Year-round tropical beauty

The Bahamas is a sailing paradise, a year-round sailing destination offering easy line-of-sight navigation, sheltered anchorages and shallow, clear water.

Snorkel in the company of turtles and tropical fish, dive sunken shipwrecks, relax on clean white sand and witness breathtaking scenery from your deck. Laid-back island culture, delicious local food, quiet paradise cays and world-class sailing are waiting for you on a Bahamas bareboat charter holiday.

Please note: Current itinerary options may vary due to government COVID-19 travel regulations in this destination.

The Bahamas itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Shipwreck diving
  • Stunning island beauty
  • Fishing and water sports
  • Bright sand, verdant jungles
  • Colonial towns, island attitude
  • Unforgettable snorkelling and diving
Day 1

Marsh Harbour to Great Guana Cay

The day's sailing

2.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring

Your Bahamian sailing adventure begins at our base in Marsh Harbour. Familiarise yourself with your new boat in the calm, forgiving conditions of the Bahamas, sailing northwest from Marsh Harbour towards Great Guana Cay. Head for Settlement Harbour, where you can moor on the marina or a mooring buoy, or drop anchor and dinghy to shore. 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.

Discover Great Guana Cay

Great Guana

Great Guana

Dive Guana is a full-service dive shop that also rents out bikes. There are several restaurants, including the famous Grabbers Bar & Grill. Cruising in Bakers Bay, the prettiest anchorage in the vicinity is a great way to end the day. Dockage is available at Orchid Bay Marina on the south side of Settlement Harbor. Provisions are available in town.

Day 2

Great Guana Cay to Manjack Cay

The day's sailing

2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Manjack Cay

Let the ocean waves brushing the white sand beaches on this uninhabited island lull you into a relaxing state while you explore. This cay has plenty of activities to keep you busy for the day starting with snorkeling the nearby reefs. These are some of the healthiest reefs in the area and they are bursting with marine life.

Discover Manjack Cay

Manjack Cay

Explore White Sand Beaches

This is the perfect spot to break out the water toys! There are also two well-known hiking trails on this cay that are marked with signs. Explore the mangroves while you are here and take in the wildlife as fish and turtles surround you.

Day 3

Manjack Cay to Green Turtle

The day's sailing

2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
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.

Discover Green Turtle Cay

Rent a Golf Cart

Rent a golf cart to visit the beautiful, quiet beaches on the Atlantic side of the island. Popular restaurants include the Plymouth Rock, and the Pineapples Bar and Grill. The Green Turtle Club in White Sound is highly recommended.

Day 4

Green Turtle to Hope Town, Elbow Cay

The day's sailing

2.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
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. Naturally, a climb to the top of Elbow Reef Lighthouse is a must; the views are extraordinarily beautiful. There are a number of eclectic shops. Restaurants include Cap’n Jacks, Club Soleil, Harbor’s Edge, Hope Town Harbor Lodge, Munchies Take Away, and Rudy’s Place. At White Sound, you’ll find the casual elegance of the Abaco Inn and the Boat House Restaurant.

Discover Hope Town

Explore Tahiti Beach

Sail to the southern tip of Elbow Cay where you’ll find lovely Tahiti Beach. This sheltered peninsula of sand is picturesque, clean and often blissfully quiet.

Day 5

Hope Town to Little Harbour

The day's sailing

2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
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.

Discover Little Harbour

Explore the Blue Holes

Dive the world-famous blue holes to the northwest of Little Harbour to discover a unique submarine landscape.

Day 6

Little Harbour to Lynard Cay

The day's sailing

1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Lynard Cay

This long skinny island is a perfect place to drop anchor safe from the ocean waves of the Atlantic and east winds. Dingy ashore for a quick walk across the cay to the Atlantic side for pristine beaches and views. This quiet and remote spot is ideal for a long walk on the beach or a relaxing sunbathing session.

Discover Lynard Cay

Lynard Cay

Explore This Quiet Island

Enjoy this secluded cay in peace as you take a long walk on the beach, moments like these make life worth living.

Day 7

Lynyard Cay to Man-O-War

The day's sailing

2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Exploring Exploring
Man-O-War

On the final day of your Bahamas yacht charter adventure, sail west across the Abaco Sound to our base in Marsh Harbour. Bask in the glow of the warm Caribbean sun as the ocean slips away behind you, hurrying back to make the most of your time on Great Abaco or taking it easy and simply relishing the fine sailing conditions of the Caribbean. Marsh Harbour’s many bars and restaurants are perfect for an afternoon spent watching the world go by with a cocktail or a plate of fresh seafood.

Discover Man-O-War Cay

Explore Boat Building

Take a walk and browse the canvas wares at The Sail Shop, the wooden handicrafts at Joe’s Studio, and the intricate half-model boats at Emerson’s Shop. If you’re hungry, check out the Hibiscus Café. Golf cart rentals are available from Water Ways Rentals.