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7 Must-See Bahama Island Groups

The Bahamas yacht charter vacation is the most popular yacht charter destination in the Caribbean. One...

The Bahamas yacht charter vacation is the most popular yacht charter destination in the Caribbean. One visit and you will know why. With 700 islands and cays, surrounded by some of the most beautiful water on earth, plenty to do and explore will keep you coming back for more. Here are 7 must-see Bahama Island groups.

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Hope Town on Elbow Cay off the island of Abaco, Bahamas

The Six Bahamas Yacht Charter Destinations

Abacos

Abacos Islands are the yacht charter and boating center of the Bahamas' island chain. The major islands of this small archipelago are Great and Little Abaco. The off-lying cays include Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Stranger's Cay, Umbrella Cay, and Walker's Cay, completing the string.

Andros

Andros is the largest and least-explored Bahamas island and offers diverse activities. This 2,300-square-mile paradise is known as the world's bonefishing capital and boasts the second-largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere. What's more, it is home to the oldest dive resort on the planet.

Bimini Island

Being the closest Bahamas island to the coast of Florida (you can see the glow of Miami Beach at night) has made this charming island a popular destination for American visitors. However, it's more than just location that makes it a hot attraction. The waters surrounding The Bimini Islands are world-famous for incredible deep-sea fishing.

Berry Islands

The Berry Islands are a chain of islands in the northwestern part of the Out Islands. The Berry Islands consist of about thirty islands and over one hundred small islands or cays, often called "The Fish Bowl of the Bahamas." The main attraction is big game fishing.

Cast a line for big games such as billfish, tuna, grouper, tigerfish, yellowtail snapper, wahoo, king mackerel, and many more. Great Harbour Cay is the most northern and the largest of the Berry Islands. Little Stirrup Cay, Great Stirrup Cay, Cistern Cay, and Little Whale Cay all offer excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. Furthermore, Chub Cay is known as "the billfish capital of the Bahamas."

Eleuthera

Miles of glistening pink and white-sand beaches, serene colonial villages, and rolling acres of pineapple plantations make the Bahamas' Island of Eleuthera a destination of the most casually sophisticated. Also, Harbour Island reminds many visitors of a miniature Bermuda with its Georgian architecture fronting fabulous beaches of coral pink sand.

A Bahamas yacht charter vacation that includes Eleuthera offers a captivating experience with breathtaking natural beauty and a peaceful atmosphere.

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Eleuthera

Exuma

The Exuma Islands are located in the middle of the Bahamas Island chain yet remain mostly undisturbed. Your Exuma Islands yacht charter is a collection of 365 cays and islands stretching over 120 miles, supported at the southern end by two main islands, Great Exuma and Little Exuma.

The main attractions for visitors to The Exumas are its world-class sportfishing, boating, and pigs. Yes, pigs. Visit Staniel Cay, an uninhabited Cay home to over 20 pigs and piglets. Bring fruits and veggies to tempt these little cuties to take a photo with you!

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Staniel Cay, Exumas swimming pig.

"Out-Islands"

Visit the Out Islands of the Bahamas before everyone else does! Here you will find a total escape from the crowds, plus something different every day. You'll also have miles of pristine beaches to yourself, enjoy some of the best conch salad, and meet some of the friendliest people around. Each island within the Out Islands boasts a unique charm and beauty.

Your Bahamas Yacht Charter Vacation

Yacht charters in the Bahamas are perfect for many outdoor activities, such as:

  • looking for sea turtles
  • snorkeling and diving in crystal-clear water
  • walking on sandy white beaches
  • soaking up the sun
  • fishing
  • relaxing

Whether you want an exciting vacation or a peaceful getaway, these seven Bahama island groups are a must-visit. You'll create lasting memories of a tropical paradise. So, get your bags ready, bring sunscreen, and prepare for an amazing Caribbean adventure!

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