Bahamas Sailing Itinerary Marsh Harbour
Explore the Tropical Paradise of the Bahamas on a Yacht Charter
Bahamas Sailing Itinerary Marsh Harbour
Imagine the perfect tropical destination holiday. Palm trees covering your sunbeds, cocktails in hand, crystal clear light blue waters as far as you can see, and endless white sandy beaches. Did you imagine snorkelling spots and, in the centre of it all, one of the largest protected marine parks in the world?
Look no further than the Bahamas, which are here to offer all that and so much more on a Bahamas Sailing Itinerary Marsh Harbour.
We have carefully selected our Bahamas Sailing Itinerary Marsh Harbour to provide an easy and relaxed experience (Level 1). It is ideal for families and couples, and people who want to enjoy gentle winds and stunning snorkelling.
Our Guide to a Bahamas Sailing Itinerary from Marsh Harbour
200 km of island paradise; Gentle winds and easy sailing conditions allow guests to enjoy some of the finest scuba-diving spots in the world, and navigation is very straightforward, mainly line of sight on a Bahamas Sailing Itinerary Marsh Harbour.
The Bahamas Sailing Itinerary Marsh Harbour starts in Nassau. From there, you can choose to sail the majestic Atlantic Ocean or head for the calm shallows and beautiful sandy bottoms of the lagoon.
Most yacht fleets in the Bahamas are based right in the centre, at Nassau. The most famous base at Palm Cay is located only 35 minutes southeast of the Lyndon-Pindling Airport (NAS).
You can forget about bridges and marine traffic when you leave or arrive at the marina, and heavy currents or the jet skis and tourist boats when trying to reach or leave your dock is not something you have to worry about when sailing from Nassau.
You will be directly in line with the Exumas and only 25 nautical miles away from the start of this beautiful chain of islands.
The Bahamas are well served by frequent flights. You can reach this tropical paradise by flying either to Nassau (NAS), Georgetown (GGT) or Staniel Cay (STA). As you can see above, the Lyndon- Pindling airport in Nassau is only 35 minutes away from your boat. However, if you find more convenient flights to another airport, you can easily reach your final destination with the local ferry “Bahamas Ferry”. You may take a cab from the airport to the marina from NAS. The fee for two people is approximately 40$ to Palm Cay.
US residents can also check flights with Bahamasair, Sky Bahamas, Flamingo Air and Air Flight Charter.
The best time to experience our Bahamas Sailing Itinerary Marsh Harbour is between September and May, when the temperature averages are 21-24°C (70-75°F). The rest of the year is a bit warmer, with higher temperatures in the summer months between 27 and 29°C (80-85°F). Night-time temperatures are generally 5-7° cooler, and sea surface temperatures vary between 23°C (74°F) in February and 29°C (84°F) in August.
Gentle trade winds of around 15 knots usually blow from the East year-round.
The currency you can expect in the Bahamas is the US and Bahamian dollars, and the primary spoken language is English. Main Canadian and US banks can be found on the islands, and visas are not required for US and Canadian visitors. And as for local cuisine, while you’re there, try Conch salad and Nassau Grouper.
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town
It’s the first day of your Bahamas sailing itinerary Marsh Harbour, and it’s time to arrive at the base, organise your provisioning, and quickly settle your group’s cabin selection fights (we all know those). Finish with your technical and area briefings and get ready to set sail the following morning.
Whether your flight is an early or late one, we will make sure the base staff are informed and arrange a briefing for you at the most convenient time.
From Marsh Harbour, you can take a short trip outside the harbour to Hope Town, located on the Abaco islands. Here you can moor overnight in the harbour and take an excursion to the Hope Town Lighthouse and enjoy a meal in the harbour town.
Man O War
On day 2 of your Bahamas sailing itinerary Marsh Harbour you can enjoy a relaxing morning in Hope Town before taking the short trip to Man O War.
You can drop anchor between Dickie’s Cay and Old Scopley’s Rock. But be warned, don’t drop anchor over the power cable that runs into the north end of the harbour.
Man O War is a unique and quiet island with shops and several restaurant options.
Fowl Cay and Great Guana Cay
Another beautiful Bahamian morning. After enjoying your breakfast and morning coffee, start heading to Fowl Cay, an excellent place for snorkelling or diving, and there is a small beach area.
From there, you can proceed to Great Guana Cay with two options of overnight mooring – Settlement Harbour or Fisher’s Bay.
At Great Guana Cay, there are several options for dining and evening activities. One main restaurant called Nippers Beach Bar & Grill is a great place to eat lunch or dinner and enjoy a cocktail.
Baker’s Bay is another excellent place to stop on your Bahamas exploration. With a place to anchor is just off the old “Treasure Island” dock, where you can take your dinghy to the beach, snorkel, and have lunch or dinner.
This area is a three-mile-long bay located on the island of Great Guana Cay and is a favourite destination for boaters.
Bahamas Sailing Itinerary
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On day five of our Bahamas sailing itinerary from Marsh Harbour, you will make your way to the small resort community of Treasure Cay. Here you can rent a mooring for a small fee, enabling you to use their facilities.
Here there is a place to refill your water and visit a pool bar or one of the few restaurants in the area.
Your 6th day of the Bahamas sailing itinerary Marsh Harbour route involves a big day sailing, taking four hours to get to White Sound depending on weather conditions.
White Sound has a narrow entrance making it difficult to enter. The best option is to drop anchor outside the entrance off one of the two islands and take your dinghy ashore.
You can visit The Abaco Inn for lunch or dinner with incredible views. Other great places to visit are Tahiti Beach and Lubber’s Channel.
It’s Friday, and you need to head back to the marina. Did you think there weren’t any more places to see on the Bahamas Sailing Itinerary Marsh Harbour, or you didn’t have enough time? Think again, dear sailors!
Free sail Friday calls for some fantastic last-minute stops! Choose between the numerous pristine beaches before making your way back to the harbour, where you can enjoy your evening ashore. After finishing our Bahamas sailing itinerary from Marsh Harbour.
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