The original Florida Gateway program was meant to sail young people from Miami to Freeport on Grand Bahamas Island. To insure the safety of our scouts we no longer cross the gulf Stream but rather use Marsh Harbour in the Abacos as a base for our Bahamas' sailing adventure. While there are some additional costs incurred by each crew to begin their adventure in Marsh Harbor, Abacos, this still remains a very strong component to our variety of ocean adventures. The people of the Abacos Islands, Bahamas, have made great efforts to welcome these young foreigners to their home. The Sea of Abaco and its surrounding islands create one of the most beautiful yet protected sailing areas offered in the free world.