"BucketLust" - beware

MauganTornado

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Haven't posted in years, but I figured I'd come in here and warn y'all about these fuckwads.  "Bucketlust" is a company that offers crewed charters in "exotic" "bucketlist" locations where you meet your "forever crew".  God I want to vomit.  Be right back.

Go check their cringe-worthy website if you'd like.  It's basically a service that offers to let you re-live your Spring Break days as a grown ass adult. 

Unfortunately for us, we didn't think to go on their website to find out where they'd be ahead of time to avoid them .

We were just in the BVI doing the rounds and we'd continually find these Moorings boats all over the place with these "Bucketlust" banners all over them full of 20-somethings all wearing the same swimming attire.  In Anegada, in that busy-ass, completely 110% full mooring field, they actually rafted up in the middle of the mooring field a couple of Moorings 43PC's and conducted a "Rage Clinic" - which as far as we could tell was a dance party, by a DJ .... until 6:30AM.  We were about 200 yards away from them but still the bass from their speakers was rattling things inside our cat all night long.  This wasn't the end of their poor behavior.  We witnessed multiple instances of what I consider staff abuse at several locations including Nova in Deep Bay and at the Willy T's... (although those guys dished it back).

If you see these assholes in your mooring field, - IMO find a new one. It'll only be miserable for you.

(Yes I realize how curmudgeonly I sound in this post - I don't give a fuck.  If what they offer appeals to you, cool deal.  Go enjoy your life being a discourteous prick).

 

Max Rockatansky

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I’m honestly sorry to hear that... 

i observed that boats with: banners; ‘fun flags;’ splashy graphics; megaTwats (megayachts); are to be avoided. Crowded anchorages: avoided. Popular, famous places: avoided. The above practice did minimize stress and maximize enjoyment. 

 

freewheelin

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To be fair, the BVIs have been filled with charter boats with flags blasting music with drunk people in ridiculous matching swim suits for at least 15 years. The only difference is it is usually people in their 50s from Michigan with pirate flags blasting Jimmy Buffet or Kid Rock. The 20-somethings probably look better in their suits though.

Imagine giving your charter outfit details to friends/family/work and having to tell them with a straight face it is called "bucketlust".

 

freewheelin

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haha. Millennial "Rage Clinic" - dancing all night at a raft-up party

Boomer "Rage Clinic" - Berating a 16 y/o Swedish girl on online forums.

Pick your poison?

 

toddster

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It's basically a service that offers to let you re-live your Spring Break days as a grown ass adult. 
For some reason, this statement chilled my shit, as they (used to) say.  I suppose my experience was atypical, but my Dad figured that "spring break" (and the others) was when I was supposed to do all the farm work that I skipped out on by going to college for the other nine months.  More like a chain gang than a beach party...

So I can see how some (ahem) mature specimens might be owed a few raves at this time, ridiculous as it may appear.  But not in an otherwise peaceful anchorage, of course.   

Ew...  Never mind.  Just had a look at the web site.

Ew...

 
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Israel Hands

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Never mind.  Just had a look at the web site.

Ew...
Just looked at that website...and (in best Snoop Dogg voice) that's some o' tha gayest shit I eva' seen!

I mean really. There are so many other activities to choose from:  those people could go to a couples' resort. They could go to one of those tacky, all-inclusive Bahamas gargantuan resorts. They could take a cruise or go party in New Orleans.  But hang around together in matching swimsuits?  What a bunch of puds!

 

IStream

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I guess someone had to step up to service all those frustrated Fyre Festival registrants.

 

freewheelin

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Looks like they are targeting the same market that Fyre Festival did.

I didn’t feel at all sorry for the guests...most seemed to need a dose of reality. I really felt for the contractors and suppliers who got shafted.
Indeed. And that documentary was great - but so was the Hulu on. It turns out that the Netflix one though was created by the same media and advertising company (Fuck Jerry) partially responsible for the fraud - basically trying to point the finger away. So don't feel bad for all the companies involved. What a mess. Watching it again knowing that is even better, since its just 90 minutes of finger pointing.

I feel bad for the Bahamian contractors.

 

MauganTornado

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are we sure this wasn't a Rave clinic?
Oh I'm sure.  If you take a look at the "itinerary" section of their website, it lists the "Rage Level" of each stop in the islands.  Anegada was "Rage Level - 5/5"  and I believe it - it caused me incredible amounts of rage as I actually felt my hangover set in prematurely while I was awake in my berth at 4AM.

Here was a picture of the PC43 raft up the morning after - note that at some point during the middle of the night, at least 3 other power cats had left the raft up.  Anyone who has been to the Anegada mooring field knows that its tighter than most, and I can only imagine how dangerous it was maneuvering in that field, at night...  The banner was furled at the point I took the pic, it was draped all over the stern from bridge to waterline.

(Sorry about the quality of the pic - I had to zoom in)

And yes, I'm no stranger to some a-holes in the BVI's blasting their Kenny Chesney or Jimmy Buffet (fuck I might be guilty of that from time to time) but I've never fucking had such abject disregard for other people's peace and quiet all night long like this.  One of my guests was an FBI agent who specializes in drug cartel work and I begged him to go over there in the middle of the night and flash his badge and tell them to start shitting between their legs or else they were going to pay for the custodian to clean it up.  Alas he (wisely) declined my drunken demand.

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Israel Hands

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Oh I'm sure.  If you take a look at the "itinerary" section of their website, it lists the "Rage Level" of each stop in the islands.  Anegada was "Rage Level - 5/5"  and I believe it - it caused me incredible amounts of rage as I actually felt my hangover set in prematurely while I was awake in my berth at 4AM.

Here was a picture of the PC43 raft up the morning after - note that at some point during the middle of the night, at least 3 other power cats had left the raft up.  Anyone who has been to the Anegada mooring field knows that its tighter than most, and I can only imagine how dangerous it was maneuvering in that field, at night...  The banner was furled at the point I took the pic, it was draped all over the stern from bridge to waterline.

(Sorry about the quality of the pic - I had to zoom in)

And yes, I'm no stranger to some a-holes in the BVI's blasting their Kenny Chesney or Jimmy Buffet (fuck I might be guilty of that from time to time) but I've never fucking had such abject disregard for other people's peace and quiet all night long like this.  One of my guests was an FBI agent who specializes in drug cartel work and I begged him to go over there in the middle of the night and flash his badge and tell them to start shitting between their legs or else they were going to pay for the custodian to clean it up.  Alas he (wisely) declined my drunken demand.

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LOL that would've been funny if he had done it!

What is not funny is putting anchored boats at risk because partiers want to leave a mooring at 4am.  That's a recipe for disaster.

 

freewheelin

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Wow. I am sure they had professional captains, so I wouldn't worry as much about the raft up part. But keeping an entire anchorage up until 4am is just disrespectful. Honestly, blame the Moorings who were clearly complicit in this. This is a busy time of year, how many of their other charter guests had their vacation interrupted because they decided to hire out a few boats to this company. Not to mention the professional courtesy to other charter outfits & BVI businesses - along with general courtesy to private boaters. We all share the same water. A call to Moorings would not be out of line, and would probably go much further than trying to call the "chief party officer" or whatever 23 year old runs Bucketlust.

 

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