You Haven’t Seen the Bahamas Until You’ve Seen It By BoatDecember 4, 2015
Bahamas Yacht Charters Provide New Perspective of Fishing Paradise
Boasting some of the clearest waters on the planet, the Bahamas is a boating and fishing paradise. It is no wonder this destination remains a popular yachting target. Visitors to the Bahamas, deemed “stopover visitors,” typically come by cruise ship. Almost every major cruise line has an itinerary that includes a stop in the Bahamas. The ship drops stopover visitors off at a port for a day or afternoon of exploration. Freeport and Nassau are two of the largest Bahamian ports.
However, exploring the Bahamas by foot is not an ideal situation. The best way to see the Bahamas is by boat. Bahamas yacht charters provide the flexibility you need to really see the country beyond the cruise hubs of Freeport and Nassau.
700 Islands in 100,000 Square Miles
The Bahamas is not one giant plot of land. The country is made up of more than 700 islands in a span of more than 100,000 square miles. What’s the best way to get to an island? By boat. A Bahamas yacht charter allows you the freedom of visiting every square inch of the islands that create this tropical paradise.
When traveling on foot you must rent a boat and are subject to high tourist rates and the hassle of maintaining the boat schedule deemed by the rental company. The cost of renting a boat is in addition to your hotel and airfare charges. A yacht charter is both your home and mode of transportation, completely eliminating the need for a hotel, unless you choose to stay on one of the islands for a portion of your stay.
Exploration of Local Areas
In 2013 the island nation received 6.12 million foreign air and sea travelers. While this number includes yachters, the majority of the sea travelers arrive by cruise ship. As you can imagine, the ports are filled with visitors and the local shops and restaurants have adapted to cater to frequent American and European tourists.
When visiting the popular ports, you are not seeing true Bahamian culture. In order to experience the tastes, sights and sounds of authentic Bahamian culture, you need to travel to less visited islands, which is most easily achieved via boat.
Your Personal Tour Guide
A charter to the Bahamas provides the flexibility you need to see area hot spots and gives you an opportunity to work with experts who can help you get there. Your captain and crew can provide suggestions and help you navigate to your ideal vacation spots. Unless it is your preference, you won’t have to spend time with maps and coordinates, ensuring you are headed in the right direction. The peace-of-mind that comes from having an expert onboard is priceless, and makes your vacation that much more enjoyable.
How Neptune Group Yachting Can Help
For more than 30 years, the team at Neptune Group Yachting has helped clients find their ideal yachting vacation. We would be happy to discuss the options for traveling to the Bahamas, and many other destinations. Find your dream yacht charter with Neptune Group Yachting: 954-524-7978.