October 20 – 27, 2018 !
Join us for a week of sailing to fantastic dive sites in the Abacos, Bahamas!! There is also a full moon on this cruise which is always spectacular and fun!
The Abacos have crystal blue (100 ft plus visibility), calm waters to sail on and dive in.
We will be sailing and living on a luxurious 52 ft Sailing Catamaran with spacious double staterooms, large main saloon and deck spaces with tons of space and lounging areas. Also as air conditioning and a water maker.
Aft deck into Saloon
Our diving will range from a dive in the World Famous Abaco Blue Holes (featured in National Geographic) to a variety of reef and wreck dives.
Diving in the Abacos
Plan for the week (subject to change due to weather and other factors)
10/20 – Our cruise will start at Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Flights include ones from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville, Nassau. after boarding the boat at 530P, we will spend the night at the marina – getting acquainted with the boat and dinner/drinks ashore.
10/21 – First morning, we will pick up any rental gear needed at Dive Abaco and continue on to diving a Blue Hole. In the afternoon we will sail a few miles across calm Sea of Abaco to Great Guana Cay for the night and discover the fun at Nippers beach bar. Guana Cay has a spectacular ocean beach where Nippers is, a protected harbour and many restaurants and bars.
10/22 – We will do a 2 tank dive with Dive Guana. Non Divers can beach, snorkel, SUP, shop, etc. After diving – its time to explore more of Great Guana’s beach, shops and night life!
10/23 – Morning – 2 tank dive with Dive Guana then in the afternoon we will sail to No Name Cay to swim and play with the famous wild pigs. Afterwards, on to Green Turtle to explore the town of New Plymouth and its restaurants/bars….
10/24 – sail to Hope Town, one of the most picturesque spots in the Bahamas. Explore the beach, water sports, visit the historic, working lighthouse and explore the several waterside restaurants/bars..Full Moon this night!
10/26 – Morning 2 tank dive with Dive Abaco then sail to Man O’ War Cay for the evening.
10/27 – early run into Marsh Harbour and departure.
For non-divers, there will be plenty to do, or not do, while the divers are diving!
Divers: Dive Abaco has dive gear for rent depending on what you want to bring with you for the week. Here is info – Dive Abaco rates . Rather than rent tanks, weights/belt and have to refill multiple times – the cost is about the same to have the dive shops take us diving with a professional, local knowledge, dive master. Cost is $145 for a 2 tank dive. Dives and dive equipment rentals will be paid directly to the dive shops.
Provisions and beverages – we will get together with everyone on this. For on board provisions – estimate $25-30/person/day.
Cost for the trip is $2,790 per stateroom, double occupancy. Provisions/beverages, diving, and shore costs are not included. We need a 50% deposit as soon as possible to reserve your stateroom! Balance is due by August 20th. Deposit can be paid by credit card – https://shop.activecruising.com/products/deposit-abaco-cruise-with-diving-options
For information on making your deposit and questions about the trip – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-802-2074.