Example Yacht Charter Itinerary – Abacos, starting in Marsh Harbour
Day 1: Man O’War Cay – 4 miles. This is a very protected spot in the Bahamas to spend the night and an interesting place to meet friendly local familes. There are bakeries and a few restaurants, but what we found interesting was visiting the Albury family boat building facilities. They have been there for generations and are famous for their beautiful open boats. There are no cars on most cays so be careful of speeding golf carts!
Day 2: Little Harbor – 15 miles . On your way, stop for snorkeling and lunch at Sandy Cay and don’t be surprised if you find you are the only ones there! On to Little Harbor on your Taylor’d Yacht Charters yacht. Little Harbor is a small and rather shallow anchorage with a scattering of homes. On the harbor beach is a small Tiki bar called Pete’s Pub, where Pete is ready to grill you a burger and serve you one of his potent drinks. Across the harbor are small caves to explore – a fun place to visit.
Day 3: Hope Town – 12 miles. Take the dingy from your yacht you have chartered from Taylor’d Yacht Charters to the famous red and white striped lighthouse and climb to get a spectacular view of all The Abacos. Then go across to the head of the harbor, where you can go ashore and explore the tiny streets and shops. A very short walk will bring you to a beautiful lengthy beach on the east side where you can really stretch your legs.
Day 4: Green Turtle Cay – 10 miles. Head through the passage to White Sound – extremely well protected. Ashore there is a path leading to another long white sandy beach. Back in the Sound you can visit a few shops and have happy hour and/or dinner at the Green Turtle Club. What we recall most about this spot were the beautiful parrots in the palms surrounding the anchorage. A bit on the loud side but nonetheless very lovely.
Day 5: Treasure Cay – 5 miles. A chance to either anchor your rented Taylor’d Yacht Charters yacht in the harbor or tie up at a 1st class marina, this resort is large and you can enjoy the beach, snorkeling, or even a round of golf.
Day 6: Elbow Cay – 12 miles. White Sound (there are two in the Abacos) is a colorful village that has a few restaurants and marina facilities. Walk 1 1/2 miles to beautiful Tahiti Beach. There is no reef off the beach, so the large waves attract many surfers. Retuning to Marsh Harbour completes just another wonderful voyage in the Caribbean.
courtesy of Ed Hamilton & Company