While it’s the islands that dazzle the senses when traveling to the Caribbean, it’s often the people you meet that make the trip something special and truly memorable. I had been fantasizing about St. Maarten, Anguilla, Nevis, St. Kitts, and St. Barths for quite sometime, and while the islands were beyond beautiful, it was the crew and fellow Sagitta passengers that made my solo journey one I’ll remember for a long long time.

Things like drinking Killbees with my new Canadian friends, taking a local bus taxi on St. Maarten with Todd and Tina, staying up late and sipping rum with Gerry the crazy Irishman, listening to the amazing sea stories of Captain Nervo, getting life advice from Harry and Lyman, or stuffing 10 people into my small solo cabin for a group photo all made this trip on Island Windjammers‘ Sagitta a special experience.

Here are a few photos the cast and crew.

Island Windjammers Sagitta

Sagitta Sunshines

Alan, Gerry, and myself at Sunshine’s Beach Bar on Nevis.

Island Windjammers Sagitta

The Sagitta can accommodate up to 24 passengers, double of what her sister ship the Diamant can do, but still a small enough number to give you an intimate experience and the chance to learn everyone’s name. This is the real way to cruise the Caribbean. A huge mega-liner can’t compare to an experience like this, plus there’s no bar bill at the end!

Island Windjammers Sagitta

Island Windjammers Sagitta

The crew of Sagitta was simply fantastic. The crew of the Diamant gave Sagitta’s crew some pretty big expectations to live up to, but they were just as personable and caring.

Lenny the head cook was the star of the show, what cook isn’t though. Every time he rang that bell it was instant salivation, just like Pavlov and his dogs.

Island Windjammers Sagitta

Meet Captain Nervo and one bald Castaway.

Island Windjammers Sagitta

Here is our outstanding crew, one guy is hidden on the left.

Island Windjammers Sagitta

Lenny was popular with the ladies!

Island Windjammers Sagitta

That’s nine of us…can we fit one more?

Island Windjammers Sagitta

That’s ten!

Island Windjammers Sagitta

Again, I can’t say enough about the captain and crew, they took care of our every need and made sure everyone had the time of their lives.  I’m also proud to call my fellow passengers new friends and hope our island paths cross again in the future. Thank you to everyone for showing this castaway a grand time on the high seas.


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  1. Sea Glass Jewelry July 7, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    What a awesome cruise. Would love to sail on that one day.

  2. Tom July 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Hard to believe that you could get 10 people in cabin 12. It’s quite adequate for one. I spent 2 weeks there back in January; comfortable and secure in gnarly seas too. The crew is awesome indeed, and Lenny’s meals never disappointed.


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    RumShopRyan July 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Tom, it wasn’t easy to get that many in there but it was fun! It was in a great location to handle the sea, loved every minute.

  4. Ted Tisdale July 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    What a motley disreputable looking bunch! Especially the old dude in the first photo doing a Hemingway impersonation. All those grins and smiles had to be staged. Nobody could be having that much fun, right?

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