Sailing in the Bahamas
This cruising area offers easy sailing, with protected calm seas and short 1-2 hour passages. It's easy sailing from one idyllic spot to the next, where you'll find snug harbours, deserted sandy white beaches, and captivating villages. But with generally shallow waters, navigation lessons take on greater meaning. An ideal choice for families and less experienced sailors, the sheltered cruising grounds of the Sea of Abaco are perfect for those who want to take life easy and enjoy a relaxed sailing holiday in the Bahamas.
Trade winds blow from 5-20 knots, with higher gusts in winter months. The entire cruising ground is protected by a barrier reef, which moderates sea conditions year-round. Temperatures averages 77-89oF year-round. Best time to come is February to June. There's a risk of tropical storms during August and September.
Experience level 1.