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Bahamas sailing tours
The Bahamas archipelago consists of about 700 islands and 2,000 coral reefs, with total area of more than 250 thousand square miles where only 30 islands are inhabited. Most of the population is concentrated on the island of New Providence with it’s capital Nassau and Grand Bahama Island with the second largest city – Freeport. The largest island of the archipelago is Andros.
Bahamas stateroom charter
Taking one of our sailing tours in The Bahamas, you will not be disappointed. The climate in the Bahamas varies from north to south, from tropical to subtropical. Most of the rainfall occurs at the end of spring or early summer (May-June) and autumn (September-October). The average temperature in the summer varies from + 26 ± 32 ° C, and in the winter is around + 18-22 ° C.
Winter is the dry season with rare rains mostly in the form of short and strong precipitations. October – November is the period of tropical storms and hurricanes, accompanied by strong winds.
The average temperature in coastal waters is +27 °C in summer and about +23 ° C in winter. The best time to charter a cabin on one of our Bahamas sailing tours is from December to June, when the heat is softened by the trade winds but the sea is still warm.
Bahamas/ Places of Interest
New Providence and Paradise Islands. Nassau, the nation's capital, is the cultural, social, political and economic center of the Bahamas. It comprises two separate islands. Nassau sits on the shore of 21-mile Long Island of New Providence, while tiny Paradise Island, connected to its larger neighbor by bridges, actually shields Nassau harbor for 3-mile (5 km) stretch.
Paradise Island represents some of the Bahamas's priciest vacation homes and upscale resorts, with entertainment complex to satisfy every whim and fancy. Still you can find several quite getaway spots. The north shore is lined with white-sand beaches, and the protected south shore, lining Nassau Harbor, is a haven for yachts. Nassau is packed with amazing mansions, churches, gardens, forts and monuments, many with a distinct British touch left from the old colonial days.
It also offers sophisticated shopping and dining, flashy casinos and hot nightlife.
Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Island (known as GBI) is the second most popular yacht charter destination. Although it can't match Nassau's colonial charm or Paradise Island's upmarket chic, it offers a growing list of soft-adventure and ecotours, including kayaking, bird-watching and exploring old fishing settlements.
Great Inagua, the Bahamas's third largest island, is 25 mi wide and 45 mi long. An unusual climate of little rainfall and continual trade winds has created rich salt ponds, which have brought prosperity to the island over the years. The Morton Salt Company harvests a million tons of salt annually here. Rent a boat and sail to Inagua, that is best known for the huge flocks of pink flamingos and largest populations of the rare Bahamian parrot, as well as other species of birds.
If you are sailing or yachting, the Abacos is the place to be. Slim string of small cays, the Abacos island was once the nation's boat-building capital. Today shallow translucent waters and top-notch marinas make it a hot spot for pleasure boating and fishing. Idle sailing between cays is a popular pastime. It is perfect for vacationers who seek isolated beaches by day and unmatched stargazing by night.
Eleuthera and the Exumas
Chic but still friendly, popular but still intimate, this area with its famous pink sandy beaches, has grown into something of a celebrity magnet. Hundreds of little cays that make up the Exumas are prime ground for yachting.
The Bahamas has more than 800 mi of beachfront, more than any other Atlantic or Caribbean nation. Theoretically, it's all yours to explore, since all Bahamian beaches are public up to the high-water mark. In practice, private homes and resorts can make it difficult to reach some stretches of sand, unless you arrive by a boat.
For all of its dining, golfing, gambling, botanical gardens, shopping and nightlife possibilities the Bahamas Islands, with flawless weather nearly year-round, remain the natural delight for water sports. Though many may think of sailing and fishing first, snorkeling and scuba diving are just as good as well - exploring a vast system of coral reefs, sea gardens, blue holes and drop-offs. And do not forget about water-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking, wave running and more.