BeBlue offers a wide range of sailboats and catamarans for charter for an unforgettable sailing cruise in Abaco, Bahamas. Set sail from Marsh Harbor to discover the beautiful National Park: picture-postcard white beaches with turquoise waters in which to dive and discover the magnificent coral reef: the Abacos are the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday combining land-based activities between the islands of Great Abaco and Elbow Cay. Selected catamarans and sailboats are waiting for you to sail the Abaco National Park in the Bahamas; contact us for a customised quote.
|DEPARTURE BASE||Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour, Bahamas|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 5:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 pm on the following Saturday|
Skipper (from €1.050)
Hostess (from €850)
Outboard engine for dinghy (from €60)
Extra ports and buoys (approx. €100)
Food provisions on-line with delivery on board
Available sailboats and catamarans with 4/5 cabins double and 3/4 baths, perfect for groups of 6 or 10 people.
Sailboats from €4.110 and catamarans from €4.300.
|HOW TO GET THERE||
You can fly directly to Marsh Harbour International Airport (IATA code: MHH) from Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Atlanta. The Harbour View Marina is easily accessible within a 10-minute taxi ride from the airport.
|Language||International crew and guests.|
|How to come||AIR: Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (MHH)|
Abaco, Bahamas - ID 297 View MoreLess
Day 1: Check-in
After a short transfer from Mash Harbour Airport to the Harbour View Marina, you can enjoy a bit of relaxation by wandering around the beautiful town or in the many resort pools before boarding from 3 pm on the luxurious Catamaran and taking a seat in your cabin. In the evening you can enjoy a delicious dinner on board or on the island where there are many seafood restaurants and some of the best nightclubs in the Bahamas, as well as great souvenir shops for local crafts.
The following morning, after breakfast, we start finally sailing towards the Great Guana Cay, where we drop the anchor at Fishers Bay: in Great Guana you can not miss the Nippers Bar, that is famous for the roast pork on Sunday. In the afternoon you can enjoying of the beautiful white sand of Great Guana Cay, which is perfect to walk, to relax on the beach and to snorkel or to go scuba diving (you will have to pay for this activity): well, there is something for all..
After breakfast we will open mainsail and bow making route to Man of War: a quiet and typical village of fishermen and seafarers: rich and very well preserved. The Albury family, famous for their work boats in the Bahamas, continue to build valuable boats in the city. In addition to visiting the country you can enjoy beautiful swimming and snorkeling among Caribbean fish before enjoying an excellent dinner prepared by the chef on board.
We will sail to Elbow Cay, where you will be greeted by the sight of the red and white striped lighthouse that is one of the most photographed and one of the only three kerosene lit lighthouses in the world and also still guarded by the guardian. Stroll along the picturesque cobblestone streets with restaurants, markets, boutiques and local shops. Visit the small museum and then eat something in one of the many restaurants that surround the harbor. Alternatively, you can hire a golf cart to explore the island.
Today the skipper will take you to Sandy Cay National Park - Little Harbour, south of Abaco. As we use low-draught catamarans, you can get off the boat almost ashore and wade through the crystal clear waters of Sandy Cay National Park, have lunch and snorkel for an hour. The crystal clear waters are shallow and the sand is very soft - is there a better way to reach such a beautiful beach? After lunch, we will sail to Little Harbour, one of the most picturesque ports in the Bahamas. Get off the ground to visit the famous "Pete’s Pub & Galler" bar on the beach with the art gallery.
This morning we will set sail early, so we can circumnavigate the south side of the Abaco Island in order to arrive on a desert island, where we can spend the day lying on the beach or going snorkeling amongst the coral reefs and a myriad of colourful fishes and sea turtles: you will feel like in an aquarium. There is nothing better than have an entire island for you! We will spend the day sipping a cocktail at sunset and enjoying of these wonderful colours offered by the Sea Park of Abaco Island...
A nice breakfast and we will set sail towards Marsh Harbour, stopping at Matt Lowes Cay, where you will swim once again in the Caribbean Sea before going back to the starting point for the dinner. Then you can have a party and spend the night in some typical pubs listening to caribbean music of local bands and drinking rum. On Saturday morning, after a hearty breakfast on board, we will disembark at 9 am.
Day 8: Check-out
On Saturday morning, after a rich breakfast on board, you will disembark by 8:00.
With calm waters and beautiful scenery, the Bahamas is a paradise for sailing and boating. But it is not just the sea that attracts travellers from all over the world. The coastline is dotted with bays, inlets and sheltered harbours offering marinas and resorts with every amenity. The islands of Grand Abaco and Little Abaco are considered the 'mainland'. Marsh Harbour is a bustling central area offering all the amenities of the city. The Abacos are one of the best boating and sailing destinations in the world, and have been the Bahamas' premier sailing destination since colonial times. The number and variety of islands make it a paradise for those who like to move from island to island.