Enjoy the crystal clear waters, beautiful white beaches, excellent sailing and spectacular snorkeling that only the Bahamas can offer. Choices of destinations on your cruise from Nassau can be the Exuma, Eleuthera and Berry Islands. Our itinerary is flexible and based on the weather pattern for your cruise. We try to play the weather so we can sail as much as possible. A typical day consists of: Sailing (usually 3-6 hours) after breakfast to a new location, then exploring and snorkeling. Options are discussed at breakfast and your specific desires discussed.
The Bahamas Outislands offer: deserted islands and beaches with no footprints, caves to snorkel in (as featured in “Thunderball 007”), quaint villages with friendly people, shopping in native straw markets, trying your luck in the casinos, photographing endangered rock iguanas, seeking the mysterious “blue holes” in the interior of some islands, numerous wrecks to snorkel, and trolling for big game fish such as Mahi-Mahi or Tuna. The AMAROK has also served as a mobile base for flyfishing and bonefishing trips. There are also many rare and seldom seen migratory ocean birds. Occasionally whales are seen in the deep blue.
All Bahamas cruises are six or thirteen days long. Embarkation is at 0830 on Sunday mornings, with a return at 1600 on Friday afternoons. A six-day cruise is six days and five nights. A thirteen-day cruise is thirteen days and twelve nights.
THE BOAT AND CREW
The AMAROK is a 41′ Morgan Outisland cutter-rigged ketch, which can accommodate up to six guests. She has constantly been upgraded and is maintained in top condition by her owners Joe and Angela. Powered by a 2008 70-hp Phasor Kubota diesel and a 2008 7-kw Phasor Kubota generator. She carries a full sail inventory for all conditions including a spinnaker. For your comfort she is tastefully decorated and fully air-conditioned while at dock, has hot water and a private shower for our guests. She has an AM/FM CD player with satellite radio. The outside center cockpit is covered by a bimini top and dodger for your protection from the sun and spray and has very comfortable cockpit cushions. For your safety the AMAROK has up-to-date electronic navigation and radio equipment in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard and Bahamian requirements (including an EPIRB, comprehensive first aid kit, and radar). The AMAROK also carries fishing gear, snorkeling gear, and a 2011 Achilles rigid inflatable dinghy with outboard.
Both Joe and Angela hold United States Coast Guard Master’s licenses for carrying passengers for hire. Joe has been sailing in the Bahamas and Florida waters for over 30 years. A former biologist, he is qualified in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. He is a skilled skin diver and fisherman, supplying Angela with most of the seafood used to prepare her delicious meals. Angela has over 25 years sailing experience in the Bahamas and Florida waters and is an excellent chef. She is qualified in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Her cookbook is entitled “Good ‘Tings From Da Galley”. Together both have sailed over 600 successful charters.