Bahamian Christmas & Junkanoo Year Sailing in the Exumas 2013-14

Tales of Our Voyage Christmas Sailing in the Exumas

Probably our most successful Christmas trip ever, sailing Ibis with a rented catamaran – No Expectations – through the Exuma chain to Staniel Cay Yacht Club and back up to Nassau.  12 amazing guests, 14 amazing days and nights.

Trip Map

Red route

From our first evening of wine tasting to the New Year fireworks over the Nassau bridges, we didn’t stop laughing on this trip in the beautiful Bahamas.  Challenging in many ways – shallow water sailing, few places to have a meal out, and some pretty strong currents – the Bahamas didn’t disappoint in it’s beauty and our guests made friendships that will last a lifetime.

We island hopped from one deserted white sand beach to another, trained the binoculars on Steven Spielberg’s superyacht, snorkelled in crystal clear water teeming with fish and into underwater grottoes made famous by 007!  We feasted on Christmas Day, left our mark on a remote cairn, had wine flown in in the nose of a tiny plane, swam with pigs and sharks, and raised our glasses to bring in 2014!

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What Our Guests Said…

  • Susannah WilsonSusannah WilsonCornwall, UK

    Fabulous.  Everything  I hoped it would be and more!

  • Neil CollierNeil CollierUnited Kingdom

    Perfect Christmas holiday in paradise.  Thank you.

  • Kathy MillsKathy MillsAtlanta, US

    What a fabulous 2 weeks! You are a great cook in addition to your sailing skills.  Loved every minute.

  • Liz ColeLiz ColeAtlanta, US

    I had a wonderful time and loved being with such great captains and crew.  I'll be back for sure!

  • Debi and MikeDebi and Mike

    We had a wonderful time; we loved every minute of it!  Thank you Sam and Francois for making this such a memorable holiday.  Can't wait for the next trip!

  • Keith WilliamsKeith WilliamsUnited Kingdom

    Thanks Sam and Francois for what has to be the best holiday ever.  Great company, great fun and what more could one ask for.  Will be back for more now that I'm hooked on sailing.  Thanks again!!

  • Martijn van der DriftMartijn van der DriftNetherlands

    Had a great time.  Enjoyed the fun crew and I loved the well decked out Ibis.

  • Eileen CanningEileen CanningIreland

    Great host and hostess + great weather = great holiday!

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