“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Cost to Cruise Bahamas – April 2016


After our failures to land fish (we hooked them but did not successfully get them onto the boat), we invested in a gaff.  We are hoping that this gets a lot of use once we leave Georgetown to start heading south on the deeper water.

In April, we also had a bit of a data usage snafu…Jesse and I both forgot to turn-off certain apps and inadvertently sucked up all of our data, therefore, we bought 10g of data (normally we only buy 5g and that is plenty). 😦

And last but not least, we did spend extra on food and entertainment because we had company visit and we checked out the Family Islands Regatta and festivities.

April 2016  TOTAL $ 1,956.78

This month we visited Lee Stocking Island, Cat Island, and Great Exuma Island (Georgetown, Red Shanks Anchorage, and Stocking Island).  Those costs break-down as follows:

$  597.07   GROCERIES

$  401.82   ENTERTAINMENT (eating out and alcohol)

$  341.40   BOAT PARTS & OTHER

$  282.43   FUEL (Diesel & Gasoline)


$    48.00   LAUNDRY


$      0.00   PROPANE

$      0.00   WATER

Summary of previous months’ Totals*:

       March 2016         $ 3,149.20

       February 2016    $ 1,851.99

*previous month’s are detailed Cost to Cruise Bahamas – The First Two Months

4 thoughts on “Cost to Cruise Bahamas – April 2016

  1. Love these posts when they’re under $2000!

    • You and me both! Hopefully, May will be even less, but then again we will be in Turks & Caicos.

  2. Hi Guys, we met you in Elizabeth City, Oriental and Vero Beach. Great to see that your cruise is going so well!
    Two questions on finances: 1. Why is your communications bill so high? Are you paying for devices or is it just that high? 2. Why is there no expense line for health insurance and healthcare? It’s one of our highest expenses, ugh.
    Sandy & Chuck on s/v Summer Wind (on out way back north)

    • Hi guys,

      We do remember you guys. How was your cruise?

      On the communication cost, we still have Verizon phones that we haven’t decided what to do with yet. They will work when we get to PR and the USVI. We will likely switch then to a cheaper carrier. But Verizon doesn’t work in the Bahamas. So we have a local SIM card that we use for calls and data.

      We don’t have health insurance and have yet to have any healthcare related costs since quitting our jobs (knock on wood).

      Fair winds

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