Staniel Cay – Exumas

The island of Staniel Cay is nestled among the magnificent chain of Bahamian Islands called The Exumas Cays.  This island is ideal for friends and families who enjoy boating, beaches, snorkeling, diving and fishing.

Staniel Cay lies approximately 75 miles south of Nassau and 250 miles of southeast of Florida. The island itself is small and remote, less than 2 square miles in area. A tiny Bahamian village lies on the western shore a short walk south from the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.

The Staniel Cay Yacht Club offers berths for bareboaters and superyachts alike of up to 185 feet and has recently expanded and upgraded dock facilities with increased electrical supply and a dedicated fuel dock with high-speed pumps. Staniel Cay is a favorite destination for yacht charter guests wishing to explore the pristine Exumas, and remote locations such as the Plana Cays, renowned as one of the most spectacular regions for diving and fishing anywhere in the world.

Many yacht charter guests with personal aircraft utilize the airstrip on Staniel Cay. For yacht charter guests without private air transport, Watermakers Air, the airline of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, offers both private charter flights and a rate-per-seat for shared-charters departing from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Flights may clear customs in South or Central Andros making this a very convenient option for passengers destined for the southern islands in the Bahamas chain.

Please follow this informative link to view a Yacht Charter Guide to the Bahamas. If you are looking to charter in the Bahamas, but not sure where to start, speak with one of our expert brokers today. We know because we go.

Quarantine sailing quiz!

Test out your sailing knowledge with out quarantine sailing quiz!

If you are like most, you have probably engaged in some form of quiz over the past few weeks so we decided to create our own Sailing Quiz! This goes out to all the yachties out there who are fed up with the football questions! The answers are at the bottom of the page – enjoy!

Q1. How many knots is 10mph?
A) 8.6 B) 9.6 C) 10.6

Q2. What is the correct way to end a radio conversation?
A) Over and out B) Over C) Out

Q3. What is the most common way of mooring in the Mediterranean?
A) Side to B) Stern to C) Bow to

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Q4. On a boat, where would you find the Skeg?
A) Keel B) Boom C) Rudder

Q5. Name the knot pictured below!
A) Reef Knot B) Clove Hitch C) Bowline

Q6. What is the main difference between a Jib and a Genoa?
A) Jibs is a bigger triangle B) A Genoa is larger and passes the mainsail C) The Jib has 2 90 degree right angles.

Q7. In sound signals what do 3 short blasts mean?
A) Turning to Port B) Engines in astern C) I intend to overtake on your port side

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Q8. Name this marker pictured below!
A) Port marker B) West Cardinal C) Isolated danger

Q9. Where would you find the saloon on a yacht?
A) Main communal area on the main deck B) An area in the bathroom (head) B) The attachment to the mast

Q10. The term ‘skipper’ derived from?
A) A dutch word B) Because the captain would skip to the helm C) Many sailors did not know how to spell captain


From all of us at Boatbookings, we hope you enjoyed the quiz and we all look forward to getting you out on the water! Please share this quiz with friends and family!


  1. A – 8.6
  2. C – Out
  3. B – Stern to
  4. C – Rudder
  5. C – Bowline
  6. B – A genoa is larger and passes the mainsail
  7. B – Engines in astern
  8. B – West Cardinal
  9. A – Main communal area
  10. A – A dutch word

Sailing songs!

If you are like us, you are probably by now, dreaming of getting out on the water! Unfortunately, there are a few things that need to be cleared up first. In the meantime, kick back, relax and listen to some of our sailing songs on Spotify!

Listen to some classic rock songs, with a sailing twist – trust me, it will have the whole family singing in no time!

Happy couple sailing on a yacht and listening to music online sharing earphones and smiling

Are you planning a charter currently? Are you speaking with your family about some destinations and want to speak to an expert? Give us a call or email – we will gladly explain what options you have available!

Our brokers travel worldwide, visiting bases and yachts, sailing the itineraries and eating at the restaurants that we recommend. There’s no better advice than getting it from someone who’s been!

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Get to know us – interview series

Get to know Alice from our bareboat team!

Q: When did you first start sailing?

A: I started sailing when I was 11 years old on the South East coast of England – it’s cold, the tides are strong but at least we had a gas stove cooker to make some tea!

Q: Do you have any licenses?

A: Yes, Day skipper, VHF and PB2.

Q: Did you ever think you would end up working in yachting?

A: Nope – I wanted to be a dancer! I went to a dance school, and that is what my degree was in. After I finished, I never wanted to step back into a studio again and found that my real passion is for the sea and yachting.

Q: Favourite thing to cook on a boat?

A: When you’re looking out to sea via the port hatch – there is no other feeling that comes close! Whether you’re on the Amalfi Coast, or in the Ionian, there is something very special about cooking on your boat! For me, it has to be a big bowl of pasta and salad with honey and feta. You can’t beat the comfort food X trying to be healthy food!

Q: Monohulls or Cats?

A: If I was a skipper, it would be a monohull. If I had a group of 5+ people definitely a catamaran with a hired skipper!

Q: Favourite place to sail?
gocek turkey

A: I really love sailing in Turkey – the food and the small towns are so authentic. The scenery is out of this world and there’s normally some great wind. I also love the Ionian – probably because I lived there.

Q: Have you ever been rescued by the coastguard?

A: Yes….twice!

Q: Something you are ashamed to admit?

A: I have never done any dinghy sailing… I was fortunate enough to learn on a 32ft wooden boat. I go by the motto ‘if you can’t make a hot drink on it, I’m not that interested’ haha

Q: What do you enjoy most about working in yachting?

A: To share my passion with other people, especially guests who have never done a yacht charter before.