Paradise Found…

As fellow cruisers we’ve sailed them all, but nothing prepared us for the magic we found in the Exumas. We loved it so much we choose to do it again, and this time we are sharing our dream by making the Bus available for charter.

Your trip will start in Staniel Cay… an outpost so deep in the heart of the Exumas that it’s inaccessible to most charterers, However, we formed a partnership with Makers Air who brings this paradise to within ninety minuets of the Ft Lauderdale Airport. The magic starts as you step off the plane and hop right onto the bus! Start your day in NYC and finish with an early happy hour in heaven!

Comfort & Performance

The Magic Bus is not a “production boat” by any means, she was designed with no sacrifices in mind for her 2000 launching. Then 2018 saw a complete re-fit including upgraded engines, a new generator, beefier mast, extended rigging and performance sails. This season her electronics, bottom, and dinghy’s (yes we have two) are all new for your cruising enjoyment.


Four private cabins each with a queen-size berth, head and separate shower, plus crew cabin with separate head and shower.

Air-conditioning / warming controls in each cabin.

Easily able to provision for two weeks for 8 guests – only go to the docks when you want to, not when you need to!

2015 470 dinghy with 2021 Suzuki 30hp outboard great for enjoying beaches or kiteboard support craft.

2020 14′ “kids” dinghy with Torqeedo Outboard.

Two stand-up paddleboards, one inflatable kayak. 10×10 inflatable island floating raft, inflatable slide, towable tube. Snorkeling free-diving gear for six people.


Designed to sail at 1/2 the wind speed she easily can do 200+ mile days.

Two new 2018 Volvo D55 engines are quiet and reliable with less then 1500 hours on each.

A new 2020 21kW generator to provide ample power for the whole crew.

A new reverse-osmosis 55 gallon per hour water maker. Ice maker, blender, microwave, dishwasher, waffle maker, oven, stove, grill, fridge and freezer,


Captain Kirsty Morrison, Kirsty grew up in the UK sailing from a young age. Her father built her an Optimist dinghy when she was 8 years old and she never looked back. She gained her Yachtmaster Offshore ticket in 2001. These days she is based between Newport, RI and Bequia, St Vincent. She knows the coast from the Caribbean all the way up to Maine and loves exploring along the way. She has contacts far and wide and wherever you sail with her she is bound to know a face or two. She has run boats from 40ft to 80ft and has sailed over 80,000 miles, including 3 Atlantic crossings.

Captain Kirsty enjoys sharing her love of sailing with guests, she has
instructor tickets from the American Sailing Association and many years
experience of teaching kids to sail. You will find her sharing her knowledge and stories as you cruise with her. She has a relaxed and cheerful manner, while being meticulous about safety. This ensures that fun and adventure are the biggest takeaways of any trip with her.

Come See For Yourself…

Why start your vacation in Nassau when you can clear customs at a friendly beach side airport in the center of paradise? By starting from where everyone else is trying to go to you can enjoy a vacation normally reserved for full time cruisers in just one enjoyable week! The moment you step on the Bus you’re actually within swimming distance of world famous places like the Thunderball Groto (from multiple James Bond movies) and the more recently famous swimming pigs of Pig Beach!

Couple that great start with the fact that you are surrounded by simply stunning destinations that are within a few miles in any direction, and you can rest assured of some amazing cruising, worry free of finding the weather windows needed to cross into or out of the Exumas!

A few of our additional favorites within an hours sail….

Want more? Take a 1/2 day sail into the Exumas Cays Land & Sea Park… but be warned, you might never want to leave!

Kiteboarding heaven on the Sandbar THAT Johnny Depp stepped onto in Pirates of the Caribbean

Magic Bus, PO Box 293, Stonington CT / 860.912.1803 / EMAIL