Shane McClellan

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Exploring the Jumentos Cays and Ragged Islands

  In this issue, our Bahamas series is going to explore the 60 mile long chain of small islands, rocks, and reefs called the Jumentos Cays (northern part) and the Ragged Islands (southern part).  They extend south from George Town …

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Say Meow to Cat Island

  We are exploring Cat Island in the Bahamas. The eastern side of the island is bordered by the deep Atlantic Ocean, while the western side is a shallow sandy bank extending for 10 miles away from land.  The island …

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Don’t Miss the 5F

  We are going to start our last issue in the Exumas at Black Point on Great Guana Cay and continue working south as I hit on the highlights. This sleepy little town of 200 does not seem like it …

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Hot Spots in the Exuma Land & Sea Park

Over the next couple of issues we will explore the most popular part of the Bahamas from a cruising standpoint and we are going to start at the Exuma Land & Sea Park. The park is towards the northern part …

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Exploring Southern Eleuthera

Exploring Southern Eleuthera

I left you as we just went south through Current Cut in Eleuthera. We are now going to continue traveling south on the west side of the island, which is also the bank side. Your first stop, Glass Window is an …

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Eleuthera Bound

Eleuthera

As we continue exploring the Bahamas, we find ourselves at Harbor Island in the northeast part of Eleuthera. This is one of those well known laid back vacation spots, due to the wonderful beach, where there are specks of red …

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Visiting Nassau and Paradise Island

Visiting Nassau

In this issue, we will be visiting Nassau, the capital city on the island of New Providence.  Approximately 70-80% of the less than half a million population for the entire country resides here. During the early 1700’s this was a …

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Come Explore the Sites of Andros Island

Andros Island Fresh Creek Lighthouse

We are going to start this issue at the north tip of Andros Island, which is called Morgan’s Bluff. Cruisers can find a nice anchorage next to the water dock, where being so big, Andros Island provides Nassau over half …

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Berry Islands

This issue lets visit the Berry Islands where the population is only about seven hundred people, most of which are in Bullock’s Harbor. Due to the many wealthy seasonal residents, some of which own their own island in this 15-20 …

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Must See Guide to the Bimini Islands

Bimini Islands Bahamas

“I recommend leaving from Key Largo… This way you are south of Bimini and you can head almost due east while the Gulf Stream pushes you north at 2-4 knots.” This issue we are going to focus on the island …

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Top Destinations in the Southern Abacos

southern abacos

In this issue we are going to leave the Hope Town anchorage and visit the southern Abacos. Even though the south point in the Sea of Abacos is only 13 miles away, relatively few boats journey this way so you …

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Top Destinations in the Northern Abacos

destinations northern abacos

Last issue we were waiting on the Rage to sail through the Whale Cay Cut in order to enter the central part of the Abacos. Because a majority of the boats stay in this area it is known as the …

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Top Destinations in the Northern Abacos, Part 1

Northern Abacos Part 1 : Photo by Captain Shane, SV Guiding Light

When you cruise the Abacos you are mostly visiting the chain of barrier islands to the east of Great Abacos Island and we are going to start this article at the northernmost island, Walker’s Cay. Up until recently this island …

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