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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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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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