Island Routes Caribbean Adventures Upgrades Fleet

caribbeanIsland Routes Caribbean Adventures has completed upgrades to its fleet of catamarans and fishing boats.

The improvements mark the ending of a two-year heavy maintenance program, where each vessel was given a complete overhaul aimed at modernizing the vessels and improving their efficiency. Island Routes’ owned and managed fleet is the largest in the Caribbean.

“Island Routes is thrilled to present our upgraded product at JAPEX. There couldn’t be a better place to debut our latest accomplishment than the premier travel show in Jamaica,” said David L. Shields, general manager of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. “Our maintenance program is a great example of Island Routes’ efforts to go above and beyond in order to provide safe, reliable and fun adventure tours throughout the Caribbean.”

After spending an average of 10 weeks being refurbished, select Island Routes catamarans are now equipped with LIVE FUNNER water slides, state of the art navigational and Numark music systems and modern galleys, bars and restroom facilities. In addition to the physical upgrades, each boat captain and first mate has gained a Coxswain Certificate, and every captain also holds a Coastal License issued by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica. These improvements are part of a two-year maintenance cycle.

Island Routes is currently engaged in its half-yearly tour inspections across the Caribbean where safety, customer service, license arrangements, equipment, insurance and sites/guides are checked by operations managers and external consultants.



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