Bahamas Bound With Boating Magazine
As the plan began to come together in teaming up with Boating Magazine to take our 37’ Invincible Catamaran through the Bahamas for a feature story titled “Bahamas Bound” (out now), interesting times made for interesting hurdles. Entry requirements were changing daily, but the crew we assembled would prove to be the perfect collection of characters in staying dedicated to making the trip happen safely. Boating Magazine was working with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism on the story with the intent to give readers an update on the rebuilding progress being made on islands impacted by storms in recent years, and showcase islands within the remaining 90% of the Bahamas that were unaffected and ready to be explored by visitors. Our passion for being on the water has been the driving force behind Roswell since day one and sharing those experiences is an integral part of who we are.
Our “Bahamas journey began on the island of Green Turtle Cay with the Boating Mag crew meeting up with Roswell Founder & CEO Robert Oswell, who made the initial crossing over from Florida earlier that week. After exploring the island via golf cart and getting a first hand look at an island on the mend, we soaked up it’s beauty and vowed to return before heading to the famous Pete’s Pub for lunch on our way from the Abacos to Harbour Island.
The crossing from the Abacos to Harbour Island was nothing short of unreal. Losing sight of land, the open ocean greeted us with a deep blue that cliche’ as it might be, is impossible to describe. That moment, on that boat, with those smiles is what it means to experience Roswell. With the legendary, ocean-taming capabilities of the Invincible being put on display, music made the day with Roswell R1 Audio filling the boat in a way none of us had ever imagined. The 37’ Catamaran is a perfect canvas for sound and would prove to music to be the international language that connected us with people everywhere we went.
We were hosted by Remora Bay Resort on Harbour Island and everything was first class; especially the food. From the moment we stepped onto the dock at their marina, we were in good hands with amazing staff, world-class restaurants and beautiful accommodations. Situated just north of Eleuthera Island we took the opportunity to go on a guided tour of historical landmarks and hidden gems that can’t be missed before enjoying an evening on one of many pink sand beaches on the island.
Leaving Remora Bay, we got into some of the unfavorable conditions you hear about from salty souls in smoke filled bar rooms. As a testament to the abilities of our Captain, the grit of our crew, and the absolute beast of a boat we were in, that leg remained filled with smiles and music that would take us the length of the Island to Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina.
For those looking to get away from it all and a unique Bahamas experience above and below the surface, Cape Eleuthera is one of a kind. A ten minute walk or boat ride will take you anywhere you want to be. Instantly feeling a part of the community, our crew made the most of every moment from diving to dining, and exploring the island’s hidden history with our hosts Chris and Grace Morrison. After a morning excursion with Cape Eleuthera’s local dive guide Chad Sinden of Ocean Fox Cotton Bay, we spent the day freediving, spearfishing, cliff jumping, and sandbar exploring all within a sight of the resort. Watching the sunset from the restaurant balcony, we ate our fresh catch of the day and planned our final approach to Florida.
Restrictions due to Covid 19 altered our course from an original plan of heading to West End and took us to Bimini for a quick overnight stop before crossing the gulf stream back to Florida. With the weather deciding to give us one more test, our celebration upon entering was well deserved and the memories made will last a lifetime.