Boating In The Exumas

Boating In The Exumas

There are docking facilities and six full-service marinas here, offering short or long-term dockage. Miles of cays and hidden coves make for some of the most spectacular sailing in The Bahamas, and frequent stops are recommended to really appreciate these picturesque islands. Heading north from Allan's Cay, you will glide atop a hundred miles of pristine, colorful water ranging from light green to deep blue. Heading southward, you can follow uninhabited beaches to Great Exuma Island and Hog Cay. The Exumas are known as the regatta capital of The Bahamas, with many boating competitions held here each year. A tribute to tradition, these races feature Bahamian workboats, i.e. handmade sloops with wooden hulls, canvas sails and tall wooden masts. The annual Family Island Regatta, held during the last full week of April, is one of The Bahamas' most prestigious events. It is the largest and one of the oldest regattas in the country, with some 60 native sloops vying for coveted trophies.

Featured Properties for Boating in The Exumas
Types of Boating in The Exumas
Sailing

Sailing

The Exumas are a haven for yachters with its many sheltered islets and coves. Boaters travel from as far as Australia and New Zealand to enjoy the beautiful waters here.

Regattas

Regattas

The National Family Island Regatta, held in picturesque Elizabeth Harbour, features boats in every class (A-E); the New Year’s Day Cruising Regatta takes place at Staniel Cay.

Powerboating

Powerboating

Facilities offer a safe and secure place to dock your boat for short or long term. The marina at Sandals accommodates up to 150 boats at fixed and floating docks.

Charters

Charters

Guides can take you on half-day or full-day adventures—a castaway trip to a secluded island, picnics on a sandbar in the middle of the ocean or snorkeling.