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Bahamas

Bahamas Yachts are well known and well regarded around the world as the hospitable islands offer lovely beaches and beautiful warm shallow waters. The islands offer a dreamland of crystal clear turquoise waters with a history dating back to the discovery of the “New World” by Christopher Columbus.

The Bahamas can be accessed easily from the US coastal cities and Europe making it the ultimate yacht charter vacation with endless white sandy beaches, luxury resorts, exclusive shopping and gourmet restaurants.

The Bahamas comprises more than 700 islands and is surrounded by one of the world’s great barrier reefs providing safe cruising areas and unlimited possibilities for diving and water sports. The barrier reef provides shelter to many small marine species and interesting marine life. The first island in the island chain is Bimini which is just 72 km from Miami, Florida. From Bahamas the yachts can cruise for 160kms towards the shallow waters of the Abaco Sea. To the north lie the Abacos islands, which are rich with the cultural flavour of former British colonial life. The Middle Bahamas and the Berry Islands offer activities such as nightclubs, casinos and restaurants, while the lower Bahamas known as the Exumas, remain a retreat for total relaxation and natural wonders.

Bahamas Yachts usually begins in Nassau and their close proximity to Florida makes it most convenient for a perfect yacht charter destination. The Americans visit the islands in high season to escape winter during December to February. The hurricane season lasts from beginning June to end November.

The Bahamas is an island country consisting of more than 700 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba. Its capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The name Bahamas is derived from the Spanish “baja mar” (shallow sea) reflecting the shallow waters of the area. The Bahamas became a British Crown colony in 1718, when the British clamped down on piracy, including the infamous Blackbeard. After the American War of Independence, thousands of American Loyalists with their enslaved Africans, moved to the Bahamas, where the Americans set up plantations. Today, the descendants of slaves form the majority of the population. The Bahamas became part of the Commonwealth in 1973. In terms of GDP per capita, it is one of the richest countries in the Americas, following the USA and Canada.
Area : 13,878 km2
Population : 371,000
Capital and largest city : Nassau
Currency : Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Official language : English
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Bahamas Yacht Charter “Must Do”

From gorgeous beaches to sprawling golf courses, most agree the Bahamas are an ideal Caribbean vacation. The Dolphin Experience on Grand Bahama Island makes this a great family Bahamas Yacht Charter destination. Atlantis on Paradise Island is one of the most impressive resorts in the world. Beaches on the south side of Grand Bahama are the prettiest and Coral beach is amazing. Conch out in the Bahamas is the local Bahamian dish or, for a fresh fish selection, head down to the local fish fry, perfect for getting hot conch and cool Kalik beers. Visit the Graycliff Hotel to enjoy a scrumptious meal and view one of the world’s largest and best wine collections, housed downstairs in former slave cells. The estate was built in the 1700s by pirate Captain John Howard.

Bahamas Yacht Charter Tourist Information

https://www.bahamas.com/

Visa

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Health and Safety Advice

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bahamas

Airports

ASDAndros Town AirportAndros Town
ATCArthur’s Town AirportArthur’s Town
NSBBimini AirportBimini
CELCape Eleuthera AirportCape Eleuthera
CXYCat Cays AirportCat Cays
GGTExuma International AirportGeorge Town
FPOGrand Bahama International AirportFreeport
MHHMarsh Harbour International AirportMarsh Harbour
NASNassau International AirportNassau
ELHNorth Eleuthera International AirportNorth Eleuthera
PIDParadise Island AirportNassau
WZYParadise Island Seaplane Base AirportNassau
ZSASan Salvador AirportSan Salvador

Weather

The temperature averages between 24°C and 29°C in both winter and summer, although it can get chilly in the early morning and at night. The Bahamian winter (Dec – Feb) is high season because North Americans come here to escape winter. Summer brings extreme heat and humidity. The hurricane season lasts from beginning June to end November. Hurricanes are actually fairly infrequent and forecasts give adequate advance warning.

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