The Bahamas offer a wide range of private yacht rent including bareboat private yacht rent, skippered private yacht rent, luxury crewed private yacht rent, monohull and catamaran rent and both travel and motor private yacht rent.
Private yacht rent in the Bahamas offers turquoise waters and sparkling white remote shorelines. There are many attractive, interesting private yacht anchorages.
The climate of the Bahamas is subtropical to tropical. The Beach Stream significantly moderates the climate particularly lyford cay bahamas in the winter. Summer temperatures in the Bahamas average 30 degrees Celsius and are just 5 degrees Celsius cooler in the winter. Summer and fall can bring very severe weather in the form of hurricanes.
History: The seafaring Taino people moved into the the southern area of Bahamas around the seventh century from Cuba and Hispaniola. They had become known as the Lucayans and there were around forty thousand Lucayans on the Bahamas at the time of Christopher Columbus’ arrival. His first landfall here was on San Salvador Island, also known as Watling’s Island, in the the southern area of part of Bahamas.
Later Bahamian Lucayans were taken to Hispaniola as slaves. In two short decades many Lucayan organizations ceased to exist due to forced time, rivalry, disease, emigration and out marriage. After the Lucayan population was eliminated, the Bahamian countries were virtually unoccupied prior to the English settlers originated in Bermuda in 1647 and settled on the island of Eleuthera.
In 1718 the Bahamas became a British the queen’s colony. Some 8, 000 loyalists and their slaves moved to the Bahamas in the late 1700s from New york, Florida and the Carolinas. Slavery was ended in the Bahamas in 1834 and this led to many slaves fleeing the usa and making a dangerous traversing of the Atlantic for the promise of a free life in the Bahamas. In 1964 the British made the Bahamas self-governing. And in 1973, the Bahamas became fully independent, but always been a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The culture of the Bahamas is combining African-american and Western european influences. This can be welcomed in the islands music and different styles include; junkanoo, rake and scrape, calypso and a unique form of hymnal. Walking bands are also an important part of life and are heard playing at funerals, weddings and other ceremonial events.
In the less developed outer countries of the Bahamas, known as the “Out Islands” or “Family Islands”, regattas are important social events. They often comprise more than one days of racing by old-fashioned workboats and combine an onshore festivity. The Bahamas also have fairs associated with the local traditional harvest or food, such as the “Pineapple Fest” in Gregory Town, Eleuthera or the “Crab Fest” on Andros.
Currency: US Dollars and US$ travellers cheques can be used. Major credit cards may be accepted in hotels, restaurants and some shops.
Abaco is a major hub for private yacht rent in the Bahamas. Here a full service marina hosts many rent luxury yachts. Fuel, water, ice, washing and shower facilities are all available. You can also provision the private yacht here. Fly to Abaco from Florida’s Side Beach, Fortification Lauderdale and Miami airfields. Your rent private yacht is just five minutes from airport.