Berry Islands to Lyford Cay

We left Port Lucaya, Tuesday, January 17th, at 6:50 a.m. and arrived about 11 hours later at 5:30 p.m. at Great Stirrup Cay in the Berry Islands. The seas were only about 3ft, but the waves were confused with rollers from the east. It was a 59-mile crossing. We had the main up and motor-sailed the whole way. Norwegian Cruise Lines owns one of the islands and put Tiki huts and toys for all their guests to use. We anchored in the bay and Price took a swim to double check the anchor. January 19th we left Great Stirrup at 7:40 a.m. and arrived at Alder’s cay at 12:30. We motored the whole way - there was no wind. We couldn’t go ashore as it is a private island. All and all, the islands are beautiful and picturesque with amazing sunsets.

January 20th we left Alder’s cay at 7:20 a.m. and arrived at noon at Old Fort Bay on the west end of New Providence Island (Nassau is on the east end). The forecast was changing for the worse so we stayed one night in the bay before heading into Lyford Cay Marina to pick up Lindsay and wait out the high winds.

Florida to Nassau Map

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