Join Virgin Escape for the trip of a lifetime: Island hopping in the stunning Abacos Islands onboard a 52ft. Catamaran. With stops at some of the Bahamas most beautiful, top secret locations, you can de-stress in the heart of paradise. Imagine yoga on an otherwise deserted beach, the ebb and flow of the rolling waves as your soundtrack for meditation, and relaxation on deck as your luxurious catamaran floats its way to your next exotic locale.
Geographically, the Abacos are simply ideal for boating and sailing. Great Abaco’s coastline is scalloped with bays and coves and protected harbors that feature full-service marinas and resorts. The large island also acts like a mainland, with a long string of barrier islands lying off its east coast. In between is the Sea of Abaco, a brilliant-blue body of water that’s shallow and protected but still large enough to offer miles and miles of sailing and exploring fun.
Double Occupancy of Cabin with Queen Size Bed and private bath: $2250 per person Double Occupancy of Cabin with 2 Bunk Beds: $2250 per person Single Occupancy of Cabin with Queen Size Bed and private bath: $4500 per person
A NONREFUNDABLE $500 Deposit will secure your spot with the balance due.
7 nights accommodations onboard a spacious and luxurious 52 foot Catamaran Sailboat Licensed, Experience Captain Daily Yoga and Meditation Classes taught by a highly trained and experienced leader in the industry. Snorkeling and Equipment Shared use of Paddle Board Healthy, Fresh breakfast and lunch prepared daily onboard and customized to suit your needs and preference. Unlimited Sunshine and Relaxation
Dinners on shore
Optional Spa Treatments Onshore or Excursions
Day 1 (Friday): We will begin our Adventure by meeting Captain Don at Marsh Harbor, where he will be waiting with the boat stocked and ready for our arrival. From there, we will sail to Man-O-War Cay. Man-O-War Cay is a conservative and “dry island.” You will be able to find just a few restaurants, four little churches, a grocery, one hardware store, a boat yard, and some narrow lanes. This town in the middle of nowhere is so tiny that it will take less than an hour to explore. The people are quiet and reserved but very friendly and polite. There are several beautiful beaches where you can spend the day, sit back and relax. You’ll find endless opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and sunning
Day 2 (Saturday): We will travel to Great Guana Cay. If kicking back and relaxing with no schedule is your wish, than Great Guana is the right place for it! The reef strewn ocean beaches that line its 5.5 miles of coast are reputedly the most beautiful in all the Abacos. The white sand beach is bathed in waters of every shade of blue, aqua marine and turquoise. We will make a stop at the Fowl Cay Marine Park for snorkelling in the clear blue water to see beautiful Barracuda swimming among coral reefs. And just at the Northern of Great Guana, we’ll have the opportunity to visit a fantastic beach surrounded by a tree-lined cove where you can enjoy watching the most beautiful topography of the island.
Day 3 (Sunday): We’ll make our way to Green Turtle Cay, the most northern and populace cay in the Abacos. For vacationers, it has plenty to do and explore, whether it is to do a picnic on the beach, dive with wild dolphins, swimming with turtles, or feed the swimming pigs. History enthusiasts will enjoy the Albert Lowe Museum. Once used as a fisherman’s home, today it has became a famous place on the Abacos where you’ll discover a fascinating history, each post on the wall which will add to your journey.
Day 4 (Monday): We’ll head to the beautiful Treasure Cay, The beach here was voted one of the region’s top 10 beaches in a reader poll by Caribbean Travel & Life. There are no pictures that can prepare a visitor for the awesome sight of this beach; its size, its white powdery sand and those beautiful blue waters. All that and there are no crowds; there’s plenty of room to create your own private oasis. We’ll make a stop for snorkeling in the clear blue water among all kinds of bonefish at Manjack Cay, a perfect place to relax, swim, fish and …enjoy.
Day 5 (Tuesday): We’ll set sail for Hope Town, the main settlement on Elbow Cay and home to the famous candy striped lighthouse a favorite photo subject now, but quite controversial when it was under construction back in 1863 because up until then, the island’s residents had been making a comfortable living by salvaging ships that wrecked on the offshore reefs. Hope Town is a quaint village, home to wonderful people, great food, beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and of course, world-class sailing, snorkeling, diving, and fishing.
Day 6 (Wednesday): We’ll visit Little Harbor. Sailing to the North of Little Harbor will bring us to the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park at Sandy Cay. Please… take your underwater camera with you because if you don’t, you might regret it! This is one if not, the best place in the world for snorkeling.You’ll have the chance to explore Turtles, beautiful fishes of all kinds, fantastic coral reefs, undersea caves, Spotted Eagle Rays, and red arrows. Even if you decide to come back year after year, you will never get bored here! It’s always great to have a good dinner after a long snorkeling tour. Pete’s Tavern will be the best option to enjoy excellent services, tasty food, refreshing drinks, and fabulous ambiance.
Day 7 (Thursday): We’ll spend our final day back at Elbow Cay where we can anchor at Tahiti beach to swim in the clear blue water, find some sea shells, and explore small sea life.
Day 8 (Friday): We’ll have a short final sail back to Marsh Harbor as we prepare to carry home our windswept memories of relaxation.
Living onboard is pure luxury with the Lagoon 52′ Catamaran. You and your travel companion will have a full private cabin with either Queen Sized bed or twin bunks plus a bath (head) all to yourselves. There is ample room for storage, and bedding will be provided. If you’ve never slept out on the water, you are in for a huge treat. There is nothing like being rocked gently to sleep and waking to the sun streaming in through the port hole.
US Citizens traveling to the Bahamas need a current passport. Check the expiration date to make sure that it does not expire within 6 months of your trip. Visas are not required. The easiest way to get to Abacos is to fly from the US to Marsh Harbor International Airport (MHH). You will be able to taxi from there right to the marina where Captain Don and I will meet you to escort you to the boat. Please plan to arrive no later than 4 pm on March 2nd. We will disembark by noon on the 9th, so plan flights accordingly.Sheila is happy to guide you through the travel booking process if you need help. email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
About Your Hosts
Sheila McVay is a certified Kripalu 500 ERYT and the owner of Johns Creek Yoga in Georgia. She has been teaching in one way or another for over 20 years, first as a literature professor, then as a yogi. Along with maintaining a regular class schedule, she leads retreats locally and internationally and leads teacher training at both the 200 and 500 hour level. She is passionate about all that she does and feels blessed beyond measure to share the powerful and ancient practice of yoga with others. She will be partnering on this trip with Captain Don. Don hails from New Amsterdam, Guyana, a town on the eastern bank of the Berbice River, just four miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean. He grew up on the water, working and playing with his two sisters, brother and Dad on their 40-foot motorboat. Boating is in his blood. Don has sailed extensively throughout the Caribbean. He holds 200 ton Yachtmaster certification and 100 BVI ton Local Yachtmaster. Charter guests describe him as easy going, fun, patient and reliable. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of the Caribbean and knows how to customize a charter itinerary per guest preferences. He lives by the credo, “live every day to the fullest”, which is why his goal is to make every day on charter extraordinary.