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Old 02-05-2009, 03:21 PM
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Looking into renting a boat for a week in the Bahamas mid to end of Aug. It is my understanding barefoot Cruises went out of biz. Got any suggestions. Prefer diesel powered big enough for family of 5. Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:22 PM
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Bahamas is big, Mon.

What part?

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Old 02-05-2009, 03:34 PM
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Wet-n-Wiley - 2/5/2009 6:22 PM

Bahamas is big, Mon.

What part?
Open to suggestions...family of 5 ...kids 15,13 ,12.
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Ah, so no destination yet, but want a boat while there - gotcha.

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Old 02-05-2009, 03:41 PM
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http://www.islandmarine.com/cottages.html Comes with:
$1500/week (includes 17' Boston Whaler)
$1800/week (includes 21' Boston Whaler or 20' Albury Bros boat)
$2000/week (includes 23' Albury Bros. boat)
$1000 per week without a boat
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:45 PM
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Abacos.

Nauticblue (now the Mooring) power cats out of Marsh Harbor.

http://www.nauticblue.com/
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My Bad! I meant a trip where we live on boat. Although I am open to any other cool ideas in the bahams?
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do yourself a favor and hire you a local captain.best couple hundred buck's you can spend
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tommyr904 - 2/5/2009 6:50 PM

do yourself a favor and hire you a local captain.best couple hundred buck's you can spend
Interesting. I could see that argument if he was going for a week's fishing. But I don't see why a family of 5 want a stranger on board during their vacation - I know I wouldn't.
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do yourself a favor and hire you a local captain.best couple hundred buck's you can spend
Interesting. I could see that argument if he was going for a week's fishing. But I don't see why a family of 5 want a stranger on board during their vacation - I know I wouldn't.
What he said.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:43 AM
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I would think you would pick out one of the many islands and then start to look for a rental. Many island are not occupied and some are loaded with tourist. I hope you understand that Aug. is the worst month of the year, terrible heat, winds lay down and even the Bahamians want to leave. One other fact that it is a very active hurricane month. Do yourself a huge favor and research the whole idea.
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hhi angler - 2/6/2009 8:43 AM

I would think you would pick out one of the many islands and then start to look for a rental. Many island are not occupied and some are loaded with tourist. I hope you understand that Aug. is the worst month of the year, terrible heat, winds lay down and even the Bahamians want to leave. One other fact that it is a very active hurricane month. Do yourself a huge favor and research the whole idea.
Excellent advice.
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