Life on Board Bonnie Lynn

Life on board Bonnie Lynn is as you make it! The beauty of a private charter means that the owners of Bonnie Lynn can create a bespoke sailing experience to suit your group's interests. 

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Whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure on the water or you just want to meander sandy shores in paradise, the crew can adjust the itinerary accordingly.

Sailing the Bahamas

With so many beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and uninhabited islands to discover, exploring under sail is certainly the best way to see this tropical paradise. As a general guide, we tend to sail for a few hours each morning to reach another island so we can spend the afternoon exploring. How you explore is entirely up to you. Make use of the onboard kayaks, perhaps try your hand at diving for fresh lobster, take a stroll shore or just sit back, relax and read a book.

Sailing with Bonnie Lynn gives guests a real chance to truly switch off from the demands of the modern world- exploring islands far away from civilisation, with limited mobile phone reception. Her skippers, Hannah and Erick prefer to sail away from the tourist hustle and bustle, visiting the more remote islands of the Exuma Cays. Untouched sandy beaches and miles of azure blue shallows are just perfect for exploring.

The water temperature here rarely dips below 22degrees, so swimming with dolphins, snorkelling coral reefs and meeting turtles in the shallows are truly amazing wildlife experiences! On land doesn’t disappoint with swimming pigs living on Big Major Cay and plenty of iguana lounging around in the sunshine. Bonnie Lynn has six set of adult snorkelling gear (masks, fins, snorkels), and two sets for children. There are also several shortie wet suits available to borrow, but guests are welcome to bring their own wet suits/rash guards if they prefer.

Food and Drink 

We take great pride and joy in providing fresh, healthy, and fulfilling meals for our guests.  With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, we incorporate techniques and tastes from cooking around the world.  Prior to your charter, you’ll be sent out a preference sheet to fill out that will help us prepare our menu according to your individual needs and preferences. There are a few small Bahamian settlements that we can visit if guests want to, some of which have restaurants to dine at so you can taste some traditional Bahamian cuisines. 

Skipper Hannah is a bread-baking enthusiast and is known for her daily sourdough breads and desserts. Erick is a talented spear-fisherman and excellent cook so he makes sure that fish is on the menu for any seafood-lovers onboard.

All charters include three meals a day, plus unlimited snacks, daily happy hour nibbles & cocktails, and a standard ship’s bar (local rum, beer, house wine, soft drinks).  We promise you will not go hungry or thirsty! We are also happy to stock the bar with specialty liquors & wines at an additional cost.

Sleeping and Relaxation

Bonnie Lynn was a custom build so her space below decks is well considered. She has a generous galley and saloon area leading off to two double cabins and a fore cabin that has a twin bunk (which can also be turned into a double bed). She’s been traditionally built in rich teak and mahogany wood paneling finished with brass fittings to create a warm atmosphere for guests. 

Although she has a traditional feel, she has been equipped with modern navigation equipment, has a sound-insulated engine room, water heater, water maker, fridge and freezer. The crew quarters sit in the stern of the ship which gives total privacy to guests! Her flush deck makes for plenty of relaxation spaces, enjoy al-fresco dining on the aft deck table and string up a hammock for some afternoon napping.

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Bonnie Lynn's crew

Owned and skippered by experienced charter skippers, Hannah and Erick.

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Life onboard

Bonnie Lynn

Swim with dolphins, relax on sandy shores and soak up the Bahamian sunshine...

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Bonnie Lynn

A custom built schooner sailing the around the world since 1998...

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