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SAIL ON SURPRISE
IN
THE BAHAMAS

January - April

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 is able to get off the beaten track due to her shoal draft and Erick and Hannah's intrepidness.  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.

Duration: 3-7 days

Depart/return: Staniel Cay, Exumas

Rate: $1,250 per day for 2 guests

  • Additional guests: $300/guest per day

  • Maximum 4 guests

Included: 

  • all meals onboard

  • water and soft drinks

  • captain and crew

  • fuel

  • dinghy transportation

  • snorkeling and fishing equipment

  • linens

  • mooring and anchorage fees

  • Bahamian charter tax

Not included: 

  • flights

  • onshore meals and activities

  • marina fees (if any)

  • alcohol (available for purchase onboard)

  • travel insurance

  • crew gratuity (customarily 20%)

Day charters in Eleuthera, Long Island,

or Exumas

 

Already have a vacation planned to one of these islands, but looking for another day activity?  Sail with us on Surprise for some fun on the local waters!

Duration: 6 hours

Depart/return: from location of choice

Rate: starting at $1,250 for up to 6 guests

Included:

  • lunch

  • water and soft drinks

  • captain and crew

  • fuel

  • dinghy transportation

  • snorkeling equipment

  • linens

  • Bahamian charter tax

Not included: 

  • flights

  • onshore meals and activities

  • marina fees (if any)

  • alcohol (available for purchase onboard)

  • travel insurance

  • crew gratuity (customarily 20%)

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Why the Exumas?

We base our multi-day charters out of Staniel Cay because the Exuma Cays are undeniably one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and there is no better way to explore them than by boat.

Staniel Cay is known for its proximity to Thunderball Grotto and the famous swimming pigs.  There are several safe anchorages surrounding Staniel Cay, which allows us to visit this island no matter which direction the winds blow from.  There are several accommodation options on Staniel Cay if you are interested in staying ashore before or after your charter.

From Staniel Cay, we have the Northern and Southern Exuma Cays at our fingertips.  To the North is the Exuma Land and Sea Park, the first marine reserve ever established in the Bahamas and wider Caribbean.  The islands and marine life in the park have been protected since 1958, resulting in untouched landscapes and sea creatures that have been left to grow big and are less wary of humans.  The beauty of these islands is truly jaw-dropping.  There is endless exploration to be had, from hiking to snorkeling to beach-combing.

To the South of Staniel Cay is a series of islands that are home to Bahamian communities and private residences.  We can visit the small communities of Black Point and Little Farmers Cay, where there are a couple of shops, restaurants, and kind locals to meet.  There are numerous secluded anchorages that offer unique snorkeling experiences, including David Copperfield's underwater sculpture "The Musician".  On longer charters, we are able to visit the larger community of Georgetown on Great Exuma Island.

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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 is mandatory for all guests (see suggestion in Resources -->)

  • 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 our captain 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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Island hiking
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Find your own slice of paradise
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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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The end of another great day
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Exuma Land and Sea Park
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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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"The Musician"
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Beautiful white-sand beaches
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Enjoy the view
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