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Rent a boat with or without skipper in Bahamas

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Chartering a boat in the Bahamas


The Bahamas is the dream destination of almost everyone on the planet. Travelers of all kinds should have it on their bucket list. There are endless reasons for wanting to visit the region. It’s a tropical paradise with crystal clear waters, pink sandy beaches, and an endless supply of sunshine to achieve that beautiful brown tan. 


The archipelago accommodates more than 700 islands, each more beautiful than the next. Although the beaches have become the face of Bahamas, there is a lot more to see and experience in the tropical paradise. Those planning to the Bahamas soon need to read further to know what the coral-based archipelago has in store for them. 


When to Sail in the Bahamas


The Bahamas archipelago offers the perfect conditions for families, novice and experienced sailors. The weather is sunny and warm throughout the year. But, the peak tourist season is between mid-December to early-April. The archipelago doesn’t officially experience winter. During these months the temperature isn’t too hot and the water is crystal clear and warm – ideal time and perfect conditions to rent a boat in Bahamas. 


The coral paradise witnesses sparse tourist crowd between June and November. That’s because these months coincide with the Atlantic hurricane season. The month of May signals the start of the rainy season and tourists are forced to spend more time in their hotel rooms than on the boat. 


The shoulder and low seasons still attract tourists, but not in huge numbers. Most hotels and rental services offer attractive discounts for tourists. There are plenty of events to keep the tourists entertained thought-out the year. 

  • The Peak Season: mid-December to April
  • The Low Season: August to November
  • The Shoulder Season: May to July


Boat Availability and Price 


For a Bahamas yacht charter, pricing and availability will depend on the season. During the peak season, you will expect to pay the highest prices for yacht charters. For a catamaran rental in Bahamas, you can expect to pay on average of 450€ per day and for sailboats a bit lower averaging 350€ per day. Keep in mind that when chartering a yacht, you will have extra fees including fuel, port fees and any other extras. For motorboats, the range is quite wide due to the number of boats available. The best is to sort by type of activity and then find the boat the best suits your project. 


In the Bahamas, due to the demand, you will need to book your boat as early as possible. If you're looking to charter a sailboat in the Bahamas in December, we recommend starting your search in the summer as boats begin to get booked rapidly. 


Do you need a license for a bareboat charter in the Bahamas?


To charter in the Bahamas, you will need a license and you will have to present your nautical CV. This nautical CV is meant to display your previous experience in regards to previous waters you've sailed and what kind of boats you've captained. If you do not hold a valid license or do not have enough experience, you can charter a boat with a skipper. A huge perk of having your own skipper is they are locals and from the area. They will be able to give you some insight into the sailing area as well as showing you some of the hidden gems in the Bahamas. 


Three reasons to charter a boat in the Bahamas


  • Visit by boat the islands that form one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Enjoy each of the cays with their white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. 

  • Enjoy the region's tropical climate with mild temperatures. Charter a boat and let the trade winds blow you around. 

  • Charter a boat to explore the beautiful reefs found in the Bahamas. You can join different associations and participate in activities to help keep them healthy. 


Sailing itinerary in the Bahamas


Day 1: Nassau

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, located on the island of New Providence, where you will find typical pastel-coloured British colonial buildings. During this first day get to know the area and discover all the water activities available. 


Day 2: Head to Eleuthera

Eleuthera is a long, slender island in the Bahamas, known for its stunning pink sandy beaches in the north of the island. In the south of the island is the town of Rock Sound, ideal for an overnight stay and a visit to the famous Cathedral Cave. Here you will find a number of restaurants and medical facilities. 


Day 3: To Great Exuma

A great experience awaits you in the north of Great Exuma Island, where you can visit the beaches of Rolleville and see the famous swimming piglets. From there, you will head to the town of George, where you can enjoy kayaking or visit the most famous pink government building in the area. Here you can rest before returning to Nassau. 


Day 4 Return to Nassau

The last stop before returning to Nassau will be Issac Beach, which is part of Black Point Island. A beautiful secluded beach that is ideal for relaxing before finishing your journey. 


Overview of the Bahamas


The Bahamas, and its island chains, is located southeast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. A high percentage of the islands are coral reefs or uninhabited cays. "Bahamas" comes from the Spanish word "baja mar", which means low tide or shallow water. The main source of economy in The Bahamas is tourism. Thanks to the beauty of its beaches and the friendliness of its people.


There is only one way to make your vacation special – rent a boat in Bahamas. Boat tours open up huge opportunities to go island hopping, enjoy many beaches, see a wide variety of marine life, and partake in numerous water sports. While preparing the holiday itinerary, fail not to add the Cat Island, Crooked Island, Paradise Island, Harbour Island, Long Island, Eleuthera, Andros, and Abaco Islands to the list. When departing for your trip, sailing from Nassau will be your main starting point. 


Your visit to the Bahamas is incomplete without a trip to Exuma to see the swimming pigs. Lately, this animal activity – unusual yet fascinating – has become one of the biggest tourist attractions.  An archipelago with 700 islands guarantees a wide variety of foods, cultures, and souvenirs. Food festivals are common and it draws huge crowds of locals and tourists. Many tourists visit the region just for a chance to enjoy the amazing cuisines and local entertainment at the food fests and cultural events. Those planning a trip to the Bahamas in May and June should not miss the Eleuthera Pineapple Festival and the All Andros Crab Fest. 


Something is amazing, unique, and special about each island or cay. It’s impossible to enjoy everything that the coral paradise has to offer in a single holiday. Hire a boat in Marsh Harbour and unwind on the pink sand beaches. Also, the following are a must-attend and must-visit: the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, the Dean’s Blue Hole, Long Island Museum, Adderly Plantation, and Columbus Monument. If you're looking for a longer trip you can charter a boat to Miami! 


The Bahamas archipelago has three main and 54 other airports. The busiest is in the capital city Nassau; the Lynden Pindling International Airport has three terminals serving US, non-US, and charter and domestic flights. The Bahamas has a direct flight to and from neighboring countries, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. If you're flying to the Bahamas, you will reach the Lynden Pindling International Airport, tourists can fly to their destination islands.


Numerous marinas – private and government-controlled – are found throughout the archipelago. The cruise ship port in Nassau is one of the busiest; often playing host to yachts and ships from Florida, USA. Tourists reaching the Bahamas by water need to furnish the necessary documents before entering the capital city. 


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