Sunsail Opens A Base in the Exumas

The Exumas. This island chain allows for uncrowded cruising and enjoying the laid-back Bahamian charm

Last September wasn’t a kind time weather-wise for some islands in the beautiful Bahamas. A bright spot on the horizon came when Sunsail, a premium bareboat yacht charter brand that is part of the Crawley, UK-headquartered global travel company, Travelopia, opened a new base in Nassau. From this destination, it’s possible to charter through the islands of Exuma that stretch 100 miles north-south through the heart of the Bahamas. Here, guests can set sail on Sunsail’s newest additions to its catamaran fleet, the Sunsail Lagoon 424 and Sunsail 454W. Each sleeps up to 10 people and combines the comfort and livability of home with high performance when under sail.

“Sunsail previously operated a base out of Marsh Harbor in the Abacos which was severely damaged when Hurricane Dorian hit this region,” explains Tina Huewe, assisting marketing manager. “However, the Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands plus thousands of rocks and cays sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean, so we are happy to be able to offer our customers an alternative sailing destination in the Bahamas: The Exumas. This island chain allows for uncrowded cruising and enjoying the laid-back Bahamian charm. www.Sunsail.com

Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.