Sailing in the Bahamas is a captivating experience that immerses you in a world of natural beauty and tranquility. Set sail along the crystal-clear turquoise waters of abundant hidden coves, pristine white-sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs. A lifetime of paradise memories awaits.
Airport: Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)
Boarding time: 9:00am Sunday March, 10th
Meeting Location: Palm Cay Marina
“To me, the sea is a continual miracle; the fishes that swim – the rocks – the motion of the waves – the ships, with men in them, what stranger miracles are there?”
You will live aboard a private catamaran provided by a local agency where you will live aboard lead by members of the Sailing Collective crew team. Your time during the voyage will be spent sailing across the Exuma Archeplago with daily activities including anchoring off secluded anchorages and exploring the natural wildlife surrounding.
Professional captain & private chef
Private cabin aboard the catamaran
Provisioning & all onboard meals including roughly 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners
Airfare in and out of the country
Recommended travel insurance
Incidentals such as meals & activities ashore
Please remember to book separately
Arrival in Nassau & Palm Cay Marina at 9:00 am. Depart after crew itinerary and safety briefing
Sail to Allen Cay to see the rare Northern Bahamian Rock Inguanas & explore Highbourne Cay
Sail to the Elkhorn and Staghorn reefs for an afternoon of snorkeling and exploring the mangroves
Explore the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park at Warderick Wells Cay. A bird watching paradise. Visit Hog Cay.
Sail to Compass Cay where the daring get to swim with the friendly nurse sharks. Explore Rachel's Bubble Bath.
Sail to Norman’s Cay is an abandoned former drug trafficking island and run by Carlos Lehder, which explains its runway.
Disembark at Palm Cay Marina by 10:00 am.
(itinerary is subject to change based on weather and at the discretion of the captain)
Founder, Captain, & Broker
Captain Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective with a passion for connecting people with the world through adventures and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Armstrong combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an intergrated sailing vacation organization open to adventuers, explorers, and sailors alike. In addition to founding the Sailing Collective Travel Co, Armstrong is the co-autor of Sailing the Seas. He is also a trained musician having graduated from music conservitory in New York City and holds a graduate degree in Economics. Captain Armstrong is also wildly passionate about food and wine, which is very evident to anyone joining him on a Sailing Collective voyage.
Culinary Director and Chef
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach.
The Sailing Collective Travel Co. takes food to a new level. We believe by sourcing local ingredients from local friends we have made throughout our travels pushes us to experience where we are by being engulfed by the regional flavors.
Each voyage, both group & private, has a private culinary artist aboard preparing some of the most unique, interesting, and thoughtful food you may ever enjoy in your life! From breakfast to dinner each day of the journey, we are blessed by beautiful meals by one of the most talented culinary teams in travel anywhere in the world.
Provisioning Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Included in provisioning package*:
6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners (or similar), Light Snacks, Water, Coffee & Tea
* Subjected to change
Dietary Restrictions We can accommodate as long as we know in advance! It is important to notify us of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and include full details in the Guest Form that you will fill out prior to the start of the trip.
Sailing a group journey is a collective experience calling us to ebb and flow with the tides of the group. While alcohol and soft beverages are not included, we find a well curated bar shared across the group works out best. We offer two beverage during group journeys packages during the course of the week*:
• $150 for wine, beer, spirits and soft beverages • $75 for soft beverages and under 5 alcoholic drinks. *Private charters, beverages are billed to the charter
Private Charters: Pay as you go
You can also choose to bring your own beverages on board at no cost. Beverages through our package options will be provisioned for by your crew based on the preferences shared in your guest forms. Alternatively, if you plan to purchase your beverages separately, it is best to stock up before we depart the marina! Morning beverages and water are included for all guests.
Please confirm your package choice within your guest form so your crew can plan accordingly!
ADDITIONAL COSTS We recommend planning on having at least $300 – $600 in spending money depending on spending habits. You will be responsible for paying for:
All expenses on shore including meals and drinks
Flights and transportation to and from the marina location
Gratuity (a 15% to 20% offering)
GRATUITY Tipping your captain and crew is welcome. If you are satisfied with your service, the industry standard for yacht charters ranges from 15-20% of the cost of the charter. Gratuity is split evenly between the crew and can be paid via cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal. Please contact your Sailing Collective Journey Coordinator if you have any questions.
10% - Standard good time on holiday with good service.
15% - Exceptional service on your holiday with exceptional service!
20% - Extraordinary experience and your crew sent the voyage to the moon and back!!
PACKING LIST Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip-flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light raincoat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a warm layer. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring an outfit looks nice and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy on beaches can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
We also encourage guests bring ecologically appropriate products into ocean environments. You can read more about those recommendations on the Sailing Collective Journal here: Packing for a Healthy Ocean
The Journey Schedule Meeting time is at 9:00am on Day 1 of the charter. Our last night is spent back at the starting marina before we disembark by 9:00am on the final day. Select locations allow for the vessel to return on the final morning, which we will opt for when available.
Terms & Conditions By booking this journey, you agree to comply with the stated Terms & Conditions and Covid Considerations, available on our website. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Travel Insurance We recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy that protects you in case of general and covid-related trip interruptions. If you choose not to purchase travel insurance, you forfeit the right to a refund or credit in the event you have to cancel your trip with Sailing Collective.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
WEATHER Daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 27°C that's about 80°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 20°C, that's 68°F. The average daily wind speed in June has been around 11 km/h, that’s equivalent to about 7 mph, or 6 knots. In June, for the nearest coastal location, the temperature of the sea averages around 22°C, that's 72° Fahrenheit.
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