Base Your Yacht in the Bahamas

Close to Home But Worlds Away!

Our affiliate, Cruise Abaco, is the Bahamas’ premier yacht management company, and we are proud to be the exclusive yacht dealership for their management program. This location offers our Fountaine Pajot and Jeanneau yacht owners expert maintenance and management, high income potential, and warm personal service in one of the most beautiful cruising destinations on earth.  Atlantic Cruising Yachts is the exclusive placement agent for yachts into the Cruise Abaco fleet, through our Business Yacht Ownership Program.

Cruise Abaco is located at the Great Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour Marina, in Marsh Harbour. A quick 30 minute flight with regular jet service from major Florida airports, as well as other U.S. cities, make this an easy destination to get to.

Benefits for Yacht Owners:

  • Incredible Year-Round Cruising with Beautiful Anchorages, and Crystal Clear Waters
  • Close to the USA – Only 165 Miles from Florida with regular jet service to the new Marsh Harbour Airport
  • High Income Potential with 15-20 Weeks of Charter
  • Unlimited Owner Use with Seasonal or Long Term Commitments
  • Exceptional Maintenance and Care of Your Fountaine Pajot or Jeanneau Yacht
  • Option to “Follow the Sun” Between the Bahamas in Winer and the East Coast USA in Summer
  • Personal Service from Cruise Abaco Owners Mark and Patti Gonsalves

Cruise Abaco specializes in bareboat charters and management with local knowledge so that you get the most out of cruising the Abacos. They also offer a unique concept of “Captained by Day, Bareboat by night”. The Captain is on board to guide the guests through the crystal waters by day, stopping to snorkel and enjoy the beautiful beaches, and then leaves the boat safely moored in a settlement or secluded cove each evening, every night in a different location. This is the best of both worlds of chartering and opens up more booking opportunities for your boat!

Abacosailing, a division of Cruise Abaco, is the only certified ASA sailing facility in the Bahamas. They offer private charters with basic sailing, coastal cruising, bareboat and catamaran certification. Abacosailing was chosen as an outstanding ASA School for 2009 from 300 ASA facilities throughout the world!

Sample 1 Week Cruising itinerary for the Abacos

Day One

Meet at Great Abaco Beach Resort (Boat Harbour Marina). After settling you into the boat, looking at the charts of the area, getting weather forecasts and we will come up with a cruise plan that fits your wants and the weather perfectly. Then an afternoon swim or walk on the beach. With the first evening stargazing from the cockpit!

Day Two

Sail to Guana Cay and get a mooring or a dock. Then you’re off to the beaches for snorkeling, sunning and swimming, later that day (Sunday) there is a pig roast on the beach at Nippers.

Day Three

Sail south stopping at Foul Cay Underwater Park, then out to the reef for some snorkeling. An afternoon sail south again to Man O War Cay sail south again to Man O War and go dockside or take a mooring in the settlement. The next day you spend exploring the sail shop, boat builders, and shops of the Cay, then a swim at the beach. Later on we sail to Hope Town and get a mooring.

Day Four

Explore Hope Town, or out to lunch, checking the museum, then a nice dinner at one of the restaurants in town, and some local bars for a drink or two.

Day Five

Sail south to Tahiti Beach, swim, snorkel and do some fishing then a nice dinner onboard. This is a great anchorage for dingy exploring.

Day Six

Explore further south, dive Sandy Cay Park, or explore the artists settlement Little Harbour. Moor at Lubbers or Tahiti Beach.

Day Seven

Kayak, snorkel and paddleboard the crystal clear waters of Tilloo bank, shelling and sand dollar hunting. Relax and enjoy a late afternoon sail to your departure destination.

Day Eight

Awake relaxed and enjoy a leisurely breakfast prior to your departure at 10am.

Call us for more information on ownership in the Bahamas, including a custom business plan.  Or register for a free online webinar on our Business Yacht Ownership program.

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