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Bahamas

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Abacos Train Wreck, the USS Adirondack.

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The Bahamas is a sailing paradise, a year-round sailing destination offering easy line-of-sight navigation, sheltered anchorages and shallow, clear water.

Scattered like jewels over the ocean just southeast of Florida, The Bahamas offer endless possibilities for sailors. With 700 Islands and thousands of Cays to explore in the Bahamas, you will find you have reached the paradise of sailing vacations. Warm, gentle trade winds consistently caress the sheltered waters around the Bahamas, making it a perfect choice for families and novice sailors.

Snorkel in the company of turtles and tropical fish, dive sunken shipwrecks, relax on white sand and witness breathtaking scenery from your deck. Laid-back island culture, quiet paradise cays and world-class sailing.

Islango's Digital Pilot Book

This map provides you with useful information that will aid you in planning your vacation, choosing a sailing route, and making decisions before and during your next sailing trip.

Islango Recommended Sailing Route

Day 1:

sailing northwest from Marsh Harbour towards Great Guana Cay. Head for Settlement Harbour, where you can moor on the marina or a mooring buoy, or drop anchor and dinghy to shore. Visit Guana Cay’s excellent bars the nipper's . The reef off Guana Cay offers unmissable snorkelling and diving. For lunch stop at Fowl Cay National Park, you’ll find some truly excellent snorkelling.

Day 2:

Head west through the shallow turquoise waters of Abaco Sound. You’re headed for Green Turtle Cay, where you’ll find a number of harbours and bays to choose from. Moor in Black Sound to come and go during high and rising tide. Take a walk around the island to marvel at the unique architecture and stunning wildlife of Green Turtle Cay. Green Turtle Cay is also known for its excellent restaurants, and famous lobster. For lunch stop at No Name Cay,This tiny islet is also known as ‘Piggyville’, thanks to a group of semi-feral resident pigs you can photograph.

Day 3:

Head west through the shallow turquoise waters of Abaco Sound. You’re headed for Green Turtle Cay, where you’ll find a number of harbours and bays to choose from. Moor in Black Sound to come and go during high and rising tide. Take a walk around the island to marvel at the unique architecture and stunning wildlife of Green Turtle Cay. Green Turtle Cay is also known for its excellent restaurants, and famous lobster. For lunch stop at No Name Cay,This tiny islet is also known as ‘Piggyville’, thanks to a group of semi-feral resident pigs you can photograph.

Day 4:

Cruise eastwards through Abaco Sound on your way to Man-O-War Cay. Pass tiny Fish Cay’s North and Fish Cay’s South before entering Man-O-War Harbour, your sheltered mooring for the night. Man-O-War Cay has a strong boatbuilding heritage still evident today. Just offshore from Man-O-War Cay divers can discover the spectacular remains of the USS Adirondack, with canons and other shipwreck on the seafloor.

Day 5:

Follow the gentle curve of the Abaco barrier Islands south from Man-O-War Cay. Sail the length of Elbow Cay until you reach the scenic peninsula of clean golden sand that is Tahiti Beach. Suggested lunch spots: The natural harbour of White Sound can be found halfway along Elbow Cay. Moor at the marina here to reach the spectacular, quiet beaches on Elbow Cay’s Atlantic side.

DAY 6:

Sailing towards the wide open harbour of Hope Town. Grab a mooring buoy or a spot on the marina to explore picturesque Hope Town. This unspoilt, traditional island community is one of the undoubted highlights of a Bahamas sailing holiday, with a unique look and atmosphere that has seen the town used as a location in a number of films and TV shows. Visit the unique Elbow Cay Lighthouse, one of the oldest kerosene lighthouses on Earth.

Day 7:

Back to the Marina and check out

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