Visitors to the Bahamas will often pass through its capital city at least once. It’s easy to make the most of your stay, by exploring the nearby islands and tropical beaches with a Sailo boat rental from Nassau.
The vibrant capital of the Bahamas is home to resort hotels, cruise ship ports and all the trappings of a modern city. But don’t let that scare you off! There is plenty to do in Nassau and the city makes the perfect base to explore some of the more secluded islands. Find your boat rental in Nassau for a day trip to explore nearby Blue Lagoon Island (also known as Salt Cay) or Russell Island, or jump aboard a fishing boat charter to see what you can reel in out on the deep blue sea.
If you’re looking for something more leisurely, you’ll find that Sailo offers a selection of multi-day yacht rentals and boat charters in Nassau, allowing you to explore at your leisure. Many rentals in the Bahamas offer either day trips, or week long packages. But with Sailo you can pick and choose exactly how long you want to go sailing for. Two days? More? The choice is yours.
Sailing from Nassau
Boat charters in Nassau, Bahamas with Sailo include choices ranging from monohulls and catamarans, to powerful motor yachts. Choose a yacht charter with captain and crew included that will allow you the time to relax on deck, swim, snorkel or go fishing. Or, if you prefer to be more hands on, charter a bareboat for you and your family or friends to explore the seas at your leisure.
The Out Islands, or the Family Islands (as the locals call them) are the islands away from the capital, including the Exumas, Eleuthera and the Acklins. These islands are made for exploring by private boat charters from Nassau, offering lots of opportunity to find your own slice of tropical paradise far from the crowds.
The best things to do in Nassau
If you’re looking for some adventure, you’ll find boat trips to visit the swimming pigs in the Exumas, or to Harbour Island and its pink sand beaches.
The Bahamas offer some of the best snorkelling or scuba diving, all of which is easily accessible with a boat charter from Nassau. Head to Rose Island or Turtle Beach for an unforgettable day out on your Sailo boat rental from Nassau.
East Bay St.
Nassau Harbour Club
Palm Cay Marina
Poop Deck, Yacht Haven
Brown's Boat Basin
An unforgettable experience is sailing from Nassau to nearby Harbour Island. The island is home to the famous pink sand beach, which is made from the powdered remains of ancient coral. A favorite destination for Honeymooners, for obvious reasons, Harbour Island is a tranquil and beautiful place to go for a day trip on a boat rental from Nassau. You don’t have to be newlyweds to enjoy this stunning island, it’s also great for families with shallow waters for kids to play in. You can go for snorkeling in the reef just off the island, or even horseback riding along the beach. Very romantic!
Cable Beach is one of the most popular beaches in New Providence, just a few miles from Nassau, and a great place to pass some time on the sea. With one of Sailo’s boat charters from Nassau you enjoy sailing, enjoying the view and exploring the crystal clear waters with a snorkel. The beach is wide and sandy and flanked by some of the most luxurious hotels in the Bahamas. Here, you’ll find watersports activities, restaurants and bars and plenty to keep everyone amused. It’s perfect for family days out or just to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
A great choice for an overnight sailing trip (or longer), Eleuthera is around 50 miles west of Bahamas capital. Recently voted the Best Island in the Caribbean by readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine, you can jump aboard a boat rental in Nassau to come and see for yourself why. At 110 miles long, and only 1 mile wide at its thinnest point, there is plenty of beach to go round. Eleuthera is worth the trip for the peace and tranquility and colonial era homes, as well as some of the best pineapple on the planet.
Fishing fans will find a lot of incredible opportunities out on the seas of the Bahamas. Browse the fishing boat charters from Nassau on Sailo, and cast your rod to experience some of the best big game fishing on the planet. If you’re lucky you could reel in a Marlin, shark or even a sailfish. The waters around here are also teeming with tuna, barracuda and wahoo (a speedy local fish). Whatever your fishing experience, you’re bound to come back from a day on the sea with many a tale to impress the folks back home.