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Thinking about going to Exumas in late March for kids' Spring Break. Would be renting a small boat (ex. Whaler) to go to various sand bars, etc. each day. Is weather and water temperature typically ok? Kids are 10 and 7 so that is definitely a factor.

If that will be too cold do you have any other suggestions on somewhere in the Caribbean where we can rent a boat for the week? Have done BVIs bareboat trip twice (and it is by far my favorite vacation so far) but want to wait a few more years for that trip with the kids.
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Originally Posted by gradydawg View Post
Thinking about going to Exumas in late March for kids' Spring Break. Would be renting a small boat (ex. Whaler) to go to various sand bars, etc. each day. Is weather and water temperature typically ok? Kids are 10 and 7 so that is definitely a factor.

If that will be too cold do you have any other suggestions on somewhere in the Caribbean where we can rent a boat for the week? Have done BVIs bareboat trip twice (and it is by far my favorite vacation so far) but want to wait a few more years for that trip with the kids.

you can google water temperature trends for different regions, including the Bahamas. I think you will be fine. Id expect a little warmer than south Florida.
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Weather should be great, starting to get a bit warm. Water from mid to high 70s depending on when in March. It really starts to warm up toward the end of the month.
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March is usually a very windy month in SE FL. Im pretty sure it is the same in the Exumas. you are fine in protected areas, but in open water, be prepared for some rough days
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Temps will be great! Fairly shallow there, so water warms up nicely.

Enjoy exploring in your own boat? Although likely too late to make reservations for THIS spring now, I highly..highly encourage you to look at staniel cay.
https://www.stanielcay.com/

Your little hut gets you your own little Boston Whaler on your dock fueled up each morning with a picnic basket for lunch. Nobody goes with you, no captain, no guide, you're free to go out on your own for a 1x hour radius in all directions.
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 7 View Post
March is usually a very windy month in SE FL. Im pretty sure it is the same in the Exumas. you are fine in protected areas, but in open water, be prepared for some rough days
wont take much to make one of those little whalers beat you up. "Boston beat ya bad whaler" is what one of my Exumian friends calls them.
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wont take much to make one of those little whalers beat you up. "Boston beat ya bad whaler" is what one of my Exumian friends calls them.
You should try 'em in rough water! Up here along the New England coast...heck a lot of us grew up spending lots of time on buddies whalers....lots of my buds had the older blue interior ones of the 60's and 70's, not the smoother riding newer improved hulls of the cream colored lining of the 80's. But when were were pre-teens and teens...the spine pounding ride didn't matter! We were just out there every day having fun!

I remember one day when we were down there at Staniel for a week, one day was windy as heck and I wanted to take my daughter up to Compass cay, she didn't like the spray coming over the low bow of the Sport 13...so had to turn around somewhere around Pipe.
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Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
Temps will be great! Fairly shallow there, so water warms up nicely.

Enjoy exploring in your own boat? Although likely too late to make reservations for THIS spring now, I highly..highly encourage you to look at staniel cay.
https://www.stanielcay.com/

Your little hut gets you your own little Boston Whaler on your dock fueled up each morning with a picnic basket for lunch. Nobody goes with you, no captain, no guide, you're free to go out on your own for a 1x hour radius in all directions.

x2. trip of a lifetime for me, highly recommend just dont tell a bunch of people

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