A yachting paradise

The calm waters and cooling trade winds have earned the Bahamas an international reputation for boating. And indeed, these islands provide some of the best yachting in the world. The islands offer gorgeous waters and a seemingly endless array of uninhabited cays, inaccessible by any other means than by boat.
Even around the most popular islands you can drop anchor at some remote spot and enjoy sunny, silent swimming and snorkeling far from the shore.

Ideal weather

The best time to charter a yacht in the Bahamas is from Mid December to Mid May. However, mild temperatures and warm water make the Bahamas a great destination for charters year around.
Hurricane season is from June to November.
There is rain year-round. However, heavy showers pass through quickly. So the rain never ruins your day. May and June are the rainy months and the northern islands typically receive twice the amount of rain as the southern islands.

Some geography

Nassau and Paradise island

Nassau, the capital city, is found on New Providence Island and two bridges conveniently link neighboring Paradise Island and its 685 acres of extraordinary beauty. This bustling island pair offers a mixture of attractions, fine dining, fresh fish markets, water sports and boutique shopping. Paradise Island is dominated by the iconic Paradise hotel, a kitchy temple for a tropical Las Vegas.

Grand Bahama

is a large island with several eco-systems but of less interest to the yachting community.

The Out Islands

The Out Islands give new meaning to getting away. These 698 secluded islands are home to some of the world’s most amazing beaches, dive sites and fishing sites. Here, nature easily outnumbers man. The Out islands are made out of several groups of islands, each of them very attractive cruising areas.

The Abaco's

Known as one of the boating captials of the world, with quaint colonial towns, three golf courses, miles and miles of stellar beaches, great fishing and diving, and a wonderful selection of hotels and resorts, restaurants and bars, these islands are the most complete vacation destination in The Bahamas Out Islands.

The Exumas

The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau, an exotic collection of tiny jewels set in the most beautiful aquamarine and sapphire water you’ve ever imagined. Great Exuma Island, together with the Exuma Cays offer an amazing variety of vacation possibilities, from resorts and hotels with luxury amenities to basic fishing lodges. Hidden coves, bays, and harbours throughout are magnets for yachts and sport fishermen.

Interesting links:

Tourism site on the Bahamas
Tourism Guide of the Bahamas

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