My $10 Boat Excursion

My $10 Boat Excursion

I am always on the look out for fun and affordable family entertainment, so when I stumbled upon this new excursion I immediately added it on my summer to do list.

Total Package Water Sports Cruise has an awesome summer feature called  Family Sunday Sail Away. Every Sunday from June 4th to August 27th you and your family can enjoy a beach day at Rose Island packed with games, prizes and surprises.

For only $10, anyone above the age of two (age two and under is free) can enjoy a boat ride from Prince George Wharf to Rose Island. No food and drinks are allowed on board and believe me they do search your bags before you enter but no worries on board there are food and drinks on sale. Most meals run for about $6 max and the menu comprised of items such as fritters, hotdog and hamburgers, mixed drinks, waters and sodas.

Enjoy the hour ride by taking in the views of the harbor and a brief stop for fish feeding before docking on Rose Island.

Once on Rose Island do as you please but be sure to not get left behind! The ride back is filled with Family Oriented Games and prizes by the friendly crew to help keep the kids entertained.

No need to purchase tickets in advance or make reservations. Simply just show up and the rest is up you.

 

Check out flyer below for more details and as always stay safe!

 

Till next time…

XOXO

Splish Splash: Sun, Sand and Swim

Splish Splash: Sun, Sand and Swim

We are smack dab in the middle of summer and the holiday is just around the corner. For many of us this means going to the beach or enjoying some form of water activity.

Just like everyone else, my family and I indulge in some sort of adventure that involves water. Whether it be taking a trip to the beach or getting a day pass at a popular Hotel, splashing and soaking up some sun rays is a must!

It was not until recently (after watching Moana for the 100th) time I realized that even though we have been partaking in this tradition for years almost none of us can swim. I mean  4 out of 5 of us can not swim.

We live in an archipelago of islands. An island is a mass of land surrounded by water. We are surrounded by water and a large majority of the population cannot swim. Why I can’t swim is a very good question given the information I mentioned above.

Somehow despite my father being a great swimmer and even my husband I totally missed that life lesson.

Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death among children, so being able to swim is an essential life saving skill, especially for us surrounded by water.

I tried to think of reasons why  many of us islanders don’t know how to swim. Here’s what I came up with:

  1. We are afraid of the water
  2. Our parents don’t know how to swim
  3. We probably don’t want to get our hair wet

Yea I know, I am not quite sold on those reasons either but they do have some truth to it (especially wetting my hair). Given this known fact I decided to bypass the ballet classes and get my daughter in the water. She’s 6 years old and currently learning how to swim. Aside from learning an important life skill, every Saturday she has the opportunity to bond with friends, gain health benefits and confidence.

You didn’t think I’d just throw her in the deep and hope she floats right?

Swim Classes come in all shapes and sizes. Some enroll infants and others wait until your kids are a bit older and then some are for adults only. The point is there are swim classes available or you can learn from that uncle who from Inagua and always bringing down fish.

Learning to swim can mean the difference between life and death! If you are serious please check links below.

Swift Swimming

Aquafins

Baby Aquaticus

Dolphin Swim

Sea Waves Aquatic

 

Of course there are many more swim classes that are hosted privately and publicly and I encourage to explore them all.

Enjoy the Holiday and Be Safe!

Till next time..

XOXO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit Infused Popsicles

Fruit Infused Popsicles

Y’all this Sun is HOT!!! I mean it’s not even summer yet but here we are beating this Lasko dead bad!!

With the Holiday Weekend in full effect I wanted to try something that will not only be fun to do with the kids but also healthy and cool the whole family down! 

Check out this quick and easy DIY Fruit Infused Popsicles!

First you’ll need the following: 

  • 2 cups Fruit Juice / Lemondade 
  • 1 – 2 thinly sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 ripen peach also thinly sliced 
  • Popsicle Mold

Add the thinly sliced fruit to the Popsicle Mold.  I wouldnt put more than 3 slices of fruit per Mold. 


Then fill with Juice and pop in the freezer. I let mines freeze over night and ta da!! 


It’s the easy! I think the hardest part is waiting to eat them!!! 

Stay cool this weekend!!!

Till next time…

All About Summer Camp Guide – 2017

All About Summer Camp Guide – 2017

Singing  “It’s summer” in my Olaf voice from Frozen!

Can you imagine another school year has just whirled on by and while I am rejoicing for the break of not having to iron uniforms (I absolutely HATE ironing) I also cringe at the thought of now having to find a safe and fun environment for my kid during the summer break (again)! With that said take a look at the All About Summer Camp Guide!

Let’s start with the free camps, simply because its free and free is always AWESOME!

Bahamas National Trust has an amazing Eco Camp in Andros from July 7th – 14th your child can learn about marine life and how important preservation is to our country, among other amazing facts.

Kingdom Life Church is offering a FREE music camp for ages 5 years to 12 years old.  Learning music improves academics, boost self esteem and is just down right fun!

The Cat Island Accordion and French project is hosting its very own day camp and yes there are accommodations for off islanders. While there is a registration fee the camp itself is free and runs from July 17th -31st.

The Royal Bahamas Police and Defense Force also host Free Camps every summer. This year camps begin June 26th – August 4th. . You can collect registration forms at your nearest station.

Featured Camps

I’ve encountered so many amazing camps in my search that this post would be limitless if I remotely tried to list them all.  Below you’ll find a few of my favorites and a link that will make you relive all of your child hood experiences at Camp. Click each photo to find out more information on the camp of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a bit more selection, and trust me there is a lot more, try here. You will finds camps in all shapes and sizes, from the arts to horse back riding. Ranging from $25 -$500.

What ever you choose make sure its safe and fun!

Have a camp you want featured?

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Till next time…