Sailing in The Bahamas
The stunning Bahamas are an enticing archipelago just a short hop from Florida or the continental USA, with the islands offering something for everyone. From buzzing Nassau, to the sleepy and sparsely populated Out Islands, however long you’re planning to visit, you’ll be able to enjoy sailing in the Bahamas for just a few hours, or leisurely days. Visitors flock to this year-round vacation destination for the great weather, world class scuba diving and snorkelling and some of the most perfect beaches you’re likely to see anywhere.
What to do in the Bahamas
If you’re looking for a picture postcard tropical paradise then the Bahamas easily fits the bill. Of course lazing on a sunkissed beach is the first thing that comes to mind, but the islands are packed full of exciting and unique things to do. Many come for the world class beach resorts such as Atlantis on Paradise Island, or even to play a few rounds of golf on one of the many courses in the Abacos, Great Bahama Island or Nassau.
You’ll also be able to swim with dolphins, or, perhaps more unusually, enjoy swimming with pigs on Big Major’s Cay in the Exuma Islands. And of course, there is a whole world of incredible snorkelling and scuba diving to be discovered. If you’re the active type, you’ll be able to go kayaking, paddle boarding or even surfing in some parts of the Bahamas.
Choose your sailing trip
When it comes to sailing in the Bahamas, you’re spoiled for choice. From accessible day trips from Nassau, to longer sailing excursions to far flung islands. You can even rent a motor boat from Florida to sail the 50 miles across the sea to Bimini Island, a fantastic adventure for a weekend sailing trip. Just take a look at yacht rentals in Miami or Fort Lauderdale to choose your Sailo perfect charter.
In the Bahamas themselves, you’ll be able to browse yachts with captain included, ideal for day trips or fishing excursions. Or, take a look at our selection of bareboats, perfect for experienced sailors who want to explore these beautiful islands for a few days or a week. So if you’re stopping by in Nassau for a day or two, or you’re planning a vacation to remember, check out Sailo’s great choice of sailing boats and motor boats.
Nassau, Andros and nearby islands
Most visitors arriving in the Bahamas will find themselves in Nassau. The city is a modern and multicultural hub, a great place to enjoy some fantastic seafood, shopping and access to many beaches just a short boat ride away. One of the largest islands in the archipelago, Andros makes a great day trip and a fantastic place to kayak, snorkel and paddle board. If you’re pressed for time, there are some great islands to explore in a day by boat rental including Salt Cay and Russell Island. And, fishing fans will be able to jump aboard and see what bites from one of our many fishing boat charters available on Sailo.
Just 50 miles from the mainland USA, Bimini is a world away from both Miami and Nassau. The Bimini Islands have a unique history, linked to the United States in many ways: as a hideout for prohibition smugglers, a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway and the location where Dr Martin Luther King Jr composed his Nobel Prize speech. It’s easy to see why these islands are so inspiring, with a captivating underwater world, home to many shipwrecks. But don’t worry, if you rent a yacht to explore the Bahamas, your captain will make sure you don’t join them.
The Abacos are a boating paradise, with hundreds of unexplored cays and coves, brimming coral reefs and colonial villages dotting the landscape. From Marsh Harbour, the main town for the Abacos, visitors will be able to find yacht rentals on Sailo for both day trips and longer multi-day rentals, as well as fishing boat charters. The landscape of the Abacos is that of lush tropical islands, lapped by gentle waves, with sea-life teeming just below the water’s surface. Island hopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and lazy days on quiet beaches are what life is all about here.