Island life has its many charms, and you can find them all in the Bahamas. And life here it isn’t just beaches and cocktails—especially given that the island chain offers an array of exciting outdoor activities. Here are some of the top adventure experiences in the Bahamas.
Snorkeling and Diving
The warm, clear, wildlife-rich waters of the Bahamas make the islands a popular destination for underwater adventure, from snorkeling above colorful coral reefs to scuba diving with reef sharks. If you want to break away from the traditional and try something new, opt for a tour by Scenic Underwater Bubble (SUB), your own personal submarine, or with a SNUBA—a half-step between snorkeling and scuba that doesn’t require certification or bulky equipment.
Sailing and Boating
The islands of the Bahamas are best seen from the water, and there are numerous ways to do so. For an adrenaline rush, ride a powerboat to Allen’s Cay or take a jet-boat tour of Nassau Harbor. For something a little more romantic, opt for a sunset dinner cruise aboard a catamaran as it sails past Paradise Island.
For the best unobstructed views of the Bahamas and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, strap on a harness and take flight. Parasail solo or with a friend over the white sands of Cabbage Beach, taking in the views of the spectacular Bahamian coast.
The Bahamas attract sport fisherfolk from around the globe, but you don’t need special experience or equipment to give deep-sea fishing a try. On a fishing charter in the Bahamas, try to hook wahoo, yellowfin tuna, and mahi mahi in the deep ocean waters, or troll over the shallow reefs for smaller species.
Feel the Caribbean breeze in your face while seeing the highlights of New Providence Island or Grand Bahama Island on an ATV tour. All-terrain vehicles offer a thrilling way to tour the islands, with the chance to stop at cultural points of interest and spot native wildlife along the way.