Bahamas. Sailing Abaco Islands Trip ID: 1836 by Captain Jack

Resting in the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast of Florida the Bahamas have become a sought after destination for travelers seeking an intimate paradise. The chain of more than 700 islands, both sprawling and shallow, rise from the sea and greet visitors with cays surrounded by barrier reefs and delightful island culture.

Cruise to Great Abaco Island, circled by a number of smaller islands and home to picturesque colonial towns. Billowing sails dot the Sea of Abaco where under the water walls of coral and schools of tropical fish provide divers an excellent opportunity to experience the vibrant sea life at its best. Trade winds dance across the sheltered waters lending to the region’s popularity as a vacation destination. Countless activities, ranging from visiting historic sites to snorkeling to taste testing local dishes, will fill your days with unforgettable memories. Look around, what you’re searching for may be closer than you think.

 

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  • Day 1. Man-O-War Cay

    Man-O-War Cay is a quiet community of roughly 200 residents, many of whom earn a living in the boatbuilding trade, which dates back about a century. The original settlers, who first came to the cay in 1820, farmed the land, but they eventually gave it up in favor of crafting vessels from wood, such as the famous Abaco dinghy. In keeping with tradition, no alcohol is sold anywhere, but cruisers are welcome to enjoy sundowners aboard their yachts. Exploring the village on foot is a delight, taking you into some unique shops or to one of the casual restaurants for conch fritters. The white-sand beaches on the Atlantic side are stunning, making Man-O-War Cay yachting an unforgettable experience.

  • Day 2. Great Guana Cay

    Known for its expansive white-sand beach on the Atlantic side, Great Guana Cay is sparsely populated with few stores or restaurants. It’s an incredibly scenic island, one that will inspire you to return for more fun. Cruising in Bakers Bay, the prettiest anchorage in the vicinity, is a great way to end the day.

    Sunset Beach

    Grab a mooring buoy at Fisher’s Bay and take your dinghy to the aptly named Sunset Beach. The beach’s westerly aspect means the sunset views here are unmissable.

    Suggested lunch spots

    Head due north from Marsh Harbour to lunch at tiny, uninhabited Fowl Cay. Part of the Fowl Cays National Park, you’ll find some truly excellent snorkelling.

  • Day 3. Green Turtle Cay

    New Plymouth, the quaint village on Green Turtle Cay, is the epitome of Bahamian charm with its narrow streets, white picket fences, and brightly painted buildings. First settled in 1783, at the end of the American Revolution, it grew into the second largest city in the Bahamas by the 1800s. Now it’s known for its shops, restaurants, and historic sites popular among boaters, making New Plymouth yachting a delight. The two main harbors are White Sound to the north and Black Sound to the south.

  • Day 4. Treasure Cay

    Treasure Cay was developed as a resort in the 1950s, the first of its kind in the Abacos. It has since grown into a thriving tourist destination famous for its beautiful crescent-shaped, white-sand beach ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and watersports of all kinds. Treasure Cay cruising is a must during any charter in the Sea of Abaco.

  • Day 5. Hope Town

    Elbow Cay has much to offer cruisers, including historic Hope Town, White Sound, and Tahiti Beach. Snorkeling, scuba diving, watersports, shopping, and fine dining are all popular pastimes. Yachting in Tahiti Beach waters is a highlight of cruising to Elbow Cay.

  • Day 6. Little Harbour

    If there ever was a place that time seems to have forgotten, it’s the picturesque and secluded anchorage at Little Harbour on Great Abaco. A narrow spit separates the harbor from the Atlantic – the surf booms and the balmy trade winds gently sweep across the white-sand beach. The abandoned lighthouse perched on the spit stands as a lonely sentinel, a vestige of the past. Best known for the internationally acclaimed artist, the late Randolph Johnston, who established an art colony at Little Harbour with his wife, Margot, in the 1950s, the arts still flourish in this idyllic place. Yachting in Little Harbour waters transports you back to a time when the Bahamas remained an undiscovered paradise

  • Day 7. Elbow Cay

    Elbow Cay has much to offer cruisers, including historic Hope Town, White Sound, and Tahiti Beach. Snorkeling, scuba diving, watersports, shopping, and fine dining are all popular pastimes. Yachting in Tahiti Beach waters is a highlight of cruising to Elbow Cay.

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    • You need to get in and out of the boat.
    • Food and limited bar on yacht are included
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    • Single and double occupancy cabins are available

    About The Team Leader(Captain Jack)

    Name: Dmitry Usyatinsky

    Navigator Travel Founder and Yachting Pro. From calm waves, to storms that must be conquered, I’ve always had a passion for sailing and exploring. In my early childhood, I have spent more hours on the open water then on the shore. Water has always fascinated me, as I believed that...

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    Trip Dates:

    2019-04-28 - 2019-05-05

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