A boat serving tacos and cocktails is floating on the Caribbean

Published on March 29, 2019

Pack your bags folks as you can now enjoy tacos and shots while swimming on Caribbean waters. The dream of floating on Caribbean waters with icy margaritas and guacamole has now become a reality!

Lime Out has just opened the first floating taco and cocktail Bar in the Caribbean. The bar is only accessible by water. It serves a variety of tacos, craft cocktails while on a floating boat.

The floating bar floats 200 feet off Hansen Bay Beach. It can only be reached by kayak, paddle board, or a power boat. Aspiring visitors will have to book a plane ticket to St. John first in order to get to Lime Out’s floating bar.

A couple, Richard and Chelsea Baranowski, own the Lime Inn bar and restaurant in St John’s Cruz Bay. Chelsea said that the project is the brainchild of her husband.

Richard partnered up with fellow St John’s Coral Bay natives Dane Tarr and Dylan Buchalter to open up Lime Out. “The three have always wanted to open a business in the area,” Chelsea said.

Buchalter manages the bar. Amaro Rivera serves as Lime Out’s head chef.

First of its kind

Lime Out had just opened this month. The new eatery is said to be the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

It serves craft cocktails and tacos like the ones from a typical food truck  These innovative recipes serve a range of meat choices including seafood and vegan.

The floating bar offers other gourmet choices like tacos filled with citrus-marinated ceviche, green curry, surf and turf, chicken, shrimp, and “rum ribs.”

The gourmet taco-and-cocktail boat is floating around the coast of the Caribbean escape in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Environmentally friendly

The boat used in this floating bar is solar-powered. It also has two sides for dual purpose.

One side of the boat caters to grab-and-go boat traffic, similar to the drive thru system in fast food chains. The other side serves as the bar’s Caribbean Sea hangout.

The hangout is complete with a water-level wooden bar and submerged bar stools. It allows visitors to stay cool while eating tacos and sipping on craft cocktails which include margaritas and fruit-filled rum drinks.

It’s not only the bar itself that is environmentally friendly as Lime Out’s kitchen is solar-powered as well. The bar’s cups, menus, and packaging are all made from recyclable or biodegradable materials.

Lime Out’s souvenir items are also earthly. It sells tumblers which you can take home and reuse instead of disposable cups. No straws can be found in this floating bar as it is hazardous to marine life.

The team’s top priority is to be environmentally cautious. They do regular checks under the boat to clean up anything that may have dropped.

Licensing restrictions

Licensing restrictions has prevented guests to sit on the actual floating bar. The only options they have are to either raft up, lounge on an inflatable, or secure a spot at Lime Out’s swim up bar.

Lime Out also offers deliveries to nearby boats.

Jaime Aldecoa is a staff writer at Grit Daily. He is an avid traveler, YouTube vlogger, and podcast host. He holds a degree in Mass Communication.

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