Go Baby Go! That was the theme for the day. But like so many adventures on the island
things don’t always go as planned!
We planned on a full day trip around the entire Island with several snorkeling stops and final touchdown at Pigeon Cay, which is a small uninhabited island on the South side. There the snorkeling and swimming was promised to be amazing; not to mention lobster lunch and champagne served on tables in the water. We booked our trip with Ray from Bay Island Adventures and although the price was not particularly cheap, he is super nice guy and runs a seamless and professional operation here on the island.
Two big Go-Fast boats, 20 guests, Rum Punch and a cooler full of Salva Vida! Does not get much better than that. Unfortunately our first mishap happened about 90 minutes in our trip with a blown engine that allowed us some extra time at Palmetto Bay; which is where several years ago they filmed the reality TV Show “Temptation Island” Because of the time delay, many guests had to be shuttled home via taxi vans and only a brave few of us continued on in the smaller boat, hoping to make it to Pigeon Cay.
Unfortunately once again, another unforeseen circumstance. After a an hour boat ride we decided to make an unscheduled pit stop for some snorkeling and to refill our rum punch. It was then, that one of our fellow travelers bonked her head on the outside of the boat while snorkeling too close. We all agreed that the nasty cut above her eye would require stitches, so off we went, returning back to make a stop at the closest medical center at Anthony’s Key Resort. 2 hours and 5 stitches later it was already 3 in the afternoon and everyone on board was sunburned, drunk and hungry. And taking into consideration the new facial tattoo of our friend from Calgary, we thought it best to return back home to West Bay.
Ray and his staff were fantastic! They offered us all to repeat the trip again Friday!