Ideal for 4 to 7 days
Maximum time for island exploration and water sports
Fly directly to the Exumas and join SOLSTICE at Staniel Cay. After a brief orientation with your crew, Cliff and Liza, you can dive right in and snorkel the famous Thunderball Grotto. Featured in the James Bond film, this cave and grotto is filled with fish and colorful corals that will make you feel as if you are in a giant aquarium! Sail to nearby Big Major's Spotto see the wild pigs who swim out to greet us! Snorkel, paddleboard and relax in this peaceful anchorage for the evening.
Set sail North through Pipe Creek, a calm, winding waterway through many small cays. Anchoring off Compass Cay, enjoy a myriad of activities within close range. Walk along the shallow mangrove river to discover Rachel's Bubble Bath, a natural whirlpool. Enjoy swimming in this peaceful or bubbling lagoon- it all depends on the tide! Snorkel the caves and reefs of Rocky Dundas and learn to Scuba dive at the vibrant Fowl Cay reef, where we will anchor for the evening. Enjoy the private crescent shaped beach and relax with a delicious dinner under the stars.
Experience an invigorating sail on SOLSTICE to reach Warderick Wells, the headquarters of The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. This protected nature reserve offers miles of hiking trails with incredible views as well as fantastic beaches and coral reefs. Feed tropical birds sugar out of your hand, and feel the strength of the currents as you flow off SOLSTICE on a swim float. See the giant whale skeleton on the beach and learn the history of this former pirate's hideaway from the park rangers. Mingle with other sailors over cocktails on the elevated park porch. This is a view you will never forget! Enjoy dinner onboard before you stargaze and listen to the island's nearby blow-hole.
Sail South on the deep blue Exuma Sound. Anchor in a secluded bay of Sampson Cay where you can swim, snorkel, paddleboard, or try spearfishing for lobster (in season). The idyllic beach is perfect for lounging or long walks. Continue around to the Sampson Cay Marina, where nurse sharks congregate and weekend beach barbecues are a highlight. Explore deserted beaches and coves in the area, snorkeling and paddleboarding this spectacular area before sailing back to nearby Staniel Cay for the evening. Explore the charming town and visit the Staniel Cay Yacht Club for a little island flavor.
Awake to one last SOLSTICE breakfast and leisurely make your way ashore to fly home from Staniel Cay on your scenic charter flight. In just 4 short days in the Exumas, you have had the experience of a lifetime!
This itinerary is considered 4 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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