UPDATE: There were many problems with the SPOT Tracker, the second largest problem being it stopped charging properly. Since Guadeloupe we stopped using the tracker completely.
Gaia has a SPOT Tracker that sends our GPS location to a satellite every 10 minutes whenever we are moving – it works even in the open ocean when we don’t have any internet connection.
I’ve written some custom scripts that automatically download our position from SPOT’s website to display below. If there aren’t any recent updates below, it most likely means we’re anchored at the last updated location.
You can also check our page on SPOT’s website, just in case my python scripts aren’t working.
Last Updated: 01-11-2016 03:37 PM
Deshaies (adorable beautiful anchorage), Pigeon Island (Jacques Cousteau Underwater Park is a must see!) , The Saintes (one of my favorites places in our journey), Base Terre (pass – meh)
Portsmouth (main Northern anchorage, you can get taxis and tour guides easily from here to see the rest of the island. good anchorage but mooring balls are taking up all the good spots. best to anchor as close to the beach as possible.)
English Harbor (good protection in the mangroves, crowded and rolly near the entrance but far more picturesque), Green Island (beautiful, quintessential Antigua), Jumby Bay (fancy resort nearby beautiful anchorage) Deep Bay (fun to stroll around on land -ruins) Dickensons Bay (enormous bay, long beach. good holding not much protection from the NW, WNW), Jolly Harbor (fun in town restaurants, wide open anchorage surprisingly calm)
Little Bay (not much protection if it blows anywhere from N,S, or W. The anchorage had constant surge that rocked the boat none-stop. we stayed two nights but didn’t sleep. Montserrat was one of my favorite places to visit.)
St. Kitts & Nevis (St. Christophers)
Basse Terre (poor holding and not much room to anchor. we went straight into the marina, your right next to the “cruise ship entry town” so you can shop… bit once you leave the cruise ship shopping arena it turns into a more realistic town of St. Kitts. people there were wonderful), White House Bay ($18 dollar cocktails… need I say more? over the top gorgeous ambiance and decor. nearby construction for a marina targeted at vacationing millionaires & their yachts… so prices are steep. fun snorkeling. i liked it here!)
St. Eustatius (Statia)
Gallows Bay (I believe this is the only anchorage on the circular island. Again if there is any build up in seas, you’re in for a bumpy night even with a stern anchor. it was slightly less bumpy than montserrat. This island was also one of my favorite places to visit. we loved hiking in the volcano)
Anse de Colombier (we skipped anchoring in the main anchorage to clear in. its a wide open anchorage so it gets bumpy. there’s a lot of boat traffic so that also adds to the chop. Anse de Colombier was beautiful and short hikes near are beautiful)
Grand Case (great holding, very calm, well protected. on land is known to be st. martins best town for food. perfect anchorage…? i think so. Tuesdays are carnival night, the streets come alive with all forms of street vendors, music, food, dancing and did I mention street food… ), Marigot Bay (always room for one more, decently calm, great croissant aux almond chocolate on land. long but doable dinghy ride to the Dutch side in the lagoon – helps if you can get on a plane on your dinghy.)
US Virgin Islands / Brittish Virgin Islands
Vieques Island Esperanza
Culebra Island Ensenada Honda, Culebrita, Carlos Rosario Beach
The Bahamas – Great Inagua / Acklins Island / Crooked Island
Matthews Town , Man O War Bay
Castle Island, SW Acklins, Fish Cay
The Bahamas – Long Island / Conception Island / Cat Island / Great Exuma
Little Harbor, Clarence Town, Calabash Bay, Salt Pond Bay,
Booby Cay East Bay, West Bay
Hawks Nest, Fernandez Bay
Georgetown, Lee Stocking Island Williams Bay, Little Farmers Cay, Rudder Cut Cay, Rat Cay, Adderly Cay Normans Pond, Big Major, Pipe Cay (DECCA Station), Compass Cay, O’Brien, Warderick Wells (Malabar), Shroud Cay (SW), Shroud Cay (NW), Normans Cay (McDuff), Normans Cay (Galleon Point), Highborne Cay, Leaf Cay, Sail Rock
The Bahamas – Eleuthera / Great Abaco / USA – FL
Meeks Patch , Gun Point (5 min dinghy to near Spanish Wells)
Little Harbor, Sandy Cay, Elbow Cay Hope Town (mooring ball $20/day), Marsh Harbor, Green Turtle, Allans Cay / Pensacola Cay, Great Sale
Vero Beach ICW , Daytona Beach ICW, Cape Canaveral Causeway, St. Augustine, Pine Island
USA – GA, SC