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Hire Sailboat Leopard 46 George Town
George Town

Leopard - 46 | 12 people (2018)

12
3
With a skipper

From £2,167 per day

Hire Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 449 Nassau
Nassau

Jeanneau - Sun Odyssey 449 | 10 people (2018)

10
10
Without a skipper

Hire Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 Nassau
Nassau
4.8
 (1)

Jeanneau - Sun Odyssey 410 | 8 people (2022)

8
6
Without a skipper

Hire Sailboat Dufour Yachts Dufour 412 GL Nassau
Nassau

Dufour Yachts - Dufour 412 GL | 8 people (2022)

8
8
Without a skipper

Hire Sailboat Dufour Yachts Dufour 390 GL Adventure Nassau
Nassau
4.2
 (1)

Dufour Yachts - Dufour 390 GL Adventure | 6 people (2020)

6
4
Without a skipper

Hire Sailboat Dufour Dufour 412 GL Nassau
Nassau

Dufour - Dufour 412 GL | 6 people (2020)

6
6
Without a skipper

Hire Sailboat Hinckley 49 Ketch Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour

Hinckley - 49 Ketch | 5 people (1976)

5
5
With a skipper

From £1,134 per day

Discover the Bahamas by sailboat 

Could anything be more romantic than a sailboat charter in the Bahamas? Gliding along the aqua blue water and witnessing the sensational Schooner Cay with your own eyes, and perhaps even anchoring for an alfresco breakfast in paradise. Of course, sailboats aren’t just for loved-up couples sailing into the sunset together, but also for families wishing to spend some quality time together, away from the burdens of civilisation or stress.  You could even go with a group of friends to celebrate, or simply enjoy the beauty that this incredible country has to offer us.  

All in all, we love the Bahamas with its quirky tropical delights and heavenly scenery, and we know you will, too !

Sailboat charter with or without a skipper? 

Yes, you can find either bareboat hire in the Bahamas or charters with a skipper.  However, keep in mind that to rent without a skipper, you will need to be in possession of the appropriate boating licence. If you would prefer a more relaxing holiday, however, you should hire a boat with a skipper, who can take you to all the best places in this idyllic island nation. 

Find the ideal sailboat for your next sailing trip

Sailboats:

  • Maximum Capacity: 4 to 10 passengers on smaller vessels and up to 12 or more on larger ones.
  • Average Number of Cabins: Sailboats often have cabins, providing comfort for overnight trips.
  • Average Length: 8 to 15 metres in length.

Extra Facilities/Activities in the Bahamas

  • Food and Drinks: Enjoying a delightful meal amidst the stunning backdrop of the Bahamas can add a touch of luxury to your nautical adventure.
  • Water Sports Equipment: This may include snorkelling gear, paddleboards, or even jet skis, allowing you to engage in thrilling activities and explore the vibrant underwater world.
  • Grill Facilities: Some boat charters provide onboard grilling facilities, allowing you to barbecue your catch of the day or enjoy a seaside cook out.
  • Crew Services: This includes a captain and additional staff to attend to your needs, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable voyage.
  • Guided Tours: Knowledgeable guides can provide insights into the local history, wildlife, and hidden gems, enriching your overall boating experience.

How much does it cost to charter a sailboat in the Bahamas? 

Mooring Costs

Typically included in the overall fee, mooring costs cover the docking or anchoring of the sailboat during the charter.

Fuel

Ensure whether fuel costs are included in the charter price or if they are a separate expense.

Skipper

If desired, inquire about the availability and cost of hiring a skipper for professional guidance.

Crew

Check if there is an option to include a crew for more extensive assistance and a fully serviced experience.

Water Sports Equipment

Explore the possibility of including water sports equipment, like paddleboards or snorkelling gear, for added recreational activities.

Daily prices

The cost of chartering a sailboat in the Bahamas can vary based on factors such as the size of the sailboat, its specifications, and the duration of the charter. On average, for a sailboat charter, prices start at around £475 per day.

Weekly prices

For a more extended adventure, a week-long sailboat charter in the Bahamas generally begins at approximately £3,325. This fee includes the sailboat charter for seven days, providing ample time to explore the stunning waters of the Bahamas

Price of a skipper per day

Should you opt for a skipper, the daily cost for their services is generally between £100 and £350. A skipper can enhance your sailing experience, providing local knowledge and ensuring a smooth and enjoyable voyage in the beautiful waters of the Bahamas.

Where to sail in the Bahamas?

Sailing in the Bahamas unveils a treasure trove of stunning destinations and activities. Explore the Exumas, a mesmerizing chain of islands renowned for their pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and friendly swimming pigs!

For a taste of local culture, set sail to Nassau, the bustling capital, where you can stroll through vibrant markets and historical sites like Fort Charlotte. The breathtaking Andros Island, with its expansive blue holes and untouched landscapes, is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts.

Key Highlights:

  • Exumas: Pristine beaches, coral reefs, swimming pigs.
  • Abacos: Colonial towns, Elbow Cay lighthouse, excellent snorkelling.
  • Nassau: Capital city, vibrant markets, historical sites like Fort Charlotte.
  • Andros Island: Expansive blue holes, untouched landscapes.
  • Thunderball Grotto: Famous snorkelling spot featured in James Bond films.
  • Exuma Land and Sea Park: Paradise for underwater exploration.

Best anchor places and marinas in the Bahamas? 

Although around half of our sailboat hire are based in Nassau, there are many other locations where you can choose to start your boat charter. 

Some of these other locations include: 

  • Palm Cay Marina 
  • Albany Marina 
  • Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour 
  • George Town 
  • Great Exuma 
  • Abaco Island 

There are also usually free buoys available, which can help avoid the costly fees of marinas in the north of the Bahamas. 

Which is the best season for sailboat charter in the Bahamas? 

The climate is perfect for a sailboat hire in the Bahamas all year round, with temperatures that stay consistently above 20ºC.   The seasons are generally divided into two, with the dry season lasting from December to April and the wet season featuring a hurricane season from July to September.  Water temperatures average between 24ºC and 28ºC, meaning swimming with the stingrays is pleasant all year round.  The trade winds in the Bahamas, also referred to as the Alizé, are gentle winds that blow throughout the year. From July to September, winds grow stronger with the rain and this area is susceptible to hurricanes, making the conditions less favourable for a Bahamas sailing vacation. 

Sailing conditions in the Bahamas

Wind Conditions:

Trade Winds: The Bahamas experience consistent trade winds, mainly from the southeast. These prevailing winds provide reliable and manageable sailing conditions, especially during the peak sailing season from November to April.

Current:

Gulf Stream: While not directly in the Bahamas, the nearby Gulf Stream can influence currents. Sailors should be aware of its position and strength, especially when navigating between islands.

Things to Know:

Shallow Waters: The Bahamas are known for their shallow waters, especially in the Exumas. Boaters should be cautious and stay within marked channels to avoid running aground on the numerous sandbars.

Coral Reefs: The waters surrounding the Bahamas are home to stunning coral reefs. While they offer excellent snorkelling opportunities, sailors should exercise caution and avoid damaging these fragile ecosystems.

Tidal Range: The tidal range in the Bahamas is relatively small, but understanding tidal currents is essential when navigating through cuts between islands.

 

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