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Cruise Abaco

Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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About Cruise Abaco
Owner operated charter company offering day sails and multiple day live aboard charters on boats ranging from 30 to 45 feet in length. Boats available for bareboat charter or try our unique "Captain by day, Bareboat by night" option if you lack boating experience. The Captain is with you by day, sailing, exploring, snorkeling and each evening leaves you safely moored , anchored or docked to enjoy the evening to yourself. You have a dingy with outboard to explore on your own and the Captain returns the next morning and off you go to a different destination and adventure. We also offer American sailing Association courses with certified Instructors so you may learn and come back and bareboat next time! Many students return year after year and charter from us. We take your vacation seriously and treat it like it is our own, we strive to make sure everyone has a great time!
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Patricia S wrote a review Aug 2019
Milmont Park7 contributions1 helpful vote
We were booked on a catamaran but it blew an engine so we were screwed. After much research we found cruise abaco and while price was higher than we wanted we booked it. We had a captain by day and he was gone before dinner so us gals could just hang out. Our capt dave was the best ever and the boat was very modern with plenty of amenities. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you cruise abaco.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Chris M wrote a review Jul 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin1 contribution
WOW! This was our third charter with Cruise Abaco in about a year. We are addicted! My wife and I started our adventure by building on sailing lessons we’ve taken back home as well as past captained sailing charters in the BVI and Grenada. Cruise Abaco’s captain by day, bareboat at night model is what initially attracted us to take classes here. We started out taking ASA sailing lessons with Captain Joe (ASA 103/104/114) about a year ago on Mar Ari (44ft catamaran). In March, we followed that up with a 7 day charter on the Antidote (40ft catamaran) and completed ASA 105. On this trip, we went completely solo and headed out on our own for 9 days on the Antidote. We purchased the area extension so we could go north of Whale Cay. Captain Joe met us and reviewed our float plan and gave us great tips for the new places we’d be visiting. Sailing to places like Green Turtle Cay, Maniack Cay and Treasure Cay were the highlights of our trip this time. Captain. Joe certainly prepared us for the sailing life! He’s a fantastic instructor! Thank-you for that Captain Joe! Working with Cruise Abaco over these three trips has been amazing. The entire staff from booking with Bonnie, to Mark/Patti the owners, and all of the captains like Joe and Amber have been great. The boats are in great operational condition and are extremely clean. The cruising ground and the water in the Abacos is absolutely beautiful. We will definitely be back soon and we will see you (Cruise Abaco) at the Annapolis Boat show! Chris, Kristi, Ryan and Brady
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Date of experience: June 2019
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thorntonfamily2018 wrote a review Jul 2019
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas18 contributions5 helpful votes
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We had an amazing first leg of our vacation on the Calico for 5 nights. Bonnie was super helpful getting everything planned, Capt. Joe gave us our intro and welcome after arriving much later than we were supposed to, and Amber was a Boat Captain that showed parts of Abaco that we have never seen. My mom joined us on the last two nights and they were extremely accommodating to get her out there to us - thanks to Shorty. My boys (16 band 12) enjoyed every minute of it and the bonus was catching fish behind the sail boat. Thank you to Captain Amber and all the staff for making the trip unforgettable.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Mark G, Owner at Cruise Abaco
Responded Jul 10, 2019
We are so thrilled you had a good time and we wish you a wonderful summer and look forward to your return and cruising again with us here at Cruise Abaco! Mark & Patti & entire crew
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Victor3 wrote a review Jun 2019
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Three couples aboard "Antidote" 40' Catamaran. Two of us concurrently finished our ASA 103/104/114 while the rest enjoyed a perfect week in the Sea of Abaco. CPT Ray was the perfect host, captain and ambassador for the Abacos. Antidote was immaculate and a dream to sail. Thanks to everyone at Cruise Abaco (CA) for making this a perfect trip for us all. CA's captain by day concept is the best in the industry.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Mark G, Owner at Cruise Abaco
Responded Jun 28, 2019
Thanks so much for choosing us! We are so happy you enjoyed Abaco, it is an amazing place! We look forward to having you bareboat with us now! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Mark & Patti & Cruise Abaco crew!
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k_bresser wrote a review Jun 2019
Austin, Texas41 contributions16 helpful votes
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Bravely took on planning for a large group to sail with Cruise Abaco. 40 people chartered six catamarans for a week in June 2019. Four of the catamarans hired day captains to come out each morning, sail the group to their desired stops, and then safely secure the boat before they left for the night. Two catamarans were bareboat charters. Keeping the full group together was easier than I expected with our common overnight stops being Hope Town, Little Harbor, Treasure Cay, Tahiti Beach, and Guana. Fantastic trip enjoyed by all including young kiddos, teenagers, parents, and grandparents! Cruise Abaco was on their A-game with super customer service including help with tracking down delayed luggage (bringing it out to our guests wherever they were on the charter). Thanks Brian! All of the day captains were personable and did a great job on the charter. Special shout-out to Captain Joe for playing us some sailing tunes and being an amazing ambassador for Cruise Abaco and the area. Whether you have zero sailing experience or wish to bareboat, don't delay in contacting them to schedule a charter!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Mark G, Owner at Cruise Abaco
Responded Jun 19, 2019
Hello Kevin, We so enjoyed hosting your group and we are so happy you had a great time! We look forward to your next trip and we wish you all smooth sailing and a great summer! Mark & Patti & Cruise Abaco Captains and crew!
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