Monkey Point, Guana Island

Ocean Gem
Geoff & Eileen Mander
Sat 1 Mar 2014 12:00

Position: 18:27.865N 64:34.274W

Date: Saturday 1st March 2014


In the morning we motored the short distance around to Monkey Point at the southern end of Guana Island.  We moored to one of the buoys provided by the National Park and snorkelled around the bay.  It was perhaps the best snorkelling we had had so far, with just about every fish we have ever seen in The Caribbean all concentrated in one spot.


We had taken the dinghy close inshore to start the swim and tied it off to one of the small buoys used to cordon off the small beach there.  This worked fine getting in to the water, but when we had finished snorkelling Eileen found that she was not strong enough to scramble back into the dinghy from the water.  After trying various strategies that didn’t work the only way to get Eileen back to the boat was for her to hang on to a line trailed behind the dinghy whilst I drove it slowly.  Some people call this trolling.