The Bahamas, a group of islands lay dotted across over 100,000 square miles of the western Atlantic Ocean. The islands which form the Bahamas are for the most part flat and low. There are more than 700 islands to visit, with stunning, uninhabited bays and miles of white sandy beaches making the Bahamas a top location for exploring from a yacht. The Bahamas, a coral-based archipelago is encircled by the most vivid and clear turquoise blue waters on the planet! Of the 700 islands and 2,000 islets, called cays (keys), making up the Bahamas archipelago, only about 30 are inhabited. The calm waters and cooling winds, combined with the sheer beauty of the region have made the Bahamas an acclaimed yacht and sailing boat holiday destination.
When to do a Bahamas yacht charter
The most suitable time to charter a yacht in the Bahamas is from Mid December to Mid May. That said; the mild climate and warm waters make the Bahamas a good destination for yacht charters all year round.
Travelling to the Bahamas
The Locals and Language in the Bahamas: The official language spoken on the islands is English. However, the English language here has been reshaped over the years by a vivid mix of cultures, resulting in a distinctly Bahamas accent. To an outsider it can be nearly impossible to understand, especially when spoken quickly. Many consider the Bahamian accent to be like that of West Indian, while others say it has a sound unique to the Bahamas. Don’t hesitate to ask a local to repeat if you did not understand. The locals in the Bahamas are famed for their friendliness and big smiles.
Travel Documents required for the Bahamas: A passport and a return or onward-bound ticket are required to enter the Bahamas
Popular yacht charter destinations in the Bahamas – Nassau: The largest city of the Bahamas islands, famed as a tax haven. Visitors to Nassau enjoy exploring the narrow streets, old British forts, climbing the Queen’s Staircase and wander through the surrounding villages. On the coast, from dolphin encounters, sea lion spotting, great snorkelling and scuba diving and big fish hunting Nassau is a popular tourist and yachting destination.