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Caribbean East and West and including the big islands and the east coast of Central America and Northern littoral of S. America


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Flying into Nassau want to get somewhere fast and charter a boat.

Going to take a short 30 min flight from Central Florida to Nassau in a couple of weeks. Would like to get out of "touristy Nassau" as quick as possible and see the real Bahamas. Want to charter a boat (30 something? cat or mono hull) for 2-3 days. Anyone have any suggestions? We are open for anything? I have lived in central and south Florida all my life. Traveled the world but have never seen the Caribean which sits in my back yard. Everyone tells me stay out of Nassau but thats where the big planes have to land. So we will have to fast cat it or rental car it out of there. Any suggestions?
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Get a small plane out of Lauderdale to the Abacos...one of the charter companies might rent you a boat for 2-3 days. Even if not, you will be still be in a lot nicer place than Nassau
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Abaco Multihull Charters -- I think they have Maine Cat 30s.
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Ok thanks for the info. I am in orlando so I can only fly direct to Nassau and then either take a small plane to abacos or ferry. I looked around Nassau online and the charter companies looked weak. I dont have any interest in Nassua-but it's where the big planes with the cheap tickets have to land.

Anyone have any "Must See's" in the Abacos? Rum Bars or Food Recommendations?

Jim
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Take a puddlejumper to Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco. Moorings& Sunsail have cats and leaners for charter.
Check out Elbow Cay( Hopetown Lighthouse for a great view and Garbonzo Reef for great surf in an E swell), Great Guana Cay (pork roast at Nippers), Green Turtle Cay-Home of Goombay Smash,( make sure you have a window to return through Whale Cay Channel on a rage free day).
Tune to cruiser's net on VHF 68 at 8:15 am for the days events and conditions.
I'd also check out posts about Abacos/Bahamas on SN by Camaraderie. Excellent info.
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