weekend I took my first trip to Bimini in the Bahamas. It was a fantastic trip, but it was a trip that almost didn't happen. Two months prior to last weekend myself, Mike from RumConnection.com and Shawn from Coastlines & Tan Lines started planning a weekend trip to the Big Game Club on Bimini. We researched the hotel and we researched Bimini, and of course the excitement built as the … [Read more...]