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Sailing holidays near Nassau

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Nassau. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Nassau

Nassau is a resort town and capital of the Bahamas. Located on New Providence Island. Nassau is home to 70% of the entire population of the Bahamas. We recommend visiting this city if you like dynamics, variety and exciting adventures. Nassau is home to some of the finest resorts, restaurants, and casinos in the world.

 

Nassau boasts a rich, vibrant history. Sailing is well-developed here. Nassau is one of the most interesting places in the Bahamas. There are coral reefs with an area of ​​over 100,000 square kilometers. The sea is painted with bright colors.

Sailing season
December — April
Travel season
All the year round
Marinas in this location
4
Boats in this location
45

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+1242
Language:
English
Timezone:
UTC-5, in summer UTC-4
Currency:
Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Population:
274,400

Sailing trip in Nassau 

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and all the transport routes lead here. There are many more flights here than to other Bahamian cities. Every year more and more people use the yacht charter here to sail the Bahamas.

 

From Nassau, you can reach the beginning of the Exuma Islands in a few hours by yacht. This is the best place to start your trip to the Bahamas.

 

Thefts here have recently become more frequent. Beware of non-tourist places, especially in the dark. And do not leave things unattended both on beaches and yachts.

 

In Nassau, you can put anchor anywhere except for the commercial vessels anchorage. The control service will tell you where the best place is

 

Two bridges high up to 21 m cross the bay

 

Despite the harbour’s enormous size, you can leave dinghy in two places only: in Harbour Central Marina and Texaco Harbour View. Both marinas require a small fee. Be sure not to leave any valuable belongings in the boat

Nassau Festivals

  • Junkanoo Carnival. It is held in honour of the slavery liberation on December 26 and January 1. Also, there is another Junkanoo fest celebrated in July
  • The Andros Crab Fest (All Andros Crab Festival) is a crab-eating festival held in early June
  • Fox Hill Day Festival. It takes place on the second weekend of August and celebrates the liberation from slavery (as well as Junkanoo)
  • BIFF (International Bahamas Film Festival). Held in December and visited by world-class stars such as Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery
  • Eleuthera Pineapple Festival. Local family day, held in the first week of June

 

Nassau - Yacht Charter Sailica
Nassau - Yacht Charter Sailica
Nassau - Yacht Charter Sailica
Nassau - Yacht Charter Sailica

Yacht routes from Nassau

For those who want to take a charter boat in Nassau on arrival, travellers recommend the route along the Exumas. It has everything you need to fell in love with the Bahamas: diving activities, wild bays and beaches, mangroves, mountains and friendly iguanas who enjoy being fed with fruits.

 

7 days route from Nassau:

  • Nassau — Highbourne Cay — Allan’s Cay — Warderick Wells Cay — Shroud Cay — Norman’s Cay — Nassau.

Nearest airports in Nassau

Nassau International Airport receives flights from the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany and all the Bahamas. It is the largest airport in the country, located to the west of the capital.

Yachting season and weather in Nassau

You can visit Nassau at any time of the year. The climate on New Providence Island is tropical. The rainy season in Nassau starts in May and lasts until November.

 

Temperatures are high in July and August. This coincides with the rainy season. The hurricane season runs from late August to September. The peak season for sailing holidays is from December to March.

 

The warm Gulf Stream flows here. Therefore, winter temperatures do not drop below + 20 °C. The water on the island is warm and ranges from + 24 °C to + 28 °C. Winds blow at a speed of 10-20 knots.

Water temperature in sailing season +24...+26 °
Air temperature in sailing season +26...+32 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10−20 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Nassau

You can find out the most current weather in Athens before a sailing trip on a yacht on the following Internet resources:

  • bahamas.com — weather information and travel guide;
  • windfinder.com — a service for tracking winds, viewing the temperature of water and air;
  • windy.com — tracking weather conditions in real time.

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5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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Nassau 45