Year-round tropical beauty

Diverse sailing areas are why the Exumas are known as a sailor's playground. As a Level 3 sailing area, the Exumas offer a mix of challenging and easy-to-navigate, clear-blue waters. Your Sunsail journey starts southbound along Exuma Cays' west coast. Open sail and duck into secluded harbors and popular port towns you'll find along the way. Untouched beaches and seaside bars await you in between spectacular anchorages.

7
Days

Highlights

  • 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
Day 1

Exumas base to Highborne Cay

The day's sailing

39
Nautical miles
8 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

highbourne cay

Known as the "Gateway to the Exumas", Highborne Cay is a private island, welcoming yachtsman and sailors alike to explore its luxury cottages and worldclass marina. Within walking distance of the marina, you'll find eight deserted beaches where you can spend the day kayaking or snorkelling. Find a beautiful anchorage then go by dinghy to Allan's Cay where large iguanas roam Leaf Cay beach, which is another superb spot for snorkelling. Head back to Highborne Cay and enjoy a cocktail with dinner from a hill-top with 360-degree views of paradise. You've never seen a Caribbean sunset like this.

Discover Highborne Cay

Allan's Cay

Allan's Cay is home to Leaf Cay Beach where three-foot iguanas will greet you. Spend the day in paradise on this one of eight deserted islands of Highborne Cay.

Horseshoe Bay

One of the world's splendors sits just below the surface of the water in the harbour of Horseshoe Bay. Dive or snorkel the "Octopus Garden" reef for amazing views of marine life.

Day 2

Highborne Cay to Norman Cay

The day's sailing

6.9
Nautical miles
1.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

A must see - Norman Cay is surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, making it the perfect backdrop for a day on the water. We recommend snorkeling the sunken plane that's located on the southwest point of the island. Surrounded by tropical fish and pristine coral, you'll be immersed in a beautiful underwater world that's just 10-feet deep. Collect shells and comb the beach on this fun day in the sun.

Discover Twinkie Beach

Twinkie Beach

Lone palm tree - Visit the lone palm tree on Twinkie Beach and collect seashells along the shoreline. Suggested Dive Spots: Moor near the southwest point of Norman Cay and visit the sunken remains of a crashed plane.

Suggested lunch spots

Looking for a real-life "cheeseburger in paradise"? Look no further than MacDuffs on the southern end of Norman Cay.

Day 3

Norman Cay to Staniel Cay

The day's sailing

40
Nautical miles
8 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

three people on deserted beaches

Staniel Cay credits its claim to fame to two James Bond movies that took place on this spectacular island. Explore the "Thunderball Grotto", a fantastic underwater cave system on the west side of Staniel Cay. From watersports to leisurely walking along charming harbours to dining at the elegant Staniel Cay Yacht Club, you're sure to fall in love with the island flair and good vibes.

Discover Big Major Cay

Big Major Cay

Pig Beach: Just a short distance from Staniel Cay lies Big Major Cay where you'll find the infamous "Pig Beach". Swimming with pigs and walking along this scenic beach makes for a perfect afternoon.

Suggested lunch spots

A cozy and casual place to dine, the Staniel Cay Yacht Club offers views of turquoise waters and delicious fresh seafood dishes.

Day 4

Staniel Cay to Warderick Wells Cay

The day's sailing

19
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

man with camera under the sea

The number one thing to do on Warderick Wells Cay is explore the largest underwater sea park in the Caribbean. Home to some of the world's most treasured diving and snorkeling spots, you'll swim and play among sea turtles, vibrant reefs and tropical sea life. Go by foot and discover the island's 20 secluded beaches. A premier anchorage, Warderick Wells Cay is a pristine location as part of the highly-protected Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.

Discover Exuma Park

Exuma Park

Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park: this protected park extends from Shroud Cay to Bell Cay. The lush mangroves create a lively community for land and sea creatures. Come spot some of your own, and bring lunch for a picnic in paradise.

Day 5

Warderick Wells Cay to Shroud Cay

The day's sailing

46
Nautical miles
9.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

Continue on through the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park area until you find Shroud Cay. Uninhabited and rocky, Shroud Cay will surprise you with its white-sand beaches. Snorkel in sheltered coves and bask in blissful underwater life. Conch, lobster, sea turtles and vibrant fish will greet you there. Take your dinghy through creeks and estuaries until you reach Camp Driftwood Beach. Enjoy Shroud Cay, and pretend like it's your own private island for a day.

Discover Shroud Cay

Remote Island

Visit the uninhabited island and enjoy sheltered anchorages with magnificent views.

Day 6

Shroud Cay to Rose Island

The day's sailing

9.5
Nautical miles
2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

woman holding pineapple

Rose Island is a short hop from the main port of Nassau. Take the 9.5-mile journey and stop at a number of secluded coves and pristine beaches. If you're looking for the party life, Rose Island delivers. Stop by the popular Sandy Toes beach that gets wild on Sundays. Choose your adventure, whether you want to hang at the seaside bar or chill by the grove of hammocks that line the shore. Spend your last night in paradise onboard and soak in the beauty of the north side of the island. This sunset is one you'll never forget.

Discover Rose Island

womans feet on beach

Sandy Toes

Home to a hotel and a vibrant bar scene, Sandy Toes Beach welcomes anyone who wants to have a good time. Whether you choose to relax or hit the dance floor, this spot is a great way to send off your vacation in paradise.

Day 7

Rose Island to Exuma Base

The day's sailing

6.3
Nautical miles
1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

Enjoy smooth sailing as you head from Rose Island to the Exuma base.