Exumas Charter Itinerary

Exumas charter itinerary, sand bar
Sand Bar in the Exumas

DAY 1 – PARADISE ISLAND TO HIGHBOURNE CAY

You’ll fly into Nassau and meet your yacht at a marina on Paradise Island or Nassau. The start of your Exumas Charter Itinerary.

Your captain will plot a course to Highbourne Cay, the gateway to the Exumas.

Take a quick tender ride from here to Allen’s Cay, where you can feed the substantial rock iguanas that roam the island. Back on Highbourne, walk up to the Spring to enjoy fantastic sunset views before dinner on board.

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Bone Fishing and Spear Fishing

DAY 2 – HIGHBOURNE CAY TO SHROUD CAY

The clear waters of the Exumas make it a diving paradise. Today, divers on board can wake up to an exhilarating plunge at the Exuma Wall, a 75-foot descent, while others can learn scuba basics at a shallower location. Next, sail to Norman’s Cay, infamous as Pablo Escobar’s drug smuggling island in his heyday –the remains of one of his airplanes can be seen sunk in shallow water. It makes an excellent snorkeling spot.

Have lunch ashore at the Exumas’ institution of MacDuff’s. Cruise into the harbor at uninhabited Shroud Cay in time for an alfresco dinner under a star-filled sky.

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

DAY 3 – SHROUD CAY TO WARDERICK WELLS

Wake up at peaceful Shroud Cay and feel as if you’ve gone to heaven. After breakfast, tender to explore the tidal creek, which serves as a nursery for birds, sea turtles, and fish.

Cruise to Warderick Wells, home to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Kidscan “discovered” the skeleton of a 53-foot sperm whale that washed up long ago. Runners rejoice –there are more than seven miles of trails to explore onshore. Note that fishing is not permitted in the Land and Sea Park.

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

DAY 4 and 5 – WARDERICK WELLS TO STANIEL CAY

Your captain starts early, so you’ll arrive at Bell’s Cay as you wake up, making it the perfect time for a morning dip at the Aquarium –see why this snorkel site earned its name as fish surround you. Then head to Compass Cay, where you can swim with the friendly nurse sharks that swim off the docks –lunch on the divine burgers here.

Sunset cocktails and dinner can be enjoyed at the private island of Fowl Cay in the Hill House restaurant, with 360-degree views of the surrounding islands. Spend the night at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club Marina.

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Bone Fishing

DAY 6 – STANIEL CAY

Colorful overwater cottages dot the shore at Staniel Cay. This picturesque island is the jumping-off point for more adventures: visit Thunderball Grotto, made famous by the James Bond movies filmed here, and see the famous swimming pigs nearby Big Major’s Cay.

Use the tender to explore cays that larger yachts can’t reach, and the crew will set up a picnic lunch on a sandbar. Visit the Staniel Cay Yacht Club restaurant for dinner and its historic, burgee-filled bar for a light-night tipple.

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Bone Fishing

DAY 7 – STANIEL CAY TO PARADISE ISLAND

Get out the water toys this morning. Your yacht will soon make its way back to Paradise Island, where you can partake of some exciting casino action or a meal at Nobu before returning to reality.

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

The end of your Exumas Charter Itinerary, until the next time.

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