|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 Double en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Home port||Coral Harbour, Nassau, Bahamas|
This Lagoon 47 is a great all-inclusive yacht for up to 6 passengers. Based in the Bahamas, the Exumas is the region's hidden treasure; a mostly uninhabited, 120-mile long archipelago of 365 cays that stretch in a narrow crescent southeast from Nassau all the way to the Tropic of Cancer.
In the crystal clear water ranging from pale aqua to deep sapphire, the bottom never seems out of reach.
Please note that rates do not include optional bar and 4% Bahamas Tax.
Home port: Coral Harbour, Nassau, Bahamas
Our family enjoyed an amazing adventure through the Exumas aboard Solstice, and we’re grateful to Cliff and Liza for facilitating such a thoughtful family trip for us. The best way to summarize our experience, and that of our boys ages 13 and 11 years, would be reiterate the sentiments of a fellow Solstice vacationer (whose review of Cliff & Liza we read prior to our departure):
Cliff & Liza: 11/10
We couldn’t agree more! Many thanks!
Christian K, aboard Catamaran Solstice sailing the Bahamas
Cliff and Liza were all of the above a more so. This is our second time on the Solstice and look forward to cruising again with Cliff and Liza.
The food was fabulous. We were able to do everything we planned, which was fantastic.
John's service was over the top. You guys are doing a great job. If and when we do decide to charter again we will definitely use your service and I have already recommended you guys to others and will continue to do so.
Pam B, aboard Catamaran Solstice sailing the Bahamas
Excellent crew! Friendly, engaging, knowledgeable, conversational and looked after us from start to finish.
Solstice was comfortable and clean. Lots of space to relax in sun or shade.
We were well-fed. Lots of good food at every meal, and in between too! Liza did a great job preparing meals based on the info sheet we sent pre-trip.
Cliff talked with us each evening and morning about the itinerary. Very flexible. The Exumas are just stunning, and the isolation adds to the beauty.
Sailing Directions was fantastic - answered all questions promptly and fully. Made it pretty simple to plan a sailing vacation.
Stephen S, aboard Catamaran Solstice sailing the Bahamas
Cliff & Liza are exceptional people, we are proud to now call them friends.
Solstice was brilliant and perfect for the occasion.
Was the food enjoyable and well presented?
- Exquisite and considering the size of the galley, I cannot understand how the food tasted, or looked so good.
Cliff knows the Exumas very well, can show us exactly what we want to see and reads the conditions to ensure we had the best time possible.
Sailing Directions was first class in organizing our honeymoon aboard Solstice. If/when we decide on another charter, Sailing Directions will be our first port of call (Excuse the pun).
Dean M, aboard Catamaran Solstice sailing the Bahamas
We had a wonderful time and hope that we can make it work to go back again. Cliff and Liza were wonderful and feel a bit like family now. So glad that we chose to go with them on this fabulous trip. Thanks for all your help with the details!
The itinerary (in the Bahamas' Exumas) was wonderful. I honestly don't think I know what I would have wanted to change. I felt that Cliff and Liza really listened to our requests for the "style" of vacation we wanted and didn't try to take us places or do things we didn't want to do. There were several afternoons just hanging out on the beach or swimming around the boat - exactly what we wanted. We also really appreciated the special little spots that they showed us - we're still daydreaming about them on a regular basis.
Inga B, aboard Catamaran Solstice sailing the Bahamas
7 Days from Nassau, Bahamas Cruising The Exuma Cays. Itineraries are also available to begin and/or end within the Exumas at Norman's Cay or Staniel Cay.
Join Solstice at her private dock in Coral Harbour, just 10 minutes by taxi from the Nassau International Airport. We suggest the charter starts at 10AM or earlier for a 30 Nautical Mile sail across the Yellow Banks into the stunning Exuma waters and islands. Take a turn at the helm, try trimming the sails, or sit back and relax. Arrive at Allen's Cay by sunset and tuck into a calm and secluded anchorage. Visit the beach where wild Bahamian Iguanas scurry out to greet us. Swim and snorkel as dinner is prepared for you to enjoy under the stars.
Awake to a leisurely breakfast al fresco, and get ready to sail down island to Norman's Cay on the Exuma Sound, fishing along the way. Stop and snorkel or Scuba dive on sites such as 'The Octopus' Garden' or 'Hammerhead Gulch'. Anchor in the deserted northern end of Norman's Cay, where spectacular beaches, lagoons, flats and snorkeling await you. Sailing down Norman's a bit more, we anchor in a charming harbor with a sunken drug plane that makes a colorful and exciting snorkel. Visit "Twinkie Beach" for solitude and fantastic shelling, or dinghy to the Norman's Cay Beach Club Bar and Restaurant for a fun evening ashore with other cruisers.
Enjoy another invigorating sail South toward the Exuma Land and Sea Park. The Park's Headquarters, Warderick Wells, is a former pirate's hideaway, and the anchorage circles a giant sandbar at low tide. This island never ceases to thrill, with its miles of trails, beautiful snorkeling reefs, secluded beaches, and interesting wildlife including birds that eat sugar right out of your hand!
Continue South to visit the ancient Lucayan burial grounds of Rocky Dundas, where several caves and grottos create beautiful snorkeling. Nearby Compass Cay is next for our exploration, with a natural whirlpool, 'Rachel's Bubble Bath' that changes dramatically with the tides. Anchor for the night in nearby Fowl Cay, which has a beautiful coral reef for you to enjoy, as well as a perfect, crescent shaped beach.
Begin our journey back North, stopping to visit the Sea Aquarium, a fantastic snorkel spot, along the way. Sailing through the protected, deserted cays in the Park offers incredible views you will never forget! Anchor off Hawksbill Cay and experience the sugar-sand beaches and a special trail across the island with ruins of a Loyalist plantation from the 1700's. The destination at the end of the trail is a spectacular beach where the only footprints will be your own. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, or just relaxing in this paradise.
Sail on to nearby Shroud Cay where you can explore the intricate mangrove rivers by dinghy or kayak. Winding through this incredible ecosystem, you will be rewarded by gorgeous beaches and lagoons when you reach the other side. Enjoy a picnic lunch and play in the gentle surf and unique currents which create a natural water park! Sleep soundly in this calm and protected anchorage after enjoying a wonderful sunset and dinner under the stars.
Enjoy a full day sailing back across the Yellow Banks. We can spend the final night anchored out (weather dependent) or we can return to the dock in the canals of Coral Harbour, across the street from a long, quiet beach. Stroll back into the local nightlife or enjoy your evening onboard Solstice.
After a final breakfast, a short 10 minute taxi ride to the airport starts your travel day off easily, and you'll realize that you are already planning a return charter for next year!