Life Aboard Bonnie Lynn
Living on the water is a special experience. Not only are you able to travel to places that are inaccessible by land, but you also become intimate with your environment: the winds that carry you from place to place, the waters that keep your vessel afloat, the creatures that you share the ocean with. Life becomes simpler, and as time goes on you realize that your biggest dilemmas become increasingly tangible: what are we going to eat today? Should I wear an extra layer in case the weather changes? Would I like to snorkel before or after lunch?
The social experience on a sailboat is also unique. While we are fortunate that Bonnie Lynn was designed to offer privacy for everyone aboard, ultimately, we are sharing a 72-foot by 15-foot space. Everyone will become “shipmates” by the end of your trip, which is a special bond unlike any other. The friends and family members you choose to sail with are going to become your closest companions for the length of your stay. Keep this in mind while planning for your trip.
What would you like to do today? Every charter is customized to meet your personal interests. Whether you are looking for an action-packed trip, or want the most relaxing vacation, the places we visit and onboard amenities provide you with endless options to choose from.
Sailing on Bonnie Lynn is fun for novices and professionals alike. Most days we sail for a few hours to get from one destination to another. For those who really love sailing, let's spend the day tacking around and see how many of the 11 sails we can set!
Whether your idea of exploring is seeking out a cool beach bar ashore, dinghy-ing with turtles through pristine mangroves, or finding treasures on the beach, we'll guide you there and help you find what you're looking for.
Want to stretch your legs on land? A New England charter has great hiking to offer in places such as Block Island and Maine. In the Bahamas, there are dozens of islands that have meandering trails for all levels of hikers.
Kayaking & Sailing Dinghy
What is better than "simply messing about in boats"? We carry two single kayaks and an 11-foot sailing dinghy aboard that you are welcome to use. A great way to explore shorelines or develop your sailing skills.
Stretch out in one of the hammocks on deck, curl up with a good book or grab a float and enjoy the crystal clear water. There is plenty of time to unwind and soak up the simplicity of life afloat.
Get underwater and experience incredible snorkeling and/or free diving in the Bahamas. We carry masks, fins, and snorkels for all guests. Erick is a professional diver and is happy to introduce you to the underwater eco-system, while helping you improve your snorkeling skills.
Food & 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 regions around the world. Prior to your charter, we will send out a thorough preference sheet for you to fill out that will help us prepare our menu according to your individual needs and preferences.
All of our multi-day 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 speciality liquors & wines at an additional cost.
Pan-seared sea bass with asparagus & purple rice
Beet-walnut & quinoa salads
Grilled lobster tails with saffron rice & ceasar salad
Fresh sourdough bread
Coconut-rum cake with fresh fruit & nuts
Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are available.
served with freshly brewed coffee & tea,
fresh fruit and/or greens
Shakshuka - eggs poached in tomato-spice sauce
"Holy Toast" - fried egg in homemade sourdough bread, bacon
German pancake, fruit compote & whipped cream
Bahamian fish stew
Coconut french toast with VT maple syrup
Mediterranean salad, homemade hummus & olive bread
Pasta tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, & mozzarella
Ratatouille, jasmine rice, fresh greens
Lobster or tuna salad on romaine & homemade sandwich bread
Kamut salad with roasted carrot, cranberries & toasted walnut
Mahi-mahi tacos with Bahamian peas & rice
Poached snapper in summer squash & tomato broth, farro risotto
Conch or black bean burgers on homemade buns
Grilled lobster tails, chipotle-lime butter, saffron rice, caesar salad
Lobster-pesto or caramelized onion-mushroom pizzas, tossed salad
Spring rolls with boat-grown sprouts
Marinated herb cheese & crackers
Serrano ham & olives
Coconut bread pudding
Pineapple upside down cake
Fresh mango, vanilla ice cream
Lemon cheesecake bars
Baked bananas, melted chocolate, whipped cream