44.185° N, 69.0761° W
Rockport, ME
You can customize your trip or choose from our Suggested Itinerary below:
NEW ENGLAND
1 day New york city trip
An opportunity of a lifetime... sail under the New York City skyline!  Buzz by Battery Park then head over to The Statue of Liberty for a close up look of lady liberty.
Marianas on both the New Jersey and New York sides give you options for overnight stays on board your own boat while you enjoy the city nightlife!
Extend your trip and head up the Hudson river for a unique opportunity to tour upstate New York via the water.
ROUTE DETAIL
Port Jefferson, NY
Home base
Leg 1
22 nm (2.75 – 3.5 hours)
Huntington, NY
Stay at a marina close to town and catch a show at The Paramount
Leg 2
40 nm (5 – 6.5 hours)
Liberty Landing, NJ
Reserve a dock slip for a comfortable nights stay and easy access to NYC
Leg 3
23 nm (2.75 – 3.5 hours)
Larchmont, NY
Be a guest at the Larchmont Yacht Club for an enchanted evening
Leg 4
30 nm (3.75 – 5 hours)
Port Jefferson NY
Home base
Block Island and Martha’s vineyard
Day 1
Sail from Newport to Block Island. (25nm)
Day 2
Sail from Block Island to Cuttyhunk. (40nm)
Day 3
Sail from Cuttyhunk to Edgartown. (25nm)
Day 4
Lay day… Explore the island by car, moped or bike.
Day 5
Sail to Port Jefferson Harbor, NY – food, drinks & view. Try The Fifth Season or Lombardi’s On The Sound. (67nm)
Day 6
Sail from Menemsha to Newport and have dinner in Newport (30nm)
Day 7
Sail around Newport and return boat clean and fueled up
MARTHA'S VINEYARD TO NANTUCKET ISLAND
Day 1
Sail from Newport to Cuttyhunk (28nm)
Day 2
Cuttyhunk thru Quicks Hole to Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard (28nm)
Day 3
Lay day…explore the island by rental car, moped or bike.
Day 4
Sail from Oak Bluffs to Nantucket (30nm)
Day 5
Sail from Nantucket to Menemsha Basin (49nm)
Day 6
Sail from Menemsha Basin to Jamestown Island – (36nm)
Day 7
Sail to Newport (3nm)…top off water and fuel and return boat clean by 12:00
NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS COASTLINE
This sample itinerary offers harbor-hopping along the New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts coastline. Depart from Sag Harbor to reach Block Island, Newport and the spectacular islands off Cape Cod’s south coast, including Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and dozens of remote islets with secluded coves and beaches.  Visit some bustling seaports to immerse yourself in the exquisite seafood and nightlife.  Bring your family on an educational, up-close encounter with sea life and New England history. Tailor it to suit your interests, the options are endless.
As you might imagine, taking your time cruising this route offers benefits for every age. You will step back into time while relaxing, reading, eating, drinking and experiencing the cruising lifestyle. Cruising by yacht offers you flexible, effortless ease of movement from place to place.

8 DAY ITINERARY
As you might imagine, taking your time cruising this route offers benefits for every age. You will step back into time while relaxing, reading, eating, drinking and experiencing the cruising lifestyle. Cruising by yacht offers you flexible, effortless ease of movement from place to place.

Day 1
Fishers Island: Fishers Island, New York, located at the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound, lies approximately two miles off the southeastern coast of Connecticut opposite Stonington. It still has private estates but the small village offers scenic routes for hiking, biking and exploring beaches.
Day 2
Mystic Seaport: Mystic Seaport – Mystic Seaport is one of New England’s most popular attractions. You can walk through the history of the great sailing ships, exploring the life of the Captains. In and around this meticulous recreation of a 19th-century seaport community, you can watch craftspeople at work, go aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship, and cruise on the river in a coal-fired steamboat and much, much more. At Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, you can discover how modern-day explorer Dr. Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic.
Day 3
Stonington: Just a short sail from Mystic is Stonington Burrough, which heroically defended itself against the British in the war of 1812. Stonington is full of period homes, lovely shops, and great restaurants some of which you can sail right up to. It is also home to a vital Historical Society.
Day 4
Block Island: Heading east from mystic Block Island is a favorite sail and overnight stop.  A little crowded these days, but Block Island is full of activities and restaurants for sailors.  There are great walks and beaches to enjoy during your stay. Excellent for biking, birding and learning about Captain Kidd’s buried treasures (according to Block Island history). The best arrival dock is Great Salt Pond if you wish to avoid the Ferry Dock chaos of day trippers.
Day 5
Nantucket: Nicknamed the St. Barth’s of New England, where you can see and be seen. A historic whailing port, her main streets are preserved in the style of the centuries-old Age of Sail. The Nantucket Boat Basin requires reservations in advance, so if you change plans and decide to visit Nantucket, be sure to let your Captain know immediately, as Nantucket harbor is a busy yachting hub with limited space. If you choose to end your charter here, you can fly home from Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK).
Day 6
Martha’s Vineyard: An island of contrasts, including sophisticated Edgartown, where “Jaws” was filmed. Edgar town is lined with shops and resturants to choose from. You can choose to visit scenic coastal Chappaquiddick (“Chappy”), Oak Bluffs with its charming Gingerbread houses, Vineyard Haven (a “dry” town) with great shops including The Simon Art Gallery where Peter Simons continues to teach photography, Menemsha fishing village, and Gay Head, home to the Wampanoag Indian tribe. Martha's Vineyard is full of places to explore and activities to participate in.  There is also a wonderful transit system to move you around the whole island.
Day 7
The Elizabeth Islands: From the sea, visitors can view Tarpaulin Cove Light on Naushon Island. An active light, Tarpaulin stands 38 feet tall and was automated in 1941. Explore natural areas via hiking and biking trails that often lead to spectacular views. A perfect day stop for swimming and walking. The lazy days of summer here will propel your childhood memories. The “Story of Cuttyhunk”, written by Louise Haskell, is mentioned in the Brief History of Naushon reviewed by Alice Forbes Howland. The only way to get here is by boat.
Day 8
Relax and enjoy scenic ocean views as you set a return course from your exhilarating voyage.
NEWPORT TO BAR HARBOR
Day 1
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is a great place to start a yacht charter as it offers a large number of marinas and many excellent provisioning options.  It is also renowned for the mansions built by many leading American families. The Cliff Walk is a beautiful 3-mile path along the rocky coast that provides a rear view of the mansions on Bellevue Avenue.  You can take a guided tour of many of the mansions there.  The Museum of Yachting is located in Fort Adams State Park and exhibits much of Newport’s significant yachting history.

If you prefer to walk around downtown, there are many shops and restaurants of all kinds. There are yacht races and sports clubs, beaches and trails for hiking and biking. If you’re in the mood for sweets, don’t forget to stop at Cupcake Charlies! They’re known for their desserts and were also on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.

Day 2

Edgartown, on Martha’s Vineyard

Head out to the Vineyard to rub elbows with other salty New Englanders at this idyllic storybook island.  Pull your yacht into one of several quaint harbors amongst cedar shingled fishing shacks and some of the country's finest culinary restaurants.  The Vineyard has plenty to see and do while there and boredom is not an option!

Edgartown is recognized as one of New England's most elegant communities, and was Martha's Vineyard's first colonial settlement; it has been the county seat since 1642. The stately white Greek Revival houses built by the whaling captains have been carefully maintained.

Rent a bicycle and ride around the island or spend your day shopping, at the beach, or eating at one of Edgartown’s delicious restaurants. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

Day 3
Nantucket Town, Nantucket Island

Nantucket is the beloved summer refuge of New Englanders and New Yorkers. Despite its popularity, it offers privacy, anonymity, great boating and fishing, rolling dunes and beautiful beaches. This Island’s charm goes far beyond the excellent restaurants and chic shops downtown.  The 82 miles of beaches that make up Nantucket are part of nearly 40% of Nantucket that is protected conservation land.

Take a walk on the wide sandy beaches, shop the boutiques and explore the art galleries and museums. Get the best sunset views you’ve ever seen at White Elephant Hotel’s Brant Point Grill, a popular restaurant in the area.

Day 4
Provincetown, Cape Cod

Wake up early and cruise on the outside of Cape Cod from Nantucket past the Monomoy Point Lighthouse that is south of Chatham, Massachusetts.  This area is a known wildlife refuge and the vast beach is often dotted with grey seals of which some of the locals would consider an overabundance of them.  Also, this is a well-protected harbor from any direction and once you head out from this area you might spot a few whales off the coast watch – it’s one of New England’s best activities.

Provincetown at the northernmost tip offers moorings or you can anchor here. When you anchor, explore this historic New England town known for its flamboyant street scenes, art galleries, nightlife and vast beaches.

Day 5
 Boston, Massachusetts

Arrive in Boston and enjoy the waterfront or head into town to enjoy one of the many tourist attractions such the beautiful Public Garden for a Swan Boat Ride or walk the Freedom Trail.  Don’t forget to stop in the North End for some delicious Italian food at one of their wonderful restaurants.  Another option is to dine at Studio Restaurant, in the center of New England’s largest Art colonies. Don’t pass up a visit to Gloucester’s most famous landmark, the statue of a fisherman that stands overlooking Gloucester Harbor. It is dedicated to the over 10,000 Gloucester fishermen lost at sea since the early 1600’s.

Day 6
Kennebunkport, Maine

This is about a day cruise north bypassing Portsmouth, NH onward to Maine.  Enjoy lunch onboard and then head out to peruse the many specialty shops in Dock Square in the quaint town of Kennebunkport.  This neighborhood is nestled in the center of town and bustles with boutique shoppers and art gallery hoppers during the summer months. The plentiful patio cafes offer great people watching as well as succulent lobster rolls and other fresh-catch dishes.   This seaside town has become one of the most prominent vacation spots in New England over the years.  You don’t want to miss a visit to Blowing Cave and Spouting Rock.

Day 7
Portland, Maine

From ornate mansions to the ocean views this charming city, the largest in Maine, will enchant you.  The Old Port area is fun and full of great restaurants and coffee shops.  The historic city offers plenty of shore side excursions, arts and culture, yet by sea, there’s plenty to discover. Nearby islands like Harpswell, Orrs and Bailey are a short ride, and provide a haven for beach walks, kayaking and fresh seafood (Cook’s Lobster & Ale House is a Bailey Island mainstay.)

Day 8
Boothbay and Bath, Maine

Bath, Maine, is famous for its shipbuilding and maritime history as well as Boothbay’s scenic harbor view of the working waterfront, rocky coastline, charming village shops and lighthouses.  Boothbay is known as the boating capitol of New England.  With water ranging from open seas to calm and protected rivers and inlets there are plenty of opportunities for the water enthusiast to go kayaking and even paddle boarding!

The picturesque village, features a charming waterfront, with many boutiques, restaurants and tourist amenities. Yet, the real draw is the stunning bay. Known for its islets, rivers and inlets, Boothbay is a kayaker’s dream. Ospreys, seals and bald eagles frequent the area, and the region’s rocky, woodland coasts feel like you’ve stepped into another world.

Day 9
Camden and Penobscot, Maine

Camden is home to some of the most beautiful and natural scenery, amazing ocean vistas and unique attractions that you can find in Maine.  Located on Penobscot Bay – a venue for numerous summer regattas – Camden is one of the bay’s favorite hamlets. The region is a summertime hangout for humpback whales – so bring your camera – and seals and sea lions bask in the region as well. In Camden, explore the charming waterfront, with its many shops, spas, and upscale eateries.

For the adventurers maybe a tour in the tender for a scenic cruise up to Penobscot (Fort Knox).  There you will see remote islands, wilderness as well as the Native American culture nestled in between two historical and serene towns.  For others maybe experience the Penobscot Narrows observatory for the breathtaking panoramic views or the Midcoast region of Maine.  The top of the tower is 42 stories high above the Penobscot Narrows Bridge which makes this observatory the tallest public bridge observatory in the world at 420 feet high.

Day 10 & 11
Bar Harbor and Rogue Bluffs, Maine

Bar Harbor has long been a favorite vacation spot; aristocrats started flocking here during in the 19th century. The town is situated near Acadia, and offers access to its most iconic landscapes, including Cadillac Mountain. And the town also has a thriving summertime nightlife. Explore the harbor by kayak during the day and retire to a historic pub in the afternoon.

If you haven’t already done some whale watching the approximate 45 minute trip from Bar Harbor to Roque Bluffs should provide a few sightings. This amazing stretch of beach and beautiful archipelago is a photographers dream. On the way north and return south you can leap frog so you don’t repeat some of the hot spots in between such as Great Wass Island which is a natural preserve untouched by humans and Jonesport, the local fishing village.

BAHAMAS TRIPS
4 Day Exuma Islands, Bahamas
Day 1
NASSAU TO HORSESHOE BAY
Your charter begins in Nassau, Paradise Island, which is easily serviced by commercial and private flights. Arrive a day before to take advantage of the local boutiques and the nightlife at the Atlantis resort and casino, or fly in the day of your charter to be met by your crew at the airport and whisked to your awaiting yacht for a refreshing welcome cocktail marking the beginning of a fabulous getaway.
Relax as your yacht embarks on a picturesque cruise toward the Exuma island chain. Lunch will be served al fresco on the deck at the secluded Allen's Cay, a national park only accessible by boat, where you'll likely spot one of the large, indigenous and endangered rock iguanas. After a quick dip in the warm turquoise waters, the cruise continues to Highbourne Cay, known as the gateway to the Exumas. Anchored out in Horseshoe Bay, which features a beautiful deserted beach and fabulous reef, you can also explore the nearby Exuma Sound, which offers amazing dive sites and fishing. Tour around the charming marina by tender and watch nurse sharks congregate, or head ashore to relax in beach hammocks as the sun sets.
Day 2
HAMMERHEAD GULTCH TO NORMAN'S CAY
Depart early this morning - after a sunrise swim or beach walk. After a satisfying lunch, your yacht will set off for a world of adventure and intrigue with a visit to Norman's Cay. This island once served as the bustling headquarters for the famed Carlos Lehder's cocaine smuggling operation, but today enjoys a quieter life with incredible bays, stunning beaches, lagoons and spectacular views. Fishing enthusiasts can take to the water today, while beach lovers can tender to Twinkie Beach, a charming beach littered with sea shells and highlighted by a lone palm tree.

A snorkel amidst the infamous partially submerged wreck of a drug smuggling Curtiss C-46 Commando is a must. Guests may also try their hand at spearfishing or hire a local flats bone fishing guide. Late in the afternoon, explore the island and visit Norman's Cay Beach Club, formerly known as McDuff's, for a burger, cocktail and island stories as the sun sets.

Day 3
WARDERICK WELLS TO COMPASS CAY
The old pirate's hideaway of Warderick Wells is the destination of the morning. Serving as the headquarters of the Exumas Land and Sea Park, due to its wide variety of naturally occurring ecosystems, Warderick Wells is home to the skeleton of a 53-foot sperm whale and over 7 miles of hiking trails. Hike Boo hill for scenic vistas and driftwood souvenirs left by visitors before you, or explore the beaches and reefs that provide for fabulous snorkeling.
Looking for some extra adventure? Well head on over to the south called Pirate's Lair, a hidden anchorage accessible via a longer day hike or tender ride.
In the afternoon, cruise south to the Rocky Dundas, two high cays featuring interior caves that provide an exceptional snorkeling experiences. Nearby is the north end of Compass Cay, home to a famous natural whirlpool known as Rachel's Bubble Bath. Affected by the tide, this pool can either be a bubbling bath or a flat lagoon. Continue on through the inviting shallow waters of Pipe Creek to Big Major's Spot, where you may be treated to a welcome by the famous swimming pigs, which recently now have piglets who are learning to swim, which means that the Pig Beach lives on!

The piglets are catching more attention from travelers, both local and foreign. Seeing the swimming pigs in action in the clear and blue waters of the Bahamas is an activity that everyone has to experience.

Day 4
STANIEL CAY
Enjoy breakfast while underway to Staniel Cay and the Thunderball Grotto this morning. Fishing enthusiasts can get in one final morning on the water, whether bone, reef or deep-sea fishing.
Your 4 day excursion comes to an end after a lovely al fresco luncheon and one last swim, you'll be transferred to the small island airstrip in Staniel Cay or Black Point for a scenic return flight home.
EXUMA ISLANDS, BAHAMAS
Day 1
We suggest you Fly directly to Georgetown, Great Exuma (International Airport code: GTT) and join your boat in Elizabeth Harbor. After a welcome cocktail with your crew, you can dive right in and snorkel the famous Mystery Cave made famous by the world renowned Jacques Cousteau. Afterwards, dinghy 2 minutes to feed the stingrays on Stocking Island. Resident dolphin, Nikki lives in the area and may pop up to say hello. Very often she is nearby, eager for new playmates. Jump right in and swim with Nikki the dolphin. If your’re up for it, why not join beach volleyball on Stocking Island with other fellow sailors. If you like to surf, you can catch some waves over on Stocking Island.
Day 2
Set Sail north through the Exumas to Cave Cay. Try something different and experience an invigorating sail on catamarans Freebird or Rubicon. Once you arrive at Rat Cay and tuck into a calm and secluded anchorage, you can jump in the dinghy to drift dive the cut, holding onto the dinghy as it drifts across a reef in the cut, where you’ll see studded purple gorgonians (sea fans) and neon-orange brain corals.  Set sail on beautiful Exuma Sound, if you’re looking for big groupers, such as snapper and gorgeous leopard rays. Anchor at Farmers Cay where you can explore Oven Rock Caves where it is told that pirates once hid their loot.
Day 3
Enjoy another fast sail north to Staniel Cay. Watch sharks being hand fed chum at the marina. You can also jump in to swim with the nurse sharks if you dare, as nurse sharks don’t have teeth being bottom feeders.  They’re more like giant Catfish! A must visit is at Pig Beach, where you get to feed the funny characters, the swimming pigs. Eat on board or dine at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club to meet the locals and hear how the former drug trade affected the islands back in the 1980’s.
Day 4
Awake for a leisurely breakfast in the cockpit.  Sail on to Warderick Wells, famously known for the headquarters of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.  You can explore the 4 miles of trails on this protected cay, filled with gorgeous views of the cays and turquoise waters of the Exuma Sound.  If you like birdwatching, we suggest you climb over to Boo Hill, keeping a lookout for the stunning white-tailed tropicbird that nests in the bush. Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the resident iguana! Snorkel and free-dive the vibrant coral reefs, crowded with big groupers that are curious and friendly. You can also explore mangrove channels by kayak or dinghy.  At sundown relax and enjoy view, it will leave you in a peaceful state of wonder.
Day 5
Sail north through the scenic Pipe Creek channels, like turquoise-emerald ribbons on waterways. For total relaxation, explore Rachel’s Bubble Bath, a natural shallow whirlpool that changes magically with the tides. The lagoon is surrounded by high rocks, which are great to climb and see the views from a high vantage point. Try to hike around the island of Compass Cay: look for nesting seabirds, glass fishing balls and shells along the Crescent Beach.  Here you can also feed the sharks, and dare to swim with them; the nurse sharks don’t have teeth and are accustomed to swimmers.  Kayaking to the Rocky Dundas Caves to snorkel the chambers is also a popular activity.
Day 6
Sail south to Sampson Cay and drift dive Sampson Cut while holding on to the dinghy. Be overwhelmed by the beauty beneath you as jewfish, spotted eagle rays and giant Horse-eye jacks fin by amongst purple gorgonian fans waving in the gentle current. After the cut, free-dive and snorkel for sand dollars and queen conch. Then sail south to Farmers Cay. Have a relaxing dinner on board, to your preferences.
Day 7
Sail south to Georgetown, Great Exuma on an exciting sail. Resident dolphin Elizabeth maypop up in the Harbor to say hello.  You can hike the beautiful, long beach of Stocking Island for exotic shells and sea glass.   You trip has come to an end so relax in chairs beneath the big, starry sky and start planning your next trip back!
The abacos ISland, bahamas — MarSh harboUr to green turtle cay
The Abacos Islands consist of a 120-mile-long island chain, frequently called the ‘mini Bahamas’. Great Abaco Island and Little Abaco serve as the "mainland," with a string of barrier islands separating them from the Atlantic. The body of water separating these two hotspots is the calm, shallow Sea of Abaco, a turquoise Nirvana for boaters and sailors.
The Abacos Islands are known to be one of the world’s most popular boating and sailing destinations. With calm turquoise seas, quaint colonial towns, two golf courses, miles and miles of stellar beach, great fishing and diving and a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars, the Abacos are without doubt, the ideal vacation destination in the Bahamas.
Day 1
Marsh Harbour
Arrive in Marsh Harbour (easily accessible from the US) and board at the Abaco Beach Resort, a large resort and marina that caters to the mega yacht and sport fishing scene.
Once you’re settled aboard your yacht, enjoy lunch from the aft deck as you slowly make your way south to Little Harbour - a fun spot with white sandy beaches. Little Harbour's remote and lush surroundings offered inspiration for the late bronze sculptor Randolph Johnston. On the harbour beach is a small Tiki bar called Pete’s Pub, where they serve the freshest seafood and refreshing Caribbean cocktails! Enjoy a quiet night at anchor and soak up the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that only the Abacos can offer.
Day 2
Pelican Cay Land & Sea Park / Elbow Cay
After breakfast head north to the Pelican Cay Land & Sea Park, a vast 2,100-acre nature reserve. It is home to some of the most unique and beautiful marine life in the world and features an extensive number of undersea caves, coral reefs, flora and fauna. From here enjoy a private beach picnic on one of the gorgeous, uninhabited islands in the park.
Day 3
Hope Town and Elbow Cay
Enjoy the breakfast your chef has prepared aboard before heading ashore to explore Hope Town and Elbow Cay. The most popular way to experience the island is by golf cart — head off to the southern end and enjoy the beautiful beaches, the surf break and some great cocktails and restaurants that are along the way.
Enjoy lunch ashore with breathtaking ocean views. From Elbow Cay you can visit Lubber's Quarters, Cracker Pea's — a fun seaside restaurant overlooking the Sea of Abaco, or Tahiti Beach — a surfer’s paradise. Of course you can always just relax and enjoy the tranquility from the beach or your yacht.
Elbow Cay is a lively island with great beaches, fun resorts, restaurants and island nightlife and it’s well worth the extra time ashore to explore and relax. Firefly Resort is a great spot for cocktails and the perfect vantage point for a romantic sunset. Also, the Abaco Inn and Hope Town Harbour Lodge are great dinner spots with views of the lighthouse, the Atlantic Ocean and another pristine Abaco beach.
Day 4
Man-O-War Cay / Guana Cay
Just a quick trip from Elbow Cay is the historical boat-building island, Man-O-War Cay.
Enjoy breakfast in the cockpit as you cruise the calm waters of the Sea of Abaco. Visit Joe's Studio on the harbour front and catch Joe at work handcrafting his world famous Man-O-War sailing dinghies. After all, Man-O-War is one of the last few "dry islands" in the Bahamas! You don’t come here to party, but rather to witness, live and breathe a unique and enduring side of Bahamian history.
Another must-see is Albury's Sail Shop and Sally's Seaside Boutique, both right on the waterfront. The sail shop goes back to the 1800s when Norman Albury, the island’s original sail maker practiced his craft. Norman’s wife Lina used to help her husband sew the sails and before long starting using scraps of sail canvas to make to bags, which over the years lead to the making of tote bags in many different sizes. Lina Albury’s sewing secrets have stayed in the family owned business which is now run by family member Annie, who has been keeping her family’s company going for the last 45 years.

Once back aboard, pick up anchor we can head to Guana Cay. There is great snorkeling along the way at the Fowl Cays and a good reef break for surfing. The Sea of Abaco offers great conching grounds in these parts for the trained eye. Bakers Bay Resort is a new development with a beautiful yacht facility.

The Tom Fazio golf course at the resort also offers world class golfing and views. There is great snorkeling and diving just off the reef to the north end and one of the most spectacular beaches in all of Abaco. Guana Cay is home to famous Nipper's Beach Bar & Grill and is definitely worth the trip up the hill. Enjoy the quintessential beach bar overlooking white sand and every hue of turquoise and aqua imaginable while sipping on a Nipper's cocktail.

Day 5
Green Turtle Cay
Depart Guana Cay for Green Turtle Cay. Along the way is another beautiful snorkeling spot just off No Name Cay. There is a great marina facility in White Sound at the Green Turtle Club, or depending on your preference, nice spots to anchor in New Plymouth near a historic settlement. Take a stroll to the small museum and historical gardens. You have to take a trip to Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar, a friendly spot known to all boaters, where you will likely find Miss Emily herself pouring her famous Goombay Smash cocktail! The Green Turtle Club, Bluff House and Pineapples are great spots for dining ashore.
Day 6
Manjack Cay
Depart Green Turtle for Manjack Cay. Depending on weather, Manjack offers two great anchorages.The south end near Rat Cay is a fantastic spot to relax and enjoy water sports and the cut offers great paddle boarding and kayaking. Spend the day exploring and enjoying the peaceful tranquility of Abaco in and on the water. The north end is also a fantastic spot and provides some of the best sunset views over the water. Enjoy dinner aboard and another peaceful evening under the stars.
Day 7
Treasure Cay
It’s just a short trip to Treasure Cay, your last stop of the week. So enjoy breakfast on the aft deck and wind down before departure. Treasure Cay has yet another gorgeous beach, noted by National Geographic as one of the World's Top Ten.
Enjoy a peaceful stroll and admire the unbelievable vistas before you prepare for departure and begin making plans for your next yachting vacation!
10 Nights, 11 Days
Day 1
Make your way to either the Atlantis Resort & Marina or Hurricane Hole to climb aboard your charter yacht. Both of these ports on Paradise Island offer easy access to duty free shopping and to the amenities at Atlantis Resort. Check out the aquarium at Atlantis or lounge at the beach before returning to the yacht for evening dinner on the deck. Welcome aboard!
Day 2
After a leisurely breakfast, let the captain take you to lovely Eleuthera where you will be able to fully unwind from everything you left behind. Eleuthera is 90 miles long (but only two to three miles wide), and its ample coastline features steep cliffs as well as great beaches. To further explore, utilize the island's reliable taxi service to see the hills, lakes, valleys, and woodlands that make up the interior.
Day 3 and 4
Spend two more nights at Eleuthera while you soak up the sweet life and calming environment. Here your yacht will anchor in a beautiful safe harbor where you can swim, kayak, beach comb or snorkel. Head in to nearby Harbour Island’s Dunmore Town to see the colorful houses and the pink sand beaches. Go to Devil's Backbone to experience some fantastic diving. Or ask for a fishing excursion to make the most of those sunny afternoons.
Day 5
Swing back by Nassau (across the bay from Paradise Island) and spend the night here in the capital of the Bahamas. This is a good place to experience Bahamian downtown culture and do some shopping. There are bars and markets, street vendors, and fish fries. Visit a museum, check out the local art scene, or shop Bay Street! Or avoid the hustle and bustle of the shops completely, and head straight to Highbourne Cay.
Day 6
After a nice relaxing breakfast cruise over to Highbourn Cay or Allen's Cay on your way to the Exumas. Take a refreshing swim with the local resident swimming pigs or watch iguanas in their natural habitat. Then get settled in at your mooring in the Exumas National Park. On land you will be able to see ruins, rare plants, and caves. You are also encouraged to hike the trails and have a cookout on the beach! Cocktails and dinner will be served on board.
Day 7
Sleep in after your busy day in the Exumas and have lunch aboard the yacht. Today you will head to Sampson Cay and explore the Pipe Creek area. This place is ideal for waterskiing and snorkeling and another fun fill day in the water. Or you may want to go to Sampson Cay Marina and make a quick trip to the Sampson Cay Club. This solid stone structure is not going anywhere! It has been attracting sailors to its friendly bar for years. Take the yacht to Staniel Cay, the 'hub of the Exumas,' for a pleasant evening outdoors.
Day 8
Spend the morning in this area and go see Thunder Ball Grotto, a spectacular snorkeling spot where the James Bond movie, Thunder Ball was filmed. Staniel Cay offers several quaint restaurants and entertainment ashore. Time to decide where you like best, the captain can certainly find you some deserted beaches to wander, cozy anchorages to play with water toys or other options. Have lunch at Norman Cay perhaps. Stay long enough to snorkel the plane wreck off Norman Cay’s shores.
Day 9 and 10
This time is reserved for you to revisit your favorite ports or just enjoy the isolation of the Exumas and the crystal clear water. Do you prefer the amazing wildlife of the Exumas, the quaint villages of Eleuthera, or the golf course and spa at Atlantis? You can also request a secluded spot to drop anchor for a private swim. Snorkel around the yacht, sunbathe on deck, or nap on the nearest beach. It’s your choice!
Day 11
A nice relaxing breakfast, enjoy your last refreshing dip in the ocean before packing up and disembarking your Bahamas yacht charter. Safe travels until next time!