The Bahamas archipelago, compromised of 700 islands and over 2,000 rocks and cays, crystal clear blue waters, offers the idyllic cruising grounds for your sailing adventure aboard Mahi. This ecological oasis boasts the most beautiful waters in the world. Islands lined with unspoiled beaches, vibrant coral reefs, quaint Bahamian villages, surrounding shallow waters in protected seas is perfect for your sailing vacation..
Owner operator Jessica and Captain Brad host weeklong sailing excursions aboard Mahi. We offer sailing excursions thru the Abaco islands during the months of October thru January and the Exuma islands February thru April. Each of these island chains offer a unique Bahamian experience.
Brad has spent the last 14 summers actively racing and competing in the local annual regattas. As accomplished delivery and yacht Captain, including an extensive mechanical engineering background, he thoroughly enjoys all aspects of sailing. Jessica is a cruiser by heart, her love of the water, along with her philosophy of living simply will open up your experiences to all the ocean has to offer while you enjoy the relaxed, slower pace of life on a boat.
Mahi specializes in offering a boutique sailing catamaran experiences that caters to couples. We typically only host 1 couple at a time unless requested otherwise. Each of our cruising destinations the Abaco or Exuma, your adventure is determined by you. Relax, sunbathe, beach walk, snorkel, fish, dive, paddleboard, kayak, and sail, be as adventurous or as relaxed as you desire.
Our Guests Share their Experience
Anna and Evan 8 day trip, Abaco to Eleuthera,
Our time on Mahi with Jess and Brad was an unforgettable and perfect adventure. From the moment you step onto their dingy, to get whisked away to your new home, life slows down, and let’s be honest, gets better. Brad and Jess provide everything you would need for the time of a lifetime, and their expertise on the water and on their boat allows for the flexibility to guarantee a good time, regardless of the conditions. Our crossing was smooth, our meals were fresh, and every single day was extraordinary. Mahi comes equipped with SUP boards, snorkel fins, fishing equipment, and two adventurous souls that know how to have a good time. I’ve never slept better, eaten better, or lived better as we did during our week on Mahi. Book the trip, you will not regret it! – Anna and Evan
Bibb & Amy, Hunter & Courtney – 5 Day Staniel Cay Exuma
New Years Trip
December 2020 – January 2021
Just got back from another epic sail with Brad & Jess on the Mahi! They are so nice and thoughtful. Routes are meticulously planned out to create the most enjoyable trip possible. We can’t say enough about the amazing places we got to see and explore. We will be back to explore more of the Bahamas.
Truly Breathtaking trip that exceeded my expectations!!! My husband secretly tried to book this trip for our anniversary (under my account)…even though I found out, Captain Brad and Jessica kept me in “awe” everyday with the activities, cocktail hour (the best Pina Coladas ever), yummy snacks, Jessica’s fresh and delicious meals, and many more little surprises throughout the day and trip. Communication: The communication throughout the whole booking and stay was outstanding, with a quick response to any questions and concerns, they taught us some nautical terms, “funny” nautical terms and had us help out with learning how to put up the sail if we wanted to and helped us gain more knowledge about the Bahamas as a whole and the places we were exploring. Jessica and Captain Brad are both amazing and humble individuals, that would get along with anyone. They are very enthused and it shows that they LOVE what they do. They are very savvy about the Bahamas area, the boat (knowing the wind and tides) and knowing what adventure/activity would be best to do for each particular day. They gave us many ideas on what we could do and in learned what are interests were to make the best plan for us everyday. They did a wonderful job dividing the day with “play” time exploring and some time for us to relax. Let me tell you… They planned it Perfectly EVERYDAY!! Accommodations and Adventure: The Catamaran Mahi was very relaxing with many places to nap, lounge, sleep and relax. The queen size bed was very comfortable with a fan on each foot of the bed, the bathroom was surprisingly very spacious and we had our own fridge and galley area with snacks and drinks that Jessica kept stocked at all times! The day trips included snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming with pigs, swimming with sharks, spearfishing, visiting famous sites and sandbars, and even luckily being part of a “cruiser party”. I can’t say enough about this experience, before even leaving I was already thinking of all our family and friends that would Enjoy this trip and I was also thinking of planning our next trip at the Mahi! Our 7 year anniversary felt like our 2nd honeymoon. We loved it! Thank YOU!
Paulie and Tom – 3 Day Abaco
Capt. Brad & Jess!
Thank you! Thank you! and THANK YOU!!!
We had the best time unwinding in the Abacos with you two cruisers. We really enjoyed sailing on Mahi w/ you 2 and hope to do it again- soon- . 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your season….. and beyond!!!
Paulie and Tom
Bib, Amy, Hunter, and Courtney-3 day trip – Abaco December 2018
“I don’t even know where to start. My wife and I have traveled the world and this was the best trip we have ever been on. The accommodation were amazing! I was worried about sleeping and made being uncomfortable but I quickly learned that I could have stayed on the boat for 10 days and been more rested than being at home. Jess and Caption Brad were awesome host. They proved the perfect balance of interaction and were super thoughtful on making our trip the best possible. We did as much or as little as we wanted. They made us feel like locals and we went to spots and did things that only someone that is knowledgeable and as thoughtful would do. Not to mention the food on the boat was 10x better than anything we ate on shore. Jess and Brad are truly passionate about what they do and it shows. This experience was so good that we are already thinking about when we can go back. I could say so much more but I don’t won’t to spoil the trip for the next guest. A+ in every way imaginable and have already highly recommended this trip to many friends!”
Kim and Peter Neil – 6 days – Abaco
Stop searching and book Sail Mahi now! I’m not exaggerating when I say this is the best vacation my husband and I have ever had. We’ve travelled a lot through the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and the rest of the USA as well as Europe – this trip through the Abacos was stunning and unique. Much of how special it was is due to the excellent care and expertise from Jessica and Captain Brad. They raise the bar in terms of what gold standard hosting looks like. Every detail was taken care of from bathroom amenities, bedroom comfort, and essentials for having a great day on the water. From the moment we stepped aboard we were at ease. Jess and Brad make it easy to assimilate into their marine lifestyle and will give you an authentic Bahamas sailing adventure. We booked this vacation for a special 40th birthday celebration and first escape as new parents. It well surpassed any expectations or dreams we could have had. We felt very spoiled – the food was excellent and they were always conscientious in terms of what we needed next – from drinks to towels to fun excursions. The accommodations were fantastic- we had our own half of the catamaran with a private bath and shower, our own mini fridge, very comfortable bedroom and plenty of storage space for our bags. We loved sitting up on the bow to take in the incredible views and had our meals out on the outer patio deck which was lovely. You can add on a wifi package that works very well if you feel you don’t want to completely disconnect. Sleeping was effortless – they duck in to very calm harbours in the evening so we had no issues at all with motion sickness. They are such experienced sailors and know the area so well we always felt safe and secure onboard. Jess and Brad were also amazing at creating a tailored itinerary just for us, which included a special visit to the pigs for me, and spearfishing, lobster searching for my husband. They anticipated everything – – provided excellent local recommendations on what to see when we went exploring on our own, and even came to find us one evening when we realized that the restaurant we had planned to eat at was closed to make sure we didn’t go hungry. A few considerations for your stay: Pack light – you really don’t need much more than your swimsuits and snorkel masks. They had towels for us to use, wet suits, paddle boards and more. Book early – Their schedule fills up quickly and the more time you give them the more tailored experience they can create for you! Consider the weather – bring a light jacket for evenings and a flexible mindset if the winds have to take you in a different direction. We were completely comfortable leaving our itinerary and stops to Brad and Jess’ expertise and recommendations. They’ve been sailing the Abacos for many years and will create an amazing experience for you no matter what. Surprises await – I won’t tell you what Jess and Brad did throughout the trip to make it extra special, because you’ll have more fun to be surprised yourself! There were so many delightful additions throughout our stay, they truly do think of everything. The trip was worth every penny and every moment of precious time off. We were smiling from ear-to-ear the entire time. I can’t wait to go back again, and your future self will thank you for booking your upcoming vacation with Sail Mahi!
Kim and Peter Neil