The Moorings just announced that its is starting power catamaran charters in the Abacos, one of the best cruising destinations in the world, on December 1. Two years ago, Hurricane Dorian devastated the low-lying islands, the marinas and the charter fleets there. But now The Moorings will start power charters from their marina in Marsh Harbour, while sail charters are scheduled to start in April. Here’s more from The Moorings:
Resting in the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast of Florida, the Bahamas have become a sought-after destination for travelers seeking an intimate paradise. The chain of more than 700 islands, both sprawling and shallow, rise from the sea and greet visitors with cays surrounded by barrier reefs and delightful island culture.
Cruise to Great Abaco Island, circled by a number of smaller islands and home to picturesque colonial towns. Billowing sails dot the Sea of Abaco where under the water walls of coral and schools of tropical fish provide divers an excellent opportunity to experience the vibrant sea life at its best. Trade winds dance across the sheltered waters lending to the region’s popularity as a vacation destination. Countless activities, ranging from visiting historic sites to snorkeling to taste testing local dishes, will fill your days with unforgettable memories. Look around, what you’re searching for may be closer than you think.
Cruising in Abacos
Fair winds and a peaceful sea are what usually wait for charter yachts cruising through the Bahamas. During the winter months cool breezes from the northwest fill the air and a stronger wind fills the sails of cruising vessels. Routes along the Sea of Abaco consist of short passages and line-of-sight navigation making for a tranquil trip. Some captains may find a challenge among the shallow waters where it is necessary to take note of the tidal range, which can fluctuate during a full or new moon. It’s in these same waters many charterers have gone from novice to expert and where they continue to return. The area is also ideal for families and groups of friends in search of a pleasant cruising experience in an amazing natural setting. Balmy weather can be found in the summer months surrounding July and August while cooling temperatures can reach the low 60s between December and February. Read more: