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Winter Charters
in the Bahamas

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February - April 2024

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.

Surprise sailing in the Bahamas

Suggested Duration

5-10 days


Staniel Cay, Exumas


$1,200 per day for 2 guests

Additional guests: $300/guest/day

Maximum 5 guests


all meals onboard

local rum, beer, house wine

water & soft drinks

captain & crew


dinghy transportation

snorkeling equipment

kayaks (2)


linens & towels

mooring & anchorage fees

Not included


onshore meals and activities

marina fees (if any)

specialty alcohol

(available for purchase)

travel insurance

Bahamian charter tax (4%)

crew gratuity

(customarily 10-20%)

A glimpse into life aboard Surprise

Video by Charly Blackwood

Snorkeling in the Bahamas

Sample Highlights of Your Trip


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

Bahamians are some of the friendliest folks on the planet. Want to visit a local settlement? Enjoy local fare? We'll show you the right spots!


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.


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.


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.

Exumas Bahamas


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.

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