The ABACO ISLANDS are located in the Northeastern region of the Bahamas about a one hour flight from Miami with regularly scheduled flights several times per day.
Here is a 8 days / 7 nights Abacos yacht charter sample itinerary for your yacht vacation (from Saturday to Saturday):
Saturday - Day 1: Marsh Harbour
Upon arrival at the Marsh Harbour Airport, take a short taxi into town on your way to our home base at Marsh Harbour Marina and the Jib Room.
Explore the Marsh Harbour town. Originally the sponging center of the Bahamas before becoming an agriculture hub, Marsh Harbour is now one of the main settlements in the northern islands. The islands include several restaurants and some of the best night life in the Bahamian chain, as well as great shopping for local arts and gifts. Later on that evening we’ll enjoy dinner on the yacht and discuss the week’s agenda.
Sunday - Day 2: Great Guana Cay
We will gently cruise toward Great Guana Cay where we will drop anchor off a lovely cay in Fishers Bay. Great Guana is the home of the world famous Nippers Bar with its equally famous Sunday hog roast. Set with a back drop of a beautiful Atlantic long white beach, Set with a backdrop of a beautiful Atlantic long white beach, Great Guana Cay is perfect for taking long walks and those iconic white sand beach shots that grace the pages of glossy travel magazines. Beach combing, snorkeling, diving or just walking along the beach – there is something for everyone.
Monday - Day 3: Treasure Cay
After lunch we will set off to Treasure Cay which is listed in National Geographic’s Top 10 beaches in the World! The sand is incredible. It also has every convenience one could desire including excellent bars and restaurants as well as tennis, golf, swimming and a few shops.
Tuesday - Day 4: Man o’ War
In the morning we set sail for Man of War. Man of War is a sleepy, but prosperous and beautifully maintained settlement. The Albury family, famous for their Bahamian work boats, continue to build both small and larger vessels in the town. Snorkeling can be found on the ocean side of the island.
Wednesday - Day 5: Tahiti Beach & Hope Town on Elbow Cay
Dinghy to shore and wade through crystal blue waters onto Tahiti Beach. The crystal clear waters are shallow and the sand is very soft – is there a better way to get to such a beautiful beach? After lunch, we sail up to Hope Town on the northern end of Elbow Cay, which is one of the most picturesque harbors in the Bahamas.
Dominating the town is the well-photographed red and white striped lighthouse, which is one of only three kerosene lighted, manned lighthouses in the world and still in use by sailors in the Bahamas. It also provides amazing panoramic views of your cruising grounds. Hope Town is a charming settlement with a wide selection of shops, restaurants historic museums and homes.
Thursday - Day 6: South of Abaco
Get up early so we can sail down to the South of Abaco to find our own secluded island. Spend the day laying on the beach or snorkeling the reefs with its abundance of sea life or going down deeper for those who want to dive. There is nothing like having an island all to yourself. Spend your early evening drinking cocktails whilst watching the sunset.
Friday - Day 7: Matt Lowes Cay, Marsh Harbour
A delicious breakfast and we head back toward Marsh Harbour stopping at Matt Lowes Cay. We enjoy swimming in the Sea of Abaco before heading back to our marina for dinner and then perhaps celebrating our fantastic week with the local people whilst listening to local bands nearby.
Saturday - Day 8: Disembarkation
After breakfast, we swap emails and photos and we send you home with great memories and anticipation.