Oh the places you’ll go!
The Sea of Abaco offers unique supreme cruising grounds due to the protected waters and the close proximity of the many outlying Cays. This allows you to island hop and visit many remote islands in a short period of time. Our day trips can be any one of the destinations below, or just an exciting full day of sailing in the Bahamas!
Our Captained sailing charters in the Bahamass entail your Captain meeting you aboard each morning to sail to your desired destination. He will be picked up at the end of each day wherever you are so you will have the boat to yourselves each evening to enjoy with a dinghy at your disposal should you wish to go ashore and explore. Your Captain will return at whatever time you wish the following morning and off you go to your next destination! It’s the perfect way to enjoy a Bahamas sailing vacation that comes with the benefit of an experienced Captain and the freedom to relax, explore, or enjoy a night of privacy as you see fit.
Here is a sample of a one week cruise itinerary. Shorter and longer cruises are also available. We offer this same itinerary on our ASA charters, and the only difference is the boat is your classroom while you sail!
1. Day One (Arrival Day)
We will meet you at Dock 7, Boat Harbour Marina located at the Great Abaco Beach Resort. We will get you aboard and settled into your boat which remains in the marina for the first night. You will have access to all the fabulous resort facilities which include a beautiful pool, restaurants, shops and pool bar. After checking the tide and weather forecasts we will create a cruise plan for your charter that combines your interests and the weather perfectly. Spend the afternoon exploring, going for a swim or enjoying the resort’s private beach – and that evening you can enjoy the local live entertainment and stargazing from the cockpit!
Great Abaco Beach Resort
2. Day Two
Set sail to Guana Cay – home of beautiful beaches and fantastic places to explore. Nestle in at a dock, mooring or at anchor, then you are off to the beaches for snorkeling, sunning and swimming. Be sure to check out the ever-popular Nippers – every Sunday they offer a fun party on the beach.
3. Day Three
Continue your adventure this morning with a stop at Fowl Cay Underwater Park with a visit to the reef for some snorkeling. Take an afternoon sail to the delightful Man-O-War Cay settlement – the boat building capital of the islands. Here you can explore the small shops of the Cay, visit Albury’s Boat Building and Canvas Shop and discover the rich history of this quaint, peaceful island.
4. Day Four
Just a short sail from Man-O-War Cay you will arrive in Hope Town on Elbow Cay with plenty of time to explore this charming settlement. This is a great fishing area, so be sure to troll a line! Go out to lunch, climb the historic lighthouse, visit the museum and shops, or just hit the beach – whatever you desire. Enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the various local restaurants this evening.
5. Day Five
Sail south to gorgeous Tahiti Beach to beach comb, swim, snorkel and do some fishing. Enjoy a relaxing dinner aboard or dinghy to a nearby restaurant. This is an awesome anchorage for dinghy exploring, kayaking or paddle boarding – if you’ve never tried a stand-up paddleboard before, this is the perfect spot to give it a go!
6. Day Six
Explore further south today with a visit to snorkel Sandy Cay Park. Later that morning continue to the artist’s settlement Little Harbour and grab lunch at Pete’s Pub. You can enjoy an anchorage at Lynard Cay, Tilloo Cay or Tahiti Beach.
7. Day Seven
Kayak, snorkel and paddle board the crystal clear waters of Tilloo bank and enjoy shelling and sand dollar hunting. Relax and enjoy a late afternoon sail back to Marsh Harbour reflecting on the abundant beauty of our island paradise.
8. Day Eight
Awake relaxed and enjoy a leisurely breakfast prior to your departure at 10am.
Whether you choose to take advantage of our sample itinerary or try something different, we strive to offer the best sailing in the Bahamas! No matter your goals, no matter your needs, one thing is for certain — Cruise Abaco offers true Bahamas sailing adventures that you’re sure to love. Contact us today with any questions you may have, or book your trip now!