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Boat Yard Profile: Bradford Marine Grand Bahama

Big boats were the exception rather than the rule on the recreational yachting scene in South Florida during the 1960s. Consider that Tampa, FL-headquartered Bertram launched its 38-foot sport fishermen in 1969, while over on the state’s east coast the …

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Have You Ever Seen a Mermaid Playing a Piano

Many small islands of the Bahamas are privately owned, and this is especially true in the Exumas. How could the rich and famous pass up the opportunity to own their own island in paradise for $5 million and up? One …

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The Unbelievable Coolness of Bahamas

Aboard the catamaran Tropical Escape II, a Sunsail 444. Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens 

On the morning of our last sailing day the sun climbs over Elbow Cay in the Abacos, waking me in my berth aboard Tropical Escape II, a Sunsail 444 catamaran we’d chartered out of Marsh Harbour almost a week ago. …

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Unique Bahamas Fly and Sail

Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways today confirmed its inaugural two-day-a-week scheduled seaplane service to Hope Town, Great Abaco

The Moorings yacht charter company has partnered with Tropic Ocean Airways, a seaplane operator in the eastern US, to offer a one-of-a-kind travel experience to guests visiting the Bahamas.  The ‘Fly & Sail’ service allows yacht charter guests to reserve …

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Plan NOW for Junkanoo in the Bahamas

During the movie After the Sunset, you will see Pierce Brosnan running through a street festival in the Bahamas. From the moment I saw that scene I wanted to find out more about the festival and someday attend.  Turns out …

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Unexplored Hogsty Reef Atoll

One of the most remote locations in the Bahamas is Hogsty Reef in the southern part of the country. It is a place more at home in the Pacific, not the Atlantic, because Hogsty Reef is an atoll that is …

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2018 Caribbean Sport Fishing Tournament Preview

Now that’s a Mahi-mahi! Barbados Game Fishing Association International Tournament. Photo courtesy of BGFA

There’s no place better to sport fish than in the waters of the Caribbean Sea and those of the Atlantic Ocean that boarder the region’s many islands. New tournaments and new dates mark some of the ‘What’s New’ in the …

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Ten Top Places to Kayak in the Caribbean

Bioluminescent Bay, Grand Cayman … by daylight. Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Kayaking is a great way to see the Caribbean’s awesome marine life right at sea level. Calm bays, mangrove lagoons and rugged coastlines are some of the settings throughout the region where guided kayak tours take place. Here is a …

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Highlights of the Bahamas Southern Islands

This issue we are going to conclude our exploration of the Bahamas by visiting the remaining southern islands, which are rarely visited compared to other areas of the Bahamas. San Salvador is recognized as the first landing site Christopher Columbus …

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Secrets of Long Island

This is the second issue about Long Island (See Long Island Tips & Excursions) and last month we finished at the island’s museum and I said we would continue at Hamilton Cave, which is one of the largest caves on …

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Charter Tips for South Florida & The Bahamas

Cruising grounds that range from deserted beaches in off-the-beaten-track destinations to those offering the glitz and glamor of big city dining and dancing. These are the opportunities for chartering in South Florida and the Bahamas. Its hard to find this …

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Long Island Tips & Excursions

As the name implies Long Island is a very long and narrow island.  It is about a 35 miles sail from Great Exuma and is one of my favorite islands in the Bahamas. Due to how long this island is, …

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Secrets of the Acklins Island Group

Time to explore the Acklins Island Group, consisting of three islands in the shape of a triangle surrounding a shallow bank. In the 19th century these islands were prosperous due to cotton plantations developed by Loyalist fleeing the newly formed …

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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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