Exumas Bahamas Sailing 2023
October 29th - November 5th, 2023
Welcome to the Bahamas! On this trip, we’ll kick things off by exploring the Allen Cays, followed by a day in Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park, where we’ll hike along shoreline trails. Then, we’re headed for Compass Cay and “Rachel’s Bubble Bath,” a famous natural whirlpool. If that doesn’t sound adventurous enough to you, we can always swim with the pigs at Staniel Cay!
Next up is Shroud Cay and Norman’s Cay, with a wonderful final day filled with snorkeling, fishing, and delicious local cuisine.
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- Enjoy snorkeling and fishing in beautiful caribbean waters.
- Visit several cays, including Warderick Wells Cay, Compass Cay, and Shroud Cay.
- Visit the historical city of Nassau, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and beautiful sights.
Exumas Bahamas Sailing Itinerary
Arrive at Nassau and head to Palm Cay Marina (Yamacraw Hill Road, Nassau Bahamas) in the afternoon to provision and acquaint yourself with the boat. The marina has a wonderful restaurant and beach for your entertainment. You will be able to board the boat at 6:00 PM. There is a grocery store a short taxi ride away for provisions or they can be ordered in advance.
Sail to Allen Cays to see the rare Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas, which are only found in the Exumas. You can feed these gentle creatures with grapes but beware that the iguanas can grow to a large size and can jump! Sail onwards to Highbourne Cay to snorkel the Octopus Garden reef at Horseshoe Bay.
You can see stromatolite reefs on the east coast, dating back 3.5 billion years, and if the weather is calm, you can also snorkel the Elkhorn and Staghorn reefs.
Lunch and Dinner Included.
Explore the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park at Warderick Wells Cay, an area of outstanding beauty with sand dunes, mangroves and wonderful beaches. Hike the seven miles of trails ashore, wander among the remains of 18th-century loyalist settlements and enjoy bird watching.
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included.
Make for Compass Cay, where you can get into the water with friendly nurse sharks and swim with them. You can also feed the sharks with fish if you have any to spare. On the north coast you’ll find the famous natural whirlpool called “Rachel’s Bubble Bath”, which is at its best at high tide. Take care of the sea urchins nearby and wear good quality sea shoes.
Or we can head to Staniel Cay and provision from the local grocery stores. Near the yacht club, you’ll find the amazing Thunderball Grotto on a nearby outcrop, where the James Bond film Thunderball was filmed. Snorkel this marine cave at low tide and marvel at the shafts of sunlight that illuminate the cavern. Opposite is Big Major Cay, where you can swim with the Exumas pigs on Pig Beach.
Breakfast and Lunch Included
Sail onwards towards Shroud Cay, which is part of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. We can explore the shallow mangroves and creeks that meander across the island. You’ll be able to spot turtles, rays and nurse sharks. Once you reach the east side of the island, you will enter a vibrant blue lagoon and set foot on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. If you want to stroll Driftwood Beach and take the steep walk to Camp Driftwood, be aware that you can no longer leave mementos, only rocks. It was from this lookout point that the US authorities spied on Norman’s Cay and its drug trafficking activities.
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included.
Norman’s Cay is an abandoned former drug trafficking island and run by Carlos Lehder, which explains its runway. You can snorkel the smuggler’s plane wreck, which rests in just 10ft of water on the south-west coast of the island. Or how about a barefoot walk on Twinkie Beach to forage among the seashells and then dine at Norman’s Cay Beach Club to watch the sunset.
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Included.
Snorkel around Wax Cay and bring your Hawaiian sling to catch lobsters or Nassau groupers. Late morning, head back to Nassau and enjoy the pool, beach, and restaurants on the marina site.
Breakfast and Lunch Included.
Check out of the boat. Depending on your return flight, you are welcome to leave your luggage at our welcome center and enjoy the site all day. We will leave the boat at 10:00 AM please do not make your flight home before 1:00 PM
Note on Itinerary:
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change, for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and trail conditions.
Exumas Bahamas Sailing 2023 Trip Registration
Deposit for Trip Registration
Trip Date: October 29th - November 5th, 2023
Price: $2,995 per person or $5,990 per Cabin.
*** Please note each Cabin has only one bed. Price is based on shared Cabin! It is highly recommended you either pay for an entire Cabin or find someone of your choice to share the cabin with. If you do not pay for an entire cabin, you will be assigned someone to share the birth/bed with.
50% down holds your spot = $2,995.
90 days prior to the trip’s start date, the balance is due = $5,990 (minus 50% deposit = $2,995.)
A late fee of 8% will be added to any invoice that is more than 30 days late. If paying via PayPal there will be a 3% service charge.
- Private sailing yacht
- Professional Skipper
- Snorkel Gear
- 2-person kayak
- 2 fishing rods (lures and line included)
- Fishing License
- Meals noted on Itinerary (16 meals)
- Taxi service to and from the marina
- Meals not mentioned
- Personal Items
- Gratuities for all your guides
Airline Tickets — Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets, to ensure your trip is confirmed, with the minimum number of participants required to operate.
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