Exumas, Bahamas
Sailing experience level
83 °F
Average temperature(Jan-Dec)

We are happy to announce that our Exumas marina is now open. Please be aware that additional entry requirements and restrictions may still apply for this destination.

365 islands and cays comprise the Exuma islands, which can be found just northeast of Cuba. This 120-mile archipelago is famous for swimming pigs, three-foot iguanas, and some of the most renown dive spots and dive bars. You'll be on island time as soon as you drop anchor.

Experienced sailors will enjoy the challenging cruising area that presents shallow waters, a long passage from the base and occasional heavy seas. Follow our suggested itinerary or take your own path from our Sunsail base in Nassau to Rose Island. Island hop between Highbourne Cay and Rose Island where you can snorkel or drop in your watersports toys for more fun in the sun.

Undock from Nassau and spend the next seven days seeing the world differently. Let our itinerary inspire your next vacation in paradise.

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Suggested bareboat itineraries

Stretches of white-sand beaches and sheltered anchorages make an ideal backdrop for a fantastic vacation on the water. Offering mild Winter temperatures from November to March, the remainder of the months may reach temperatures of up to 88 f. Open year-round, this destination is home to communities of wildlife that make the protected mangroves their home. Sailors enjoy heavier, more challenging seas when making the passage between Nassau and the chain of islands.

Please note: Current itinerary options may vary due to government COVID-19 travel regulations in this destination.

Exumas one-week bareboat

  • Untouched, deserted beaches
  • Dive famous ship wreck sites
  • Beautiful year-round sailing conditions
  • Explore the private island of Highborne Cay
  • Discover paradise on Rose Island
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
At least 20 days or 400 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 3 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Consistent trade winds produce an average, comfortable temperature between 70 to 85°F. Between November and March, temperatures can be cooler at 65 to 80 F. As a Level 3 sailing area, the 40-mile passage between Nassau and the chain of islands can be challenging and more suitable for experienced sailors. You’ll need knowledge of large tidal variations and be able to handle strong currents. Take the helm, drop anchor and discover all that the Exumas have to offer on a sailing holiday.

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Rocky Bay/Elbow Cay (Abaco)


Sunsail Exumas

Palm Cay Marina

Yamacraw Hill Rd

Nassau, The Bahamas

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun: 8.00-17.00