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Renting a boat

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Renting a boat

My husband and I would like to rent a boat to go to the Exumas, can anybody tell me where to go?

Thanks

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1. Re: Renting a boat

You're on the Harbour Island forum?

If that's the forum you want, you can't rent any boats from Harbour Island/Eluethera to Exumas.

You could:

Water taxi to Eluethera, fly on Bahamas Air to Nassau, and either:

take the fast boat excursion to the northern Exuma Cays, all day trip. (and only goes to the furthest north cays-which includes sometimes swimming with pigs)

or fly into Staniel Cay, if you want to try the pigs, may require an overnight, as no air accomodates day trips) From Staniel Cay you can rent a boat to go around some of the cays.

Or

fly into Great Exuma, rent a boat, and explore the southern Exumas.

You have posted numerous times about combining some other Out Islands with Harbour Island, and quite frankly, almost impossible, or requires overnight stays or flights.

Once you reach the Exumas (by AIR) then you can rent a boat to explore the cays, and you'll have to overnight somewhere in the Exumas. Check out (expensive) flights on either Pineapple Air or Southern Air can get you directly from Eluethera to Exumas, but again requires overnight in Exumas.

Or overnight in Nassau each time and on Bahamas Air can connect to any of the Out Islands, or daytrip excursion from Nassau/Paradise Island on ferry. For example, the ferry from Harbour Island back to Nassau is in the afternoon, and takes 2 hours. You could overnight in Nassau, then either excursion day trip to Northern Exumas or fly into Exumas. Then you could either fly back to Eluethera or early morning ferry back to Harbour Island. BOTH require overnight stays at Nassau and/or Exumas.

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