As I previously mentioned, Mark and I went Deep Sea Fishing on Monday and it was incredible to be out on the open water, Caribbean style! The boat, a 37’ Luhrs, departed from Doctor’s Cave Beach, a gorgeous , crystal clear beach in the heart of Montego Bay. The beach is well-known for its clear water, because it is mineral water mixed with the salt water of the Caribbean Sea. It is said to be one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Very cool.
We were picked up at 7:45 and headed right over to the docks. It was cool seeing all the school kids in their uniforms wating for the bus. Here in Jamaica, many kids go to school in sessions. Session one is from 7:30 to 12 and session 2 is from 1:00 to 3:30. There is also a charge for education here, because you need to buy uniforms and books. Very interesting.
Our captain informed us that we did not need to travel for hours, like we do at home, to catch the largest fish. In Jamaica, there is a trench called the “Caribbean Trench” that drops the sea floor from 1000 feet to u to 12,000 about 8 minutes after the shoreline. This is quick considering we’d be driving for hours off the Cape! The long and short of it is, we didn’t catch any fish; but we had an absolute ball and got to see the Jamaican coastline from the ocean. We are happy we did it.
|St. James Parish ( Montego Bay) from the water.|
After fishing, we headed over the Margaritaville for Lunch and drinks. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich, which was very good!
After lunch we headed back to meet up with
my mom, and veg out by the pool/ beach for the second half of the day. Mark also took out the Hobie Cat, a small catamaran. The hotel includes non-motorized water-sports in the all inclusive package, so I have a feeling these hobie cat trips will be daily!. Mark likes to sail on Hobies, and did so in Mexico as well. Since our hotel is protected by a large reef and private island (owned by Sandals Montego Bay) there is some wind, but not a tremendous amount of wake; just perfect for sailing these smaller boats. Mark had a ball out there, and I joined him for a second ride.