All of our yachts have a fishing rod onboard - we usually troll a line when sailing from island to island and will often catch yellow fin, wahoo, mahi-mahi or similar .... which might become lunch, served fresh off the yachts barbecue or as a sushi/sashimi dish!
The temperature of the crystal-blue water averages an amazing 80°F year-round, which means that it’s perfect for diving and other water adventures, such as snorkeling.
Some of the most spectacular dive sites in the Bahamas are around the Abacos. Because of direct exposure to the Atlantic Ocean, the reefs here are fairly shallow, mostly 60 feet or less, which means that the incredible elkhorn and star coral formations are easily accessible to both scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Combine these amazing corals with a superabundance of marine life - ranging all the way from the tiniest of reef fishes to turtles, dolphins, eagle rays and sharks (and some of the clearest water in the world) and you have the experience of a lifetime.
For those divers who wish to come to Abacos prior to your TradeWinds cruise, and either do some recreational diving or perhaps want or need a refresher course, there are many dive operators here to choose from. Here are just a few, but please check with them beforehand whether they are open and their COVID-19 protocols:
Guana Aqua Adventures email@example.com 242-577-4000
Dive Abaco in Marsh Harbor www.diveabaco.com/
Brendal's Dive Center in Green Turtle Cay www.brendal.com/
Please note: Lycra skin and/or 3-5 millimeter wet suits are recommended. However, your thermal protection should be based on your individual sensitivity and comfort.
Here is a suggested guide:
Jan-March: 3mm or 5mm full suit
April-May: 3mm full suit
June-Aug: No wet suit required
Sept-Oct: 1mm - 3mm wet suit
November: 3mm - 5mm wet suit
December: 3mm - 5mm full wet suit