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Caribbean

Monthly Regional Reports for the Caribbean are posted the first week of each month so you’ll find the best of the Caribbean! The Caribbean islands offer an array of experiences for boaters. From unique cultures in St. Maarten to world-renowned diving in Belize, the region has it all. Southern Boating’s articles provide helpful insight into traveling the Caribbean by boat—including features on regions such as: Puerto Rico, Antigua, Belize, Grenada, St. Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, Aruba, St. Lucia and more. Monthly updates include news about events, fishing tournaments, and sailing regattas. Detailed cruising guides can be found in thoroughly researched articles by Southern Boating experts.

Bitter End Yacht Club adds a new Beach Bar

New Beach Bar for the BEYC Grab yourself a beer on tap, red or white wine by the glass, or a craft cocktail like the Bitter End 2.0 (gin, peach schnapps, ruby…

Lovango Resort + Beach Club Opens in the USVI

Stay overnight or come for the day. The USVI’s latest cay-side vacation spot, the Lovango Resort + Beach Club, recently opened for guests seeking a relaxing getaway at an easy-to-reach Caribbean destination.…

Chartering in the Windward Islands

Chartering in the Windward Islands This string of Southern Caribbean islands is perfect for those who’ve already cruised the USVI and BVI. The seven-square-mile island of  Bequia is a destination Rolf “Erik”…

Grand Caribbean Marinas acquires Villa Marina in Puerto Rico

Grand Caribbean Marinas establishes itself as a powerhouse in the Caribbean and the United States. Grand Caribbean Marinas, part of the Bacalia Group, a business group that operates subsidiaries in different sectors…

Salty Dawg

Calling all Salty Dawgs!

Are you a salty dawg? Rallies are a popular way to cruise with company when transiting from the U.S. East Coast to the Caribbean in the fall. For eight years now, the…

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Marigot Bay Marina, St. Lucia

Marigot Bay Marina While most marinas must prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms, and other weather hazards, Marigot Bay Marina in St. Lucia does not. Bob Hathaway, marina manager for 6 years, says…

An image of sailors competing in Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week Antigua Sailing Week Launches into Second Half-Century Big is the word for the 52nd Antigua Sailing Week (ASW). This granddaddy of Caribbean regattas set for April 28th to May…

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge

Caribbean Multihull Challenge Check out the inaugural Caribbean Multihull Challenge Multihull classes were virtually nonexistent in most major Caribbean regattas. Sure, some events like the St. Thomas International Regatta run a small beach…

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Basil’s Bar is back

The iconic Basil’s Bar is back and better than ever What do celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Denzel Washington, Prince William, and famous Kates like Middleton and Moss share in common? Cocktails at…

Foiling regatta

First ever foiling regatta in the Caribbean

Foiling fever kicked off at the 2013 America’s Cup and hasn’t quit Sailors fell in love with the sight and speed of sailboats that seemingly flew over, rather than on, the water. Now,…

Clear Customs in St. Thomas

Clear Customs in St. Thomas

Clear Customs in St. Thomas It’s easier than ever to clear customs to the US Virgin Islands from the British Virgin Islands. In the wake of major hurricanes more than a year…

Flamingos in Aruba ABC Islands

ABC Islands

Easy as ABC Islands The Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao are the three western-most islands of the Leeward Antilles in the South Caribbean. Located off the coast of Venezuela, they’re known collectively as the ABC…

The 2017 USVI Open / Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament

USVI Open / Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament

It’s time for the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament Catch and release big blue marlin and lots of them at the 46th USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT) August 23-25 out of…

Sargassum Seaweed

Sargassum Weed

It ensnares fishing lines, can stop props and makes for unsightly and seriously smelly beachfront. In recent years, huge quantities of sargassum weed have floated into the Caribbean creating problems for the…

An image of celebrity chefs at the Nevis Mango and Food Festival

Nevis Mango and Food Festival

If you’re looking for galley inspiration, then cruise down to the Leeward Islands for the Nevis Mango and Food Festival. Held July 5-8 in Charleston, Nevis’s capital, the event features a lip-smacking…