Take a cue from the locals and slow down to island time as you soak in the Bahamas’ shores and beaches. It’s here you can cruise through isolated cays where coral reefs stretch below and billowing clouds float above. An untouched beauty fills the water beckoning travelers to scuba dive, snorkel or simply float among the gentle waves. Those with a rod and reel may notice luck turn in their favor especially while big-game fishing from the billfish capital of the Bahamas at Chub Cay, in the Berry Islands. Close by marinas back into charismatic towns where waterfront restaurants and long stretches of white-sand beaches paint a picture of the encompassing serenity in the area. Just 150 miles due east of Florida, The Moorings’ Marsh Harbor powerboat base is easily accessed while you are cruising through the Bahamas. From here you can choose to voyage to the Exumas, Georgetown, and Eleuthera. Or ride the waves and plot a new course through the Sea of Abaco and along the chain of islands set in a sailor’s paradise.
Cruising in Abacos
Step aboard a Bahamas powerboat charter and experience the unrivaled feeling of cruising through passages in the Sea of Abaco. The design of your powercat ensures smooth passages among shallow waters with fuel-efficient cruising at 14 to 16 mph. Endless offshore potential awaits where navigation is mainly line-of-sight and trips to each destination are filled with spectacular views. Take note of the tides during a full or new moon as the tides change and normal anchorages may be shallower than usual. During the day temperatures range from the mid 70s in January to the high 90s in the summer while winter can bring temperatures in the low 60s. Novice sailors will find the clement seas and weather an ideal setting for exploring the islands with friends and family.
Trying to fit in all that the Bahamas have to offer would become a hard earned task that many may see as an enjoyable challenge. Sports enthusiasts can work out an itinerary of scuba diving or snorkeling in water with clear visibility. Beginners to advanced divers will find different levels of difficulty in the waters to suit their experience. For visitors who prefer to cast into the water rather than swim in it, excellent seasonal fishing conditions abound with tuna, wahoo, and sailfish while year-round saltwater anglers can go after the area’s popular bonefish. On shore you can also fit in relaxed visits to small shops in search of locally made handcrafts or rent a bike and ride near the shore as waves crash along the beach.