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Riding High anchored at Rose Island.Riding High sailing through Nassau Harbour.Scenic Nassau Harbour with Riding High.Riding High sailing wing-on-wing.

Cruising Monohull In Nassau, The Bahamas!

4.3(20 reviews)
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69 bookings
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"Riding High" is a beautiful 56' sailing yacht comfortably accommodating up to 26 guests. Sail the island chain that stretches out to the east of Nassau and includes gorgeous beaching, fantastic reefs for snorkeling, as well as sailing & cruising through our beautiful turquoise water! Our daytime cruises & charters usually come in 3 1/4 hour, 4 1/4 hour and 6 hour lengths. You may book a private charter, or you may book at our per person rate and join up with other guests. #1 - OUR ROSE ISLAND DAY CRUISE - This is usually from 10am until 4pm with great sailing, beautiful Rose Island beaching and fantastic snorkeling, snacks, drinks and a very tasty freshly grilled BBQ lunch - this is a great day out! The rate for this is $160 per person joining up with others ($130pp for kids ages 11 and under), $3,640.00 as a private charter aboard our 56' 26-passenger sailing yacht. Itinerary - The cruise stops for snorkeling and/or beaching for about 2 1/2- 3 hours, and there are about 2 1/2 - 3 hours of actual sailing time. The beach is gorgeous, and is at a secluded location, at nearby Rose Island. With this cruise the snorkeling is at a fantastic reef in a shallow reef location. You can snorkel from the sailboat, in 10-12' of water, or you can snorkel from the beach, so this is good for both experienced and beginner snorkelers. We bring a tender/small boat along as well, so you can also actually ride to the beach and not get wet at all, which is nice if you'd like to bring a towel or camera ashore, or if you can't swim. Snorkeling - We have lots of great snorkel gear on board which is included. There is also instruction in snorkeling, or refresher pointers, given by the crew upon request. There are swim waist belts (required) on board, and also life jackets are available (upon request). Snacks, lunch - we include coffee with Danish, cakes & pastries in the morning, and fruit & chocolate platters in the afternoon. Our lunch is not catered - it is freshly prepared on board and grilled over charcoal with generous servings of our "secret recipe" BBQ Chicken & Ribs, Bahamian Baked Beans, Captain Randy's Famous Cole Slaw, and fresh dinner rolls from our local bakery, baked that same morning. Drinks - You are not allowed to bring your own drinks. There are complimentary drinks - unlimited Rum Punch during the sail home, as well as unlimited fruit punch, iced tea, lemonade & bottled water during the entire cruise. In addition to the drinks which are complimentary (as described above) aboard our various cruises, we do have a very affordably priced cash bar. Sodas and juices are $2 and everything else (beers, standard cocktails, wine, Rum Punch) is usually $5-$8. With a private charter, if you have any special requests from the bar, let us know and we will check local availability, get back to you with pricing, and provision accordingly. #2 - OUR 4 1/4 HOUR ROSE ISLAND HALF DAY CRUISE includes snacks, drinks, great sailing, beautiful Rose Island beaching and fantastic snorkeling! The rate for this is $130pp joining up with others ($115pp for kids ages 11 and under), $2,850.00 as a private charter aboard our 56' sailing yacht. Itinerary - This usually begins at 9am or 1pm. The cruise stops for snorkeling and beaching for about 1 3/4 hours, and there are about 2 or 2 1/2 hours of actual sailing time. The beach is gorgeous, and is at a secluded location, at nearby Rose Island. With this cruise the snorkeling is at a fantastic reef in a shallow reef location. You can snorkel from the sailboat, in 10-12' of water, or you can snorkel from the beach, so this is good for both experienced and beginner snorkelers. We bring a tender/small boat along as well, so you can also actually ride to the beach and not get wet at all, which is nice if you'd like to bring a towel or camera ashore, or if you can't swim. Snacks - we include generous cheese, salami, olive & cracker trays, along with fruit & chocolate snack platters, passed around by the crew several times during the sail home. You may bring additional snacks and/or boxed lunches with you. Drinks - You are not allowed to bring your own drinks. There are complimentary drinks - unlimited Rum Punch during the sail home, as well as unlimited fruit punch, iced tea, lemonade & bottled water during the entire cruise. In addition to the drinks which are complimentary (as described above) aboard our various cruises, we do have a very affordably priced cash bar. Sodas and juices are $2 and everything else (beers, standard cocktails, wine, Rum Punch) is usually $5-$8. With a private charter, if you have any special requests from the bar, let us know and we will check local availability, get back to you with pricing, and provision accordingly. #3 - OUR 3 1/4 HOUR HALF DAY SAILING & SNORKELING CRUISE includes snacks, drinks, great sailing, and fantastic snorkeling! This cruise usually stops for snorkeling for about 1 1/4 hours, and there are about 1 3/4 hours of actual sailing time. The price for this cruise is $105pp joining up with others ($95pp for kids ages 11 and under), or $2,300.00 as a private charter aboard our 56' 26-passenger sailing yacht. Itinerary: With this cruise you snorkel directly from the sailboat, in 10-12' of water, so very nice shallow water snorkeling, with the water even somewhat shallower over the coral. This is in an area at the Eastern end of Atholl Island, known as the Sea Gardens. You are actually anchored quite close to shore, to the island, however this is a coral/rocky shore line so there is no beaching on this cruise. Snacks - we include generous cheese & cracker snack platters, passed around by the crew several times during the sail home. You may bring additional snacks and/or boxed lunches with you. Drinks - You are not allowed to bring your own drinks. There are complimentary drinks - unlimited Rum Punch during the sail home, as well as unlimited fruit punch, iced tea, lemonade & bottled water during the entire cruise. In addition to the drinks which are complimentary (as described above) aboard our various cruises, we do have a very affordably priced cash bar. Sodas and juices are $2 and everything else (beers, standard cocktails, wine, Rum Punch) is usually $5-$8. With a private charter, if you have any special requests from the bar, let us know and we will check local availability, get back to you with pricing, and provision accordingly. OPTIONS FOR CUSTOMIZING PRIVATE CHARTERS - We also often do customize our cruises in other ways 1 - EXTRA TIME - Adding an hour or two to an all day charter, if you would like more time for exploring or snorkeling, or if you'd like to add one or two of the things below, without reducing your sailing and/or beaching and coral reef snorkeling time. Or, our day cruise can be condensed into 5 hours, if you need a shorter day. 2 - DIFFERENT START TIMES - We can sometimes change your charter start time, if something different is needed and/or to work around your schedule e.g. if you are on a cruise ship, or have business meetings. 3 - SWIM WITH THE TURTLES - charge your underwater cameras! This is a 'wild animal' encounter i.e. they are not tame, and we don't feed them. Usually we see between 6 and 10 turtles - very very rarely, once perhaps in the last 3 years, there have been no turtles, but usually they are swimming around, grazing on the sea grass on the sandy bottom, and coming to the surface to breathe. When you are in the water, you are swimming over a pretty sandy and grassy sea bottom, in about 8-15' of water. There is no coral reef at this location. 4 - WRECK SNORKELING - Depending on the tide, and the weather, there is a shallow wreck (20-30') we can go to for snorkeling. This is for experienced snorkelers and strong swimmers. The top of the wreck is 10'-15' below the surface of the water, and with a water depth of about 35'. The fish to be seen here are quite different than on the coral reef, and larger! There are many fish to be seen including schools of Sergeant Majors, as well as very large Angel and Parrot fish and an occasional turtle or barracuda. 5 - ADDITIONAL WATER SPORTS - jet skis, parasailing and/or banana boat rides may be added on to the 4 1/4 or 6 hour cruises. These activities are brought out to us privately, at Rose Island, for an additional charge - inquire for details. 6 - SWIMMING PIGS - make a stop on your charter for a swimming pig experience! There are 4 or 5 pigs, usually including at least one pink piglet! You'll ride ashore from your sailboat on a red banana boat, where you can swim with the pigs, or just watch, or enjoy the lounge chairs on the beach. This is an additional $30pp. Not everyone in your party needs to participate. What To Expect Onboard: If you’re a sailor or want to learn, with a private charter you can be the Captain! You and your party can be as involved as you like, sheet the sails, take the helm, decide on your own destination, do some or all of the sailing, have a lesson, or take a break! We don't bareboat - and there's nobody in Nassau who does - when you experience our waters you'll see why! But we can offer you the next best thing - it's not that we question your seamanship but rather for navigational purposes because reefs and sandbars here are not marked - sailing here you need to learn to judge the depth of the water by the colour - something we'll be happy to show you how to do! Boat Specialties: • Family Reunions & Get-togethers • Weddings • Company Outings • Birthday Parties • Special Anniversaries • Proposals If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Starting from

$140/person
Base Cost
  • $140/person
    1 day1 person min
Captain Included
The base cost includes the Captain.
Captain Randy

Captain Randy

105 total bookings
Capacity
26 guests
Sailing
Sail

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Reviews

4.3 (20 reviews)
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    Awesome
  • Departure & Return

    Awesome
  • Vessel & Equipment

    Good
  • Communication

    Awesome
  • Value

    Awesome
  • Itinerary & Experience

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14 photos have been added by reviewers who booked this listing.
  1. LJ

    Lauren

    We had a large group and several specific requests. Eryn was wonderful to work with ahead of time on all the details and made the planning process very easy. Captain Randy and his crew were amazing. Their service and attentiveness to our group were exceptional. We had a wonderful experience on our outing will definitely be doing this again the next time we are in the Bahamas!

  2. SF

    Sonny

    Great day with the family sailing, snorkeling,and relaxing on the beach.

  3. Sean
    Sean

    What an amazing day. They crew was incredible. Attentive, engaging, thorough, just awesome. Not only did we snorkel on a great reef, have our own private beach to relax on, have a shark circle us...but we saw a solar eclipse on a boat, in the middle of the Bahamas. That's truly a once in a lifetime experience. We will be back!

  4. JW

    Jacki

    This was the highlight of our cruise!! It was the perfect way to spend the day at Nassau. We had a large group (16 adults, 3 children) and everyone had a great time! From booking to the end of the trip, it was all handled in such a friendly and professional manner! Next time we are in Nassau, we will use them again!!

  5. DB

    Danielle

    Randy and crew were amazing! SO accommodating in unfortunate circumstances where it stormed. They still served us cheese plates, tried to keep us try with homemade ponchos and had a singalong with us. Would definitely go back!

Captain Randy

Captain Randy

105 total bookings

We offer the best Bahamas Snorkeling and Secluded Rose Island beaching adventures in the areas around Nassau, Paradise Island Rose Island, all while enjoying the pleasures of Sailing. We actually do turn off the engine and sail, and we guarantee an unforgettable experience!! Enjoy the fantastic feeling of sailing - just picture yourself lying off on the deck, under the white billowing jib, sunbathe on the deck, sit in the shade under the sails or in the cockpit beneath the bimini top. Listen to our great selection of music, listen to the wind, or to the waves lapping against the bow. You'll find that our snorkeling adventures are the perfect vacation experience, like going to another world...!!!

Features & Details

Make
Gulfstar
Model
Ketch
Length
56ft
Year
1975
  • Bluetooth
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • BBQ
  • Flippers
  • Snorkel
  • Diving mask
  • Furling Mainsail
  • Furling Headsail
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Single Engine
  • Dinghy
  • Center Cockpit
  • Bimini
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • Sailboat
  • Charter
  • Toilet
  • Cabin

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 30 days prior.

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