Getting to some Caribbean destinations can be, quite frankly, difficult. Layovers, plane changes and expensive airfares are some of the reasons that clients give for putting their sailing holiday on hold.
The Bahamas can offer the same white sand beaches and tropical ambiance as the Caribbean without all the extra hassles. Daily flights to and from Nassau, some as low as $300 round trip, why wouldn’t you want to visit? Hooked, well how about chartering a fabulous new catamaran to cruise the azure waters. Paradigm Shift a 2013 50ft. St Francis catamaran is based at Palm Cay, Nassau (35 min. ride from airport) located on the south eastern side of Nassau-the gateway to the Exumas, the new “hot”destination. Palm Cay is 15 minutes from restaurants, activities, and the nightlife of downtown Nassau. With the time and money saved on flights why not spend a night or two after your charter.
This fully crewed catamaran accommodates 6 guests in 1 master queen berth cabin with private en-suite head, 1 queen berth cabin with private en-suite head and 1 double berth cabin with private en-suite head, large cockpit for lounging and dining, lovely main salon with galley and seating for 6 for cocktails, games or meals and large trampoline forward for lounging.
Recent testimonial from March 2014 guests: Our charter was fabulous! Paradigm Shift is modern, spacious, comfortable, plus great under sail. The Exumas are spectacular with their deserted beaches, pristine snorkeling, plus oh-so amazing water colors. We found the Exumas to have just enough establishment and entertainment on land to keep things interesting (with visits to some local marinas, bars, and restaurants plus a fun stop to see the swimming pigs), but what makes the location so unique is the feeling of truly being away from it all. In the end, what made our vacation so special was our crew of Steven, Bonnie and their little dog Tabasco. Steven is a great Captain, making you feel comfortable and safe in his care. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Bahamas and picked a perfect itinerary for our charter. Bonnie is a great Chef, producing one yummy gourmet treat after another. She’s also a warm, fun, and friendly person and made us feel extremely welcome aboard. Together, they’re an interesting and fun couple to spend time with and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with them. Their 3rd crew member, Tabasco, was a real treat to have around and made a perfect and lovable companion for our trip. We look forward to chartering the Paradigm Shift in the Exumas again soon.
Paradigm Shift offers fantastic inclusive rates for an Exumas charter –
2 Persons – $12,500 3 Persons – $12,750 4 Persons – $13,500 5 Persons – $14,000 6 persons – $14,500
Embark/Disembark either Palm Cay, Nassau or Staniel Cay (no relocation fee) or Georgetown ($1,100 relocation fee).
Included: all food, beverage, snacks, canapes, standard ships bar* and licenses and permits and Bahamian sales tax. Ships bar includes basic bar: Bahamian beer, local rum, Chilean red & white wine. Premium or imported bar items and fine wine at client expense.
The Exumas are a dream destination for boaters, divers, snorkelers and kayakers alike with beautiful blue water everywhere.
Note: Paradigm Shift is only available until May in the Exumas. The Summer will be spent chartering the east coast of the US to return next fall.