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