Resting in the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast of Florida the Bahamas have become a sought after destination for travelers seeking an intimate paradise. The chain of more than 700 islands, both sprawling and shallow, rise from the sea and greet visitors with cays surrounded by barrier reefs and delightful island culture.
Cruise to Great Abaco Island, circled by a number of smaller islands and home to picturesque colonial towns. Billowing sails dot the Sea of Abaco where under the water walls of coral and schools of tropical fish provide divers an excellent opportunity to experience the vibrant sea life at its best.
Fair winds and a peaceful sea are what usually wait for charter yachts cruising through the Bahamas. During the winter months cool breezes from the northwest fill the air and a stronger wind fills the sails of cruising vessels. Routes along the Sea of Abaco consist of short passages and line-of-sight navigation making for a tranquil trip.
It could be the gentle trade winds, the serene beaches or the picturesque villages, but the islands of the Abacos have an appeal that continually lures in travelers from across the sea. Visitors will fall in love with the nautical ambience where shoreside there is no lack of harbors, pleasant anchoring and dazzling ocean sunsets.
The cost? Charters for a week can run anywhere from $7,000 a week in June to a low of $3,000 a week in Spetember. It depends on the kind of boat you desire as well as the time of year.