The Abaco Islands
This boating and cruising destination is pure paradise. Abaco’s chain of islands boasts a lively downtown area with all the luxuries of a city living in Marsh Harbor. Treasure Cay has miles of
picturesque beaches, even including a beach that was voted top 10 in the world, the impressive 7-mile-long beach.
The closest island to the United States in Bimini. It is rich in history, full of many impressive shipwrecks like the SS Sapona that are globally popular sites for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. It is also home to some of the most impressive conch salad, available in quaint oceanside huts accessible via golf cart.
This home of the Atlantis Complex is where you can spend the afternoon on fun-filled water slides, in the casino, or playing in the various pools. Cruise to Warderick Wells Cay, a key inside of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park dotted with sand flats and dunes and rocky bluffs where all fishing is prohibited so the marine life flourishes and underwater views are storybooks.
The capital city of the Bahamas, this popular cruise-ship stop is full of life. The city has amazing beaches on a hillside filled terrain, offshore coral reefs, as well as diving and snorkeling. Visitors enjoy day excursions of paddleboarding, kayaking, and a variety of water sports. Numerous tourist attractions will keep you busy. Make sure to visit Harbor Island, rated one of the Best Bahamas Beaches for its incredible pink sand beaches. It also offers upscale restaurants and fishing.
This is a fisherman’s paradise, conveniently located at the top of the Berry Islands. It is renowned for its amazing coral reefs, exotic marine life, and over the top fishing. From Chub Cay it is a short boat ride to the world’s third-largest barrier reef, the Andros Barrier Reef. Snorkel and dive these crystal clear waters with some of the most exotic fish you will ever see.
As the main city on Grand Bahama Island, Freeport is well known for the Lucaya district, this oceanfront district has beautiful beaches, resorts, and shopping. Nearby is Deadman’s reef where people often snorkel and dive. Lucayan National Park is up the coast with its extensive underwater caves and exciting kayaking, nature trails, and hiking.
If you enjoy turquoise blue oceans, pink sand, bright blue skies, warm weather, and refreshing cool breezes Eleuthera is your dream destination. It is known for its unsurpassed beauty and serenity. There are massive cliffs and boulders dotting the coast, caused by a catastrophic tsunami over 1000,000 years ago as well as stunning views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from the Glass Window Bridge, also known as “the narrowest place on earth.” The most famous dive site in Eleuthera is Current Cut.
Although this is a privately owned island, it welcomes yachts and guests to its upscale marina and exclusive cottages. Each beach has breathtaking views and simple luxury. It’s like owning a little piece of paradise. Near Highborne Cay you will find Annals’ Cay which is world-famous for its population of Rock Iguanas and rock hiking.
This is the iconic spot where the James Bond movie “Thunderball” a& “Never Say Never” were filmed. There are so many activities to enjoy in this area aside from its many shallow, crystal clear waters. If you love snorkeling there is Thunderball Grotto. Around the corner from this famous snorkeling, the attraction is Big Majors, commonly known as Pig Beach. This is where you can feed and swim with the wild pigs that inhabit the island. Pro-tip: make sure to have your crew pack some table scraps so you can feed these porcine swimmers.
Enjoy anchoring in Horseshoe Bay, named for its shape, the waters are protected and create an ideal environment for scuba diving, kayaks, and snorkels. Finish off your adventure with a trip to the wreck of the 90-foot cutter Austin Smith a divers favorite.