Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Itinerary


On this expedition we will visit a number of islands, marine habitats, coral reef, blow holes, blue holes, and incredible isolated beaches. Each trip includes six days of kayaking with five nights camping under the stars.  The first and last night we will stay in a hotel and explore the capitol of the Exumas, Georgetown.  This tropical adventure includes all kayak, camping and snorkeling gear, meals on the water, land transportation, lodging, and the services of fun and experienced Adventures in Florida staff.  Ask us about camping alternatives, such as lodging at a marine research center or in a cabin on a sailboat (for entire groups only at an additional cost).

Day 1
Arrive in Georgerown, meet group, and go over the weeks itinerary. Dinner will be at the town fish fry.

Day 2-6
Shuttle to Barra Terra, load kayaks(yes it will fit), and set off.
We’ll spend the next six days exploring the numerous remote cays surrounding the northern end of the Exumas. Each day we’ll pack a picnic lunch, take along the snorkeling gear, and set off to uncover new treasures and sights. We’ll plan to paddle about 4-6 hours a day but of course we’ll be flexible to the desires of the group. So if you want to relax under a palm tree on the white sandy beaches, snorkel along the reefs and coves, or leisurely paddle through the mangroves, we’ll make it happen. We’ll camp on pristine white beaches each night, watching the sunset over the water, enjoying freshly prepared meals, and gazing at the star-filled night sky. (B, L, D)

Day 7
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll pack up, paddle back to Barre Terre and catch a ride to Georgetown for our final night stay at one of the local Inns. We will have some time in the afternoon to do a little sight-seeing on our own, visit the handful of shops, or take the ferry to nearby Stocking Island, known for its crystal clear waters, white sands and blue holes. Stocking Island is a long thin island about 1 mile across the harbor from Georgetown. It is accessible by ferry service from Georgetown and is worth the visit. At the end of the day, we’ll indulge in some delicious Bahamian fare at a nearby restaurant, tell tales of the week’s adventures, and say our goodbyes. (B, L)

Day 8
Depart for home.

Cost $1595. pp. Double occupancy


What To Bring Seakayaking

What is Provided:

Ensolite Sleeping Pads
Cookware, bowls, eating utensils
Food & Drinks
Paddling/spray Jacket
Dry Bags
Sea Kayak
Water Storage Containers & Water
Snorkeling Gear
First Aid Kit

What to Bring:

Sleeping Bag/ Bedroll
Hat or Visor with hat clip
Sunglasses & Strap
Light Sweater/ Polypro
Lightweight l/s Shirt & Pants
Rainjacket for camp
TEVA type Sandals
Small, lightweight towel
Crazy Creek Chair*
Bandana to cover neck
Shorty Wetsuit for Snorkeling*
Sunscreen & Lip Balm
Bug Spray- (mostly no see'ums)
Camera & Film*
Personal Items & Clothing
Fishing Equipment*
Small Personal First Aid Kit*
2-3 Trash Bags
Passport (check for current requirements)