Bahamas - cabin cruise

Discover the Bahamas on a cabin cruise

The island chain of the Abacos includes Great Abaco, the main island, Little Abaco and some islets. Together they form a boomerang nearly 210 km long. The islands are located 280 km east of Palm Beach, Florida, and 170 km north of Nassau. The Sea of Abacos refers to the immense cove formed by this crescent of islands.

It benefits from protected waters and has a multitude of deserted "cays". Abaco, which is considered the second largest island in the Bahamas, has a cooler climate than the other islands. Summer temperatures range from 26.5°C to 29.4°C, and in winters they rarely fall below 10°C.

Itinerary Bahamas

Here are the details of the route taken by your sailboat and its crew :

Croisière à la cabine - Bahamas

Day 1 - Saturday : Marsh Harbour

Boarding around 6:00 pm. Dinner on board and overnight at Marsh Harbour Marina.

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Day 2 - Sunday : Marsh Harbour – Great Guana Cay

We will sail quietly to Great Guana Cay where we will anchor in front of a charming islet in Fishers Bay. Great Guana is the "home" of the world famous Nippers Bar and its famous "hog roast", a local pork speciality. Great Guana Cay is the perfect place for long walks on the white sandy beach: snorkeling, diving, lazing around and sunbathing, there is something for everyone.

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Day 3 - Monday : Great Guana Cay – Treasure Cay

After lunch, departure for Treasure Cay which is listed in the list of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world by the National Geographic! The sand is incredible. You can find many activities and services: tennis, golf, and some shops.

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Day 4 - Tuesday : Treasure Cay – Man of War

Departure in the morning to Man of War. Man of War is a small island somewhat asleep, but prosperous and very well maintained. The Albury family, known for building Bahamian workboats, continues to build ships of all sizes. On the Atlantic coast you will dive with fins, mask and snorkel.

 

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Day 5  - Wednesday : Man of War – Tahiti Beach – Hope Town

Thanks to the shallow draft of your catamaran, you will be able to land directly on Tahiti Beach and swim in its crystal clear waters. The transparent water is shallow and the sand incredibly soft - not the best way to reach such a beautiful beach? After lunch, sail to Hope Town, one of the most picturesque bays in the Bahamas. Its famous lighthouse with red and white stripes dominates the town.

One of the last three in the world to run on kerosene, it is still in service and useful to Bahamian sailors. From its top, the panorama over your sailing area is extraordinary. Hope Town is a charming town with many shops, restaurants, museums and colonial houses steeped in history.

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Day 6 - Thursday : Hope Town – Sud d’Abaco

Rise early in order to sail south of Abaco where we will make a stopover on "our" desert island... The day will be spent between beach, snorkeling on the reef rich in underwater life, or even scuba diving (extra charge) for divers. There is nothing like having an island all to ourselves !

In the early evening, you will enjoy your cocktail while admiring the sunset.

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Day 7 - Friday : South of Abaco – Matt Lowes Cay – Marsh Harbour

After a delicious breakfast, we will head to Marsh Harbour with a stopover at Matt Lowes Cay. We'll enjoy a final swim in the Abaco Sea before heading to the marina for dinner on board and perhaps to celebrate the end of this fantastic week's cruise with the locals to the sound of Bahamian music.

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Day 8 - Saturday : Disembarkation

After breakfast, it's time to exchange photos and e-mail addresses before leaving, the heart full of wonderful memories. 

Disembarkation around 9:00 a.m.

NB : Itinerary subject to change without notice, depending on weather conditions and/or technical reasons. The sailing times indicated above are based on an average cruising speed of 6 knots. They may vary according to sea state, wind speed and weather conditions. Our partner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran to this cruise, offering the same level of comfort and service.

Itinerary 8 days from Marsh Harbour

  • Marsh Harbour, Great Guana Cay, Treasure Cay, Man of War, Tahiti Beach, Hope Town, Sud d’Abaco, Matt Lowes Cay, Marsh Harbour.

Weather

It's practically sunny all year round in the Bahamas, and with an average temperature between 26 and 32°C, the heat is at the rendezvous, all year round is favourable to go to the Bahamas.

The high season runs from December to April with temperatures between 21 and 28 degrees. 

The rest of the year, the beaches and tourist places are less crowded. The period between May and November is sometimes rainy, but the rains are not a sufficient deterrent to prevent you from enjoying the day.

The prevailing winds are from the east at 10 to 15 knots.
 


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