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SAILING SURPRISE
IN
THE BAHAMAS

February - April 2023

Multi-day charters in the Exumas

If you are looking for a unique and genuine experience in the Bahamas, this is the way to do it!  

Surprise was designed to cruise the Bahamas, and is the perfect platform for exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the Bahamas.

 

We will stay at anchor most nights, unless you choose for us to stay at a marina (extra cost). 

 

All charters are fully customized to your personal interests and desires.

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Suggested Duration

5-10 days

Depart/return

Staniel Cay, Exumas

Rate:

$1,200 per day for 2 guests

Additional guests: $300/guest/day

Maximum 5 guests

Included

all meals onboard

local rum, beer, house wine

water & soft drinks

captain & crew

fuel

dinghy transportation

snorkeling & fishing equipment

kayaks (2)

hammocks

linens & towels

mooring & anchorage fees

Not included

flights

onshore meals and activities

marina fees (if any)

specialty alcohol

(available for purchase)

travel insurance

Bahamian charter tax (4%)

crew gratuity

(customarily 15-20%)

A glimpse into life aboard Surprise

Video by Charly Blackwood

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Sample Highlights of Your Trip

Snorkeling

Awesome visibility and a vibrant underwater ecosystem.

Erick has dived in these waters for over 30 years and will happily share his knowledge with you!

Local Culture

The Bahamian people are some of the friendliest on the planet. Want to visit a local community? Enjoy local fare? We'll show you the right spots!

Beaches

Soft, white sand and crystal clear water lends to endless opportunities for beach walks and combing.

Best part about it -- you'll most likely have the beach to yourself!

Delicious Food

Hannah and Erick take joy in cooking, and strive to create fulfilling meals onboard! We focus on sourcing local foods, with an emphasis on freshly-caught seafood.

Sailing

The Exuma Cays offer protection from prevailing Easterlies, which allows us to sail almost every day. Protected water and steady breezes make for delightful sailing.

Wildlife

For the animal lovers out there, we will introduce you to the swimming pigs and endemic iguanas that exist only on certain islands in the Exumas.

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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS!

Contact us with booking requests and any questions

A few more details

  • 50% deposit is required to reserve

  • Remaining balance will be due 14 days prior to charter

  • Travel insurance (with emergency evacuation coverage) is strongly recommended

  • All guests must be in good physical condition, and be capable of climbing a short ladder on a moving boat.

The itinerary is ultimately based on weather, and Erick and Hannah will determine the safest route on any given day. 

We will do our best to customize the itinerary and meal plan to match your needs and desires.

Surprise
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Beautiful places to swim
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Friendly fish
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Island hiking
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Find your own slice of paradise
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Green-tipped anenome
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The end of another great day
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Captain Erick will teach you how to snorkel!
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Plenty of fresh lobster
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Rock scrambling for the adventurous
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Coconut harvest
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Enjoy Hannah's fresh bread!
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Exuma Land and Sea Park
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Hanging out at Black Point, a local settlement
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Meet the local iguanas
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Sometimes we encounter incredible things...
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Conch, a Bahamian delicacy
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Natural patterns
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We'll help you find the best rum punch around!
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Each island has something unique to offer
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Exploring ruins
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Fresh catch!
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The mothership, Surprise!
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Meeting some of the local conch
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