Abacos – Mar 2023

Abacos – Mar 2023

Sailing in the Abacos in the early spring is exceptional. The weather is good, the sun is shining, and there’s always a great breeze. The Abaco sea is bounded to the west by Great Abaco Is and Little Abaco Is, and to the east is an almost continuous line of cays and reefs that provide shelter from the big waves coming in.  You can sail in the Abaco Sea between the Abaco and the reef and have flat water and a really good breeze. If you want something a bit more adventurous, you can pass through one of the passages in the reef and you’re out in the Atlantic.

There is so much to see in the Abacos, not the least of which are the amazing beaches. Snorkeling on the reefs is just the best. Crystal clear water and the spectacular colors of the reef and the fish. On Elbow Cay is one of the last operational kerosene-fueled lighthouses in the world. This lighthouse was built in 1862 and has been in continuous operation since then.

We had 8 students on two 45ft catamarans doing our Adventure Learning course. This course goes beyond the textbooks and wraps your ASA courses a wealth of real world cruising experience.

Sailing on the Sea of Abaco
Crew/Students on one of our cats out in the Atlantic
One of our frequent trips ashore in the dinghy
Nice shot of a pair of seagulls
Nice quiet restaurant and bar in Hope Town on Elbow Cay
“Simple” is the word that comes to mind when you see things like this.
Light house on Elbow Cay
Marina near Compass Point
Typical of the beautiful views in the Abacos
The swimming pigs were on shore getting lots of food and attention.
View from Big O’s on No Name Cay
Beautiful pastel houses you see so often in the Bahamas
Students working on the day’s the navigation plan
Anchored at Sandy Cay