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Bahamas Sailing Adventure

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard Liberty Clipper
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Set sail for new horizons on a barefoot 7-day cruise in the Bahamas. On the 125-foot schooner, the tall ship Liberty Clipper, explore the Out Islands of the Bahamas from this majestic windjammer. Be welcomed aboard by expert crew who are there for your safety and enjoyment. From qualified Captains to wonderful cooks, they are there to make your Caribbean cruise fun and memorable. You can choose to get involved with the sailing of the ship by taking the helm or hoisting the sails, or just relax and watch that watery part of the world float by as you cruise the Bahamas Out Islands on a Windjammer Cruise.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Nassau | Embark
Days 2-6 : Sailing the Bahamas
Day 7 : Nassau | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the Out Islands (Eleuthera and Exuma) as you sail for new horizons!
  • Join in the sailing alongside the crew and learn how to tend sails or steer
  • Encounter unique wildlife and interact with locals
  • Kayak, snorkel, paddle board, or hike each day

Ship

Liberty Clipper

Places Visited

  • Caribbean
  • Bahamas
  • Eleuthera Island
  • Greater Antilles
  • Nassau
  • The Exumas

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Kayaking through crystal clear waters. Enjoy your relaxing time in the Bahamas Swimming off the side of the Liberty Clipper in the crystal clear waters. Dolphins swim alongside the Liberty Clipper. Enjoy a ride around the islands.

Day 1 Nassau | Embark

Arrive in Nassau on your independent international flight. Catch a cab from the airport for boarding of your sailing vessel, the Liberty Clipper, at 5pm. Enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception this evening and get settled in for your Caribbean sailing adventure.

Day 2-6 Sailing the Bahamas

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
The Liberty Clipper never has a fixed itinerary, enabling the Captain to chart a course for the best wind and weather. As a result, each departure is a little different. The principal islands that the ship visits may include Eleuthera Island, the Exumas, and many smaller, unnamed islands.

On your Bahamas sailing vacation aboard the Liberty Clipper, you have the opportunity to explore the tall ship and learn sail handling, how to coil lines, navigation, or even steer the ship. If relaxing is more your pace, pull up a chair – or better yet, a hammock – and enjoy a nice nap or a good book. 

You also have the opportunity to head ashore each day. Depending upon which windjammer cruise you select, you may find yourself on a tropical beach, exploring a historic fort, or touring in kayaks. Each day presents unique opportunities for snorkeling, dinghy sailing, paddle boarding, hiking, nature walks, and discovering local culture and wildlife. 

The following are sample destinations:

The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands which begin just 35 miles southeast of Nassau. Great Exuma Island, together with the Exuma Cays, offers an amazing variety of possibilities for all water sports. Hidden coves, bays, and harbors throughout are magnets for yachts and sport fishermen. Many of the unnamed beaches and coves of the islands, including extensive offshore reef areas, are included in the protected Exuma National Land and Sea Park of the Bahamas National Trust. Some of the islands on which there are permanent residents and resorts include Staniel Cay (home of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, a fixture in the Exumas), Fowl Cay, Musha Cay, and Iguana Cay. Thunderball Grotto, located just a few hundred yards off Staniel Cay, is one location where the James Bond film Thunderball was filmed. Sandy Cay, just a short boat ride from Little Exuma, was the location used for filming the Pirates of the Caribbean beach scenes!

Eleuthera, one of the Bahamas' 'Outer Islands,' is 110 miles long and just a few miles wide. The island faces the Atlantic Ocean on its east side, and the Great Bahama Bank on its west. Eleuthera started as a coral reef, but unlike many of the islands, its terrain is quite hilly, with some hills as high as 100 feet. The shoreline varies from pink sand beaches to large coral outcroppings extending into aquamarine and azure waters. Eleuthera's many beaches are considered among the best in the Bahamas. Today, Eleuthera is like an island lost in time, much less developed than Nassau, Freeport, or the Abacos. Life moves at a slower pace on the island, with only 8,000 inhabitants, and a focus on vacationing.

Day 7 Nassau | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a final meal aboard the Liberty Clipper and disembark for your continued journey home.

Liberty Clipper

Per person starting at
$1,299
Relax in your comfortable room aboard the Liberty Clipper.
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Standard Cabin
4 comfortable cabins with upper and lower bunks, vanity with hot/cold water, shared bath facilities.
Liberty Clipper's Shared bath cabin.
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Premium Cabin
3 comfortable cabin with lower bunk and double upper bunk, vanity with hot/cold water, and shared bath facilities.
The private cabin aboard the Liberty Clipper.
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Private Bath
5 comfortable cabins with a double lower bunks which feature a private bath.

Notes

All rates are per person based on double occupancy. A select number of premium cabins are available for an additional fee.

Singles can opt for willing to share at the same rate, or a single supplement of 50%.

Cruise fares do not include port taxes, an additional 5% of total cost.

Included:
- All meals beginning with breakfast Monday morning through breakfast Saturday morning
- 1 bunk space in a standard double-occupancy cabin
- Unlimited coffee, tea, and juice
- All linens – sheets, blankets, bath towels, beach towels, pillows
- Use of all on-board water toys, such as snorkeling gear, kayaks, paddleboards, etc.

Not Included:
- Port fees (calculated as tax)
- Bottled water, soda and alcohol are available on the ship for an additional fee
- Crew gratuity
- Travel expenses (airfare, train tickets, taxi fare, etc) to/from the vessel boarding or disembarking locations
- Hotel stays prior to or following cruise
- Meals prior to or following cruise
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs
- Meals taken in place of those provided on board

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
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