Barbados- Pirate Ship Booze Cruise

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Jolly Roger Booze Cruise

Today we woke up early to explore Barbados a little before our afternoon booze cruise.  My goal was to find a local artist and buy a painting, I took up collecting paintings/artwork of places I visit.  We hopped in a cab and saw a bunch of brightly painted fun shops.  We got dropped off and it was only about 2-3 miles from our port.  We then shopped around the local stores which offered a wide range of crafts.  Some were more souvineer shops and others had metal work and oil paintings.  I found a beautiful painting for $75 dollars!  I was psyched and it was exactly what I was looking for.  Artwork always seems like a good deal until you get it customed framed which cost $115... but its worth it cause they are beautiful reminders of the places I've gone.

Back flip off the plank.

Then we walked back to port dropped off our stuff and grabbed a bite to eat before heading to get the booze cruise.  Lots of people of all ages were going on the booze cruise.  We even saw a couple in their 70's or 80's.  The cruise is on a pirate ship scooner, although I think it was just made to look that way cause we never used the sails.  We set out on our cruise and there was free rum punch.  I was getting over a cold at the time so I passed on drinking the rum punch, it was also very strong... if it was malibu punch I would have been chugging it. 

After about an hour we put our anchor down and you had an option to go onto the beach or stay on the ship and you could use the rope swing or walk the plank and swim.

On the Jolly Roger Booze Cruise
  We stayed on the ship which was a blast.  I did the rope swing lots and back flips off the plank into the refreshing warm caribean ocean.  I must have repeated jumping in, swimming, climbing up, and back to jumping back in for at least an hour.  Thankfully my fear of sharks and knowledge of caribean waters left my head and I enjoyed the swim without worry...

We then headed back to port drinking even more and blasting music.  Everyone was dancing like crazy and having a blast.  This was a good balance for us and made it feel really like a spring break.  The adults were more out of hand then the college aged kids, who kept spilling drinks and getting sloppy.

 

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Jolly Roger Booze Cruise
Jolly Roger Booze Cruise
Back flip off the plank.
Back flip off the plank.
On the Jolly Roger Booze Cruise
On the Jolly Roger Booze Cruise
Group shot on the booze cruise.
Group shot on the booze cruise.
Drunk/tipsy people dancing and hav…
Drunk/tipsy people dancing and ha…
Pirate wedding on the Jolly Roger.
Pirate wedding on the Jolly Roger.
swimming in the caribean ocean.
swimming in the caribean ocean.
shopping center on barbados
shopping center on barbados
Sunset
Sunset