This past December I was assigned to photograph a cover/feature for the current ‘Dream Trips’ issue of Budget Travel. I first flew to Puerto Rico, then spent the night in St. Vincent before catching one last flight to Union Island. From there I joined captain Eric Staahl aboard his catamaran for a 48 hr adventure of sailing around the cays to create a cover that incorporated a dreamy spot with the catamaran present in the photo. The idea would be that you and your family/friends would charter a yacht or catamaran and set sail to reach some spots only reachable by water.
The Tobago Cays are pretty perfect. The water is warm, crystal clear, and is teeming with giant sea turtles.
Pretty sweet views everywhere you look.
On the boat, we ate hot dogs, Pringles, and Peanut Butter sandwiches. On land, fresh fish and fruity drinks.
Some details that caught my eye.
When you anchor up, locals come by and sell you lobsters, souvenirs, and they offer to get you just about anything you need.
Captain Eric Stahl and his catamaram, the Tachyon.
My bed and our map.
Left: a restaurant in Salt Whistle Bay Right: New resort in Chatham Bay, Union Island
Storm coming in Salt Whistle Bay.
Iguanas are about as plentiful as the sea turtles.
We ran into a fun group who were willing to be in some shots.
After we wrapped, I had to take a dip off the top of the catamaran. Fun times! Thanks Amy and Bob for the great opportunity and assignment!