The Bahama Islands are a beautiful destination for your yacht charter. They are very close to the United States. In fact, the nearest island is only 44 miles from Miami, Florida. While visiting these spectacular islands, you will no doubt spend some time at Bahama Marinas. Marinas offer safe harbor for the night and also serve as a home base for exploring the island.
Larger marinas with adjacent resorts often allow visiting yacht guests to use the resort’s facilities such as swimming pools, restaurants, and spas.
The Bahama Islands: A Brief Overview
The archipelago consists of about 2,400 cays (pronounced “keys”) and 700 islands. However, only 30 are inhabited. The Bahama Islands are distinguished by shallow waters. In fact the word ‘Bahamas’ actually means ‘shallow water’ in old Spanish. Due to the shallow water, vessels such as catamarans and shallow draught motor yachts are the best boats for this area.
You will immediately feel welcome at any of the Bahama Islands. Not only are the people friendly and helpful, but they also love to share their culture. In fact, if your yacht charter happens to include December 26, you will be able to celebrate the cultural Junkanoo! During this traditional festival, people in colorful costumes parade through the streets of Nassau to the sounds of drums, horns, cowbells, and whistles.
Climate and Weather
Temperatures in most of the Bahamas linger between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of the gentle trade winds, the weather is usually comfortable. However, summers may see temperatures from 80 to 90 degrees and higher humidity. The wet season runs from June to November. Although some days are wet and grey in the rainy season, showers usually pass quickly.
Bahamas: Things to see and do
Since the water around all of the islands is crystal clear it is perfect for diving, snorkeling, and swimming. In addition to activities in the water, there are also many land-based pursuits to explore. Choose from beaches, biking, boating, golfing, snorkeling, diving, shopping, nightlife, history tours, and more. Each island offers its own unique vibe. For example, Nassau has abundant nightlife while the Exumas are more laid back.
There are marinas on nearly every major island. Depending on the size, the marina may offer everything from showers to shopping and dining. Click on the links below to see what some have to offer.
Abaco Islands Marinas
- Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour
- Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club
- Hope Town Inn & Marina
- Lighthouse Marina
- The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
- Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort
- Green Turtle Club Resort and Marina
- Harbour View Marina
- Schooner Bay
- Spanish Cay Resort & Marina
Berry Islands Marinas
Exuma Islands Marinas
- Brown’s Marine & Boat Storage Exuma
- Highbourne Cay Marina
- Marina at Emerald Bay
- Safe Harbour Marina at Cave Cay
- Staniel Cay Yacht Club
- February Point
- St Francis Resort
Harbour Island Marinas
Bimini Island Marinas
- Sea Crest Hotel & Marina
- Cat Cay Marina
- Bimini Blue Water Resort
- Browns Marina
- Bimini Bay Marina
- Marina at Resorts World Bimini
- Bimini Sands
Eleuthera Island Marinas