Great Idea! If you invested in a decent wifi antenna
, you could do this at anchor
. We bought a low end (Less than $100) omnidirectional for our last cruise
and it made a huge difference in our wifi reception
(i.e. anchored across the harbor from a town). Next cruise
we plan to upgrade to one that we don't have to re-aim each time the boat swings.
Even if you have to pay $5 or $10 a day to connect to someone's wifi while anchored, at least with an antenna
you aren't locked into dockage fees
Not sure where you are planning to cruise, but along the east coast
, there are several companies offering wireless service
locations. Yacht Spots is one, and I think the cost is about $40/month.
YachtSpots - High Speed, Wireless, Internet for Boaters
For instance, you could anchor
or moor at Fernandina Beach, sign up for Yachtspots for a week or a month, and with the assistance of your great antenna, work away. (Stuart might be another good option - but I have heard they are making changes).
And better yet, some towns have free wifi. Such as Oriental, NC.
In the Bahamas
, there is cheap
wifi available in George Town, and we were able to receive the signal at Hamburger Beach and Volleyball Beach. I think it was $15/week, but don't quote me on this. We skipped Little Harbour in the Abacos last cruise, but on a previous visit there was a similar situation.
I am sure there are higher tech solutions, but this has worked for us.
I'd be interested to know if you have actually been paid for your services yet.