September 20, 2019
Dear Valued Guests,
Our connection to the Bahamian people goes back almost 50 years when my father, Luther Blount, started sailing there with one of his first small ships, The Mount Hope. Since then, the Bahamian people have become like family to us.
Most people are unaware that Tourism alone provides an estimated 60% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs about half the Bahamian workforce.
Along with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, we urge you to help the group of islands recover by continuing to visit.
The country is seeing trip cancellations to areas that were not hurt by the storm. The reason, according to an article in USA Today, is that people believe the Bahamas as a whole was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
The Bahamas is a country of 700 islands and cays beginning 50 miles off the Florida coast and stretching for 750 miles from the north to the south.
Most of the islands we sail to were not impacted directly by the storm. One of my favorites being Compass Cay, where the aqua water and sugar white sand beaches are the most beautiful I have ever seen. We urge to make plans to travel to the Bahamas with us in 2020.
The best thing we can do to help the Bahamas is simply visit.
President, Blount Small Ship Adventures