Father And Sons In Bahamas

Exumas, Bahamas

Sailing Holidays

28 °C
Average temperature(Jan-Dec)
3
Sailing experience level

365 islands and cays comprise the Exuma islands, which can be found just northeast of Cuba. This 120-mile archipelago is famous for swimming pigs, three-foot iguanas, and some of the most renown dive spots and dive bars. You'll be on island time as soon as you drop anchor.

Follow our suggested itinerary or take your own path from our Sunsail base in Nassau to Rose Island. Island hop between Highbourne Cay and Rose Island where you can snorkel or drop in your watersports toys for more fun in the sun.

Undock from Nassau and spend the next seven days seeing the world differently. Let our itinerary below inspire your next holiday in paradise.

Exumas Bareboat

Bareboat itineraries

Stretches of white-sand beaches and sheltered anchorages make an ideal backdrop for a fantastic holiday on the water. Offering mild Summer temperatures from November to March, the remainder of the months may reach temperatures of up to 84 f. Open year-round, this destination is home to communities of wildlife that make the protected mangroves their home. Sailors enjoy heavier, more challenging seas when making the passage between Nassau and the chain of islands.

Exumas one-week bareboat

  • Untouched, deserted beaches
  • Dive famous ship wreck sites
  • Beautiful year-round sailing conditions
  • Explore the private island of Highborne Cay
  • Discover paradise on Rose Island
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
3
At least 20 days or 400 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 3 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

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

Consistent trade winds produce an average, comfortable temperature between 21 to 45°C. Between April and October, temperatures can be cooler at 27 to 29°C. As a Level 3 sailing area, the 40-mile passage between Nassau and the chain of islands can be challenging and more suitable for experienced sailors. You’ll need knowledge of large tidal variations and be able to handle strong currents. Take the helm, drop anchor and discover all that the Exumas have to offer on a sailing holiday.

Max temp
(°C)
Min temp
(°C)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Rocky Bay/Elbow Cay (Abaco)
January 25 18 50 5-20 NE
February 25 18 40 5-20 NE
March 26 19 40 5-20 E
April 27 21 76 5-20 E
May 29 22 130 5-20 SE
June 31 24 250 5-20 SE
July 32 25 152 5-20 SE
August 32 25 190 5-20 SE
September 32 25 178 5-20 E
October 29 22 178 5-20 E
November 28 21 50 5-20 NE
December 25 17 50 5-20 NE

Address

Sunsail Exumas

Hurricane Hole Marina

1 Marina Drive Paradise Island

Nassau, Bahamas

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun: 8.00-17.00

Yacht mobility statement

The layout and structure of our yachts may not be suitable for those people with reduced mobility, please contact one of our holiday planners to discuss your individual needs