This is one of the Royal Caribbean Cruises private islands where the cruise ship anchors and ferries the passengers ashore for a barbecue and a day on the beach.
We are a little bit embarrassed to admit this, but we had heard that it was common practice for cruising yachts. We anchored in Slaughter Harbour and rowed ashore to join the cruise ship passengers for lunch. Since we did not have any onboard refrigeration, we were out of fresh meat at this stage and were left with only canned and dried goods onboard, which were not nearly as appealing as the hamburgers that were being served onshore.
We simply stood in line with the others and had a wonderful lunch. We had been told in the marina that cruisers do this all the time.
It got a bit confusing when we tried to buy a beer, and they asked for our cabin number, so we had to settle for juice and iced tea, which was free.
There is supposedly a plane wreck underwater in the anchorage, but the water was too murky to see.Howard and Jayne [ Rynegiest ] 12-Jul-1992