The memories from a family yacht vacation last a lifetime. But how long does it take to get to our favorite cruising destinations?
EASTER AND SPRING BREAK
Whether flying commercial or private, it can be tedius. It can be a long, sometimes grueling endeavor to get to the Caribbean, for instance, if you are going for Easter or Spring break.
CLOSE TO HOME
Is there an alternative closer to home – a destination that offers warm waters, plenty of sunshine, and a chance to reconnect with family and friends, away from the crowded tourist traps? The answer is, “Yes” and it’s less than an hour away from mainland USA – it’s the Bahamas.
In the time that it take for commuters in Miami to drive to their jobs in Fort Lauderdale, you can catch a flight from South Florida to this tropical paradise.
The 16 major islands that make up the Bahamas are an exquisite mix of breathtaking natural beauty. Blinding white sand beaches curl around the edges of almost every island, and the shallow waters reflect a turquoise hue found in few places around the world.
Unlike the crowded anchorages visited in the Caribbean’s Virgin Islands, you can cruise for days in the Bahamas, without seeing more than a handful of people. Many of the islands are sparsely populated, while the only inhabitants on some islands are large iguanas and friendly wild pigs that will swim out to your boat to beg for treats!
GOOMBAY AND BAHAMIAN LIFESTYLE
If you do come across the human residents, you will encounter genial, native Bahamians, known for their laid-back attitude, along with the vibrant Goombay/Calypso island culture. Life is a celebration to these warm people, and hardly a week goes by without a parade or festival, celebrating their English colonial heritage and deep religious traditions.The recreational opportunities are endless as the Bahamas are a true sportsman’s paradise. Outdoor activities include championship golf and tennis on the larger islands, while the smaller Keys feature long stretches of beaches, alluring underwater caves for diving, and coves where you can freely swim among dolphins and scores of fish.
A tropical paradise, close to home – what more could you ask for this Spring?
During April and May, 1-800 Yacht Charters has over a dozen yachts in position for Bahama yacht charters, both large like 157′ yacht SCOTT FREE suitable for 12 guests, to smaller vessels like the 85′ yacht ANDIAMOwith room for 4 to 6 passengers.
Best of all, there are plenty of EASTER specials available for last-minute getaways.