Before we started cruising, I used my soda stream every day!! I don’t like flavored soda full of sugars, but I LOVE sparking water with a slice of lime and I also add sparkling water to my wine to make wine spritzers. I really wasn’t sure how I was going to survive without it.
I was not going to purchase single use bottles and create even more plastic pollution. I also did not want to purchase and lug cans of club soda back to the boat.
I started researching how to exchange and/or fill empty Soda Stream canisters in the Caribbean and my research was not coming up with good news and I almost didn’t bring my Soda Stream with me….. But, I am very happy I did!! I have good news for all of you Soda Stream users, on boats cruising the Eastern Caribbean.
YES, YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR SODA STREAM WHILE CRUISING THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN!!!
There are at lease 4 islands in the Eastern Caribbean that will refill or exchange empty Soda Stream canisters! Here is the list!!
St.Thomas – Caribbean Inflatables, www.caribbeaninflatable.com tel: 1-340-775-6159 Note: Here you need to have the freedom valve for them to refill the canister
Guadeloupe – Le Gout de la Cuisine, www.legoutdelacuisine.com tel: 0590 26 67 70
Martinique – Caraibes Decoration, www.caraibesdecoration.com tel: 0596 71 95 25
Grenada – Wine and More Ltd, www.wineandmore-grenada.com tel: 1-473-457-8102
In Grenada you can drop your cylinders and get them back refilled within 24 – 48 hours at the following service stations:
Budget Marine at Spice Isle Marine Services
Prickly Bay Marina (Marina Office)
Secret Harbour (Marina Office)
Sherri Roopchand – Wholesale Yacht Parts
CK’s Super Value
John Hovan – Fast Manicou
Grenada Marine (Marina Office)
NOW, I have even better news for all of you Soda Streamers…. In other places like Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic you can refill your own Soda Streams using Dry Ice.
Click Here…For a quick instructional video we made while refilling ours. I kept it under 2 minutes and low resolution so it should be easy to watch for those of you with slow wifi or limited data. When Using Dry Ice, you can refill a Soda Stream canister for less than $5.00!!!
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