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What are the "must sees" in the Bahamas? I have been to Bimini, Lucaya, and a few other places, but if you had to pick 5 best places to see, what would they be?
 

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If you only have 7 days, it really depends where you are starting out from. By far, the Exumas are the best cruising grounds in the Bahamas. If you are starting and ending your trip in FL, its too far to go. If you are starting and stopping in Nassau, it's a no brainer (assuming you are on a sailboat and not a 40 knot go-fast)...The Bahamas is a big place with lots of diverse things to do and see. If you like beach bars and lots of social activity then you can easily spend a week island hopping in the Abacos. If you want to get off the beaten path you can explore the Berry Islands. If you like shopping, dining out and casinos, you can visit Nassau or Freeport/Lucaya. But, for the clearest water, best divibg/snorkeling and endless deseted white sand beaches...then it's the Exumas, or beyond to the out islands like Cat Island, Long Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay etc.
 

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Every other time I have been in the Bahamas I have been restricted. This time, we are on 70mph Sea Doos, so we can get anywhere pretty quickly.

If you only have 7 days, it really depends where you are starting out from. By far, the Exumas are the best cruising grounds in the Bahamas. If you are starting and ending your trip in FL, its too far to go. If you are starting and stopping in Nassau, it's a no brainer (assuming you are on a sailboat and not a 40 knot go-fast)...The Bahamas is a big place with lots of diverse things to do and see. If you like beach bars and lots of social activity then you can easily spend a week island hopping in the Abacos. If you want to get off the beaten path you can explore the Berry Islands. If you like shopping, dining out and casinos, you can visit Nassau or Freeport/Lucaya. But, for the clearest water, best divibg/snorkeling and endless deseted white sand beaches...then it's the Exumas, or beyond to the out islands like Cat Island, Long Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay etc.
 

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2 waverunners. We are starting in Miami. Bimini first. Then maybe Nassau, then who knows. I have a list of places to see, just wanted to see if anyone had any other ideas.

Thanks.

Depends on where you're starting. You're going to the bahamas on a jetboat???
 

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We start going to Bimini. One night there, then I guess the Berry Islands. We won't do Lucaya as I have been there too many times already. We are going to alternate finding a room somewhere and camping on the beach.

Then swing by Nassau and on the the Exumas. Check out Thunderball Grotto and Big Major's Cay. Maybe hit Harbor Cay on the way back.

Any must sees in those areas? We don't care that much about beach bars. We are more interested in the snorkeling and breathtaking scenery.

If you only have 7 days, it really depends where you are starting out from. By far, the Exumas are the best cruising grounds in the Bahamas. If you are starting and ending your trip in FL, its too far to go. If you are starting and stopping in Nassau, it's a no brainer (assuming you are on a sailboat and not a 40 knot go-fast)...The Bahamas is a big place with lots of diverse things to do and see. If you like beach bars and lots of social activity then you can easily spend a week island hopping in the Abacos. If you want to get off the beaten path you can explore the Berry Islands. If you like shopping, dining out and casinos, you can visit Nassau or Freeport/Lucaya. But, for the clearest water, best divibg/snorkeling and endless deseted white sand beaches...then it's the Exumas, or beyond to the out islands like Cat Island, Long Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay etc.
 

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With 7 days, the first thing I'd put on the list would be 10 more days!
Make that 20, ha!
Seriously, make sure you slow down enough to enjoy it (take some stuff off the list . . .)
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We snorkled the sapona today; I never get tired of that. We just dont have the range to make it to the berries this time of year, so it is going to have to be a bimini extravaganza. Zipping around this place on wave runners is pretty sweet. Stopped in to bimini sands for a drink and some lunch...

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Bimini big game ckub
 

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Keep your feet out of the water next to the fish cleaning table at Big Game Club. There is a herd of Bull Sharks that would like a wave runner rider as a snack :))
 

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If weather permits, go down to honeymoon harbor on Gun Cay and play with the sting rays, then a bit further south and have lunch at Cat Cay.
 

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They are like a bunch of puppies. With big teeth.

Keep your feet out of the water next to the fish cleaning table at Big Game Club. There is a herd of Bull Sharks that would like a wave runner rider as a snack :))
 
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