Boating in the Bahamas

Sea Kayaking & Sailing in the Exumas

If it’s real adventure that you’re looking for, consider a sea kayaking expedition in the Exumas. You can look forward to long hot days paddling the open waters between the islands of the chain, balmy nights under canvas, good food, and good company. You have to be fairly fit to handle the often-strenuous exercise of paddling for hours at a time. But the sheer vastness of the seascapes, the pristine beaches, and the crystal waters make this a one-of-a-kind experience. See Exuma pages for details on the various outfitters. Check pages 115-16 for Kayak Nature Tours.

Powerboat Adventures

Not for the faint-hearted, this is your chance to experience the thrills of off-shore powerboat racing in a certain degree of comfort, at least as much as one might be able to expect at speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour. Several companies offer this type of adventure, most of them operating out of Nassau. One offers day-trips to the Exumas – a truly excellent experience – and another has rides around Paradise Island. They’ll take you anywhere in the Bahamas, provided you can afford the cost of a private charter. You’ll find more detailed information in the sections on Nassau and Paradise Island and the Exumas.


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Getting There:

For visitors arriving by air, the Bahamas are served through Nassau by most US airlines and by international airlines from Canada and Europe, and to a slightly more limited degree through Freeport.

The Out Islands are served mainly by Bahamas Air via connections in Nassau and Freeport.

The Bahamas is also a major destination for the cruise ship industry

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