Kayaks, Fishing, Snorkeling and Swimming at Peanut Island (West Palm Beach)

“Half of the crew will have the day off tomorrow and the other half on Thursday,” first officer Nick told me on Tuesday evening. Wahoo!

So on Wednesday morning after a sleep-in and a Skype session with my parents back home Rich, Jamie and I decided to do something different in West Palm. We checked the tides’ table up in the wheelhouse/ bridge and discovered that it was the perfect time to kayak across to Peanut Island.

Rich and Jamie headed to the lazarette to organize the kayaks, fishing and snorkeling gear while I made some sandwiches and packed a picnic. What a star stewardess!  With SPF 110 sprayed on our skin and life jackets fastened, we set out towards Peanut Island.

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The guys immediately cast their fishing lines and in two minutes Jamie had a bite. It happened so quickly that he didn’t even realize that his fishing line was tugging. Rich saw what was going on, gave Jamie a shout and by the time we paddled towards him the fish was flapping at the end of his line. Great success!

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After exploring one side of Peanut Island, we parked the kayaks on shore and soaked up the sun. We devoured our picnic and continued to fish, snorkel, swim and of course, I was ‘snap-happy’.

Our adventure to Peanut Island felt like a mini getaway. I crawled into bed that night feeling sun-kissed, relaxed and with a smile on my face. Here is a photomontage of our day at Peanut Island. Thanks to Richness and Wranga for a ‘phenom’ day!