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The Bahamas are home to amazing turquoise waters, inspiring islands, and unlimited adventure.  If you have ever thought about chartering a yacht, the Bahamas is an ideal location! While Design Works is my true passion, I have always had an unwavering love for traveling the world.  Luckily for me I found a job that has allowed me to do both.  For those of you that don’t know, I have been a stewardess on private yachts for the past 6 years.  While the job is not always as glamorous as it sounds, it has afforded me the opportunity to travel to a myriad of places I may never have seen.  Our most recent trip took us to the Bahamas, and I wanted to share it with you!  Check out this itinerary for a glimpse into the wonderful world of yachting!

Day 1

Meet M/Y Double Down at the Atlantis Marina and Resort located on Paradise Island.  Rivaling the legendary Marina of Monte Carlo, The Marina at Atlantis is the premier facility in The Bahamas. This luxury yacht harbor accommodates vessels of up to 240 feet. The Marina also offers a variety of yacht and fishing charter services. Guests of The Marina enjoy all of the features and services of Atlantis.

Spend Saturday night docked at the Marina at Atlantis aboard M/Y Double Down Enjoy a welcome dinner, crew meet and greet, and perhaps a bit of casino action following dessert.

Day 2

Depart Atlantis around 9am and begin your week long journey aboard the M/Y Double Down.  Enjoy lunch underway as you cruise the beautiful waters of the Bahamas en-route to Staniel Cay.  Later that afternoon you will arrive and dock at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Their newly renovated marina will be your home for the next 2 days.  Enjoy dinner aboard the M/Y Double Down followed by a cocktail at The Clubhouse Bar.  Said to be one of Jimmy Buffets favorite bars in the Caribbean!

 

Day 3

Enjoy all of the wonderful activities Staniel Cay has to offer.  In the morning check out the world famous swimming pigs, followed by lunch back onboard the M/Y Double Down.  After lunch enjoy the white sand beaches and discover the breathtaking Thunderball Grotto, a hollowed-out island where thousands of colorful fish will eat from your hand.  That evening dine aboard the M/Y Double Down and be delighted by a delicious meal prepared by our chef.

Day 4

After breakfast depart Staniel Cay for a short trip to the neighboring island of Compass Cay, where you will dock at Compass Cay Marina for one night.  Compass Cay is said to be a place where you take a step back in time to a simpler, gentler way of life.  Enjoy lunch aboard the M/Y Double Down, followed by an afternoon exploring some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in the world.  Dinner onboard the M/Y Double Down is sure to end your day on a high note.

Day 5

After breakfast depart Compass Cay for the neighboring island of Highbourne Cay, known worldwide as the gateway to the ultimate ephemeral islands – The Exuma Cays.  Enjoy lunch aboard the M/Y Double Down followed by an afternoon of leisure. For those of you who want some activity, Highbourne offers hiking, sailing, paddle boarding, and so much more.  Dinner that evening will be served aboard the M/Y Double Down.

Day 6

After breakfast, depart Highbourne Cay for the one and only Harbour Island.  Known as “Briland” by its inhabitants, Harbour Island is approximately 3.5 miles long by 1.5 miles wide. Once the capital of the Bahamas and the second largest city to Nassau in the 1900s, Harbour Island will not disappoint!  Lunch will be served underway as you navigate the shallow and stunning waters of the Bahamas.  Later that afternoon you will dock at Valentine’s Marina, a state of the art facility located on Harbour Island.  With some of the best restaurants in the Bahamas at your fingertips, the crew has arranged for a shore dinner at The Rock House.

 

Day 7

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty that Harbour Island has to offer.  Take a walk on one of the magnificent pink sand beaches, a golf cart tour around the island, shop at one of the unique boutiques, or try your hand at a little bone-fishing.  Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to be back on the yacht for lunch and dinner.

 

Day 8

Depart Harbour Island early for your trip back to the Atlantis Marina and Resort.  Arrive Paradise Island around noon where you will enjoy a farewell lunch aboard the M/Y Double Down.