The Bahamas

The Bahamas

Sailing holidays

29 °C
Average temperature (Jun-Sept)
1
Sailing experience level

Beaches, bays, blissed-out sailing

Scattered like jewels over the ocean just southeast of Florida, The Bahamas offer endless possibilities for sailors. With 700 islands and thousands of cays to explore in The Bahamas, you’d be hard pressed to find a place closer to paradise on Earth. Warm, gentle trade winds consistently caress the sheltered waters around The Bahamas, making it a perfect choice for families and novice sailors.

Just below the surface of the warm waters lies almost a quarter of the Earth’s coral, home to a spectacular array of tropical marine life swimming in the jewel-hued sea. Divers will find one of the most complete diving destinations in the world, with choices ranging from sunken Spanish galleons to massive blue holes, forest-like coral reefs to underwater caves. Head for famous dive sites including the Abacos Train Wreck, the USS Adirondack or the Tongue of the Ocean for an unforgettable diving experience. 

From our base in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, you’ll find a Bahamian island to match every mood, each set against the backdrop of the mesmerising turquoise sea. Head to Green Turtle Cay for hidden coves and deserted beaches, or visit Elbow Cay, where the toughest decision you’ll make is where to snorkel first. Fish for big game species including marlin, tuna and shark from the deck of your yacht, or surf some of The Bahamas' best surf spots on Elbow and Great Guana cays.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Set sail on your own private yacht with a bareboat charter holiday in The Bahamas. Offering one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, a quarter of the world’s coral lying just beneath the surface, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, these islands are a favourite among families.

The Bahamas one-week bareboat

  • Shipwreck diving
  • Stunning island beauty
  • Fishing and water sports
  • Bright sand, verdant jungles
  • Colonial towns, island attitude
  • Unforgettable snorkelling and diving
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Flotilla itineraries

The perfect blend of freedom and support, special kiteboard flotilla holiday from Bahamas offer a sailing holiday with a difference. During the day you’ll sail your own boat while expert crews guide you and your sailing group to some of the Bahamas best locations. Taking place from 5 – 12 November 2016 and led by professional kiteboarder Brock Callen, this trip will surely be the holiday of a lifetime.

Kiteboard Flotilla

  • Led by pro sailor and boarder Brock Callen
  • A sailor’s paradise
  • Moving around the best boarding spots
  • Vibrant culture
  • Some of the world’s best beaches
  • Lively nightlife
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Experience required

Sailing experience level
1
At least 5 days or 100 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Level 1 destinations offer the easiest, most forgiving sailing ideal for novices and less experienced sailors. Lazy line mooring, line-of-sight navigation and calm conditions mean you won’t sail outside your comfort zone.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°C)
Min temp
(°C)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Rocky Bay/Elbow Cay (Abaco)
January25177015E
February25177014ESE
March26187015E
April27198012NE
May292216015E
June312318010E
July322422013SSE
August322420011SE
September312420012E
October302214011ENE
November282110019NE
December26188014E

Address

Sunsail Bahamas

PO Box AB20469

Marsh Harbour

Abacos, The Bahamas

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun: 7.30-18.00

Nearest airport
Marsh Harbour International

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020 3468 6770

Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm | Sat: 9am-7pm | Sun: 10am-5pm

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Destinations worldwide
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Flotilla routes
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Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
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