Ile A Vache, Haiti

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DATES OF STAY: 02/09/2013-02/12/2013; 03/23/2015-04/06/2015.
OF INTEREST: Ile A Vache is a small island on the southern coast of Haiti and a great stop for cruisers to rest.  It’s safe, gorgeous, and the locals are extremely welcoming and friendly to cruisers.

There are two hotels on the island; a French hotel in Port Morgan and an American hotel in Abaka Bay.  The anchorage is in Port Morgan, named after pirate Henry Morgan who used this anchorage to stage his fleet in the 17th century.

The island has no electricity or cars and is like stepping back in time to when life revolved around farming, fishing, and family.


New Video from Haiti: April Charity Work

New Video from Haiti: April Charity Work

October 16th, 2015

It was a long time coming but I finally finished the video I had planned on doing during my March-April sail to Ile A Vache, Haiti, to do some volunteer work with the Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti. I had to teach myself some Adobe Premiere Pro before I finished it (my Lost Coast video was a ...Read More->

Return to Haiti, Part Three

Return to Haiti, Part Three

April 15th, 2015

Part One | Part Two | Part Three We've survived the slog to windward and made it back to Puerto Rico after leaving Ile A Vache, Haiti, eight days ago.  Though I can't say two of my fingers survived very well.  Regardless, Ile A Vache just seems more and more magical the longer I spend there. Our...Read More->

Return to Haiti, Part Two

Return to Haiti, Part Two

March 30th, 2015

Part One | Part Two | Part Three Work in Haiti got off to a bit of a rough start, all due to things out of our control. We did manage to offload all supplies from our boat, both in our anchorage in Tou Milieu and in Baie La Hatte on the other side of the island.  The local boys were curious ab...Read More->

Return to Haiti, Part One

Return to Haiti, Part One

March 22nd, 2015

Part One | Part Two | Part Three I’m back!  I haven't been to the small Haitian island of Ile A Vache for two years.  Still, the first islander in a dugout canoe to come greet us saw me standing on deck and yelled, "Mr. John!"  Almost made me cry.  Then another boy came out in a canoe, yelled "John...Read More->

Bucking Stereotypes: A Different Haiti

Bucking Stereotypes: A Different Haiti

February 21st, 2013

Haiti unfortunately doesn't have a great reputation for American tourists. True, parts of the country are fairly lawless and crime happens regularly to outsiders, in particular white people.  I even had my own possible brush with Haitian pirates that you can read about in Cops and Robbers.  But this...Read More->

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