Thanks to its ideal location northeast of Eleuthera, Harbour Island is blessed with both incredible sunrises AND sunsets. One of the best ways to take in the incredible scenery of this beautiful island – from its turquoise waters to its pink powdery beaches to its cheerful Colonial cottages in pastel blues, yellows, and pinks – is with a relaxing Bahamas sunset cruise along the ocean and leeward coasts. Several local charters are available, whether from private groups or the local dive shop, and each is more than happy to customize an itinerary depending on your dream vacation and the season.
Eleuthera Sailing Adventures
One of our favorite providers, the boats at ESA are classic Caribbean sloops with comfortable accommodations for 12. Most trips explore the leeward side of Harbour Island, taking advantage of the calm sound as you sail to scenic and uninhabited Man Island five miles to the north. Spend the day cruising with dolphins and sea turtles, exploring uninhabited cays surrounded by colorful corals, and gathering sea glass and seashells. Man Island has nature trails, shady picnic spots, and a fire pit right on the beach. Depending on the season, you can enjoy a fiery sunset on your return voyage, but either way this is a relaxing day at sea you won’t want to miss. During the voyaging portion, the friendly captain and crew will happily teach you the ropes (classic sailing pun!) and let you sail the ship, if you so desire. Of course, you can also just relax with a Rum Punch, a good book, and your camera.
Valentine’s Dive Center
Whether you want to go diving, snorkeling, or simply cruise the calm waters around Harbour Island, booking a trip with Valentine’s Dive Center is another excellent way to spend the day. Plot your own course on your private charter and set off for adventure, exploring Preacher’s Cave (a large, domed cave with a skylight that was a refuge and a church in the 17th century), take a picnic to an uninhabited sandbar, frolic with dolphins and sea turtles, or lounge on deck of a Bahamas sunset cruise with a tropical drink as the sun dips low for one of our famous Caribbean sunsets. The choice is yours, and the memories will last a lifetime when you stay in one of our vacation homes.