INTINERARY: Georgetown––Staniel Cay 

      

GEORGETOWN TO GEORGETOWN––our most popular itinerary.  Itineraries canchange at the whim of your party, here’s a suggestion.

GEORGETOWN TO STANIEL––a popular itinerary with less sailing and more time in the water. One way.

Dolphin leaping CNC

                                                                                     Nikki showing off.              

Day 1:

Fly directly to Georgetown, Great Exuma (International Airport code: GTT) and join FREEBIRD in Elizabeth Harbor. After a welcome cocktail with your crew, Peter & Tina, you can dive right in and snorkel the famous Mystery Cave once dove by the infamous Jacques Costeau. Afterwards, we dinghy 2 minutes to feed the stingrays on Stocking Island and feast on fresh conch salad, a delicacy of the Bahamas. Meanwhile, we maintain a sharp lookout for the resident dolphin, Nikki. Very often she is nearby, eager for new playmates. Jump right in and swim with Nikki the dolphin. She'll swim close enough for you to film with our underwater videocamera. Dine under the stars on grilled lobster and freshly baked bread.

Mystery Cave

                                                                                  Mystery Cave Blue Hole    

Day 2:

Awake to a leisurely breakfast and set sail north through the Exumas to Cave Cay. Experience an invigorating sail on FREEBIRD or RUBICON. Take a turn at the helm, participate in trimming the sails, or sit back and relax as your captain and crew handle it all.  Handle the fishing rods or watch as your captain reels in catch of the day.  Arrive at Cave Cay by mid-afternoon and tuck into a clam and secluded anchorage. Jump in the dinghy and to drift dive the cut, holding onto the dinghy as it drifts across a reef in the cut, studded with purple gorgonias (sea fans) and neon-orange brain corals. Look for big groupers, snapper and gorgeous leopard rays.  Set sail on beautiful Exuma Sound, enjoying winding around stunning cays through turquoise waterways. Anchor at Farmers Cay.  Explore Oven Rock Cave where pirates once hid their loot.  Walk along the beach to the local cafe to meet raconteurs of the island.  Bahamians are very friendly and love to laugh.

                                                                                                   Chat N Chill  

Day 3:

Begin the morning in a session of yoga on the beach. Swim back to the boat or kayak around the quiet harbor, keeping a eye out forosprey fish hawks, and great herons. Enjoy another fast sail north to Staniel Cay. Explore the charming out-island settlement with its lively yacht club. Dive into the stunning waters and snorkel the famous Thunderball Grotto, an underwater cave filled with colorful schoolmasters. Visit Pig Beach to feed the funny characters, the swimming pigs. Dine at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club to meet the locals and hear how the former drug trade effected the island back in the 1980’s.

exumas bay of pigs

                                                                                         Swimming pigs of Exuma.

Day 4:

Awake for a leisurely breakfast in the cockpit.  Sail on to Warderick Wells, the headquarters for the  Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.  Explore the 4 miles of trails on this protected cay, filled with gorgeous views of the cays and turquoise waters of Exuma Sound.  Climb to Boo Hill, keeping a lookout for the stunning white-tailed tropicbird that nests in the bush. Watch for the resident iguana. Snorkel and free-dive the vibrant coral reefs, crowded with big groupers that are curious and friendly. Explore mangrove channels by kayak or dinghy.  Walk to Park Headquarters at sundown to meet other international sailors from all parts of the globe on the Park Ranger's porch. The view will leave you in a peaceful state of wonder.  Dine on fresh fish beneath a vault of glistening stars.                                                                            

Day 5:

Awake for a leisurely breakfast in the cockpit.  Dinghy to White Cay Bay for one last snorkel over pristine coral reef. Drift dive and snorkel through the current around Hog Cay, holding onto the dinghy and relishing a speedy ride across the ocean floor.  Be dazzled by the abundant sea life unfolding below you: jewfish, sharks, leopard rays.

cambridge-cay-spotted-eagle-ray

                                                                                                 Leopard Ray

Day 6:

Walk the sand bars on the banks.  Paddleboard through a myriad of narrow channels.  Photograph the queen conch, giant Bahamian starfish and sand dollars.

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