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Best Time to Sail the Bahamas

Best Time to Sail the Bahamas

The Best Time to Sail to the Bahamas

The sailing season runs between November-April, making this the best time to sail around the Bahamas as you’ll get to experience beautiful weather and annual sailing races such as the National Family Island Regatta.

Renowned for its breathtaking blue waters, sizzling temperatures and vibrant culture, it’s no surprise that the Bahamas is one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world.

If you’re planning a dream holiday to the Caribbean, you might be thinking about the best time to visit the Bahamas for a truly magical experience. 
In this blog, we’ll be looking at the best time of year to go to the Bahamas for different types of people, from families and couples to underwater adventurers and culture fans.

Best time to sail the Bahamas for families

Much like our other Caribbean destinations in the BVI, Antigua and Grenada, the best time to sail around the Bahamas for families is during the high season, between November-April. These months welcome brilliant temperatures of 21 to 27°C and have perfect sailing conditions, making navigating around the Atlantic Ocean a breeze.

December and April are very popular with families because they coincide with the Christmas and Easter School Holidays which means you don’t need to worry about taking children out of School. 
If you want to enjoy a Summer holiday as a family, you could choose to visit during July or August but you need to be aware of the hurricane season in the Bahamas. Taking place between June-November, you may experience very extreme weather conditions if you book to visit the Bahamas during this time. While the costs are lower, you need to think carefully before booking. We take your safety very seriously, no matter what time of year you set sail. Head to the ‘useful information’ tab to learn more about the safety precautions we take to ensure you enjoy a smooth, comfortable and magical yacht charter in Abacos.

When to visit the Bahamas as a couple

Blissful afternoon walks along powdery white sands, breathtaking sunsets aboard your yacht, rum cocktail date nights, the Bahamas is a slice of heaven for couples.

We understand that you might want your romantic couples holiday to be more private, quiet and secluded that other holidays you usually go on. The Bahamas is a beautiful destination to visit any time of the year, but if you’re looking for a peaceful escape, you may choose to book outside of the high season.

November-December and April-May are very popular times for couples holidays because there tends to be less crowds, but still beautiful weather, calm waters and amazing temperatures. You could also book during the wet season (June-November) where you’ll often find lower costs, but the rainfall and humidity are higher during this time.

Best time to go to the Bahamas if you love water sports?

Are you excited for an underwater adventure? Do you love the thought of spending your days swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas

The Bahamas offers world-class water sports opportunities, whether you’re a keen surfer, diver or sailor. As the Bahamas has great sailing conditions throughout the year, there isn’t necessarily a bad time to visit if you want to take part in various water sports. However, there are particular times of the year that offer above-and-beyond conditions.

The best time to sail in the Bahamas if you love water sports is generally between November-April. 

Why is the best time to sail to the Bahamas for water sports fans?

Best time to sail to the Bahamas for culture

What are you most looking forward to about visiting the Bahamas? Whether it’s immersing yourself into the laid-back island lifestyle, mooring up and exploring the wonders of the cities, or tasting Bahamian delicacies such as Conch Salad, there are countless aspects of Bahamian culture to fall in love with.

There are certain times of the year that may be better for visiting the Bahamas if you’re particularly interested in experiencing the local culture. When researching the Bahamas, be sure to check out national holidays, annual events, festivals, seasonal cuisine and anything else that might give you an indication as to when to visit the Bahamas.

Some key cultural highlights that may inform your decision include:

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard one of our exceptional catamarans or monohulls soon. If you have any questions about the best time to sail to the Bahamas, or about booking your holiday in general, please get in touch with us today.
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