Bahamas Cruise on Sailing Ship...
What An Adventure We've Had!

While vacationing in Eleuthera, why not offer yourself an adventurous Bahamas Cruise on an original Clipper ship?

Come aboard the 125-ft Schooner LIBERTY CLIPPER to the Out-Islands of the Bahamas where we sail from late November to early May.

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A clipper ship is a sailing ship built and rigged for speed, especially a type of two- or three-masted ship with a fast hull form and a lofty rig.

Nikki and Dusty Green's Experience on...
The Big Clipper Ship 

„Beyond the clipper crew, we just loved the adventure of it all. I know, I keep using that word again and again, but dammit I just can’t stop. 

Watching the crew work together as a unit as they hoisted the sails - and actually helping them out - followed by the feeling of the wind catching the sails and the Clipper flying across the waves… 

Well, that alone was a super cool experience for both of us, especially since we’d never been sailing on a Bahamas Cruise before. 

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We went snorkeling, swam with stingrays, and took the zodiac over to the beach to chill. We walked among rusting shipwrecks, explored the ruins of a deserted resort, and we played on the beach. Like I said, there’s just no way I could have fit it all into a video.

Suffice it to say it was sincerely one of those experiences we’ll always remember vividly. And I’d highly recommend you, dear reader, do this, too. At least once in your life. 

Put any excuses aside and just... Do It ! You’ll have one hell of a time, again provided that you go into the trip with the right attitude and expectations. Us?... We’d easily rank this cruise as one of the coolest things we’ve ever done.

So as experienced travelers we’ve been blessed to see and experience so many wonderful things our world has to offer. And that’s so freaking cool.

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But out of all of our fantastic adventures, only rarely do we come across the kind of experience that is so good - so impressive - that we can hardly talk about it to anyone because we’ll just excitedly go on and on like blathering idiots. 

And our experience aboard the tall Clipper ship is absolutely one of them. So be forewarned, we’ll try to keep this short and to the point, but no guarantees. Here goes…

If you’re ever considering sailing on the Clipper, it’s very important we think that in order to fully enjoy and appreciate it you first have to realize what an experience on such a Bahamas Cruise is not. Follow us here...

Most importantly, you should know that it’s not a cruise. At least, not in the traditional sense. 

You can tell by looking at the ship that is quite different from the modern, towering, luxurious ships that come to mind when you think cruise. And if you take a Bahamas Cruise on the Clipper expecting it to be anything at all like one of those traditional cruises you’ve got a big, big, big surprise coming... 

The cabins are very small, but comfy. The amenities are wonderfully basic. There’s no pool, no spa, no nightclub, no shopping and absolutely - and blissfully - no air of pretension. There’s no grand dining hall, just the wooden benches and tables that make up the galley below deck. 

And the food is by no means haute international cuisine. But it’s delicious, plentiful and prepared lovingly by the ship’s cook. Love you Jan! Think of comfort food at sea and you’re in the right vein.

So, yeah, the experience on board the Clipper is much more intimate, much more organic and much more down to earth than you’d find on a big Bahamas cruise ship. It perfectly fit our low-maintenance, laid-back personalities, and we absolutely loved it.

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There’s no set itinerary. Your itinerary on the Clipper is free-flowing and liable to change by the day. The course you take is entirely at the discretion of the captain and highly dependent on the weather conditions. 

When we first stepped on board we literally had no idea where we’d be going, and that’s actually how we woke up most mornings.

Our Captain, Chris, asked all of us where we’d like to go and was absolutely open to our ideas. But there was never a guarantee we’d be able to go to a certain place. That was all fine by us. We felt it just added to the mystery and the adventure of the experience. 

Sailing the beautiful open waters and islands of the Bahamas with no particular destination in mind? And no set schedule to follow? Giddyup.

But again, if you step on board thinking you’re guaranteed to visit one place or another, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.

Speaking of ports of call, you will more than likely make a stop or two at some small Bahamian town on a stretch of island somewhere, again depending on the conditions. 

We stopped and spent the night at a little place called Governor's Harbour on the Caribbean side of Eleuthera, and just loved it. Governor's has a great little bar, a collection of colorful shops and homes, locals selling fresh lobsters on the seawalk, and one of the most beautiful beaches - just across the hill - you’ll ever lay eyes on. 

No fancy shops in Governor's, no fancy restaurants or high-rise resorts, at least not yet. Just a genuine, low-key Bahamian kind of place. And we’d guess the same would be true of most any of the places you’d visit on your Bahamas cruise.

You’re getting the picture. Now with all that said, here’s what we think was hands down the best thing about our experience...

The crew! Clearly they work their butts off. They’re dedicated to the experience and they are absolutely there for you at any time if you need anything. 

You’d find the same on most any cruise we suppose. But the difference here is, we’ve been on a bundle of big cruises and never left a single one of them feeling a personal connection with the crew

On the Clipper however, it goes beyond that. By the end of the journey you genuinely feel like part of a big crazy family

When you go out snorkeling for example, it doesn’t feel as though the crew is taking you out snorkeling. It simply feels like you’re going out on an adventure with your pals.

Same if you want to hang out at the beach. Or hunt lion fish. Or go aloft. Or just hang out on the deck and chill and play guitar after the sun goes down.

Thanks to everybody on the Clipper, passengers and crew!

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