When to Visit?

ANYTIME is a great time to visit Staniel Cay!

Winter

slide-2Winter is our “high season” and the busiest time on the island. People escape from northern cold and enjoy festivities from a variety of local events and an interesting international mix of visitors. With Gibraltar’s private location and personal beach, quiet and solitude is always readily available even in the midst of activity.

Spring

Spring continues the fun of Winter, with families and friends traveling on spring breaks, escaping the lingering cold weather, or looking for great fishing in warm waters.

Summer

Summer is also a great time to visit. Although it is hotter, the water is fabulously warm, and this is the time of year that locals will swim and play, too. Fishing remains good all summer, and lobster season opens August 1 to great fanfare. With a sea breeze across most parts of the island, and Gibraltar’s air conditioning to aid your comfort, summer is an enjoyable time.

Fall

Fall is the “slow season” and the quietest time on the island. Hurricane season is officially June-November, typically most active between mid-August through October. Regardless, this time of year is a favorite among locals as there is more quiet time to catch up with one another. Visitors during this season enjoy the true flavor of local living and island serenity at its best.

Temperatures

Some Flowers

Temperatures are warm and pleasant throughout the year.  During the summer, the average temperature is approximately 86 degrees (F). Winter months generally experience temperatures in the mid 70’s (F).  The gorgeous sea is swimmable year-round with comfortable temperatures of 70-80 degrees (F).

 

GENERAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS Many island events are hosted by the Staniel Cay Yacht Club (SCYC). Check out the SCYC events page  for details and updates.

January Annual New Years Day Cruising Regatta
Jan/Feb Superbowl Party
February Library and Oldest House Community Fundraiser Picnic (Saturday closest to Valentine’s Day)
March James Bond Casino Royale costume party (and casino games) at SCYC
April Family Island Regatta in Georgetown, with two champion sloops from Staniel Cay racing toward victory
May
  • Cinco de Mayo party at the SCYC
  • Kentucky Derby party at the SCYC
July 4 USA Independence Celebration
July 10 Bahamian Independence Celebration
August 1
  • Lobster Season opens!
  • First Monday in August is “August Monday” Holiday for Emancipation Day, with sailboat races, picnics and events throughout the weekend
October
  • Bottom Fishing Tournament
  • Halloween costume party at the SCYC
November USA Thanksgiving celebrated with traditional dinners
December
  • Annual Commodore’s Ball at the SCYC
  • Pirate Party at the SCYC
  • New Year’s Eve Celebration at the SCYC and Mixed Doubles Regatta