// An intimate paradise

26°31'27"N // 77°5'28"W

Sailing around the Abaco Islands, with their easy winds, fabled beaches, and colonial villages makes for a tranquil and enchanting experience. Far removed from the resort circus in Nassau and other, more common, Bahamian destinations - a secret paradise awaits in the Abacos, yet unspoiled by the masses.

Abacos Voyage Highlights

This region features short, line-of-sight passages with a plethora of options to choose from each day. From the uncrowded to the completely empty, the Abacos allow you to both lose and find yourself simultaneously.

// It's summer in the Abacos too

  • Due to high demand, The Crew is only offering shared berths on this trip. No single cabins are available.
  • Find a friend and book! Please contact us if you and your guest would like to pay separately.
  • Contact us if you have any special requests or require multiple cabin bookings.
Abacos // Jul 2-8, 2017

$1,690 per person (shared cabin)

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Abacos // Jul 9-15, 2017
3,580.00

$1,790 per person (shared cabin)

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// Itinerary →

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*Exact itinerary will depend on seasonal weather patterns, sea state, group preference and other considerations. Our Captains will determine safe and viable routing options in real time, and as possible, allow participants to assist in determining the itinerary.

// Logistics →

Pre-Voyage Travel:

Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) has the most affordable and frequent flights. After arriving at MHH, the marina is only a 10-minute taxi ride away (approx. $8 per person).

Meet The Crew:

We will meet at The Moorings base in Marsh Harbour anytime after 16.00 on the first day of the voyage. Depending on guest arrival times, the first night will most likely be spent on the boat in port. You will have a chance to meet your fellow crew members as well as stock up on any personal provisions for the week.

Voyage Details:

The Crew will leave port early the following morning and spend the next three nights exploring different islands, sleeping on our boat each evening in either a quiet anchorage or local marina. Each voyage with The Crew is unique, so the exact itinerary will vary. We’ll arrive back to Marsh Harbour the morning of the final day. If you’re flying out that day, we recommend booking flights in the late afternoon / evening to ensure no issues.

Food / Drink Aboard:

The Crew stocks each boat with bottled water and ice to last the entire voyage. Guests are able to visit a local grocery store on the first day to purchase basic food items they'll want for breakfast and lunch. Most dinners will take place on land, but guests are welcome to cook on the boat anytime they wish! If you'd prefer that we take care of the shopping for you, we do offer all-inclusive rates for food and alcohol - please inquire for more information.

Yachts:

We sail modern yachts typically built within the last 1-5 years by prestigious manufacturers such as Beneteau, Jeanneau and Robertson and Caine. These companies have been producing top-of-the-line yachts for decades, and are consistently ranked best in class. Every yacht we charter has at least (3) double staterooms, 3 or 4 private bathrooms, and are fully loaded with amenities including the latest electronic and navigation equipment, stereos (w/ iPhone cords!), and electric toilets. Larger boats come equipped with generators and A/C while at sea. We like to call it "luxury camping".

We only partner with the best charter companies in the Caribbean to ensure our yachts have been well-maintained and are incredibly safe to sail. Depending on the location, trip and group, we charter both Monohulls and Catamarans that are typically 45' to 55' in length and able to comfortably accommodate up to 10 passengers.

The exact boat we’ll be sailing on varies voyage to voyage and is usually finalized 1-2 months in advance of the trip. For additional details, to view pictures and review cabin layouts, please visit our information page.

Passports / Visas:

A valid passport is required for travel to the Bahamas. Depending on your country of origin, visas may also be required (no visa required for US citizens). It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid for six months past the date of your return, and that you procure any necessary Visas. The Crew cannot be held responsible for issues related to your passport or visa. We will collect your information in advance of the trip, and any issue encountered could result in your trip being cancelled (see our policy on cancellations for full details). If you have any questions, or are unsure, please contact us.

Currency in the Bahamas:

U.S. Dollars are accept throughout the Abacos as well as most major credit cards (Visa/Mastercard primarily). ATM's can be somewhat hard to find, so it is a good idea to come with some cash in hand. Don't forget to let your bank and credit card companies know about your travel to the Bahamas.

For more information on how much you should expect to spend while on your voyage, please view the "common questions" section below.


// FAQs →

Q: WHO IS ON MY BOAT?

On a voyage with The Crew, you'll join a community of travelers with a shared appetite for adventure. There is no “average” traveler on one of our Voyages. But they do share similar traits: they are active, passionate about travel, and share a sense of adventure. By age, our travelers tend to be 20-40 something. Once you book, a member of The Crew will give you a call to discuss your travel goals with you. We’ll then build the itinerary around those goals and match you with others seeking similar experiences. Our cabin arrangements are designed to accommodate individuals, couples, or groups.

Q: WHAT ARE THE CABIN ARRANGEMENTS LIKE?

Every yacht we charter has at least (3) double staterooms, each with a private en-suite bath and air-conditioning throughout. We like to call it "luxury camping". Single berths are limited, and pairs booking double-occupancy will share a cabin. While the cabins and open space will feel smaller than a hotel, our yachts are very luxurious (by sailboat standards!). The beds are large (for a sailboat), and can be shared just as easily by close friends as by a couple. Let us know your situation and we’ll find a way to make it work. Learn more about our yachts on our information page.

Q: WHO SAILS THE BOAT?

Our voyages are captained and crewed by highly trained captains and lifelong watermen, with decades spent sailing, exploring and living by the Ocean. Our captains have years of experience with line-of-sight and GPS navigation techniques to keep your voyage on the proper heading! Our captains are eager to share their knowledge and passion for sailing with our voyagers. As a member of The Crew, you can get involved in the sailing as much or as little as you would like.

Q: HOW DO MEALS WORK ON THE BOAT?

Unless otherwise arranged, guests are responsible for preparing their own meals onboard. Breakfasts and lunches are usually fairly simple and prepared on the boat. Dinner can be prepared onboard (depending on your crew's preference), but otherwise will take place on land. We enjoy dining outdoors, family style, and it's a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other. Often times, our "family meals", be it on land or the yacht, become a highlight of the experience. We can arrange to have your food and beverage purchased ahead of time, so that everything is squared away prior to your arrival. Additionally, a chef may be provided to handle all meal preparation and clean-up. Please inquire for more information about these options.

Q: WILL I BE ABLE TO CHARGE MY ELECTRONICS?

Yes. Standard US outlets (100W 120V AC) are available on most of our yachts. On select, smaller vessels, you may be limited to charging USB devices only while at sea, with outlets available when we're in a marina plugged into shore power.

Q: IS THERE WIFI?

We opt not to include WIFI on our boats, to give everyone a chance to disconnect. That said, many ports we visit oftentimes will have access, should you need to check-in.

Q: WILL MY U.S. CELL PHONE WORK?

Unless you provision the appropriate international plan, you will likely be roaming in all of the destinations we visit, and reception can be in and out - we wouldn't rely on having consistent service. Contact your provider for more information.

Q: ARE THERE ANY HEALTH REQUIREMENTS?

Our voyages include active experiences. We ask that you ensure you do not have any medical conditions that would interfere with the voyage or put your safety at risk. We require you to inform The Crew prior to your voyage of any medical conditions. Individuals with disabilities can be accommodated at special request.

Q: WHAT IF I AM PRONE TO SEASICKNESS?

If you think you may have an issue with seasickness, there are a number of highly effective seasickness and nausea medications you can procure in advance - just in case! Ask your Doctor or visit your local Pharmacy for more information.

Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

Included in the price of our voyages are:
-All travel planning and logistics with a crew-member
-Accommodation for 7 days/6 nights
-A professional captain from 'The Crew'
-Dinghy, fuel and nightly mooring/marina fees
-Unlimited bottled water and ice -Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
-Basic sailing instruction
-All cruising fees, taxes, immigration and national park fees

Q: WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Travel to and from our voyage location is the primary thing not included. Most dinners will be at local restaurants, and are not included. Alcohol and soft drinks are not included, but can be purchased in port, along the way, and are welcome aboard. Please plan for this extra spend accordingly.

Q: WHAT IS CUSTOMARY TIPPING FOR THE CAPTAIN AND CHEF?

Assuming you were treated exceptionally and had a great voyage, it is customary to tip both the captain (and chef, if applicable) 15% to 20% upon voyage completion.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY?

We offer a full refund before 90 days of your departure date. No refunds will be granted within 90 days of departure.


// Disclaimers →

Refund Policy

We offer a full refund before 90 days of your voyage departure date. Within 90 days of the voyage departure date, no refunds will be offered.

Travel Insurance

If you have any concerns, we recommend speaking with an insurance agent about additional coverage. We are fully willing to comply with any request you may have in the unlikely event you must use it.

Disclaimer and Liability

All customer participants must agree to indemnify and hold The Crew LLC, its insurers, affiliates, captains, crew, harmless for any injury or death arising from swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, or the use of dinghies, snorkels, masks, scuba equipment, or other equipment, the use of drugs, consumption of alcohol, unauthorized motoring, sailing or motoring in areas designated as hazardous by The Crew. The Crew LLC and its owners, member captains and crew are not held accountable for any injury caused by malfunction of a vessel that is not owned and maintained by The Crew LLC. In the case of an injury, the passenger remains responsible for the negligent acts that may result in harming the passenger and fellow crew.

Behavior and Conduct

The Crew and its captains have the right to suspend the activity and participation of a client on any voyage if behavior is erratic, unsafe, abusive, belligerent, or defiant of captain’s commands and orders. The Client will not be refunded and will be responsible for any and all extra financial costs if they are required to disembark before the end of the trip. Erratic and unsafe behaviors includes but is not limited to excessive drinking of alcohol, unsafe practices aboard, damaging the boat, wilful defiance of the captain and their commands (in regards to safety), sexual harassment, physical and verbal violence, and so on. It is the right of the captain to judge erratic behavior as they deem fit for the situation.

Photography and Videography

The Crew may use pictures and/or video of our voyages from time-to-time on our website and marketing. Passengers who wish to not be photographed must inform The Crew prior to the voyage. The Crew is not responsible for internet circulation of images via social media or other outlets outside the photo content on the website.


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