10-11-2005, 11:40 AM
I've returned from a four day Royal Carribean Cruise, and although I didn't have time to do any fishing in the Bahamas I know for certain that I will be back.
We took shore excursions for snorkeling and swimming with some dolphins, and my time spent on the shuttle boats there and back and in the water itself have convinced Anne and I that it's not a matter of if we will be back, but when.
Even if it's a few years down the road, I can't wait. :cool:
10-11-2005, 01:24 PM
There's definitely something deeply hypnotic about the tropics that gets deep into your DNA and never leaves you.
Sounds like a nice trip Mark - which Islands did you stop at?
10-11-2005, 01:52 PM
We left Miami on Friday and arrived at Coco Cay (Royal Carribean's private island) early Saturday. We traveled Saturday night to arrive at Nassau early Sunday, where we took a shuttle out to Blue Lagoon (a separate small island) for the dolphin activities. The rest of Sunday was spent hoofing around Nassau before boarding the ship for the overnight journey back to Miami.
And yes Juro, I'm thinking RIDICULOUS, but even that might be a few years down the road. But the thought is there. :D
10-13-2005, 05:18 AM
[QUOTE=Dble Haul]We left Miami on Friday and arrived at Coco Cay
Berry Islands NW of Great harbor?
10-13-2005, 06:34 AM
Mark, I've been to Coco Cay, before I got the flyfishing bug. Neet little island in the Berry's. Did you explore or just stay around the area where they did the group snorkeling, volleyball and beach party games with Cuffy and Mandy, your cruise directors. If I'm ever on a cruise and get back there (not likely) I'll be sure to have rod in hand. There's gotta to be a nice secluded flat somewhere around that island.
10-13-2005, 08:35 AM
We were confined to the group area for snorkeling and such. But I hear you about returning to that place with a flyrod. :lildevl:
10-13-2005, 09:45 AM
Maybe the next time you guys or gals of the forum are on New Providence I can sneak you away from the tourist areas and find a good flat or two for you!
When you in Nassau, always PM ACKLINS BOY.
10-13-2005, 10:45 AM
Thanks Felton for the generous offer.
A little search reveals that the real name of Coco Cay is Little Stirrup Cay.
10-14-2005, 08:28 PM
Although I have never been to that island - My OCD tells me that hitching a ride down to the Marina (pictured on the back side towards the bottom of the Island)and then walking back toward the top of that Island (especially where that deep pool meets the flat) would without a doubt result in some nice Bonefishing opportunities. This of course is exactly the type of behavior that my marriage counsler says is destructive to my marriage!!