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Bahamas Tall Ship Windjammer Cruises

Set sail aboard the tall ship LIBERTY CLIPPER for a Bahamas Windjammer Cruise.  On these windjammer sailing cruises, you'll explore the Out Islands of the Bahamas on a sailing ship.  We island hop daily as we explore the Bahamas visiting different beaches and islands during the week.  On our windjammer cruises, you can relax and unwind or choose a more adventurous cruise and help hoist the sails, take a turn at the helm and even navaigate with our captain!  Come explore what a Bahamas Sailing Vacation has to offer on a Bahamas Windjammer Cruise.

Cruise Overview
Bahamas Reviews
Destinations
Bahamas Pace of Life
Things To Do
Weather and Climate

Bahamas Tall Ship Windjammer Cruises Overview

Bahamas Caribbean Windjammer Cruises Overview...

Liberty ClipperSet sail for new horizons on a Caribbean barefoot cruise in the Bahamas.  On our 125-foot SCHOONER LIBERTY CLIPPER you'll explore the Out Islands of The Bahamas from our majestic windjammer.  You'll be welcomed aboard by our expert crew who are there for your safety and enjoyment. From our qualified Captains to our wonderful cooks, they are there to make your windjammer cruise fun and memorable.  You can choose to get involved with the sailing of the ship by taking the helm or hoisting the sails, or just relax and watch that watery part of the world float by as we visit The Bahamas Out Islands on a Caribbean Windjammer Cruise.

 

A Week Aboard A Bahamas Sailing Vacation...

  Credit: Read the Two for the Road blog about the Liberty Clipper by Nik & Dusty Greene

A Typical Day on a Caribbean Windjammer Cruise...

You will wake each day of your sailing vacation to the gentle sounds of water lapping against the hull, sea birds looking for their morning meal and the gentle sway of the ship at anchor. Your day will start with a wonderful breakfast served on the main deck at your leisure. With fresh brewed coffee, fruits, breads and any combination from waffles to cereal, you'll find something to start your day off right! After a relaxing start, we will begin the day's sail. Typically the ship will sail from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. The day is your time to relax, take a cat-nap, read a good book, listen to the Captain tell sea stories or help sail the ship.

Breakfast
Clipper Sunrise
Morning Sail
 

On your Caribbean sailing vacation aboard the Liberty Clipper, you will have the opportunity to explore the tall ship and join in the sailing alongside our crew if you choose to. You may head forward to find dolphins swimming under the bowsprit. Back aft, the captain and crew will show you how to tend sails and let you take a turn at the wheel while the power and mystique of a traditional gaff rigged schooner extends before you. Blazing white canvas will billow above your head, and the stiff breeze will draw the ship forward to her next port of call where once again you will sleep soundly as the soft waves lap against the hull.

Dophins in the Wake
Sails Billowing
Relax on Deck
 

On our Caribbean windjammer sailing cruises, you may find that just relaxing on the main deck is how you'd prefer to spend your afternoon - that's fine! Pick anyplace you like and make yourself at home.

While not required, you are always invited to get involved with the sailing of the Windjammer Liberty Clipper. Our professional crew will help you plot our course on a nautical chart. We're here for your enjoyment, so just let us know how we can make your tall ship cruise more enjoyable!

Once we've anchored for the afternoon, you have access to the world's largest swimming pool! Feel free to jump in - cannonball or dive, your choice! We have a ladder available for you to get back aboard. Our crew will also be on hand to assist you if you need anything - we are here to help!

You will also have the opportunity to head ashore each day of your tall ship cruise. Depending upon which of our windjammer cruises you select, you may find yourself on a tropical beach, exploring an historic fort or touring in our kayaks. Each day will present unique opportunities for you to discover local culture and wildlife. Windjammer cruises on the Liberty Clipper provide you opportunities to truly explore off-the-beaten path locations like you'd never imagined...

In the evenings, you will enjoy fine homemade meals prepared by our Chef. You can relax aboard the ship, or stay ashore a little longer, again depending upon the itinerary of your cruise. Sunsets on the water are always amazing... When it's time to turn in for the evening, your comfortable cabin awaits...

Come aboard for a Caribbean Windjammer Cruise!

Bahamas Windjammer Cruise Reviews

A drop everything and SAIL adventure aboard the Liberty Clipper in the Exumas
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Lets do it! Kids are grown, work will survive... This is how our dream adventure started and it certainly was a dream come true. A different beach everyday in the Bahamas to enjoy being a couple and having fun together again. The Exumas Island chains allowed us the perfect adventure. We had; snorkeling, visiting swine island and iguana island and the most beautiful beaches, sunrises and sunsets over the water. 


Thanks to Captain Chris and crew for a wonderful week in the Bahamas! I just have no idea how to top this when we want to escape again...

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Scott & Sharon, Jan. 25, 2014 cruise.
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Captains Blog: Eleuthera, fresh fish and lobster, and plenty of great sailing aboard our Schooner!
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Safe and sound in Nassau. 

 
This week we sailed to Eleuthera and explored some new territory. started off the week sailing to Egg Island where we snorkeled the wreck of an old fertilizer ship that is said to have burned in the 70's, although the wreck was filled with lionfish and grouper, we did not have a catch of the day to serve up. (Sorry Jan and Jason!)...However, they had their hands full making a beautiful Caribbean Lobster dinner for the guests!
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After lunch we hauled back and motored into the lee of Egg island to drop the hook and spend a few hours before dinner hanging out on the beach. Enjoyed the musical talents of passengers Erica and Skyler before beginning our night transit towards Alabaster Bay.
 
The following day was spent exploring the abandoned navy base. sailing the pea pod, and frisbee on the beach! Alabaster bay is perfect with its mile long beach, soft sand and friendly pot cakes! next was a great sail to the calm anchorage of South Palmetto pt. where we made our way to the Atlantic side beach bar "Tippy's" which Skyler made very apparent to have a very strong rum punch.
 
Governors harbor came next, with Junkanoo practice in full swing some passengers were able to get a preview of the festivities to come. to top off a great week we finished it off with some snorkeling and pea pod sailing at rainbow cay where we were finally able to serve up a few lionfish. Passengers surely enjoyed themselves.
 
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(Our little friend we saw swimming about)
 
We did leave Nassau with 10 passengers however only returned with eight.....................
 
Matt and Jackie had already planned on spending the next two weeks in Eleuthera so we left them in Rainbow cay after dinner Friday night!
 
Until next time
 
Captain Dylan Salzmann
Schooner Liberty Clipper
 
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Experienced Christmas on the Liberty Clipper for 6 days!
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We made it back to port safe and sound! What a wonderful experience sailing on the Liberty Clipper in the Bahamas for Christmas. The crew was great and made me feel so safe and at home aboard the boat. Food was awesome (thanks Jan!) and now unfortunately I'm back on my diet. Hope we can do this again in the future sometime. Love Sailing Tall Ships. 

  Thanks for everything! 

 

  Pat H.

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Wonderful Sail through the Bahamas for Christmas on a classic windjammer
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Below is my captains report on our Christmas Cruise through the Bahamas. This week we got a lot of sailing in, and very minimal daytime transits as we did a lot of night sailing under an amazing canopy of stars. Our week started with a wonderful welcome reception in Nassau before departing out dock in Nassau at 0600 Monday morning bound for the Exumas Land and Sea Park with our first stop being Allans Cay.

After a nice close reach to Allans in the morning, our guests enjoyed some snorkeling and hanging out on the beach with the iguanas before we hauled back the anchor and motored through the night to Staniel Cay, home of Thunderball Grotto made famous during the filming of the James Bond movie Thunderball. We spend all of Tuesday and Tuesday night at Staniel Cay sailing the pea pod, paddle boarding, feeding the pigs, snorkeling the Grotto and visiting the yacht club. Everyone loved getting into the warm water and experiencing the true natural beauty of the Bahamas.

The highlight of Christmas Eve was taking the small boat through the anchorage with crew and guests Christmas caroling. Christmas day brought great wind for our sail to Rocky Dundas and Warderick Wells. That night, we set up movie night on deck for our guests and watched "A White Christmas" under the stars. While I've seen this movie on many a Christmas, watching it under the stars on a tall ship in the Bahamas was something special that I will always remember.

Thursday we sailed to Normans Cay and explored the beaches and the underwater wreck of an old DC3 drug smuggling plane; nestled in about 20-feet of water, it was easy to see a lot of detail on the old wreck. Our guests requested some more night sailing so we hauled back anchor again and sailed Thursday night bound for Rose Island where we spent all day Friday snorkeling the north shore.

I look forward to meeting next weeks recruits tomorrow in Nassau for a New Years cruise; looks like we will sail for Eleuthera this week and the weather forecast looks great!

Dylan Salzmann, Captain, Liberty Clipper

 

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Sailing the Bahamas Out Islands and Exumas aboard the Schooner Liberty Clipper
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Amazing vacation sailing the Bahamas Out Islands and the Exumas aboard the Liberty Clipper, fantastic crew, amazing crew. Lee AKA "Muffin" Made for an enjoyable. Never felt uncomfortable (that could of been the rum). Loved the pigs on Big Major, the Thunderball grotto, and the iguanas. Loved the trip, and hope to be back! 

 

Matthew S.

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Sailing the Exuma Island Chain with the Liberty Clipper and crew
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Thank you for an absolutely amazing experience sailing on the Liberty Clipper! I had a blast and cannot wait to return!! I've seen SO many things in the Exuma Islands in the Bahamas that I would have never expected and my mind is BLOWN!!! THANK YOU GUYS!

 

Love,  

 

   Erin

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Two adventurers take on the Schooner Liberty Clipper in the Bahamas. Windjammer Vacation cruise off the bucket list now!
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At the end of one of our most memorable weeks ever. The sailing, the snorkeling, the relaxing, the adventure, the passengers, the crew, the beautiful Liberty Clipper----We can't say enough how much we appreciate the opportunity to be here and experience it all for the Windjammer Cruise of a lifetime. Cheers especially to the amazing crew , who worked so hard to make sure all of us passengers were not only well taken care of-but that we could also get out, explore, and cross more dreams off our bucket lists, and make memories for ourselves that will truly last us our lives. 

 

 

 God bless you guys and this beautiful ship!

          Cheers, Hope to do this again, 

               Very, very soon-----------------------

 

           Nikki & Dusty G. 

            "Two for the Road"

                Austin, TX

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Friends for life aboard the Liberty Clipper for our New Years Windjammer cruise!
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Many, Many thanks to the Liberty Clipper, Captain Chris and crew-Mike, Maggie, Derek, Tom, Eric, Jan and Sean- For a wonderful start to 2013 with this trip of a lifetime. Each day was filled with beautiful sights, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, scenic beaches, clear waters and happy sounds! 

The clicks of multiple cameras capturing images of playful dolphins, hearty "Heave Ho's!" as the sails were raised, shared laughter. 

Very special thanks to the Captain and Crew for taking  care of us, putting up with us, and patiently answering our myriad of landlubber questions. Extra kudos to Jan and Sean for feeding us SO well!

Also thanks to our trip mates, Rosemary, Paul, Theresa, Billy, Heather, Tony, Audrey, John, Corinne, Bob, Charlene, Doug, Anna, Mike, Sam and Mary - Thank you for sharing this AMAZING experience aboard this Bahamas Tall Ship!

 

   Jay & Cindy 

   Houston, TX

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A 50th Birthday aboard a Bahamas Tall Ship celebration that was out of this world!
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Going back through my thoughts of what I could imagine a Tall Ship Windjammer Cruise would be was nothing like it was. From the moment we came on board till our final dinner together tonight. Everything has been such a wonderful, dream like feeling of relaxing. I did do snorkeling- Think it's not meant for a farm girl to try and drown herself! But the beaches was the most beautiful thing in the world.....Club Med beach was indescribable in words or pictures-Beautiful sand & water. Governers Bay was so nice, no pressure and a lot of supplies.

The crew aboard the Clipper was excellent. Jan the cook-Always had a wonderful smile (no wonder she has the best job). Feeding all of us. 

  • Sean- was quiet but great! Always there when you needed something.
  • Derek- Very kind and sweet, had lots of fun at the Club Med with him & crew
  • Amanda- Always smiling and laughing
  • Maggie- Great voice! Very entertaining
  • Tom H- Aaahh my bartender! Dark & Stormy's every day! Lots of fun and always up for a laugh
  • Captain Chris-Awesome, always found us the best beaches and small coves

As I planned my 50th Birthday I never could have imagined how much fun I was going to have, had the best time of my life and I think no family problems either! Great new friends, hope to see again in travels around the world.

God Bless, Happy Holidays

May the wind always stay in your sails,

Tina M

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The best Caribbean vacation sailing with the Tall Ship Liberty Clipper
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Thank you, thank you, thank you to the crew of the Liberty Clipper!  This was one of the best vacations I have ever had.  Climbing aloft, dolphins, the Schooner Olympics, playing games, getting lost in a book, sailing, learning, the wind, meeting the other passengers and crew, moon pods, snorkeling, paddle boarding, Jan's delicious food, playing the guitar, learning to play the ukulele (hardly), sunrise, sunset, playing, seeing Captain Matt in all his glory and dignity, spending quality time with my favorites-Megan, Kate, and Matt.  All in all the adventure and freedom of sailing!

Thank you all again for such a wonderful time.  This week was the best way to spend my 30th birthday.

Bess W.

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Fun and great memories during vacation Sailing the Bahamas on a Schooner!
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So glad Captain Matt was sailing on the Liberty Clipper this week I had off of work. What a great 30th birthday to remember with cousin Megan, Captain Matt and of course Bess. Snorkeling, climbing aloft, seeing dolphins swim at the bow, a sea turtle at The Glass Window, reading, playing Liar's Dice and Bananagrams. Thanks to the wonderful crew for making this tall ship cruise in the Bahamas so enjoyable. Oh! and for Schooner Olympics - probably my favorite!

Kate W.

Almeda, CA

 

(Here you are aloft!) 

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Didn't know what to expect sailing on a Tall Ship in the Bahamas, but it was amazing!
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It's already been said on previous pages, but I feel exactly the same.  I LOVED the crew, the cruise, and the places we explored.  The food was excellent and the crew helpful, courteous and professional.  I'd never been on a sailing vessel before; so I didn't know what to expect.  Loved it all!  It was especially nice that we only had to share everything with a limited number of guests.  Good luck in your future endeavors.

Hal
Tempe, AZ

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Great chemistry, friends, food and more aboard my windjammer sailing adventure in the Bahamas
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What a wonderful 6 days aboard the windjammer Liberty Clipper! Having never sailed before, we knew we were about to embark on a truly remarkable experience, however were not prepared for how much more special the crew was to make our trip sailing the Bahamas.  Chris, John, Sean, Clint, Jan, Jason, Maggie, Amanda and Mike- a truly spectacular crew, their professionalism and team chemistry was impeccable, yet their courtesy and involvement with each of the passengers made us feel like part of the family.  We will miss them all-until we come back!

Thank you all for a wonderful voyage! :)

Rick&Nancy, Orlando, FL

P.S.- youl'll always have a free place to stay in Orlando :)

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Great time spearfishing, sailing a Windjammer and enjoying the Bahamas Tall Ship style with Tony!
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Merci Beaucoup! 

  We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the LC. Except for the time when we slept through the great sailing, when Eric threw our drink away :(, and when Tom kept leaving his galoshes all over the boat. Highlights included Tony spearing the Lionfish, sunny weather, Junkanoo, Eleuthera and all the fantastic hard work that the crew put in to make our experience fantastic! 

 

P.S. The dishes were SPARKLING! 

 

Thank you

 


 Heather and Tony, 

             Bruce Peninsula, ON, Canada

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The perfect Sailing trip in the Bahamas on a windjammer sailing ship!
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I have to say that while you are aboard the Liberty Clipper every day surprises you and is better than the last.  The first night at the dock was hot and claustrophobic and I thought this was a trick from my husband to wean me off my "princess ways".  By the third day, we both were napping happily inside the lower single bunk, no problem!  The days were so beautiful; the winds were perfect for sailing, the food was fantastic-the salads so fresh, amazing!  A highlight of the trip for me was climbing the mast with Sean-in celebration of my 50th.  It was an awesome experience.  We all knew this trip was "different"- and yet the crew pulled together and made it very special.  Hope they know their efforts were noticed and we are all amazed at their character and ability to 'get on' despite it all.  They are remarkable people.  Sailing is in my blood and my husband knew nothing else would do for my birthday.  He nailed it! It was just amazing!  Thank you Captain Chris, Sean, John, Amanda, and all the rest.

Denise and CJ

Nassau, Bahamas

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The best Tall Ship cruise in the Bahamas
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Thank you for he best adventure of our lifes! Our tall ship sailing cruise through the Bahmas was awesome! I would like to thank all of the crew who helped me: Captain Chris, the mate Kyle, Amanda, Sean, Maggie, Clint, Tenley, Jan, and the two puppies.  Thank you very much Liberty Clipper!

Love, 

Johnett, Alethia, Ashley W

XOXO

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We had a blast on our Caribbean voyage sailing around the Exuma Islands
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Thank you all so much for a fabulous 2nd voyage sailing the Exumas and birthday (12th anniversary of 29 years!).  The crew is wonderful.  They made us feel like we were rejoining long lost friends.  We loved snorkeling in the cave, the swine island (glad Tenley is fast), the iguanas, and especially an entire week without internet/e-mail/work, and the many Mike sightings.  Thanks for teaching us how to tie knots (Amanda and Sean), for giving the four of us alone time (Kyle, Sean and "Boats").  Also thank you to Jan for the wonderful food and making me special meals for my crazy low sodium diet, for Maggie for sharing laughs and Chris for keeping us safe.  Also loved the puppies!  Thank you all so much.  If you are ever in Aggie land (College Station, TX)- please let us know.

Sincerely,

Heather M. and Tom B.

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Our fantastic experience cruising the Caribbean and Eleuthera on a 18th Century Clipper Ship!
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My husband and I didn't know what to expect, but we were not let down.  The crew was very professional while being fun and informative.  It is amazing how hard they work and never complain.  They work like a well oiled machine.  We were lucky to have been on the ship when they had two little puppies they got from a shelter.  They were so loving, cute, fun and helped us with our sadness of leaving our 3 puppies at home.

All the places in the Bahamas we went were wonderful, and we just chilled out.

What a great "family" crew.  We love you all.  I hope to see you again.

Janice and Ace P.

Arlington, Texas

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A Caribbean Vacation to Remember aboard the Windjammer Liberty Clipper!
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This trip sailing the Bahamas was fabulous!

A final treat was the 2 little puppies we picked up along the way.  They will have wonderful homes in the states. I hope you enjoy your adventure aboard the tall ship Liberty Clipper as much as we enjoyed ours. Kudos to the captain and crew.

Patty and Tom K

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The delight of sailing the Exuma islands in the Bahamas on a classic Windjammer with Liberty Fleet!
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Thank you! Each and every crew member was professional and delightful to cruise in the Bahamas with...the food was exceptional-much thanks to the galley Jason and Sean.  The entire adventure sailing the Exuma islands was more than I expected!! I plan to experience a Liberty Fleet tall ship again.

Memories and fellowship and sand and sea and SAILING!! Loved the sailing!!

Cindy R.

 

60th Birthday Adventure

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Bahamas Destinations...

Bahamas Sailing Vacation Crusies Destinations

Set sail in the Bahamas on a course less charted with the LIBERTY CLIPPER. Learn about some of the places that we may visit on your windjammer cruise to the Bahamas. We never have a fixed itinerary each week so that our Captain can plot the course for the best wind and weather. This means that every Bahamas Sailing Vacation is a different, the pace a little different, the people a little different and your experience always fun!

THE LIBERTY CLIPPER

Discover the Bahamas Out Islands aboard our 125-foot flagship, Liberty Clipper, on an overnight tall ship cruise.

Liberty Clipper Sailing Vacations in the Bahamas

THE BAHAMAS

Explore the Bahamas from our Sailing Ship

Bahamas Sailing Vacation Cruises

The Liberty Clipper offers Windjammer Cruise sailing vacations to the Out Islands of the Bahamas from Late November to Early May. The principal islands that the ship will visit during your Bahamas windjammer cruise may include Eleuthera Island, the Exumas, and smaller unnamed islands. We never know which islands we will visit as the Captain determines our ultimate course based upon the wind direction and any exciting events occurring in the area. Each of our Bahamas sailing cruises is unique and special in this aspect.

The Exumas

The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau, an exotic collection of tiny jewels set in the most beautiful aquamarine and sapphire water you have ever imagined. Great Exuma Island, together with the Exuma Cays offer an amazing variety of possibilities for all water sports. Hidden coves, bays, and harbors throughout are magnets for yachts and sport fishermen. Many of the unnamed beaches and coves of the islands, including extensive offshore reef areas, are included in the protected Exuma National Land and Sea Park of the Bahamas National Trust. Some of the islands on which there are permanent residents and resorts include Staniel Cay (home of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, a fixture in the Exumas), Fowl Cay, Musha Cay and Iguana Cay.Thunderball Grotto, located just a few hundred yards off Staniel Cay, is one location where the James Bond film Thunderball was filmed. Sandy Cay, just a short boat ride from Little Exuma was the location used for filming the Pirates of the Caribbean beach scenes!

Eleuthera Island

Eleuthera, one of the Bahamas “Out Islands”, is 110 miles long, north to south, and just a few miles wide. It's endless white beaches, colonial villages and pineapple fields always charm visitors. The island faces the Atlantic Ocean on its east side, and the Great Bahama Bank on it west side. Eleuthera started as a coral reef, but unlike many of the islands, and even Florida, it’s terrain is quite hilly, with some hills as high as 100 feet. The shoreline varies from pink sand beaches to large coral outcroppings extending into aquamarine and azure waters. Eleuthera’s many beaches are considered among the best in the Bahamas. Today, Eleuthera is like an island lost in time, much less developed than Nassau, Freeport or the Abacos. Life moves at a slower pace here, with only 8,000 inhabitants, and a focus on vacationing.

Your sailing cruise will take you to a new town or new island each day after we've sailed the warm tropical waters. The Liberty Clipper will return to her berth on Nassau early Saturday morning at the completion of your cruise - if you're hooked, you can always extend and stay with us another week in paradise!

Bahamas Pace of Life

Liberty Windjammer Cruises in the Bahamas on our Tall Ship Liberty Clipper offer a very laid back beach and boating vacation.  We will sail to the Bahamas Out Islands on our weekly all-inclusive Bahamas sailing vacations.  These trips are generally described as:

  • Laid back - take off your watch, turn off your phone and unplug!
  • Remote - the Out Islands are the unspoiled Bahamas.  We will visit a mix of small towns and private beaches and islands where we may be the only people there!  
  • Limited shopping - While there are a few opportunities to visit some local shops in the Out Islands, shopping is not high on an Out Islands cruise to do list. Nassau, where we board and disembark, is the "big city" of the Bahamas and is a major cruise ship port of call.  If you want to buy it, it will be available in Nassau!
  • Water Focused - Liberty Clipper offers a lot of water focused activities: snorkelling, beach trips, dingy sailing, paddleboarding, and swimming.

One of the great appeals of these Bahamas cruises is that we are sailing to a remote part of the world that is unspoiled and renowned for its natural beauty and tranquility.  This is a place to really unplug from the world and relax.  When you leave this vacation, you'll have the right mix of activities, fun and relaxation so that you can go back to life refreshed and recharged and not needing a "vacation from vacation."

Things To Do On Your Bahamas Cruise

YesThe Out-Islands of the Bahamas are world renowned for their unspoiled beauty, easy pace of life and variety of outside activities available.  Our windjammer cruises in the Bahamas are very laid back and unstructured to help you relax and fully enjoy your experience.  Each day, we will offer a variety of activities for you to choose from.  We regularly hear that this is a vacation you won't "need a vacation from" when you get home!  By design, we don't have a schedule so you won't always be checking you watch and asking, am I late.  On Liberty Clipper, you're always right on time!

We have a variety of beach and water focused activities available. 

Activities On The Ship

While aboard our Windjammer, Liberty Clipper, there is plenty to do!  We even have some guests that stay on the ship the whole week enjoying the gentle movement on the blue Bahamian waters.


We are never short of amazing sandy beaches.  While on your sailing cruise, you'll have the opportunity to visit some wonderful beaches.  While ashore, you may want to just relax, play ball, go for a swim, hang in a hammock, enjoy something to eat or even decide to get married or renew your vows, don't worry, our captains have done it before!
Beach Activities
On your windjammer cruise, you'll be welcome to access our "flotilla!"  Come experience the water in a multitude of ways.  We have two sea kayaks that are available for your use to explore; they are great for paddling, and if you ask, we've even happy to tow them behind our Zodiac.  Additionally, we have a beautiful sailing dingy that was custom built by a Maine craftsman specifically for Liberty Clipper's windjammer cruises in the Bahamas. 
Boating Activities 

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Island Activities

Each of the islands and towns we will visit are unique.  In the Out Islands, you'll have plenty of options ranging from hiking, visiting picturesque island villages, exploring an abandoned Club Med and her pink sand beaches, spelunking in caves, visiting Surfers Beach, chasing giant lizards, walking through a whales mouth or just relaxing for a cold beer at a local watering hole.

Surfers Beach 

In the Water Activities

The Bahamas are home to some of the most beautiful blue waters in the world; see how many shades of blue you can count.  Liberty Clipper's route will take you to out of the way and protected areas of the Bahamas hard to reach by other means.  It's a perfect place to get wet and as the waters are shallow, most places we visit are under ten-feet deep, so even without SCUBA tanks, you can see it all!

 


  

 

Bahamas weather and climate information...

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BahamasWaterGeorge Washington once referred to the Bahamas as the 'Isles of Perpetual June' which is an excellent description for a nation that averages over 340 sunny days per year, that's about a 93% chance of sunshine!

The Bahamas has a tropical maritime climate resulting in generally year-round good weather and due to the immediate proximity of the ocean, the Bahamas does not experience extremes of temperatures. In Nassau (where we board our cruises), winter temperatures seldom fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit and usually reaches about 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. In the summer, temps usually have a low of 78 degrees Fahrenheit or less at night and seldom rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.

The Bahamas really only has two seasons:

  • Summer: May through October when rainfall is relatively higher
  • Winter: November through April when there is little rainfall and lower humidity

Rain in the Bahamas is typical of any island archipelago in that it tends to come in short-lived and intense rain showers accompanied by strong winds to be followed by clear skies!  Relative humidity generally averages about 65%. The rainy season occurs in the summer from May through October with most of the precipitation occurring during brief summer showers. Winter is the dry season with better winds for sailing.  

Hurricane season extends from the end of June through the end of November.  Liberty's sailing schedule in the Bahamas is structured to avoid hurricane season.

Bahamas Average Climate Data (Eluethera Island)

Month

Air Temp

Water Temp

Wind Conditions

Rain

 

Deg. F.

Deg. C.

Deg. F.

Deg. C.

 

Inches

January

75

24

75

24

Calm to windy

1.9

February

77

25

77

25

Calm to windy

1.7

March

79

26

79

26

Calm to windy

1.5

April

82

28

82

28

Calm

2.2

May

88

31

88

31

Calm

4.6

June

90

32

90

32

Calm or pop-up showers

6.4

July

91

33

91

33

Calm or pop-up showers

5.9

August

91

33

91

33

Calm or pop-up showers

6.2

September

88

31

88

31

Calm or pop-up showers

6.1

October

86

30

86

30

Calm or pop-up showers

8.1

November

84

29

84

29

Calm to windy

2.4

December

79

26

81

27

Calm

1.3

 

 

 

 

On our week-long Bahamas Sailing Vacations, you'll discover secret parts of the Bahamas from our sailing ship. Each day, we will set sail for a new destination and a new adventure. By design, we don't have a set itinerary so that our Captain may plot your course for the best wind and weather to make each trip unique and fun. You'll love sailing the Bahamas on our Tall Ship and we hope you'll join us this winter for a different type of cruise, a tall ship windjammer cruise!

For more information about our Windjammer Cruises, you may explore our website:

We look forward to sailing with you soon on a Liberty Fleet Windjammer Cruise!