By Blair Howard
Operating heavily with the Bahamas vacationer Board, Howard has up to date and elevated this renowned guidebook, with many information now not present in competing courses. Nassau, New windfall, Grand Bahama, The Abacos, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, The Exumas, San Salvador, new york, Cat Island, the Acklins, the Inguanas and the Berry Islands - they are all coated intimately. the journey consultant to the Bahamas tells you the place to stick and consume, the easiest road markets and shops, and the way to get round. a distinct part is devoted to mailboat schedules (one of the simplest how one can island-hop). just like the remainder of the Caribbean, the Bahamas bargains lots of watersports, and this publication presents huge info at the most sensible dive websites - in addition to the simplest operators - and the simplest fishing holes. constitution boats and deep-sea vessels. Maps and index.
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There’s always someone around willing to clean the shells for you. Sand dollars are common, and literally hundreds of exquisite shells lie on the high water line of Out Island beaches. For many Bahamians, fishing is not just a sport, it’s the way they make their living. But sport fishing here is spectacular, and you don’t have to be a world-class angler to take advantage of what the islands have to offer. In fact, it’s okay if you’ve never fished before in your life. There are plenty of skilled guides willing to take you in hand and show you exactly how it’s done.
Taxis in Nassau and Freeport are always metered – make sure your driver turns his meter on – and can be found waiting for fares on busy downtown streets, and at the airports and hotels. Rates are generally reasonable. A ride from Nassau’s airport to Paradise Island is about $20, and to Cable Beach about $15. In Freeport, the trip from the airport to the hotel district can cost anywhere from $8 to $12; the fare is the same from the hotel district to Pier One restaurant. Tips are expected and a couple of dollars for a short trip will be enough.
Most of the hotels have Hobie Cats, Sunfish or Sailfish for rent. Some even have Boston Whalers and other outboard-driven craft available. All come at a great variety of hourly or daily rates. Sometimes they are free. It’s worth checking before you make your hotel reservations. The islands have vast expanses of calm, clear open water, safe bays and inlets, and numerous convenient anchorages and marinas that offer everything from a quick lunch and a glass of cold beer to chilled champagne and a gourmet lobster dinner.
Adventure Guide to the Bahamas by Blair Howard