Sailing The Bahamas

Captain Jose Martucci, FM, ISSA

As a Captain, functional Medicine professional, and Life and Wellness Coach, I want to reassure you that Wellness on The Sea’s Commitment to the health of our Guests and Crew is our number one concern.

Sailing to the Bahamas
Secret sandbars and pink beaches… Embark on Wellness on the Sea and uncover The Bahamas’ best-kept secret: its vast size and diversity. With 16 major islands, The Bahamas offers an unmatched destination, promising an exhilarating adventure across 100,000 square miles of crystal-clear ocean.

Although we are still sailing along the United States coastline and trying our best to avoid the large crowds of towns and cities, we find ourselves anchoring offshore, playing on some of the outer islands, and swimming in the pristine waters of the South Florida Keys.

To be a guest onboard or part of our crew, you need to reassure us that you like having fun—lots and lots of fun.

Getting to The Bahamas couldn’t be easier. Conveniently accessible by air and sea, The Bahamas welcomes visitors arriving on commercial and charter flights, ferries, cruise lines, and private planes and pleasure craft.

I want to guarantee that our vessel is safe and clean from bacteria and insects that might harm or inconvenience us on board. One of those insects is a cockroach, which can be a real nuisance. Some of us have traveled to foreign places and have seen these running around. Rio (our sailing vessel) has never had one of these inside its environment.

To prevent these things from happening, we recommend that our guests traveling to visit and sail with us carry two small bags, one to bring on board and a smaller travel bag you use while on the way to our destination.


  • We recommend that you eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, and seeds and then bridge the gap between what you eat and what your body needs with a whole food plant-based supplement program and elevate your immune system or, in other words, protect better.
  • To maintain a high level of hygiene on board, all your clothing must be washed and packed in a plastic bag at home, not opened until you are on our vessel.

For more information on your immune system and how it works and defends itself against all diseases, click here and watch this video.

We are still cruising between Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Keys.

Wellness on The Sea’s highest responsibilities include the health and safety of our guests and crew.

Coronavirus is a fluid situation, and we continue to work closely with public health experts to monitor, screen, and implement best practices to protect the health of our guests and crew regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our monitoring, screening, and operational protocols are designed to be flexible so that we can effectively adapt to changes as they occur.

Wellness on The Sea will frequently update this information to keep you updated with any concerns.

You cannot control your outer environment; you can control yourself. “Trust me… you also need to rest”

Our 5-hour sunrise or sunset cruise charter in Fort Lauderdale Florida is absolutely spectacular.