Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

May 5 @ 9:00 am May 14 @ 9:00 pm

Attend the 2023 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival from May 5-14, 2023, and enjoy the best of local and international singers and artists. Featuring performances by Sting, Shenseea, and Kes the Band, the Festival will feature musical genres that include afrobeat, jazz, soca, reggae, soup, pop, gospel, and more. The Festival is returning after a three-year absence. This exciting event will occur at the Pigeon Island National Landmark and Mindoo Phillip Park. Get ready because this is going to be fun!

$20 Price are $20 and up

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

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Pigeon Island National Landmark

Robert J Devaux Drive, Gros Islet Saint Lucia + Google Map
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Special Edition Ski Boat Available

Summer is coming and that means lake time, coastal time, and fun! Do it up right with this special edition Nautique Super Air G23 Coastal Edition ski and wakeboard boat.

This is one beauty of a boat! With a sleek black and yellow design motif, this ski boat can handle up to 16 people for a great day of water skiing and wakeboarding. Powered by a single 550 HP CWS 550 engine, you’ll be zipping around the bay before you know it! Equipped with an epic sound system, recessed cooler, bow seating, and everything you need for summertime fun. Questions? Contact us today or visit the boat’s web page HERE.

Looking for a boat for the summer? From express cruisers to sailboats, check out the wide selection HERE.

Travel Is About Relationships

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and stumble our way to resuming life in a somewhat normal manner, many of us are grasping for how post-pandemic life is going to work. From the lockdowns to the global supply chain disruptions, the travel industry — among others — has been acutely affected by all of this. Now is an ideal time to reflect on the nature of travel and how people should plan to interact with travel professionals in the future.

In some ways, the travel industry is returning to normal. Cruises are back in full-force, hotels are filling up, and people are traveling to release their pent-up desires to get back out into the world. This is all a good thing.

However, the return to “the way things were” has some issues that we need to address. One is the need to truly adopt sustainable travel practices. The other is to treat people in the travel industry as professionals and not just sources of free labor.

What do I mean? Free labor? Don’t travel professionals earn commissions? Don’t they work for companies where they earn a paycheck? What is the problem here?

The problem is — there is a subset of people out there who receive advice and guidance from a travel professional, but who ultimately move on to book travel themselves, plan their own trips, or look for a different company. This leads to a waste of time and effort by the travel professional and, most importantly, the lack of payment for services rendered. It’s that “Let’s get something for nothing” mentality at play here. And it’s not right.

You don’t expect other service professionals to give free advice. You shouldn’t expect travel professionals to give free advice, either. Also, the commissions that travel professionals receive are often quite small or not even available. Hence, it’s a rather peculiar situation in the travel business where consumers think they can receive services, but not necessarily pay for them. This is bad for the travel industry, bad for travel professionals, and a situation that needs to stop.

After all, travel is about people. And people are about relationships, about trust, about working together, and about having a common purpose. Consumers should search for a travel company that fits their values, their interests, and their travel goals, and then develop a long-term relationship with that company. Travel companies should expect to provide a comprehensive level of service that goes above-and-beyond what people expect. In this way, everyone ultimately wins.

Want another reason why you should develop a strong relationship with a travel advisor? Read this: https://seadogtravels.com/2022/12/15/travel-advisors-solve-problems/.

So, the next time you go searching for assistance from a travel professional, keep all of this in mind. It’s about building a relationship — and having an open discussion about travel needs, services, and expectations is the first step in building a truly valuable travel relationship.

Original Marathon Seafood Festival

March 11 @ 10:00 am March 12 @ 5:00 pm

Grab the gang for a weekend of food and fun at the Marathon Seafood Festival in Marathon, Florida. With more than 20,000 attendees, this many people can’t be wrong! Enjoy fresh seafood, live music, activities for children, raffle giveaways, and more than 200 vendors.

Fixed $5 per person and kids under 12 years of age are free.

Florida Keys Marathon

Marathon Community Park

200 Ocean, 36th Street
Marathon, Florida United States
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26th Annual Key West Lobsterfest

August 10 @ 8:00 am August 13 @ 5:00 pm

If it’s lobster and good times that you love, then the Key West Lobsterfest is for you! Head down to Key West in August and enjoy fresh lobster, cold drinks, and live music from August 10-13, 2023. There will be a lobster boil, pool party, street fair, free concert, and much more.

Event prices will be available in the summer.

Key West Lobsterfest


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