The islands of the Bahamas trickle from the tip of Florida down the glorious blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. From the Abacos to the Exumas, these shallow waters are home to more than 30 diving destinations, unspoiled reefs, fishing waters, a plethora of wrecks and the spectacular Blue Hole.
Nassau, the capital on New Providence Island, and Paradise Island are bustling neighbouring islands with vibrant nightlife, and an abundance of duty free shops, casinos and restaurants.
Cruise towards Warderick Wells Cay through the Exuma Land and Sea Park. Referred to as the submarine Garden of Eden, the park is a 35-mile long nature sanctuary with numerous islets, cays and unspoiled beaches abounding with colourful marine life.
Continue down the Exumas and anchor off Big Major’s Spot. The waters are ideal for water sports. Move on to Staniel Cay and take tender to the Thunderball Grotto – made famous by the James Bond movie of the same name.
A natural paradise of 450 acres, Compass Cay has 15 beaches to explore, the most spectacular being the mile-long Crescent Ocean Beach. Discover the many scenic trails or take the tender and bonefish in the shallow creek meandering up the centre of the island.
Catch high tide on Shroud Cay and tender through the famous Mangrove Run. Snorkel through the crystal clear creeks for a view of the local sanctuary fish, before stepping ashore to the stunning beaches that surround the island.
Offering rolling hills, beautiful beaches, great snorkelling and diving, Highbourne Cay is a popular outpost for yachts. Directly off the cay is a drop off that faces the Exuma Sound – a 23-metre vertical wall is populated by marine life.
Enjoy breakfast on the aft deck and spot rays before raising anchor cruising to Allan’s Cay. The three islets that make up the cay have a perfect anchorage at their centre. Following a last swim in the blue Bahamian waters, return to Nassau for a final fling.