Sail Away Weeks

2019-2020 Voyages


This will be the SECOND year cruising with our new Southerly 480 Distant Shores III. In our first season we sailed her down to the Balearic Islands and Morocco en route to the Canary Islands. Then our 9th Atlantic Crossing to the Caribbean in time for Christmas. Season 2 will revisit our favourite cruising destinations of the Bahamas before we head for the Panama Canal and the South Pacific.

Each Sailing Week (most are more than 7 days) is listed below. Click on the interactive maps for more details and photographs on the ports and passages.

Note: prices are in US Dollars and are for two people in 1 cabin (except for the Offshore Passage-making legs priced per berth).

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Exuma Island Group - Staniel Cay to George Town, Great Exuma
7 nights - Tuesday December 10 2019 to Tuesday December 17 - 100 miles
Fwd Cabin $7,500
Aft Cabin $8,500

Avoid the Christmas rush and relax with us aboard Distant Shores III in the Exuma Island Group of the Bahamas as we daysail, swim and snorkel in swimming pool blue seas.

Fly into Staniel Cay in the Exuma Island group and you're already in our favourite spot in the Bahamas! We can meet the famous swimming pigs and explore the amazing waters around this magical cay. This area has some of the best snorkelling and diving we have ever seen. We explore these nearby cays before heading south island hopping toward Bahamas cruising hub of Georgetown.
Click the links on the map for more details…

The voyage concludes at Georgetown on Great Exuma. (Daysailing.)

Check out how to read the colour of the water for an intro to shallow water piloting. Or our page on the Bahamas
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Exuma Island Group - George Town, Great Exuma to Staniel Cay
Friday December 20 2019 to Friday December 27 (7 nights) - 100 miles
Fwd Cabin $8,500
Aft Cabin $9,500

Celebrate the Holidays in a very special way this year by sailing with us in the beautiful Exuma Islands of the Bahamas. Island-hop under sail, enjoy a traditional feast with a Bahamian twist, hike, swim and snorkel in the startlingly blue seas here.

Flying into George Town Great Exuma you're already in one of the Bahamas cruising hotspots! After provisioning here (and exploring the amazing Elizabeth harbour we hop our way north through the magical Exuma Cays. Great snorkelling spots and incredible anchorages abound. Arriving at Staniel Cay we can meet the famous swimming pigs and explore the amazing waters around this sweet and remote cay. This area has some of the best snorkelling and diving we have ever seen.

Click the links on the map for more details…

The voyage concludes at Staniel Cay. (Daysailing.)

Check out how to read the colour of the water for an intro to shallow water piloting. Or our page on the Bahamas
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Staniel Cay to George Town, Great Exuma
Sunday, December 29, 2019, to Sunday, January 5, 2020 (7 nights) - 100 miles
Fwd Cabin $8,500
Aft Cabin $9,500

Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate a brand new year than sailing with your loved one in the jewel-like islands of the Bahamas with us as your guides. Celebrate New Year’s Day in the Bahamian way with a Junkanoo parade and celebrations on the beach. Good food! New friends! Anticipation for exciting new things and upcoming adventures!

Fly into Staniel Cay in the Exuma Island group and you're already in our favourite spot in the Bahamas! We can meet the famous swimming pigs and explore the amazing waters around this magical cay. This area has some of the best snorkelling and diving we have ever seen. We explore these nearby cays before heading south island hopping toward Bahamas cruising hub of Georgetown.

Click the links on the map for more details…

The voyage concludes at Georgetown on Great Exuma. (Daysailing.)

Check out how to read the colour of the water for an intro to shallow water piloting. Or our page on the Bahamas
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Exuma Islands and Long Island, Bahamas – George Town to Long Island to George Town
Tuesday January 7 2020 to Tuesday January 14 (7 nights) - 100 miles
Fwd Cabin $7,500
Aft Cabin $8,500 Booked
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Start the year off with an escape to the islands - sun, sand and sea await you in the Bahamas!

Flying into George Town Great Exuma you're already in one of the Bahamas cruising hotspots! Start the year off with an escape to the islands - sun, sand and sea await you in the Bahamas! We’ll depart from George Town, Great Exuma, and daysail to neighbouring cays and anchorages that can only be reached by shallow-draft boats like Distant Shores III. Then we’ll cross the Great Bahama Bank to explore the treasures of Long Island, Bahamas, and return to George Town, Great Exuma for your flight home.

Click the links on the map for more details…

Check out how to read the colour of the water for an intro to shallow water piloting. Or our page on the Bahamas
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Exuma Islands – George Town, Great Exuma, and surrounding islands
Thursday January 23 2020 to Thursday January 30 (7 nights) - 80 miles
Fwd Cabin Booked
Aft Cabin Booked

You’re already tired of winter and want some warmth and sunshine. This is the perfect time to slip away and join us onboard for some relaxed warm weather cruising and island-hopping around the Southern Exumas, a perfect way to introduce a hesitant mate to the joys of the cruising life and the friendliness of the cruising community based in this area.
Aft cabin: $8,500 U.S.
Forward cabin: $7,500 U.S.
The voyage concludes at Georgetown on Great Exuma. (Daysailing.)

Check out how to read the colour of the water for an intro to shallow water piloting. Or our page on the Bahamas
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If you have any questions please contact us - Or call our office in Toronto, Canada, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and we can describe the passages further. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Telephone: (705) 484-0061