Water Sports In The Bahamas
One thing we have plenty of is crystal-blue water. And, yes, it feels just as amazing as it looks. Averaging 80°F year-round, it’s perfect for any type of water sport. Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, parasailing or even swimming excursions with wild dolphins, you’ll find it in The Bahamas.
The crisscross cuts and channels that split Andros into sections form a kaleidoscope of water activities that never ceases to astonish. Escorted kayak tours are a wonderful introduction to the island’s ecosystems, or you can choose to go off on your own. Routes are along the white-sand beaches, where you can explore the mangroves and stop at uninhabited cays.
Nassau & Paradise Island
Unique activities include banana boat rides and an all-inclusive water-sports cruise. Snorkeling gear, river tube floats, Hobie cats, canoeing and kayaks are available for rent. You can also go kite-boarding, para-sailing and water-skiing.
Grand Bahama Island
With water temperatures averaging about 80 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, water sports are naturally a popular vacation activity. Throw on a swimsuit. Grab a towel. And get started.
Eleuthera & Harbour Island
On Eleuthera & Harbour Island, water activities include jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling explorations of shipwrecks just off shore and surfing.
The Exumas are one of the prettiest settings for snorkeling in the entire Bahamas. Notable sites include Loaded Barrel Reef, with large sea beds of staghorn corals; Liz Lee Shoals, a shallow reef with plenty of brain corals and a variety of soft corals; Duck Cay South, a tiered reef with a kaleidoscope of colorful sea plant life; and Three Sisters, three shallow reefs teeming with small schools of fish.
What To Wear
Because a majority of the water sports you’ll play in The Bahamas are outside, sunscreen is a must. We average seven hours of sunny weather per day. T-shirts, bathing suits and wet suits are also recommended. Any water sports operator will be able to provide you with any additional gear required to participate.
As with any activity, safety is our number one priority. Any water sport you participate in will come with a set of rules and regulations in order to make the sport fun and safe. Individual water sports operators will be able to give you a rundown of the rules for any activity you decide to explore.
Average Water Temps
The temperature of our crystal-blue water averages an amazing 80°F year-round. Which means it’s perfect for all kinds of beach activities and water sports.