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Cruising area
Bahamas (map)
Price:
from € 145 ($168) per day
Duration
8
Guests
up to 12 persons
Crew:
2 persons
Accommodation
private cabin
Meals
full board
Emphasis
Sightseeing, snorkeling
Bahamas sailing vacation
12 Knots offers cabin charter aborad of the luxury sailing catamaran. Step aboard of a luxury crewed catamaran and prepare for one of the most exciting journeys of your life. Half day sailing, half day snorkeling, kayaking, or simply basking in the sun on deck of the yacht.

For centuries, everyone from Blackbeard to Ernest Hemingway strived to reach pristine waters of The Bahamas. And now it is your turn to experience adrenaline rush as you snorkel crystal reefs, feed sharks, iguanas and stingrays, while surrounded with the most spectacular views in the world while traveling on board of your private yacht.

Upon arrival to Marsh Harbour airport you will take a short taxi ride to our charter base located only few miles away in Harbour View Marina. If you arrive early, take a chance to walk around this cozy town. Once Marsh Harbour was the agricultural center, but now it is one of the main cities in the northern islands. Here you'll find some of the best restaurants and night clubs of the Bahamas. In addition, it is a great place for shopping. Here you can buy handmade souvenirs made by local craftsmen.

Bahamas sailing vacation on catamaran - day1 - Marsh Harbour
Day 1
Marsh Harbour
Boarding will start at 3:00 pm in Marsh Harbour Marina. That evening we will serve you dinner and discuss itinerary for the week.
Bahamas sailing vacation on catamaran - day2 - Great Guana Cay
Day 2
Great Guana Cay
In the morning we will set sails and make our way to Great Guana cay. There we will anchor in a lovely cay near Fishers Bay. This place is the home to the world famous Nippers Bar with its equally famous Sunday hog roast. Take a walk and enjoy one of the most beautiful white sand beaches, photos of which you may find in top glossy travel magazines. Beach combing, snorkeling, diving, or just enjoying a relaxing stroll along the beach.
Bahamas sailing vacation on catamaran - day3 - Treasure Cay
Day 3
Treasure Cay
After lunch we will sail to Treasure Cay, one of the top 10 beaches in the World listed in National Geographic! The sand here is incredible. You may also find excellent bars, restaurants, tennis, golf and a few shops.
Bahamas sailing vacation on catamaran - day4 - Man o’ War
Day 4
Man o’ War
In the morning we will sail to Man of War, a sleepy, but prosperous and beautifully maintained village. The Albury family is famous for their Bahamian work boats that they continue today. Relax on the beach or snorkel.
Bahamas sailing vacation on catamaran - day5 - Tahiti Beach – Hope Town
Day 5
Tahiti Beach – Hope Town
Near Tahiti Beach waters are shallow and sand is very soft. So what could be better than to jump off the board and enjoy a swim in crystal blue waters before relaxing on the shore. After lunch we will make our way to Hope Town, one of the most picturesque harbors in the Bahamas. Here you will find famous red and white striped lighthouse, one of only three kerosene lighted. You will be surprised to know that it is still being used by sailors in the Bahamas. It also provides an amazing view over cruising grounds. Hope Town is a charming place with number of shops, restaurants and historic museums.
Bahamas sailing vacation on catamaran - day6 - South of Abaco
Day 6
South of Abaco
Early in the morning we will sail to South Abaco a scenic secluded island. This day you may spend sunbathing on the beach and scuba diving. Enjoy abundance of sea life snokeling near the reef, or try diving to uncover and exciting new world. (for an extra charge). What could be better than a personal island for a day! At the end of the day enjoy sunset and drinking cocktails.
Bahamas sailing vacation on catamaran - day7 - Marsh Harbour
Day 7
Marsh Harbour
After a delicious breakfast we will head back to Marsh Harbour with a short stop in Matt Lowes Cay. Enjoy swimming in the Sea of Abaco on your way back. In March Harbour we will have a small farewell dinner celebrating our fascinating adventure and listening to the local music.
Bahamas sailing vacation on catamaran - day8 - Marsh Harbour / check out
Day 8
Marsh Harbour / check out
Breakfast and check out at 8:am. Swap emails and photos to come back home with great memories and anticipation of the next sailing vacation.

Diving & Snorkeling

The Bahamas offer best conditions in the world for diving and snorkeling. Each island is surrounded by coral reefs, the sea is extremely transparent all year round, and there is no need to wear wetsuit as the water is always warm. Under the water you can see pictures of marine life and colorful sea creatures: eels, ronoks, barracudas, stingrays, turtles, royal triggerfish, sea parrots and angelfish glittering in the sun, as well as many beautiful coral formations. There are also many ship wrecks and aircraft remains buried on the bottom, and you may find a train near Eleuthera. Some natives believe that even "lost" city of Atlantis lies not far from the Bimini islands.

Fishing

Clean water, slopes and sand banks surrounding the islands create a perfect spot for large-eyed herring fishing. Bigeye, swallow-tailed herring is easy to see, but it's hard to catch, so to finding the fish is only part of the success. This fish can be caught year-round, but the best time is April and May – the spawning season. These ocean waters around the archipelago look like "kindergarten" for stocks of blue and white marlin, dolphins, and tuna.
Yacht Model Lagoon 620 Crewed (AQUATOPIA)
Length overall: 18.9
Beam: 15 ft | 5,30 m
Draft: 4
Passenges (max): 8
Berths: 12
Cabins: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Engine: 2x75
Additional information
Your cabin charter will be aboard comfortable catamaran Ocean Class. Build in 2015 this yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests and 2 crew members in 4 comfortable air-conditioned double cabins all equipped with private bathrooms. This catamaran has spacious deck with plenty of areas to enjoy quiet time, sunbathing or chart with your crew-mates.
Crew
Professional Crew: 2 persons (captain, steward/cook) Crew is responsible for all operations of the vessel, sailing, cooking, cleaning, and servicing meals, drinks and snacks on board. Crew offers a wealth of knowledge, great service and make the sailing trip an unforgettable experience. Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Drinks at meals (table wine and water)
Price includes
● Accommodation in air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm) ● Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) ● Drinks (table wine), local aperitifs (punch, rum), fruit juice, sodas ● Service of the crew : 2 persons (captain, steward/cook) ● 2 sets of linen,towels and beach towels per person/week ● Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water) ● Insurance for the yacht and the passengers ● Water sports on board : snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks, paddle boards

Price does not include
● Airfares ● Transfers airport – base – airport (optional) ● Cash box (mandatory, per person): 185$ USD - To be paid in cash on spot upon arrival, in USD

Our base is located in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, only 3 miles from the ariport. A quick taxi ride will take around 10-15 minutes.

 

Flight & transfer

Abaco Island is conveniently located just a short flight from several Florida cities including daily non-stop service from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Start planning your dream Bahamas getaway today. Your can find local flights from Nassau to Abaco using their airlines www.bahamasair.com. There is also number of international flights from most European countries.

Transfer from the airport to the base is not included. However, we can help to arrange transfer by special request. Please inform us at least 2 weeks prior to the first date of your sailing vacation by filling an appropriate form (number of guests, flight number, time and date of arrival).

Hotels

If you arrive to the Bahamas sailing vacations several days prior to the start of your stateroom charter, or decide to stay a few days after, you may find number of hotels new the town of Marsh Harbour. Please check all the availabilities on: Expedia.com or Hotels.com

General info

All visitors must have a valid passport and onward ticket.

  • US Citizens: A valid passport is required. For non-US citizens residing in the US an Alien Registration Card (Green Card) and a Valid National Passport from their country of birth are required.
  • EU Citizens: To enter The Bahamas directly or through the U.S., citizens from countries other than the U.S. and Canada are required to present a valid passport, which must be current up to your travel period, and some countries are also required to have a Bahamas visa. If you are departing The Bahamas for a country that has the passport validity requirement of six (6) months beyond the dates of travel, then that requirement will be enforced. You must also have a return, or onward journey ticket, and proof of funds to support your visit.
  • Citizens of other countries: For the citizens of counties other than US, and EU a valid passport is required and in some cases visa is obligatory. For more information, contact your local embassy.

Local currency – Bahamian dollars. US dollars can be used and are equal in value with Bahamian.

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20 Oct 2018 Marsh Harbour
7 days - (7d/6n) Lagoon 620 Crewed
27 Oct 2018 Marsh Harbour
€ 1145 from € 1 088 ($1 259)
FULL
27 Oct 2018 Marsh Harbour
7 days - (7d/6n) Lagoon 620 Crewed
03 Nov 2018 Marsh Harbour
€ 1270 from € 1 143 ($1 323)
FULL

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