Pure Bahamas

The islands of the Bahamas are a cruiser's playground — clear water, colorful communities and great sailing. Scroll through for a virtual cruise with stops in the Abacos, Berry Islands, Eleuthera and Exumas.

Black Point, Bahamas

Black Point settlement, Exumas

A traditional Bahamian race boat rests on the hard. The anchorage and town are popular with cruising sailors.David Gillespie
Bahamas reef

Bahamas underwater

The colorful reefs of the Bahamas are perfect for snorkeling.David Gillespie
Sunset in George Town, Bahamas

Sunset in George Town, Bahamas

Sunset in George Town, Great Exuma, does not disappoint.David Gillespie
Lee Stocking island, Exumas

Lee Stocking island, Exumas

Lee Stocking island is the former home of the Caribbean Marine Research Center.David Gillespie
Traditional Bahamian racing

Traditional Bahamian racing

There was plenty of racing action aboard traditional Bahamian racing sloops at the Little Farmer's Cay regatta in February.David Gillespie
Warderick Wells, Exumas

Warderick Wells, Exumas

Following a trail at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Warderick Wells, Bahamas.David Gillespie
Bahamas water colors

Bahamas water colors

The unbelievably clear waters of the Bahamas are the main focal point where ever you are in the islands.David Gillespie
Warderick Wells, Bahamas

Warderick Wells, Bahamas

While at Warderick Wells, be sure to hike to the top of BooBoo Hill for a stunning view of the mooring field, and pay a visit to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park headquarters.David Gillespie
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

You never know what you'll find on a walk...David Gillespie
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Many of the islands are home to lovely churches.David Gillespie
Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, BahamasDavid Gillespie
Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Island homes and buildings are rarely a boring color.David Gillespie
Blue Hole, Hoffman's Cay

Blue Hole, Hoffman's Cay

A short hike on Hoffman's Cay, in the Berry Islands, will lead you to a picturesque blue hole.David Gillespie
Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands

Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands

A tiny grocery store on Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas.David Gillespie
Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands

Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands

The marina at Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, offers all-around protection.David Gillespie
Lucaya, Grand Bahama

Lucaya, Grand Bahama

The Friday Fish Fry is a popular event for locals and cruisers alike in Lucaya, Grand Bahama.David Gillespie