Meet Dan &
Molly, they operate the Dockside Cafe down by the harbor
in St.Pierre on the French Island of Nautique.
This local watering hole is the central gathering place
for travelers from around the world who are looking for
lively conversation, want to spin a yarn or two and
share their cruising experiences.
Dan's an adventurous sort, kinda rough around the
edges with many a tale to tell. Spent 20 years in
served on the U.S.S.Theodore Roosevelt. You know, that
big aircraft carrier with over 6000 sailors on board.
How'd you like to sail on a cruise ship that big?
Legend has it...he was the last master of the SS France,
now known as the Norway. If you believe it, Molly says
he has skippered everything from schooners to
In addition to his avid love of the sea, he's a part
time pilot for Island Airways, the cargo handling sea
plane that puddle jumps between the islands. The
plane is just like the
owned by Jimmy Buffett.
Dan is a big fan of Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys.
Lots of their pictures and other memorabilia hang on the
walls of the Dockside Cafe.
artist of sorts. Drop by any day and you can peek over
her shoulder as she completes pencil sketches and
watercolors of her patrons.
loves to sail. She owns a 40 ft. Beauteau. Dan hates it.
Says it's too small, prefers something the size of the
Grand Princess. Her drawings are displayed behind the
bar along with a quote or two from the subjects of her
paintings. A cruise critique in ten words or less.
Sort of a momento of their visit left behind for
everyone to enjoy. She's also a great mixologist.
Serves the best Margarita's and tropical concoctions
Spend some time with Dan and he's likely to tell
you of the time he got caught at sea during a
hurricane and drifted way off course.
blown from Kokomo to Margaritaville in less than an
hour! Of course, we know that couldn't happened.
You can't get from Kokomo to Margaritaville in an
hour. They're a thousand miles apart!
Both Dan and Molly have sailed on a number of cruise
ships, large and small. From the Wind Song to the Wonder
and everything in between. They've met thousands of
people, just like you and me. Those that have a love for
the ocean and the spirit of the sea. Dan's been known to
have an answer for every question, even that too often
asked question " What time is the midnight buffet
You can sachet over to the bar or grab a vacant table at
the Dockside Cafe, order your favorite libation and chat
up a storm with Dan and Molly and their fellow
travelers. You don't need a plane ticket or passage on
the QE2...cause, right beside the bar there's an old IBM
PS/2, as ancient and weather worn as Dan, hooked up to
the Internet. Inter-Island Communications and Wireless
guarantee's a connection every time or you get a cool
rum swizzle at Dockside with their compliments.
User's have been known to intentionally pull the plug
sort of speak, just to get a free drink!
You can travel on down to the Dockside Cafe and join
your fellow travelers as they gaze out into the harbor,
that today is full of fancy yachts, four mastered
vessels, dozens of dinghies, a charter fishing boat and
at last count, six cruise ships in port.
haven't figured it out yet, Dan and Molly are fictious
characters, the alter ego's of some of our staff. Check
back with us often as we introduce new characters and
even a few of our real customers, incognito of
course, who's storied life and love for the sea makes
for great conversation.
Nautique was named for a shipwreck that happened
off the leeward side of the Island back in 1489.
That's how the Island was discovered, by accident.
...and that's how many
people have come to live there as well. They just
happen to stumble upon the place and shall we say,
were awe struck by the islands beautiful green
hills, pristine beaches, private coves, and
idyllic year-round temperatures.
The tranquility and calm that surrounds Nautique
is what lure's us to it. Visitors don't come
here to be "seen". On the contrary they dress
anonymously in jeans, shorts and T-shirts, or
whatever they want to wear while on their
computer. Everyone has an e-mail address. No one
will know who you really are. They share
with their fellow travelers the belief that a
great cruise vacation means doing everything, or
nothing -- but doing it up in style.
Stop by the Dockside cafe, chat for a while and
take in the breathtaking panorama of the harbor,
with its views of a turquoise bay full of visiting
cruise ships surrounded by coconut palms, hibiscus
and just beyond, a great blue sea.
Nautique is located halfway between your dreams
and reality. Partway between here and there, and
right now, just where you'd rather be.
Nautique is a fictious Island
A figment of our imagination