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 Bahamas 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; the only difference is that the boat is your classroom while you sail!
Sample Itinerary for Bahamas Charter Guests
Day 1 (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!
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.
Get an early start and make your way over to The Baths and grab a National Parks Mooring buoy. Note that you can no longer take your dinghy onto the beach as it is roped off. You will have to swim into the beach area from the dingy line. Make sure to pack a dry bag to keep your camera and other items free from water. Plan to 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.
Experience an exhilarating sail to the low-lying coral island of Anegada. Keep an eye out for friendly dolphins 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.
Enjoy a nice downwind sail toward Jost Van Dyke. This will most likely be your longest sail, so break it up with a laSail 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!
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.
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.
Awake relaxed and enjoy a leisurely breakfast prior to your departure at 10 am.
Whether you 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 — Waypoints Bahamas & Cruise Abaco offers true Bahamas sailing adventures that you’re sure to love. Contact us today with any questions you may have.