Bahamas Sailing Charters are one of the world’s most sought after trips for all who set sail across the globe. Though the countless islands and exciting attractions play significant roles in this popularity, the true highlight is the 100 000 square miles of mesmerising turquoise water to be explored.
While most destinations can be explored on land, archipelagos like the Bahamas provide the additional point of view of the ocean for each island. Whether that means Bahamas sailing charters, scuba diving beneath the waves or snorkeling on the water’s surface. To expand your experience of the Bahamas even further to include each and every point of view, Bahamas Air Tours can give you a spectacular aerial view of the islands with their collective blue frame.
Bahamas Sailing: A Fascinating History
Stories of the Bahamas have always had some element of sea travel in them, right from the very beginning of recorded Bahamian history, Sailing Bahamas played a large role. Written history’s account of the Bahamas begins with Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ landfall in 1492. This momentous occasion is said to have taken place on San Salvador island, and there is a large white cross placed on the coastline to commemorate this. Though Columbus’ intention was to discover the new world of North America, it is speculated that trade winds blew him further South. Christopher Columbus had a significant impact on even the Bahamas of today, apart from the numerous monuments and statues dotted around the archipelago, Columbus actually had a hand in naming the country. Upon his arrival, Columbus named the archipelago “Baja Mar” which translates to “Shallow Water”.
Naturally the following centuries would see a number of fascinating historical events, some of the most exciting of which was the arrival of pirates in the 18th century. One pirate in particular made his name infamous in the Bahamas. Edward Teach, known more commonly as Blackbeard took control of the Bahamas in the 1700’s, and together with his group known as the Privateers Republic, held onto it for several years. Though he was forcibly removed from the Bahamas and has long since died, Blackbeard and his role in the Bahamas of the past will forever live on in infamy.
Bahamian history is strewn with a never ending string of sailing stories, with the rum running taking place during prohibition, or the wreck of a ship on devil’s backbone reef, stranding a group on Eleuthera who took shelter in a cave and sought religious guidance, leading the cave and nearby beach to be named Preacher’s. With a destination as ideal for sailing as the Bahamas, you are sure to add a story of your own to this list during your Bahamas sailing charters.
What to Do on a Bahamas Sailing Vacation
Bahamas Sailing Charters are sure to transport you to unforgettable locations throughout the country. If you’ve booked Bahamas Sailing Charters to explore the islands as well as the water then visiting the Abacos is an absolute must. Not only is this the sailing capital of the Bahamas, but it is also one of the top destinations worldwide to enjoy a sailing tour. Encompassed by the Abacos islands and cays, you may find yourself at a loss for words due to the staggering beauty of your surroundings. Sailing Bahamas will undoubtedly prove to be a very rewarding scenic experience.
Of course, scenery isn’t all that will be on offer during your Bahamas sailing charters. You will also be subject to countless exciting activities. If it’s attractions that you’re looking for, then a trip to Big Major Cay and the Bahamas Swimming Pigs should be first on your list. This is the most sought after trip in the world, and for good reason. These delightful pigs seem to defy nature as they paddle through the crystalline turquoise waters of the Bahamas.
If you’d prefer to take the plunge into the water, whether to swim alongside the pigs, dolphins, turtles or even sharks, Bahamas sailing charters will get you wherever you need to go. In fact, most of the best reefs for scuba diving require a boat ride out to access them. This really is a worthwhile experience, and will be yet another unforgettable memory on your tour of the Bahamas.
Fishing enthusiasts will also take to the water in search of the thrilling blue marlin, or any number of other enormous game fish that are just waiting to be discovered beneath the waves. With all of these activities and so much more, the Bahamas has become synonymous with sailing tours.
Sailing Bahamas or Flying Bahamas?
Due to the marvellous and navigable conditions, Bahamas sailing charters are particularly popular. Many people even travel from Florida to Bahamas by boat because of their close proximity. This scenic trip will allow you to view a number of islands as you travel, stopping off at one or two of them as you go. This really is a wondrous way to explore the Bahamas and whether it be a Bahamas charter boat or a cruise ship, thousands of people enjoy this voyage each year.
While there certainly are few things as enjoyable as a slow cruise through such a picturesque archipelago, flying Bahamas proves to be a truly unforgettable time. The Florida to Bahamas boat time of 8-10 hours really helps to tip the scales in favour of flight. A sailing Bahamas tour will require a number of days to cover what a Bahamas Air Tours package can in a matter of hours. In fact, you can even enjoy a day trip from Florida to Bahamas by air and explore a great deal of islands before flying home. Not only is this more time efficient, but there is truly no better way to discover the Bahamas than from above. Having had this unique point of view before exploring the islands from the ground really enhances the Bahamas tour experience.
To ensure that each passenger receives a comprehensive visit to the Bahamas, every Bahamas Air Tours trip includes a number of boat excursions. Whether it be on a speedboat or yacht, you’re guaranteed a scenic ocean voyage.
Book With Bahamas Air Tours
Bahamas sailing charters really do offer a great deal in the way of experiences and scenic cruises. However, nothing can compare to the wonder of flight. Bahamas Air Tours offers trips on which you will experience the country from every point of view. Whether you’re looking at the archipelago through the window of a private aircraft, or from the deck of a boat, your trip with Bahamas Air Tours ensures the visit of a lifetime.
You can choose from a range of packages with Bahamas Air Tours. Whether you’re looking for a day trip from Florida, or a multi-night stay in the Bahamas, we have you covered. You can even choose to book a private tour with a group of friends and family to enhance the experience. With countless sights to see and experience in the country, Bahamas Air Tours combines the speed and convenience of air travel with sensational views and outstanding destinations to make for a trip that you and your group will never forget.
Select images courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism.
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