The Bahamas

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, an independent nation since 1973, consists of some 700 islands and nearly 2500 small islets or "cays" (pronounced "keys"). Of the roughly 30 inhabited islands, the two major population centers are the capital city of Nassau, located on the island of New Providence, and Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. The other populated islands and cays are known collectively as The Family Islands, the major ones being Abaco, Andros, the Berry Islands, Binimi, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Harbour Island, Long Island, San Salvador and Spanish Wells.

The Family Islands sprawl across roughly 100,000 square miles of ocean, beginning about 175 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida (Grand Bahama Island is only 59 miles off of the Palm Beach Coast). They meander nearly 750 miles to the southeast where they come within 50 miles of Cuba and Haiti. With only about 5000 square miles of land area, and relatively short distances between major islands, The Family Islands are ideal cruising grounds for both sail and power boats. Numerous marinas and onshore facilities are well equipped to handle the needs of every type of boater.

Please explore the various Commonwealth of the Bahamas' Destinations below.

 

A number of Bimini islands and cays have become well know as perfect ports of entry to the Bahamas.
The Berry Islands offer exceptional sport fishing.
World class bone fishing is one of many adventures awaiting you at Andros Island.
Life around Eleuthra is time honored and full of variety.
Hope Town is famous for its candy-striped lighthouses.
The sparkling waters surrounding the islands and cays that make up The Exumas may well be the most stunning sailing grounds in the world.
Parts of Cat Island can be rugged with steep bluffs and dangerous reefs.
Many visitors to Long Island find fascination in the numerous, mysterious caves.
Aside from its historical nature, the Scuba diving and snorkeling at San Salvador are exceptional.