OUR SEASON: LATE FALL THRU EARLY SPRING
Guests are welcome to schedule their out-island adventures during the late fall, winter and early spring. The season officially starts for us immediately after hurricane season ends, which technically is November first. However, this is something of a “soft opening” for operations, as so much depends on weather. During the years of a quiet hurricane season (thankfully) we generally take our first charters about a week before Thanksgiving, which is a wonderful time of year in these islands. The weather then is like a perpetual June, with quieter winds, warmer waters, fewer cruising yachts passing through.
WEATHER, CLOTHING, TEMPS: IT IS JUNE.
Winter and spring seasons have more boisterous weather, particularly later in January and February when those nasty cold fronts rip through New York, shutting airports and clogging the streets of the city with dirty snow. At Joe’s Sound, our watery base, expect temperatures in the 70s, a breeze and occasional frontal passage of strong winds. But since we are just on the Tropic of Cancer, those hard blows and chillier temperatures that strike the northern Bahamas, Florida and even Nassau, tend to peter out by the time they hit us. To be sure, we can have three days of clouds and strong winds, but not strong enough to be dangerous. In fact, the passage of a cold front can be fascinating and quite social! Joe's Sound is a storm haven, and as a system approaches, our quiet lagoon will sometimes have up to eight or so cruising yachts seeking temporary shelter from the wind and sea. There’s been more than one “cold front party” atop the roof on Troll with crew from the various yachts!!!
Day time in winter means t-shirts for sailing, a light sweatshirt or sweater for evenings, just your bathing suit when sunning out of the breeze. Avid divers will want to bring a "shorty" wetsuit.
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