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The island state of the Bahamas offers with its more than 700 islands an almost endless number of discoveries for yacht charterers. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy the 2400 coral reefs, the offer of water sports is great. Due to their location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the islands offer both sheltered waters and challenges from wind and sea. While it is busier on the islands near Florida and the selection of nightlife and shopping is greater, it is increasingly quiet towards the south, only 30 of the several hundred islands are inhabited.

Climate: subtropical with temperatures between 20 and 33 degrees
Winds: Northeast trade
Sailing season: all year round with attention to the hurricane season from June to November

Yacht charter Bahamas

The island nation of the Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands stretching from the southeast coast of Florida (USA) to the southern tip of Cuba. Many of these islands are uninhabited. To enter the country, German citizens require a passport that should be valid for at least 6 months, as well as return or onward travel tickets. No visa is required for a stay of up to 9 Further and current information can be found on the website of the German Foreign Office.
The currency used is the Bahamian dollar and the official language is English.

Travel, activities and discoveries for your yacht charter vacation

Flights to Nassau usually stop over London. From England, the pure flight time is approximately 9 hours. You will land at Lynden Pindling International Airport, located near Nassau on New Providence Island. If you have time while on the island, do check out the city. The city center still bears architectural influences from the colonial era, and there are several forts you can visit. Institutions like the Bahamas Historical Society Museum, Pompey Museum and Heritage Museum of the Bahamas provide information about the history of the islands. There is even a pirate museum where you can delve into the lifes of Blackbeard and his companions. At the daily straw market, you can purchase typical and traditional products as souvenirs.

You can start your trip from our base in Nassau or you fly on with small airlines to our base on the Abaco Islands, the tourist center and sailing meeting point on the Bahamas. You land either in the north at Treasure Cay or in the south at Marsh Harbour. You can depart from Marina Harbourview in Marsh Harbour. The archipelago includes the main islands Great and Little Abaco as well as many small islands. For divers and snorkelers there is a diverse underwater world and even one or two shipwrecks to discover, for example in Walker's Cay Marine Park or Green Turtle Cay. For anchoring, the islands have numerous harbors with good supply facilities and beautiful anchorages with white beaches and turquoise waters. On Elbow Cay, visit the enchanting village of Hope Town with its sheltered harbor and red and white striped lighthouse.

On the Berry Islands ' largest island Great Harbot Cay, you can visit the caves of Sugar Beach in the reefs and relax in quiet sandy coves already a bit away from the vacation hustle and bustle. The island is also a coveted fishing spot, with fine fish such as marlin and bluefin tuna. Off Chub Cay, divers may also be lucky enough to see spearfish. Nice diving spots are also Mamma Rhoda Rock and the Blue Hole of Hoffman Cay, where many oysters can be found.

Grand Bahama Island is located in the north of the archipelago and is the closest island to Florida. Here you can dive in one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world, hike in one of the three national parks, and look for the indigenous bird species that exist here. In Peterson Cay National Park you can enjoy the lively underwater world or relax on the numerous and beautiful beaches in the south. Since it is one of the most developed islands in terms of tourism, the sports offer is also accordingly large and the offer of restaurants and bars larger than on the other islands and you can plunge into the nightlife.

Half of Andros is a national park. Here you will find mangrove forests on land and the world's third largest barrier reef and blue holes in the water. Ideal for kayaking, snorkeling, diving and those interested in eco-tourism.
Bimini was once a speakeasy for rum during Prohibition and the retreat of Ernest Hemingway, who was inspired to write some of his stories here. Today it is a sought-after destination for deep-sea anglers.
Eleuthera with Harbour Island was once one of the largest exporters of pineapples and there are still plantations here that can also be visited. With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, the island is a popular place for water sports activities such as diving and fishing. Here you can also see the charm of the original Bahamas. White and pink sandy beaches as well as fishing villages make you forget the hustle and bustle of the larger islands.

If you prefer a more secluded and relaxing vacation, you will find the right place in the south from Cat Island. Water sports enthusiasts and sun worshippers get their money's worth here with long white sandy beaches, wonderful diving spots and good fishing areas. The same applies to Long Island, Acklins and Crooked Island. On Ragged Island you can snorkel, fish and beachcomb in peace. San Salvador was the first island Christopher Columbus reached in the New World. Divers can discover rays and shipwrecks here. On the Exumas you will find not only pristine beaches, mangroves and iguanas, but also unusual things like swimming pigs. Mayaguana impresses with its untouched nature.

Inagua, the southernmost island of the Bahamas, is a paradise for nature lovers and eco-tourism enthusiasts. The national bird of the Bahamas, the flamingo, has been reintroduced here. There are now over 80,000 specimens in the national park again. In addition, more than 140 other bird species live here. There is also a turtle reserve here.
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