Nassau benefits from its tropical savanna climate thanks to trade winds. The summer brings much needed rain to replenish the island from the warm dry winters. The temperatures are rather warm and consistent throughout the year rarely dropping below 15℃. The sea temperatures on average are 26℃ with a degree variation between the summer and winter months. For many people, Nassau is a year-round sailing destination. However, there are things you should keep in mind when planning your catamaran charter in Nassau. Hurricane season in the Caribbean begins in June and ends in November. Though, hurricanes rarely hit mainland in the Bahamas, they do bring rain to the islands. Wet season starts in June and lasts until September. The average temperature during these months is from 30 - 32℃. Dry season is November through March; daytime temperatures are between 25 - 27℃. The coolest month is January and the warmest month is August. Don’t let the rain get you down, sometimes it doesn’t last more than 20 minutes. With 200 hours of sunshine each month, this small island is the paradise you’ve always dreamed of. Turn your dreams into reality during your sailing vacation!
Nassau is located on the island of New Providence. The island is small but full of things to do. From the beaches and bays to the national parks, there is no time to waste and be idle during your catamaran charter in Nassau. Regardless of when you decide to set foot ashore, spend an entire day exploring the island. Visit Fort Montagu at the eastern tip of the island. It was built in 1741 using the local limestone to defend and protect the island from the Spaniards. Visit the Nassau Straw Market. Straw culture is a huge part of Bahamian people’s heritage and it is one of the oldest industries of the country. Many of the products sold are the same as the product sold centuries ago. Watch as the sellers weave beautiful creations from baskets to purses and hats. From the late 1600s to the early 1700s, Nassau was a pirate haven because of it’s location near busy shipping routes and precious cargo. There is an exciting wax museum dedicated to the islands time as a republic of pirates under the famed Blackbeard and to those who fought against them. During your catamaran charter in Nassau visit Hog Island Lighthouse. It is known as the oldest lighthouse in the Bahamas and the oldest surviving lighthouse in the West Indies. Visit Clifton Heritage Park on the western coast of Paradise Island. This protected area is home to beaches, historical ruins and hiking trails. It is home to the turtle pen which used to be the place where turtles were caught because it was a nesting place. It is also said to be the home of sponging; it is here that people first harvested sea sponges for personal use. Taking time and exploring the island by foot is something you won’t regret.
With an abundance of beaches and bays, Nassau is perfect for watersports and relaxing on the beach. Starting on the northwest coast of the island, Love beach is a snorkeler’s utopia. This secluded and quiet beach features a 40-acre reef just 1 mile offshore. You will not only see vibrant coral but many colorful fish such as the parrotfish, yellowtail snapper, damselfish and reef butterflyfish. Sail west to reach Jaw’s Beach. The beach got it’s name form the final Jaw’s movie being filmed here. It’s white sand and shallow water make it a favorite for families. The beach, water, and nature trails are protected by the Clifton Heritage Park. During your catamaran charter in Nassau, visit Coral Habour Beach. It is located on the western coast of the island and is an escape from the crowded beaches. It is surround by pine and palm trees. This secluded beach has soft tan sand and clear water which is why local staples offer horseback ride tours here. In Southwest Bay, Adelaide Beach is secluded and has warm shallow waters. Its tropical setting and shady beach area make it feel more like an out-island beach than a city beach. Banana boat rides, parasailing, water skiing and surfing are available on Cabbage beach. This long stretch of powder white sand and clear water has been named one of the most beautiful beaches in Nassau.
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