As exotic as they sound, and as exotic as they are, the islands of the Bahamas are actually just 70 miles away from the South Florida coast. And as many have discovered before you, Bahamas yacht charters, whether you begin your trip in Miami or pick up a boat once in the Bahamas, offer the chance to enjoy a slice of truly tropical paradise living that’s far closer to home than you might think.
About the Beautiful Bahamas
The Bahamas archipelago is made up of 700 individual islands that boast over 2,000 rocks and cays as well as the clearest water on Earth. The food is delicious, the weather is wonderful, the beaches are pristine and there are unique sights to be seen in the Bahamas that you simply won’t find anywhere else in the world. And all of this can be yours when you rent a charter boat from Miami to the Bahamas. Here’s a look at just some of the places you can go – and the things you can do – with a private yacht charter at your disposal.
The white gold sands of the beaches of the Bahamas are legendary, and there really is a coastline destination to suit every beach going taste. From the iconic Three Sisters Beach on Great Exuma, home to the Three Sisters Rocks, the subject of great romantic legend, to the Snow Bay Beach on San Salvador, which gets its name from the fact that the sand is as fine a freshly fallen snow to the Pirates Well Beach on Mayaguana, which is teeming with marine life of all kinds, there really is something for everyone.
As you might expect from a destination that can boast thousands of square miles of navigable waters, there is always something to do and something new to try when it comes to water sports in the Bahamas. Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, parasailing, or even swimming with wild dolphins, you’ll find it in The Bahamas and if you take advantage of many Bahamas Yacht Charters you’ll find that your rental already comes complete with many of the water toys you’ll need for an exciting day on the waves, you just have to choose the ideal spot.
After a long day at the beach, or out on the water exploring, anyone is bound to be hungry. The food in the Bahamas is for some an attraction in itself, as it offers some of the best, but most varied, cuisine choices in the world.
Seafood is, as you might expect, particularly good, as it is hard to beat the fresh, vibrant taste of fish and shellfish that has just been caught. But it’s not the only choice. The spicy, exotic tastes of the Caribbean can be found everywhere, in everything from salads to barbecued meats and roasted vegetables. And you’ll even find that many of the best restaurants in the Bahamas will allow you to sail your boat right up to their dockside dining areas.
The Bahamas are a fisherman’s paradise. Eager fly fishermen can stalk the flats of the Abacos, Exumas, Andros, Acklins, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera and Long Island for bonefish, a species as wary as they are fast.
Those with a penchant for adventure as well as great fishing can head out into deep waters to hunt – and it really can be a hunt – mighty pelagic fish like the marlin and the kingfish. Or, for a quieter day’s fishing one can choose to set up at the end of a pier and wait for the jacks and snapper to bite.
Have you ever been swimming with pigs? The friendly wild pigs of Exuma love to welcome tourists to splash around with them for a while. For those who are a little braver over in Nassau you can snorkel with sharks, certainly an experience you’ll never forget.
A trip to the Bahamas also offers you the chance to tag green turtles in Cat Island to help ensure that these beautiful creatures can survive and thrive, to feed stingrays with your toes in the Abaco Islands and to pet baby sharks in their nurseries in South Bimini. And these are just a few of the unique, once in a lifetime experiences available to you. Ask a local and they will be able to recommend many more.
Whatever your idea of a vacation in paradise, Bahamas yacht charters can make your dreams a reality, and they can do with ease and for far less than you might imagine!