Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-07-2009, 06:24   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7
Going to the Caribbean! Y-a-a-a-a-y!

Hello everyone,

new to this forum - so hi! I am very excited to be planning a trip with the kids on a beneteau 47.7 around the Carribbean December Jan and Feb. I grew up living on boats so am pretty confident about the kids being onboard (although a plastic racer cruiser wouldn't necessarily be my first choice of vessel but that is another story!)

what I want to find out about over the next couple of months is destinations, cool places to visit, places where we can meet other cruising families and any other hints and tips about keeping it hassle free with the little ones.

The babies will be three years and 19 months old and we will initially have quite alot of help onboard with five/six adults inlcuding me.

So my first question is can anybody point me in the direction of some good resources for planning our destinations? Any hints or tips where to visit and where to aviod?



Clairek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2009, 15:22   #2
Do… or do not
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 8,865
We're in our 7th year of going around the Caribbean. I know we go slow but I also know you are not going to do that in 3 months.

So, which area in the Caribbean?


s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2009, 02:02   #3
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 29,337
Images: 240
Greetings and welcome aboard C.

Where, in the Caribbean, will you be joining the boat?
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2009, 03:47   #4
Registered User
s/v Moondancer's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Panama heading into the Pacific
Boat: Tayana 55
Posts: 997
We are in the Caribbean and the Chrs Doyle guides of each area are excellent.

s/v Moondancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 04:44   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7
Hi everyone,

To answer the questions. Going to be starting from St lucia after the ARC arrival. Will have five adults onboard and the kids.


Clairek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 04:58   #6
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,847
Images: 47

I second Phil's suggestion that you buy Chris Doyle's sailing guides. He has one each for the Windwards and the Leewards, and they will tell you 99% of what you need to know to make your way amongst the islands. We spent two seasons cruising up and down the chain from Grenada to Vieques. It was a push to do it all the first time around, but we were able to spend more time in the spots we liked best during the second season.

Our favorites were Dominica and The Grenadines, two places that are very different from each other. Others we know spent long periods in St. Martin/St. Maarten or the BVI. It depends on your preferences. Doyle's guides do a good job of describing the flavor of the various islands, so you can spend some pleasant hours reading and discussing your options in anticipation of your voyage.

Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eCharts for SW Caribbean? Meck Navigation 3 08-07-2009 15:30
Caribbean to UK Withfield Crew Archives 4 13-05-2009 16:04
Best of the Caribbean? Sonosailor Atlantic & the Caribbean 18 23-09-2006 08:21
Caribbean dw5055 Meets & Greets 9 02-05-2006 14:13

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:29.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.