Destination Experiences

Commuter cruising has allowed us to cruise, six months at a time, to some pretty amazing places. If you’d like to go back to my original Sail Winterlude blog, twice a month (more or less) for family & friends while we were cruising the Western Caribbean (2006-2010) and the Exumas (2012), click the link.

Passages

Belize

Bahamas & Exumas

Colombia – Cartagena & Sapzurro

Colombia – Providencia & San Andres

Cuba

Florida Keys

Guatemala – Rio Dulce

Honduras/Bay Islands/Vivorillos Cayes

Mexico, Yucatan Coast

Panama, Bocas Del Toro, Rio Chagres, Colon, Portobello

Panama, Kuna Yala (San Blas Islands)

Southwest Florida – Everglades/10,000 Islands to Punta Gorda/Charlotte Harbor

USA East Coast

Commuter Cruiser Off Season Adventures

Colombia – Cartagena & Sapzurro

… we loved sailing the Columbian coastline islands when returning to the Eastern San Blas Islands of Panama – Sapzurro, the border town between Panama and Columbia was a highlight of our cruising years … (so far…)

Colombia - Providencia & San Andres

... sailing into Providencia for the first time was like discovering a jewel off the Nicaraguan coastline ... go figure, why do these tiny islands in the middle of the big blue ocean off Nicaragua belong to Columbia?

Honduras/Bay Islands/Vivorillos Cayes

Despite being robbed in Utila, one of the Bay Islands of Honduras, we loved sailing here.  The clear water and plunging reef walls within a few feet of the crystal clear water surface made for some of the best snorkeling and diving ... and the Vivorillos Cays, on the corner of Honduras while cruising to Panama, were one of the wildest places we've anchored.

Panama, Bocas Del Toro, Rio Chagres, Colon, Portobello

Listen to the noisy green parrots, the howls of the howler monkeys, watch the spider monkeys swing and the sloths ... well sloths don't move, steep yourself in history while looking for the treasure of the Spanish Main in Portobello and watching towering ships approach Cristobal Jetty as they approach the Panama Canal.

Southwest Florida - Everglades/10,000 Islands to Punta Gorda/Charlotte Harbor

Our home waters these days, lots of good cruising ... from the Sanibel/Captiva Islands and Charlotte Harbor to Marco Island to the 10,000 Islands and the Everglades National Park.

USA East Coast

So far the only US East Coast cruising we've done was Annapolis to Ft Myers in our very first commuter cruising -- Annapolis to New Bern, NC; New Bern to Canaveral, FL and then Canaveral to Ft Myers around the Keys to Burnt Store Marina, Punta Gorda, FL.