During this trip you will discover the popular kite spot of Saint Martin and experience is flaming Caribbean nightlife. After your arrival at Princess Juliana Airport, the adventure  sets sail from Fort Louis Marina, Marigot Bay, french Side. Just make sure you don’t get in trouble with the tax man at home or abroad. It is an incredible playground that offers long downwind over shallow reef, kiting in between cays covered by Palms. #16    28/04/13                08/05/13                      10                   Cabin Available Admiralty Bay, Bequia Island, the Caribbean, As a rough guide, the marinas in the Eastern islands of the Caribbean have “medium” rates of around $1/foot per day.⁷, “Upscale” marinas may charge two or three times that much.⁷. If you’re planning to camp out at the marina for a while: “Expect around a $150 charge per month from marinas to live aboard, and cover water and other expenses”, says Lisa.¹. They made it to Mexico by the end of 2012 and have been enjoying the tropical Mexican life ever since. Experience the Caribbean culture, explore the islands, walk the trails, enjoy snorkeling, spear fishing, wakeboarding, or just find that perfect spot to relax and take in the scenery. The funny thing about me, is that I am not a reader. You may even rely on peanut butter on a regular occasion. Kitting out the boat for optimum comfort.

I wanted our kids to know the journey we had experienced, but we never had kids and after a few years I stopped updating it. Port of Boarding: Fort St Louis Marina, Marigo Bay, Saint Martin, Port of Release: Fort St Louis Marina, Marigo Bay, Saint Martin. Boating Dream – Living on a Catamaran in the Caribbean. On Isla Mujeres, a couple can live a very nice life for around $2,500 per month, including rent, according to International Living magazine.³, And rents range from $900 to $1,500 for a one- or two-bedroom apartment.³. Get 15% off on the new Vivida Collection with your discount code KITESISTA. Others rent out their spare cabins to people who want to “live” on a boat short term. #20    23/06/13                03/07/13                      10                   Cabin Available, Price per person / mix group                 7 Nights             10 Nights             14 Nights, Private cabin 2 passenger                        €1400                   €2070                  €2400 But if not, you’ll be paying that loan off every month.

Ah, the marina. I soon found myself reading: The Motion of the Ocean  (a book about a local PNW couple), Sail Away: How to Escape the Rat Race and Live the Dream and A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean. The voyage begins In Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe; the duration of the trip will be spent divided between four major Caribbean islands. Your crew will be waiting for you with the boat ready and fully stock up for your kite cruise. But one expat says his weekly food costs living on Big Corn, a four-square mile island with 6,000 inhabitants, average about $30.³, Eating at local restaurants, meals and a couple of drinks range between $15 and $20, he says.³, And he spent $610 on food and drink across a 3-month period!³, On Isla Mujeres, groceries for two typically total around $600 per month, according to reports.³. Contact us by email in advance to check availability and destinations.

Have you voted in all of the awards? One of our favorite spots in the Caribbean, the Grenadines has so many un crowded kite bays and lagoons. We always pictured ourselves working or retiring in the Caribbean. In 2010 we went to Antigua and during our trip we took a day trip on a catamaran, “. In the meantime, I wanted to share the little adventures, research and events with you so we can reflect on everything we went through to get to our dream. #14    01/04/13                10/04/13                      10                   RESERVED There are many variables which is why there is such a big range including your …

But I love all real life books about sailing the Caribbean and other tropical adventures. Ready to jump off land and dive into a new adventure with your family or partner and take a break with no return date?

Our boating dream would be to retire in the Caribbean and live on a catamaran. How did this even come about? Living full time on a catamaran will cost between $2,000 per month and $5,000 per month for a family of four and a little less for a couple with no children, plus the cost to maintain your boat which on average costs between 5% and 10% of the cost of the boat but also varies depending on the age and condition and size of the boat. In Aruba, you may find yourself limited to the Renaissance Marina, in Oranjestad harbor, at: There are similar rates at Jolly Habour Marina, except that this marina in Antigua modifies its rates by the season.8 So it’s just over $1/foot per day from November 1st to May 31st, and $0.85/foot per day between June 1st and October 31st.

Since then, most of my Twitter & Instagram accounts follow mostly cruisers too. #15    13/04/13                27/04/13                      14                   Cabin Available

Currently, I’m reading An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude, a story about a Toronto couple that heads down the ICW to the Caribbean. Expats who live there report they spend around $2,000-$3,000 a month.³, On Roatán, in the western Caribbean, you can live on $2,000-$2,500 with your partner.³. We will provide you with a signed Yacht charter contract. Well, if they can do it, so could Scott and I and we both read that book fast!

But you can certainly make yourself useful as a bar hand, cleaner, shop assistant or handyman, too. Once all the member of the group arrived you will set sail immediately for your Trip. From then on, your expedition, destination and boarding location will be secured. At the airport you need to take a 20 min (20$) Taxi ride to Fort Louis Marina, Marigo bay. See, I don’t have a regular job, but instead own a local wine shop, The Wine Alley and I work here every day. Your vote has been registered. So you’re talking $1,000–1,600 a month for a couple on a boat there. They even import your personal items and car tax free. GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Prea: Women’s Single Elimination, What Essential Oils to Use for Sore Muscles, Get 15% Off on the New Vivida Collection with KiteSista, The Best Junior Female Rider and Role Model, The Hardest Working Female Contributor to the Industry, Comfortable living room & large cockpit area. Provisioning the boat to your own tastes is of course essential, but you don’t need to go crazy on organic food and other luxuries if that’s not your thing.

50% Deposit is necessary to secure your place. The author, Renee Petrillo has been so gracious answering all of my emails and answering our questions over the past two years. Sail Away: How to Escape the Rat Race and Live the Dream, A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean, An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude, Our Anacortes Yacht Charter to Roche Harbor. Once all the member of the group arrived you will set sail immediately for your Trip. Sailing and living on a Catamaran in the Caribbean! This is the ultimate dream in kite surf. The cruisers’ biggest expense. Airhead have some amazing ones.⁶, They’re for airheads, as well as intelligent individuals ;). On a monthly budget of $2,000, a couple can live comfortably in the Dominican Republic: go out on the town and hire household help, according to USA Today.³. The Cost of Owning our 2002 Bayliner 4087. F-ONE new movie is out today… WE ARE ONE… discover the new weapons for 2020 with a complete new range of foils and of course a new discipline with wingsurfing. Put simply, the cost of living in the Caribbean on a sailboat depends on your lifestyle, just like house living.

They left everything and headed south on their sailboat. So it’s worth taking a look at these figures before you arrive to minimalize expenditure where necessary — or find a more exclusive spot, depending on what you’re looking for. After a few mile speeding up under sail you will find yourself  kiting on the turquoise water of the remote and un crowded kite spots of Anguilla and Barbuda.