A bareboat Bahamas cruise is the perfect choice for people who love the laid-back atmosphere of the Bahamas islands, but who want to set their own schedule and enjoy cruising at their leisure. If you’re in the United States, it’s a great way to get away without a long flight. You can leave from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or a number of other nearby ports, and sail to the Bahamas in about 8 hours.
So what can you see on your bareboat Bahamas cruise?
- Check out the straw market at Grand Bahamas Island. Here, you can have your hair braided, buy souvenirs and mingle with the locals in one of the world’s largest outdoor markets.
- While you’re on Grand Bahama Island, take in an ecotour. You’ll see the island’s mangroves and wetlands, and you might even spot some of the more than 700 bird species native to the Bahamas.
- About an hour away from Grand Bahama Island, your bareboat Bahamas cruise can take you to Nassau, where you can go snorkeling, stroll through the Botanical Gardens or enjoy some of the local cuisine. Don’t forget to try the conch, a shellfish that features prominently in Bahamian dishes from pizza to salads. Nassau is known as “Paradise Island” for good reason – you’ll also find miles of pristine beaches where you can stretch out and enjoy the warm Caribbean sun with a tall Bahama Mama, the signature rum drink of the Bahamas.
- Continue your bareboat Bahamas cruise adventure to Andros Island, where you can see the world’s third-largest barrier reef. Andros Island is an ideal escape from the tourist attractions of Grand Bahama and Nassau – here, you can enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and simply lounging on unspoiled beaches while you listen to the ocean lap against the shore.
- Head over to the Berry Islands, where you can walk for miles without ever seeing another person. These islands are made up of only a combined 12 square miles of land, but they offer over 30 spectacular cays and some of the best sport fishing in the Caribbean.
At DTS Travel, we can help you arrange your ideal bareboat Bahamas cruise vacation. Just fill out the contact form and start planning your cruise today!
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