A Divers Paradise
7 Days, from Nassau to Eleuthera
Lying just 50 miles off Florida’s coast and continuing 600 miles towards the Caribbean lie the 700 islands of the Bahamas. The shallow waters are home to more than 30 diving destinations, shallow fishing waters, unspoiled reefs and fantastic beaches.
Day 1 Nassau + Paradise Island
The vibrant capital of Nassau and neighbouring Paradise Island lie in stark contrast to the peace and solitude of the islands and cays that await your cruise.Dedicated to fun and relaxation, the islands offer a plethora of resorts and boutiques, and the largest casino in the Caribbean.
Day 2 Paradise Island – Warderick Wells Cay
As the capital shrinks into the distance and you enter Euxmas Land and Sea Park, prepare for a dive or snorkel through the underwater world of the 176- mile natural marine preserve, known as the Garden of Eden.
Day 3 Warderick Wells Cay – Staniel Cay
Continue down the Exumas and anchor off Big Major’s Spot.The waters are ideal for watersports. Move on to Staniel Cay and take the tender to the Thunderball Grotto – made famous by the Bond movie of the same name.
Day 4 Staniel Cay – Compass Cay
Berth in Compass Cay Marina and take the tender to the eastern coast.Relax In the islet’s huge natural Jacuzzi known as Rachel’s Bubblebath. The more adventurous can swim with nurse sharks around the shallow waters of Compass Cay.
Day 5 Compass Cay – Shroud Cay
Catch high tide on Shroud Cay and try the famous Mangrove Run aboard a jet ski or tender.Snorkel through the crystal clear creeks for a view of the local sanctuary fish, before stepping ashore to the stunning beaches that shroud the island.
Day 6 Shroud Cay – Highbourne Cay
Rise early and take the tender off for deep-sea fishing trips off the east coast of Highbourne Cay.Back on board, there are plenty of opportunities for both diving and snorkelling. Directly off the cay is a drop off that faces the Exuma Sound – a vertical, 75-foot wall that is populated by marine life.
Day 7 Highbourne Cay – Allan’s Cay to Nassau
Breakfast on the aft deck and spot rays before raising anchor and cruising to Allan’s Cay.The three islets that make up the cay have a perfect anchorage at their centre. Following a last swim in the blue Bahamian waters, return to Nassau for a final fling of Caribbean fun.