Proposed itinerary: April 1-9, 2017
Sail one way from Nassau to Georgetown, Exuma
Saturday, April 1: Travel day and check-In
Flotilla participants fly into Nassau and take a 15 minute taxi ride to Palm Cay Marina and Beach Club where the flotilla will begin. Palm Cay Marina is a full service marina with a restaurant, gift shop and cafe. Check in begins at 4pm and will include the vessel check-out and orientation. We will host a meet and greet with drinks and appetizers so everyone can meet each other!
Sunday, April 2: Highbourne Cay, Euxma — 29NM
We will start out early and have an exciting sail from Nassau across the White Banks, where we actually get to slalom through coral patches. Upon arrival at Highbourne Cay we will explore the island, enjoy Crescent Beach, which has been recognized as one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, and have an evening bon-fire on shore. Participants can also enjoy the many activities on-shore including free kayaks, beach volleyball, a wonderful trail system, free bikes, beautiful beaches, snorkeling and an outdoor gym and yoga area.
Monday, April 3: Normans Cay or Shroud Cay — 12NM or 15NM
Sail to either Norman’s Cay or Shroud Cay, which is part of the Exumas Land and Sea Park. At Norman’s Cay we can snorkel the sunken plane and go to a secret beach. There is also a beautiful mile long white sand beach for great swimming. At Shroud Cay we can do the ‘African Queen’ dinghy ride to the secret beach on the windward side of the island. There are also some lovely coral heads that provide for interesting snorkeling.
Tuesday, April 4: Warderwick Wells Cay, Exuma Park — 18 NM
Sail to Warderwick Wells, the crown jewel of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.
It has extensive opportunities to explore in and out of the water with miles of hiking and some of the most pristine coral gardens in the entirety of the Caribbean if not the globe. Participants can also visit the park museum andexhibits.
Wednesday, April 5: Staniel Cay — 18NM
Sail to Staniel Cay, a tiny village full of colorful homes, a very popular yacht club and restaurant and smiling faces. We can visit the fresh bakeries, re-supply here while exploring the town and enjoy a cold beverage at the Yacht club at the end of a long day! The surroundings are jam packed with things to do, including snorkeling with the turtles and swimming in Thunderball grotto, the underwater cave featured in James Bond and other films. Other popular attractions include
a visit to the swimming pigs, dinghy exploring, fishing or hiking up to the cliffs.
Thursday, April 6: Little Farmer’s Cay — 18NM
Little Farmers Cay is an amazing little island with a beautiful mooring area, nearby caves and a quiet Bahamian harbor where guests can buy local fish and conch and hand-made goods. The highlight is to visit Ocean Cabin, a the bar/restaurant at the top of the hill that affords spectacular views.
Friday, April 7: Lee Stocking Island — 19NM
Sail outside in Exuma Sound for this leg. Lee stocking is another beautiful anchorage that lies between a saddle marked by 150’ hills. The shallow banks behind make the water glow. There is plenty of hiking on the island, but it is uninhabited. This is a place to relax, swim and enjoy such a stunning setting.
Saturday April 8th: Emerald Bay, Georgetown — 18NM
Our final leg of the flotilla is outside in Exuma Sound. We arrive at the marina in Emerald Bay, which is run by the nearby Sandals resort and will have a final group farewell dinner at one of the great local restaurants
Sunday, April 9th
We turn our boat in by 9am Sunday morning. The marina is close to the airport so participants can easily catch a non-stop flight back to Nassau as well as to major airports in Florida.