Suggested for charters of 5 to 10 days
Maximum sailing time, along with island exploration and water sports



Although itineraries can change at the whim of your party, here are suggestions:

 

Day 1:

Join Solstice at her private dock in Coral Harbour, just 10 minutes by taxi from the Nassau International Airport. We suggest the charter starts at 10AM or earlier for a 30 Nautical Mile sail across the Yellow Banks into the stunning Exuma waters and islands. Take a turn at the helm, try trimming the sails, or sit back and relax as your captain and crew, Cliff and Liza handle it all. Arrive at Allen's Cay by sunset and tuck into a calm and secluded anchorage. Visit the beach where wild Bahamian Iguanas scurry out to greet us. Swim and snorkel as dinner is prepared for you to enjoy under the stars.

Day 2:

Awake to a leisurely breakfast and sail down island to Norman's Cay on the Exuma Sound, fishing along the way. Stop and snorkel or Scuba dive on sites such as the Octopus Garden or Hammerhead Gulch. Anchor in the deserted northern area of Norman's Cay, where spectacular beaches, lagoons, flats and snorkeling await you. Further South, discover a charming harbor with a sunken drug plane that makes a colorful and exciting snorkel. Visit Twinkie Beach for solitude and fantastic shelling.

Day 3:

Enjoy another invigorating sail South to The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park Headquarters at Warderick Wells. A former pirate's hideaway, the anchorage circles a giant sandbar at low tide. This island never ceases to thrill, with its miles of trails, beautiful snorkeling reefs, secluded beaches, and interesting wildlife including birds that eat sugar right out of your hand! Scuba dive or snorkel on the vibrant, protected coral reefs with big, friendly fish, or explore this naturalists' paradise by dinghy or stand up paddleboards. This picturesque harbor is another perfect spot for a relaxing evening under the stars and meeting other sailors on the Park Ranger's porch with a view that is not to be missed!

Day 4:

Sail South to visit the ancient Lucayan burial grounds of Rocky Dundas, where several caves and grottos create beautiful snorkeling. Nearby Compass Cay is next for our exploration, with a natural whirlpool, Rachel's Bubble Bath, that changes dramatically with the tides. Anchor for the night in nearby Fowl Cay, with a beautiful coral reef for you to enjoy, as well as a perfect, crescent shaped beach.

Day 5:

Begin our journey back North, stopping to visit the Sea Aquarium, a fantastic snorkel spot, along the way. Sailing through the protected, deserted cays in the Park offers incredible views you will never forget! Anchor off Hawksbill Cay and experience the sugar-sand beaches and a special trail across the island with ruins of a Loyalist plantation from the 1700's. The destination at the end of the trail is a spectacular beach where the only footprints will be your own. Enjoy paddleboarding, snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing in this paradise.

 

Day 6:

Sail to nearby Shroud Cay, where a highlight of your charter will be the adventure through the mangrove rivers to the other side of the island. Snorkel, paddleboard, or dinghy through this naturalist's paradise. Explore the breathtaking beaches and climb to the top of Camp Driftwood for spectacular views. Experience the currents that create a natural water park or play in the gentle surf. This place is heaven on earth- an out-island experience not to be missed!

Day 7:

Enjoy a full day sailing back to Nassau across the Yellow Banks. Spend your final night anchored out (weather dependent), or return to the dock in the canals of Coral Harbour, right across the street from a long, quiet beach. Stroll back into the local nightlife or enjoy your evening onboard Solstice.

Day 8:

Awake to a final Solstice breakfast, and prepare to bid this magical chain of islands farewell. A short 10 minute ride to the Nassau International Airport starts your travel day off easily!


This itinerary is considered 7 24-hour days and nights.

These itineraries are samples and cannot be guaranteed. Itineraries are weather dependant and your crew will do their very best to create the best itinerary for your group based on the weather and your activity preferences.


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