Cruise Abaco
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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!
Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Donna F
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We went for 2 weeks, first week we did the captain by day, barefoot by night with captain Joe and took all the ASA sailing exams, then the second week we sailed alone. It was an absolutely amazing trip, we were confident by the end of the first week that we could sail the second week alone. Captain Joe was awesome, he taught us really well but with lots of stories and great fun! Our teenage daughters loved every minute and before the trip was over we had booked another week next spring. It is a beautiful place, wonderful staff and captain Joe was awesome, cannot recommend enough!
Written November 6, 2022
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Andrea
Miami, FL2 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a wonderful family vacation and a fantastic bareboat charter experience! Cruise Abaco charter company was excellent in every way, absolutely everyone there was very helpful at all times, we highly recommend them! Our sailboat Pretty Lady was beautiful and sailed like a charm. Lovely and dreamy Islands. We are very grateful to everyone in Cruise Abaco. Best time ever!
Written July 6, 2021
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Noah C
Fort Lauderdale, FL21 contributions
Feb 2022
Great company: Excellent communication. Upfront and fair prices. Sea of Abaco is an amazing sailing destination that is under appreciated - barely turned on our engine the whole week and sailed around at 7- 9+ knots everywhere we went. Special thank you to Brian and Calvin for the hands on attention.
Written March 1, 2022
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KMac4949
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
My family spent a week cruising with Captain Joe on a 41’ monohull. The boat was in excellent condition. Captain Joe is an excellent instructor and a really nice person. My husband and I completed our ASA 104 course along the way. The whole family appreciated Captain Joe’s itinerary planning because we got to see some truly beautiful islands, always working with the weather we had. It was a wonderful trip.
Written January 27, 2022
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Matt K
8 contributions
Mar 2021
The crew at Cruise Abaco were absolutely amazing! They were incredibly helpful in navigating the COVID restrictions as well as the harbors of the Bahamas! Mark, Brian, Joe, and Bonnie and the rest of the staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and very quick to respond with any questions or concerns. We chartered Sea Clearly and she was beautiful, stocked with everything we needed for the trip and she sailed like a dream! We were so pleased that we are scheduled to return in July to join the Golf Stream crossing. I have never chartered with any other company, but I can tell you that Cruise Abaco has set the bar for me! The only regret was that we didn't stay longer.. We were just hitting our stride on day 4...
Written March 29, 2021
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Carolyncane
Florida43 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The staff at Cruise Abaco were great. Our family of 8 did a bareboat power charter on Springline, a 44 ft powercat. The boat was very nice with a full size refrigerator in the galley, quite nice when you do a lot of cooking on the boat. That’s a first for us and we’ve chartered for years. Communication was perfect from booking to completion of trip. Any issue we had was taken care of immediately. A special shout out to Captain Aaron who went out of his way to make sure all was well. The Abacos are a boating paradise. We’ll do it again.
Written July 20, 2022
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Buzz
Killington, VT5 contributions
May 2022
Cruised on a chartered sailboat the Abacos region of the Bahamas with Cruise Abaco (CA) in early May.
We went to learn to be able to skipper a bareboat charter in the future. We completed three American Sailing Association courses during the week.
Captain Joe of CA was an incredible teacher. He made the whole experience fun, safe and educational. My wife said Captain Joe renewed her love of sailing.
We had four individuals learning from Captain Joe with highly varied sailing experience levels ranging from a lot of experience to very little. He was patient, informative and skillful in making all of us comfortable and learning the material completely.
By day we sailed, practiced docking and mooring, learn the systems on the boat, rules of right away and laughed a lot. During the afternoons and evenings we snorkeled, explore beaches and marina towns and had great food that we prepared and/or at restaurants and beach bars.
The CA team was very helpful with all requests including some strange ones over COVID documentation.
We will be back to the Abacos to use our new skills bareboat cruising soon and certainly with Cruise Abaco.
Thank you Captain Joe!
Written May 15, 2022
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Paul L
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Wow! We booked this trip based on recommendations from our local sailing community in the Chesapeake bay. What a great experience. From the excellent communication at booking through the final departure, everything was exceptional. We feel like we win the lottery with Capt Joe too! His instruction and patience won our attention and respect. He is a real asset to Cruise Abaco. We can’t wait to book the next trip.
Written May 24, 2022
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Jesse C
1 contribution
Jan 2022
We have bareboated through several other companies over the years, and this was (by far) one of the best charter experiences we have ever had. The boat was incredibly clean and in great working shape, the reservation and preparation process was seamless and professional, and the folks at the dock are amazing (thanks Calvin!). We loved everything about this trip and this company. We'll definitely be back!
Written January 7, 2022
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Travis1892
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
Jul 2021
We had a great week with Cruise Abaco. Our party was 2 families of 4 on a 44ft catamaran with the day captain option. All of the staff we dealt with were great, from the owner Mark who met us upon arrival to Captains Joe and Tony who made sure we had an amazing experience. Captain Joe worked with us on a float plan that agreed with everyone and was happy to teach us as much as we wanted to learn during the week. Having the boat to ourselves from late afternoon on was great and we felt well prepared to manage all the necessary systems. It was great to see the Abacos recovering from Dorian. Lot's of new construction and a good selection of restaurants and grocery options available. We can't wait to go back!
Written July 20, 2021
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