Bahamas 40-day island hopping trip [pictures]

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The Bahamas are celebrating 40 years of independence on July 10. In honour of the auspicious occasion, its tourist board has come up with an extravagant 40-day seaplane tour.

The trip includes visits to 16 Bahamian islands (in all, the Caribbean nation is made up of more than 700 islands, cays and islets). The hopping in between will be done aboard a private, professionally piloted seaplane.

The price of this outlandish holiday? A mere £19,000.

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No doubt you’re already digging out your credit card in anticipation of signing up. But why not take a second and check out our gallery of the tour’s destinations first…

Nassau – the capital

Nassau
Nassau

Paradise Island – home to the world famous Atlantis resort

Paradise Island
Paradise Island

Eleuthera – at the intersection of the Atlantic and the Caribbean

Eleuthera
Eleuthera

Harbour Island – three miles of pink sand beach

Harbour Island
Harbour Island

The Abacos – hop aboard a golf cart and hit up a deserted beach

The Abacos
The Abacos

Andros – famed for the inland blue holes and the Androsia fabric

Andros
Andros

Acklins – small, but perfectly formed

Acklins
Acklins

Crooked Island – with only 300 inhabitants, its miles of beaches are practically deserted

Crooked Island
Crooked Island

Bimini – a favourite of Ernest Hemingway

Bimini
Bimini

The Berry Islands – beloved by sailors

The Berry Islands
The Berry Islands

Cat Island – Mount Alvernia is the highest point of The Bahamas

Cat Island
Cat Island

The Exumas – famous for its family of swimming pigs

The Exumas
The Exumas

Staniel Cay – favourite haunt for sailors and private pilots

Staniel Cay
Staniel Cay

Grand Bahama Island – biking, kayaking and horse-riding playground

Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Island

Long Island – close to the Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole in the world

Long Island
Long Island

San Salvador – where Christopher Columbus first made landfall in the New World

San Salvador
San Salvador

NB All images courtesy of the Bahamas

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Bahamas 40-day island hopping trip [pictures] was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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