The Bahamas are open for business and need your support now more than ever. While hurricane Dorian devastated the Abacos and Grand Bahama island our most popular cruising area in the Exumas remained untouched. Nassau and surrounding Islands were not affected by Dorain and look forward to welcoming you with open arms.
The Islands of the Exumas is one of my favorite cruising areas. Where else will you find swimming pigs? Where else can you hand feed the iguanas? Where else can you snorkel and pet the nurse sharks?
Come see the many shades of blue... Spend the night at the land and sea park and look down to see a floating aquarium beneath your yacht. This is a no fishing zone and the lobsters are abundant as well as the fish and colorful coral. Pink sand beaches and powder white sand are waiting for you and more. Visit Normans Cay which is where Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz made the film “Blow” based on a true story. Snorkel in Thunderball Cave famous grotto in the James Bond movie. It will blow your mind away... And, last but not least, you'll have to try some famous Bahamian conch fritters - your taste buds will thank you, and you'll definitely come back for more!
See below for a sample Exuma Charter Itinerary:
Day 1 :Board in Nassau and cruise to Allan's Cay. Explore the nearby beaches, meet the large population of Iguanas which come out to greet the visitors. Good snorkeling reefs and fishing around this collection of small island and reefs.
Day 2: Cruise to Hawksbill Cay. Delight in the beautiful beaches and climb the large hill for a panoramic view of the anchorage. Walk the trails to explore ruins of Loyalist plantations dating from 1783-1830.
Day 3: Cruise to Wardrick Wells, headquarters of the Exuma Land and Sea Park and be amazed at the awesome display of watercolors and sand banks. Visit the headquarters and take advantage of the walking trails and snorkeling reefs and check out the Sperm Whale skeleton on the beach.
Day 4 : Cruise to Staniel Cay and visit the quaint settlement sprinkled with brightly colored houses. The highlight of this area is "Thunderball Cave", where snorkelers can visit the site of such movie hits as "Thunderball" and "Splash"! A fine dinner or drinks at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club is always a great Out Island experience.
Day 5: Cruise to the Pipe Creek area and explore the multitude of interconnecting islands, rocks and sand bars. The fishing, exploring and snorkeling opportunities will satisfy all concerned.
Day 6: Cruise to Shroud Cay and take the dingy and wave runners riding through unspoiled mangrove creeks and lunch on a spectacular beach on the ocean.
Day 7 : Stop by Norman's Cay to snorkel on the airplane wreck then cruise to Nassau for a visit to Atlantis and a final night of celebrating a wonderful and unique vacation.
Note: There are 120 miles in the Exuma Island chain offering a very extensive cruising area for repeat visits or trips longer than one week.
You could experience all of this and more aboard Chasing Daylight, the 130' yacht that can accomodate up to 10 guests in Master, 2 VIP and 2 twin en-suite cabins. With two massive tenders including the new 35' everglades , 3 three-person wave runners, and a huge range of other toys this is the perfect vessel to have fun in the Bahamas.