Serious training for cruising sailors, and those who want to be

Bahamas Sailing Schools - Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

At our Marsh Harbour location in the Bahamas, we specialize in teaching live-aboard courses on luxurious cruising catamarans. Marsh Harbour is the capital of the Abaco Islands district of the Bahamas and the third largest city in that country. The Abacos have some of the best sailing in the Caribbean, especially in the winter. Most of our sailing is in the Sea of Abaco, which offers protection from winter cold fronts.

Sailing Courses and Schedules

At our Bahamas location, we offer Course A Plus Catamaran. This class combines the Basic Sailing (ASA 101), Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) and Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114) certifications into a weeklong live-aboard cruising course. Please see ASA Course Summaries for details on each certification standard.

You can learn more about our hands-on catamaran training from the Catamaran Sailing page. For current availability and pricing, please see this schedule.

Sailing School Maps and Directions

A map showing our location in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

The location of Marsh Harbour relative to the Florida coast is shown in the map at right (click the map for a full-size interactive version from Google). You can find more detailed maps of the Abaco Islands by following these links:

Interactive map of the Abacos

Interactive map of the Marsh Harbour area

Your Yachts

Please see the BWSS fleet page for information about the yachts at this location.

Bahamas Weather

Click for Marsh Harbour, Bahamas Forecast

Travel Information

A lighthouse on Elbow Cay, in the Bahamas

Marsh Harbour has most of the services and amenities you’d expect to find in a small American town, including several excellent restaurants and shops. It’s nestled near the center of Great Abaco Island, not far from the settlements of Hopetown and Man of War Cay. Our journey will take us south to Little Harbour, home of internationally known bronze sculptor Randolph Johnson (deceased), his art gallery, and the world famous Pete’s Pub.

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