The Bahamas, with its crystal-clear waters, has long been a much sought-after holiday location for people across the world, but now you can experience this spectacular group of over 700 islands from a different perspective. There is no better way to explore the Bahamas than by renting a catamaran. With catamaran rentals, you can reach all the beaches, no matter how secluded they are, and travel all the way from the capital, Nassau, to some of the more isolated, uninhabited islets. The choice is yours!
The cost of renting a catamaran in the Bahamas depends on a number of different factors including the duration of your trip, the number of people going, the amenities on board, and the season. However, in general, catamaran rental in the Bahamas costs around €4465 per week.
No, you can find catamaran rentals either with or without a skipper. Renting a catamaran with a skipper is perfect for those who don’t have much experience with sailing or who want the ultimate relaxation vacation as you can leave all the technicalities of sailing to someone else while you concentrate on having fun.
The weather and sailing conditions in the Bahamas are subject to great seasonal variation in most aspects, from the temperature to the wind speeds and even the rainfall. The air temperature generally ranges from 21-31°C, reaching its peak in August and dropping down to its coolest in January. Water temperatures vary in a similar fashion, with the highest average temperatures of 29.44°C recorded in August, and the lowest of 24.44°C recorded in February.
There is rainfall throughout the year in the Bahamas, but the wettest month is typically August, which usually receives 4.83 cm of rain and the driest is December, receiving just 1.02 cm. The wind varies greatly depending on the season, but the windiest month is generally November, with average hourly wind speeds of 23.98 kmph and the calmest is September, with average hourly wind speeds of 18.99 kmph.
There isn’t really a bad time to go to the Bahamas for a catamaran vacation, but generally, you should try to go between early December and mid May when the hurricane season, which runs from the beginning of June until the end of November, is over. During these months, there is also not too much rainfall and the wind is perfect for sailing.
There are so many fantastic places to sail in the Bahamas that it can be difficult to make just a short list. However, here are our favourites:
There are many fantastic harbours for you to stop off at when you rent a catamaran in the Bahamas. A few of our top picks include:
Although there are more things to see and do than we could possibly name, we think that the following list are all unmissable: