Yachting in Bahamas

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The Atlantis Resort Paradise Island

Today will be your first day on board your home-away-from-home for the next 10-days! We would like to welcome you and your family on board at the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas. After introductions and vessel orientation, take a tour of Atlantis and have lunch aboard the yacht. Today we will make the most of the Atlantis Resort and enjoy the water slides, swim with the dolphins, play at the casino and enjoy all of the amenities this awesome resort has to offer!

The Atlantis Resort Paradise Island

This morning we can play golf at the One & Only Ocean Club 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskoph and return to the yacht to have lunch. We will make the most of the resort before we depart tomorrow morning for our cruise through the Exuma Island chain.

Harbour Island

This morning we will depart Paradise Island for Harbour Island provided the weather is in our favor. Part of the excitement of this trip is the cruise through ‘Devil’s Backbone’! Rated as one of the ‘Best Bahamas Beaches’ by the likes of Fodors, Frommers and The Travel Channel, Harbour Island is famous for its three and a half miles of hard packed picture perfect pink sand beaches. Warm clear ocean waters provide excellent diving, fishing and boating while outlying reefs provide safe swimming and snorkeling.

The people are friendly and the island is easy to navigate. Golf cart rentals, the transportation of choice, make touring the island both fun and relaxing. We can stay at the Valentine’s Marina this evening. If you are looking for some of the best restaurants the Bahamas has to offer, Harbour Island is the place to be. Choices are plentiful and menus range from fine cuisine at The Rock House and the Landing to delicious local fare at Ma Ruby’s. Most offer a casual Bahamian atmosphere and unforgettable views of the island and its tropical surroundings. Bring a big appetite with you!

Highbourne Cay

This afternoon we will depart Harbour Island for our passage to the northern Exuma Islands where we will stop off at Highbourne Cay Marina for the evening. We can spend the afternoon beach combing and playing with the water sports equipment like the tender and JetSki, reef snorkeling or offshore fishing as desired. Tonight we can have dinner on board while anchored out under the tropical stars, or secured at Highbourne Cay Marina.

Staniel Cay/Big Major Island

This morning we can enjoy a swim and beach combing after breakfast before departing for Staniel Cay. We will raise anchor for blue water fishing and have lunch offshore. A stop at Hog Beach, Big Major Island, is a must to see the famous swimming pigs. Rumor has it that about fifty years ago, a farmer brought some pigs to the island to forage in the wild and serve as the food supply for his family.

The farmer is long gone, but the pigs remain, swimming into the surf to greet arriving boats and beg for day-old bread. You may be lucky enough to convince one of the pigs to come swimming with you in the crystal clear water in the cove. We will only stay here for one night as we’ll stop here again on our way back north.

George Town, Sandals Resort, Great Exumas

This morning after breakfast we will make our way to George Town and the Emerald Bay Resort, part of the Sandals Resorts. It will take us the better part of the morning to cruise to the resort, but once we arrive, we can have lunch on board and explore the resort in the afternoon. There are many amenities to enjoy here including a wonderful spa. We can either enjoy a round of golf this afternoon with the last tee- off at 4pm, or first thing in the morning, or both! We will stay at a marina this evening.

Sandals Resort

This morning we can enjoy another round of golf at the Greg Norman designed 18-hole course that is said to use environmentally friendly seashore paspalum grass which offers a lush, deep green canopy. There are also tennis courts should you be interested, or fitness facilities. We can stay here another night before we depart back to Staniel Cay.

Staniel Cay

This morning we will make our way back to Staniel Cay to enjoy some of the sights we missed the first time round! Staniel Cay is the jewel in the center of the long necklace of Exuma islands stretching for 100 miles southeast of Nassau. Less than a mile square and home to about 100 people, Staniel Cay is the hub for the Pipe Creek area, a group of islands stretching for eight miles north to Compass Cay. Of particular interest is “Thunderball Grotto,” a hollowed-out island where James bond movies “Never Say Never Again” and “Thunderball” as well as “Splash” were filmed.

Snorkelers can swim into the natural fish bowl at slack tide and become one with the many varieties of fish. Light streams through the top where rain has eroded natural skylights. There are several entrances and passageways to explore. Look but don’t touch… Thunderball islands are protected by the Bahamas National Trust. Anglers are treated to some of the best bonefishing flats in the world, (there’s an annual Bone Fishing Festival each summer), while Exuma Sound offers blue water fishing only minutes offshore. Local guides are always available.

Warderick Wells

Warderick Wells deserves its place as “most popular cay”. And you will probably remember it as that one particular harbor that you will long to return to, if only in your memories. Over four miles of nature trails on the cay lead to rare plants, caves, wells, and the ruins of a small Loyalist Plantation. Discovery of the ruins lead to a search of the files in the National Archives in Nassau, revealing a land grant given to a family named Davis around 1785. And to preserve its integrity, remember that fishing or taking of any wildlife within park limits is strictly forbidden.

Shroud Cay

Once we arrive in Shroud Cay, take the JetSkis and explore the many miles of crystal clear rivers that loop back and forth through the center of Shroud Cay and discover the lookout atop a hill decorated with flotsam washed ashore. The 1980’s drug lords used Norman’s Cay is nearby and once used as a base of operations close to the US. Those days are long gone but the memories are still visible. You can walk the ruins or snorkel over the wrecked plane that was gunned down during an invasion by the US and Bahamian governments.

The Atlantis Resort Paradise Island

This morning we will make an early morning departure and cruise back to Nassau and the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. While we hate to see you go, we hope to have you back on board with us again in the near future!