Come for a great snorkeling sail in the Bahamas!

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Gulfstar 56 (1987)

Eryn


  • 56 feet

  • 26 guests

  • 3 cabins

  • 2 heads

  • Captained

Eryn


Description

Our beautiful Gulfstar Ketch offers an unforgettable experience! You will enjoy the best Bahamas Snorkeling adventure that there is, all while enjoying the pleasures of sailing. Picture yourself lying on the deck, under the white billowing jib enjoying the Bahama sun. Or you can sit in the shade in the cockpit beneath the Bimini top. Listen to a great selection of music, the wind, or to the waves lapping against the bow. You'll find that this snorkeling adventures are the perfect vacation experience, like going to another world...!!!

#1 - Rose Island Day Cruise - Usually from 10am until 4pm with great sailing, beautiful Rose Island beaching and fantastic snorkeling, snacks, drinks and a very tasty freshly grilled BBQ lunch - this is a great day out! The cost is $3,100.00 as a private charter, or $140pp joining up with other guests.
Itinerary - Stop for snorkeling & beaching for about 3 hours, with about 3 hours of sailing time. You can snorkel from the sailboat, in 10-12' of water, or you can snorkel from the beach, so this is good for both experienced and beginner snorkelers. We bring a tender/small boat along as well, so you can also ride to the beach and not get wet at all.
Snorkeling - We have lots of great snorkel gear on board & included. There is instruction in snorkeling, or refresher pointers, given by the crew upon request. There are swim waist belts (required) on board, and also life jackets are available (upon request).
Snacks, lunch - we include coffee with danish, cakes & pastries in the morning, and fruit & chocolate platters in the afternoon. Our lunch is freshly prepared & grilled over charcoal with generous servings of our "secret recipe" BBQ Chicken & Ribs, Bahamian Baked Beans, Captain Randy's Famous Cole Slaw, and fresh dinner rolls from our local bakery, baked that same morning. You may bring additional snacks, if you like.
Drinks - there are complimentary drinks - unlimited Rum Punch during the sail home, & fruit punch, iced tea, lemonade & bottled water during the entire cruise. In addition we have a very affordably priced cash bar. Sodas and juices are $2 and everything else (beers, standard cocktails, wine, Rum Punch) is usually $5-$8. You are not allowed to bring along your own drinks.

#2 - Our Rose Island Half Day Cruise (4 1/4 hours) includes snacks, drinks, great sailing, beautiful Rose Island beaching and fantastic snorkeling. The cost is $130pp (joining up with others), or $2,450.00 as a private charter aboard Riding High.
Itinerary - Usually begins at 9am or 1pm, stopping for snorkeling & beaching for about 1 3/4 hours, and there are about 2 or 2 1/2 hours of sailing time. The snorkeling is at a fantastic reef in a shallow reef location. You can snorkel from the sailboat, in 10-12' of water, or you can ride ashore in the tender, not get wet, and then snorkel from the beach, so this is good for both experienced and beginner snorkelers.
Snacks - we include generous cheese, salami, olive & cracker trays, along with fruits & chocolates during the sail home.. You may bring additional snacks and/or boxed lunches with you, if you like.
Drinks - there are complimentary drinks - unlimited Rum Punch during the sail home, & fruit punch, iced tea, lemonade & bottled water during the entire cruise. In addition we have a very affordably priced cash bar. Sodas and juices are $2 and everything else (beers, standard cocktails, wine, Rum Punch) is usually $5-$8. You are not allowed to bring along your own drinks.

#3 - Our Half Day Sailing & Snorkeling Cruise (3 1/4 hours) includes snacks, drinks, great sailing, and fantastic snorkeling. The cost is $1,990.00 as a private charter aboard Riding High, or $90pp joining up with other guests.
Itinerary - This usually begins at 9am or 1pm. The cruise usually stops for snorkeling for about 1 1/4 hours, and there are about 1 3/4 hours of actual sailing time. With this cruise you snorkel directly from the sailboat, in 10-12' of water, so very nice shallow water snorkeling, with the water even somewhat shallower over the coral. This is in an area at the Eastern end of Atholl Island, known as the Sea Gardens. You are actually anchored quite close to shore, to the island, however this is a coral/rocky shore line so there is no beaching on this cruise..
Snacks - we include generous cheese & cracker snack platters, passed around by the crew several times during the sail home. You may bring additional snacks and/or boxed lunches with you, if you like.
Drinks - there are complimentary drinks - unlimited Rum Punch during the sail home, & fruit punch, iced tea, lemonade & bottled water during the entire cruise. In addition we have a very affordably priced cash bar. Sodas and juices are $2 and everything else (beers, standard cocktails, wine, Rum Punch) is usually $5-$8. You are not allowed to bring along your own drinks.

Cancellations & weather: Our cancellation policy is basically that if you have to cancel for any reason within 7 days of your cruise or charter, there is a 100% penalty. This also applies to same day cancellations & no shows. There is no penalty if the weather is not co-operating and your Captain should decide to cancel because of bad weather (excessive wind or rain) on the day of your cruise. If this happens, he will make a decision 90 minutes before your cruise sailing time, and we will contact you to let you know. No news is good news! Also, if there is a weather problem, your Captain will make every attempt to postpone the sail time an hour or so for the same day, or, if you are here longer, to reschedule the cruise for another day during your vacation. If we can't do this, then there is no penalty and your payment will be refunded in full. Please keep in mind that most of the Nassau, Cable Beach & Paradise Island Hotel beaches, the ocean shoreline, the approach by cruise ship over the ocean, and the harbor entrance, may be rough and windy, even very rough and very windy, but this is not at all where you will need to go on the cruise. We will sail through Nassau Harbour, to the East, and travel along the protected Southern shores of Paradise, Atholl and/or Rose Islands. Thank you.


This boat has 2 additional services available. View addons

Details

  • Manufacturer
    Gulfstar
  • Model
    56
  • Year
    1987
  • Guest Capacity
    26
  • Cabins
    3
  • Single Beds
    2
  • Double Beds
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Number of engines
    1
  • Horsepower per engine
    75

Extras

This boat has 2 additional service(s) available. You can select optional addons to customize your trip on the next page. Note that required addons are mandatory, and addons marked as payable at base need to be paid directly to the boat owner when you get to the boat.

Optional Extras (2)

  • Options for Customizing Private Charters
    $1
    per booking
  • Extra hour
    $375
    per hour

Amenities

  • Stove / grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling
  • Cocktail parties
Navigation & Safety
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • VHF Radio
  • Tender/Dinghy
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
Entertainment
  • Speakers on deck
Comfort
  • Stove / grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Warm water
  • Outdoor shower
Sports equipment
  • Snorkeling
Activities
  • Cocktail parties


1 Review

  • Davis
    Davis
    May 16th, 2022

    Had a great time and already looking forward to hopefully going back. Will recommend to anyone looking for a trip in the Bahamas.


Boat Owner

Eryn

Member since November 2015

We offer the best Bahamas Snorkeling adventures aboard monohull sailing yachts sailing out of Nassau to the surrounding secluded beaches and coral reefs!

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Location and Destination Guide

Usually this boat operates around Nassau, BS.

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Cancelation

Cancelation policy - Standard
Full refund if renter cancels 6 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 5 days or less before the trip start date.