We just got back from 3 weeks over there. We cleared into Bimini
, then headed to Chub, anchored North of the North Channel, fished on our way across the Tongue, and stopped and anchoried on the backside of West Bay , Nassau, netween Simms and clifton Point it was gorgeous there. Then headed to the Exumas. Blackpoint was great, Scorpio inn had awesome drinks, free wifi
and killer Conch!. Lorraines sucked, they serve tilapia and bubba burgers for stupid $$.
Snorkel Thunderball grotto in Staniel was awesome, Warderick wells marine
park and boo boo hill were great, The pigs at big majors, lots of fun, dont run from them lol.
Hawksbill Cay was awesome, we were the only boat anchored for a mile in either direction and had the island and beach to ourselfs for a whole night and day and no current
, Other than that there were mega yachts everywhere over there, and lots of boats. We had idiots in other sailboats anchor
20 feet from us when the anchorage had over a mile of good holding. Mcduffs at Normans is always open now but need reservations hail them on the vhf
, the burgers and sandwhiches are $25. each but the setting and service
great! Id avoid marinas
entirely in the Exumas as they seem to not have love for sailboaters at all. on a side note we picked up "crew" in Nassau on the back half of our trip and had a fun time in Nassau, stayed at Nassau harbor yacht club and it was $1. ft, and water
was $6. per day. elect was cheap
and Customs will come to you to clear you in.
. We had a blast. Also stopped into the berries, saw the Blue (brown hole) at hoffmans cay and stopped into Great harbor and ate at Coolie Maes (awesome place) and the marina at GH had a very friendly staff even though we were there a short stay.
Burned more diesel
than we wanted but the winds were very light most of the time.
Some advice, use alot of chain go 10-1 on scope
and back the @#$$% down on your anchor to make sure it is set. there is a tremendous amount of current
around the Exumas.