We've found that Ice is everywhere if you cruise
the EastCoast US and Chesapeake, and stay at marinas
. Otherwise, Ice becomes less available, and like... $10 / small bag, in the Bahamas
and such. Then, on both sides of the Caribbean
, it varies between the same, and just not available.
Installing a small ENERGY EFFICIENT refrigerator
, with a vacuum panel insulated, 2 cu ft box, was money
well spent! It has worked flawlessly for 13 years now, using about 25 Ah/day, (Powered 100% with solar).
We did actually use ice for 4 years, and our cooler sweated and made a condensation
mess all the time. It also cost us as much for ice, as the refrigerator did later.