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Adventure Guide to the Bahamas by Blair Howard

By Blair Howard

Operating heavily with the Bahamas vacationer Board, Howard has up to date and improved this well known guidebook, with many info now not present in competing courses. Nassau, New windfall, Grand Bahama, The Abacos, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, The Exumas, San Salvador, manhattan, Cat Island, the Acklins, the Inguanas and the Berry Islands - they are all lined intimately. the journey consultant to the Bahamas tells you the place to stick and consume, the simplest highway markets and department shops, and the way to get round. a different part is devoted to mailboat schedules (one of the easiest how you can island-hop). just like the remainder of the Caribbean, the Bahamas deals lots of watersports, and this booklet presents huge information at the top dive websites - in addition to the easiest operators - and the easiest fishing holes. constitution boats and deep-sea vessels. Maps and index.

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Package operators inspect their client hotels regularly and require certain minimum standards. This doesn’t mean you get better service or accommodations, just that you can be assured of certain standards. Restaurant & Hotel Prices Restaurant Price Scale $ . . . . . . less than $20 per person $$ . . . . . $20-$50 per person $$$ . . . . . $50+ per person Hotels are listed in order by rate, the least expensive first. Actual rates, when not quoted within the text, are shown at the back of the book in the At a Glance section.

Jellyfish, transparent and often difficult to see, are almost all harmless. There are, however, some that are not. It’s best to avoid them all. Coral is often sharp, and tiny pieces can become dislodged in cuts and abrasions. If this should happen, you’ll be in for a painful couple of days. Fire coral should not be handled at all. Your best bet is not to touch any coral – not only because it can hurt you, but also because it’s a delicate, living organism. Sea urchins are spiky little black balls that lie on the sandy ocean floor or in nooks and crannies among coral heads in the shallow waters of the reef.

But the sheer vastness of the seascapes, the pristine beaches, and the crystal waters make this a one-of-a-kind experience. See pages 247-49 for details on the various outfitters. Powerboat Adventures Not for the faint-hearted, this is your chance to experience the thrills of off-shore powerboat racing in a certain degree of comfort, at least as much as one might be able to expect at speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour. Several companies offer this type of adventure, most of them operating out of Nassau.

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