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Vacation in the Bahamas


January 8, 2020

It’s that time of year! The holidays are over and you might be looking for a reason to treat yourself...and we have the perfect idea. What could be better than soaking up the sun while on vacation in The Bahamas?! Yes, booking vacations can be overwhelming and even intimidating, but we’ve put together the guide you need to read while getting ready to book a Bahamas vacation.

The Basics
When traveling to the Bahamas there are a few things you should know before visiting, the first of which is that English is one of the main languages of the islands - it is widely spoken. In addition getting around the islands can be fun due to all of the unique travel opportunities. You have the ability to take taxis, bikes, or even boats.

Time
We have some important news for you - if you are looking to book during the winter it is peak travel season for the islands. This has pros and cons of course. Some of the pros include that you might be able to score some awesome travel deals, and the islands will be teaming with activity and fun! A con, of course, is that it might be slightly more competitive for hotels and flights, and if you don’t like to be around people it might be a little too busy for you. If you’d like to visit during off-season, look at booking for April - July. Whether you book the vacation for this winter, or next summer, you should still treat yourself this holiday season. 

Things To Do
The first step in booking your trip is to handle the flight and resort/hotel booking. Once you have the two booked, you should start to look at available activities - trust us, there are many! One of the best things about the Bahamas is that there is truly something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite activities: 
  • Bonefishing: Bonefishing is fly fishing, but for bonefish. Bonefishing is a popular sport in the Bahamas, but most Bonefish are released upon capture.
  • Sightseeing: From swimming with the pigs at Big Beach and exploring the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, to enjoying Cocoplum Beach, finding fossils and seeing the Angelfish Blue Hole, add any or all of these stops to your itinerary this yea
  • Enjoying local cuisine: The local cuisine of the Bahamas is truly out of this world - trust us it’s worth a try! Any foodie will love exploring the local spots in the Bahamas. Check out some of our favorite restaurants here.

Ready to book a trip?! We’ve given you the five best reasons we can offer - short of getting a doctor’s note of course! Before booking at a typical resort, give Bonefish Drex a call. We can help you explore charter rental options - a great way to take your vacation to the next level. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
 
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Why you should take your family on a Bahamas vacation


Booking vacations is a MUST during the holidays. With the great travel deals there has never been a better time to book a vacation in the Bahamas, particularly for your entire family.

When traveling to the Bahamas there are a few things you should know before visiting, the first of which is that English is one of the main languages of the islands - it is widely spoken. In addition getting around the islands can be fun due to all of the unique travel opportunities. You have the ability to take taxis, bikes, or even boats.

We have some important news for you - if you are looking to book during the winter it is peak travel season for the islands. This has pros and cons of course. Some of the pros include that you might be able to score some awesome travel deals, and the islands will be teaming with activity and fun! A con, of course, is that it might be slightly more competitive for hotels and flights, and if you don’t like to be around people it might be a little too busy for you. If you’d like to visit during off-season, look at booking for April - July. Whether you book the vacation for this winter, or next summer, you should still treat yourself this holiday season. 

The first step in booking your trip is to handle the flight and resort/hotel booking. Once you have the two booked, you should start to look at available activities - trust us, there are many! One of the best things about the Bahamas is that there is truly something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite activities: 
Bonefishing: Bonefishing is fly fishing, but for bonefish. Bonefishing is a popular sport in the Bahamas, but most Bonefish are released upon capture.
Sightseeing: From swimming with the pigs at Big Beach and exploring the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, to enjoying Cocoplum Beach, finding fossils and seeing the Angelfish Blue Hole, add any or all of these stops to your itinerary this yea
Enjoying local cuisine: The local cuisine of the Bahamas is truly out of this world - trust us it’s worth a try! Any foodie will love exploring the local spots in the Bahamas. Check out some of our favorite restaurants here.

Ready to book a trip?! We’ve given you the five best reasons we can offer - short of getting a doctor’s note of course! Before booking at a typical resort, give Bonefish Drex a call. We can help you explore charter rental options - a great way to take your vacation to the next level. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
 
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We have your five reasons to plan a trip to the Bahamas immediately


November 20, 2019

Aren’t we all looking for a reason to book a trip to the Bahamas? The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful areas in the Carribbean, but it can be hard to convince yourself to spend the money on a fun vacation - particularly when the holidays are right around the corner. No fear! Your bonefishing experts are here to give you the five reasons you should book a beach trip to the Bahamas immediately. 

Vitamin D
Basking in the sun on the beach is a great way to get a kick of Vitamin D. While you can get your daily dose of Vitamin D through beverage/food intake, the majority of people actually get it from being outside. A few days on the beach, in the sun, is just what you need to get an instant pick me up.

The Sand and Sea 
We aren’t done with why the beach is good for your body! The grainy nature of sand makes it a fantastic all-natural exfoliant. Some sand and sun is a great way to have your body feeling soft, smooth, and ready to take on the world. Sea water can also help to preserve the skin - it’s full of anti aging properties and can help your skin maintain it’s natural elasticity. 

Decompress - Mentally
Taking a trip to the beach will help you unplug and rest - but ultimately it has been shown to reduce depression. Did you know that technology such as cell phones, tables, and even computers have been linked to depression and anxiety? Taking the time to unplug is a fantastic way to reset your mind and soul.

Sleep 
This goes hand in hand with decompressing. A day at the beach will lead to a fantastic night of sleep immediately after. Why? Because often times people struggle to fall asleep due to anxiety, and stress. As we just mentioned, a day at the beach can help both of those things. Did you know that sun exposure can also help to regulate hormones - making it easier to fall asleep.

Exercise
If exercise isn’t your thing, don’t worry. The beach is a natural way to get some extra exercise in. Just think about it, when you go to the beach you typically enjoy a day walking up and down the shoreline or even getting your toes wet and taking a swim. This little extra exercise can do wonders for your mood, and ultimately your body.

Ready to book a trip?! We’ve given you the five best reasons we can offer - short of getting a doctor’s note of course! Before booking at a typical resort, give Bonefish Drex a call. We can help you explore charter rental options - a great way to take your vacation to the next level. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
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What’s the geography of the Bahamas? Your bonefishing expert has the answer.


October 2, 2019

The Bahamas is well-known for its beautiful ocean waters, and pristine beaches...but what is the geography really like? You might be surprised by just how interesting the Bahamas geography is, and we can assure you it might even encourage you to travel to our beautiful area of the world. Here is all of the information you need to know about the Bahamas before visiting.

The first thing to know is that the Bahamas lie 50 miles off of the Florida coast and they are made up of approximately 700 islands/cays, although only about 30 of them are inhabited by people. The two biggest islands, Grand Bahama and New Providence make up the majority of tourism here in our favorite Carribbean location. While Grand Bahamas might be equally as large, the capital of the Bahamas (Nassau) is located on the island of New Providence. Stretching over 100,000 square miles, the Bahamas islands was mostly formed by coral reefs and seashells.

The geography of the Bahamas is perfect for the beautiful and unique wildlife that inhabit the island. From turtles to iguanas, you’ll truly see some of the most unique wildlife in the Carribbean. Did you know that the world's largest colony of pink flamingos in habit the Bahamas? The perfect temperatures and beautiful sunshine allows the flamingos to thrive on the beautiful soft beaches. More wildlife thrives in the Andros Barrier Reef - one of the longest coral reefs in the world. This reef is home to native, bright colored and tropical fish. 

The Bahamas is home to a number to beautiful wildlife/nature parks and conservatories that you can visit as well if you are interested in ecotourism. Including:
  • Fern Gully/Josey Cave and Nature Trail: With various bird and local animal species, nature enthusiasts will love the Fern Gully/Josey Cave and Nature Trail. 
  • Lake Windsor: Also known as Lake Rosa, Lake Windsor is the largest lake in the Bahamas and is home to a flock of Caribbean flamingos - the largest in the northern hemisphere. 
  • Andros Nature Conservatory and Trust (ANCAT): The ANCAT is home nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Andros Islands and its animal wildlife. 
  • Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park: The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is one of the most gorgeous areas to dive in. With visibility up to 100 feet, and warm water temperatures, you’ll have the opportunity to see large schools of reef fish enjoy a large variety of marine life. 
  • Moriah Harbour Cay National Park: If marine life isn’t your thing, try exploring at Moriah Harbour Cay National Park - home to a wide variety of bird-life who have chosen to nest in and around the National Park. 

Now that you know a little more about the geography in the Bahamas, why not stop by and schedule a time to go on your bonefishing adventure? No matter what you are looking for, Bonefish Drex can help with charter boat rentals in the Bahamas. Not only can we provide you with a charter rental, but we can give you the sightseeing tour you are looking for. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
 
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What you should know about Hurricanes in the Bahamas


September 18, 2019

As you prepare to book your Bahamas Bonefishing vacation, there are a few things you should know. Particularly if you are concerned about hurricanes and visiting during hurricane season. Before we get in to our list, always know that your safety is our top priority when you book with Bonefish Drex. If at any point during your rental with us we begin to fear your safety, we will immediately contact you and assist you in staying safe. Now, let’s get in to what you need to know about hurricanes and hurricane season.

What is a hurricane? 
Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over the water - they are, in essence, tropical cyclones. Once winds of a tropical storm reach over 74 miles per hour, the storm becomes classified as a hurricane. Hurricanes are ranked from Category 1 - Category 5, with a Category 5 hurricane being the most severe. Official hurricane season starts on June 30, and will end on November 30. While that seems to take out a lot of your travel months - don’t worry! High-intensity hurricanes in the Bahamas are rare.

How will it impact the area? 
The impact a hurricane will have on an area is reliant largely on the Category. We’ve broken down the Categories, and what they can mean below: 
Category 1: These hurricanes will cause minor damage, and have winds ranging from 74-95 miles per hour. Category 1 hurricanes are nothing to worry about, and while you should stay safe on shore they aren’t cause for major concern.
Category 2: Hurricanes that reach 96-110 mph winds rank in Category 2, and can cause extensive damage. As an example, extensive damage can be defined as breaking windows and uprooting trees.
Category 3: The next level up, Category 3, can be devastating. This means the 111-129 mph winds can not only break windows, but doors as well. 
Category 4: Category 4 hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage, tearing off roofs and severely damaging the external structure of buildings and additional infrastructure. Category 4 hurricanes have winds reaching 130-156 mph.
Category 5: Rare, but not unheard of. Category 5 hurricanes have winds that reach over 157 mph and it can’t get any worse than this. Category 5 hurricanes can level cities and towns - this is extremely dangerous.

What’s this mean for me? 
As already stated, while you book a vacation and charter with us your safety is our top priority. For any hurricane, we want to ensure that you are on shore for the duration of the storm. For hurricanes ranking about Category 2, we will work with you to ensure your safety and arrange plans. 

Just remember, that when you visit the Bahamas you should be respectful of the local wildlife and nature - they can be unpredictable so stay safe! Now that you know more about the wildlife in the area, why not stop by and schedule a time to go on your bonefishing adventure? No matter what you are looking for, Bonefish Drex can help. Not only can we provide you with a charter rental, but we can give you the sightseeing tour you are looking for. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
 
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