Make Memories Underwater
If scuba diving is on your must-do list, then The Bahamas is an excellent place to check it off. First, families can take a PADI course before leaving home (kids can get certified at age 10). Then, you can complete your certifying dives in the warm Caribbean waters with a professional dive shop like Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas.
Suppose snorkeling is more your family’s speed. In that case, there are a variety of excursions that you can take together. Swim with dolphins, explore a sunken boat wreck, peruse an underwater art museum, or just swim amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical fish.
If your kids love the open water and there are fishing aficionados in your party, consider a boat excursion with Powerboat Adventures. The whole family will be thrilled to experience an ocean expedition, complete with snorkeling through crystal reefs and fishing time for those in your family who like to cast a line.
Live the Life of a Pirate
Everyone in the family can travel back to 1716, to the Golden Age of Piracy at the Pirates of Nassau Museum! Did you know that The Bahamas was the headquarters and home to some of the most infamous pirates that sailed the ocean? It’s true! At the Pirates of Nassau Museum, you’ll be able to learn all about Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and even the notorious female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, through interactive exhibits perfect for the whole family. Board Blackbeard’s ship, The Revenge, and explore what pirate life was like.
After you’ve learned everything you need to know about pirates and their adventurous lives, walk down the street to the Straw Market in the middle of Nassau’s Bay Street. You’ll be able to find many locally made treasures to bring back home as a reminder of your family vacation!