Exuma Islands Yacht Charters

Nature Lovers Paradise

The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, beginning 35 miles southeast of Nassau. This pristine area is a perfect destination for your Exuma Islands yacht charter. The islands are divided into three major areas—Great Exuma, Little Exuma, and The Exuma Cays. Each area is unique. Indeed this island chain is ideal for an Exuma, Bahamas charter.

The largest of the cays is Great Exuma, 37 miles long, and joined to another island, Little Exuma, by a small bridge.

The capital and largest town in the district is George Town. Near the town, but on Little Exuma, the Tropic of Cancer runs across Pelican Beach (also known as Tropic of Cancer Beach). The island chain is 130 miles long and 72 square miles in area. Great Exuma Island has an area of 61 square miles, while Little Exuma has an area of 11 square miles.

Allan Cay

Allan Cay
Allan Cay is located in the Northern Exuma Islands, about thirty-seven miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas. This long, thin cay has very few trees. Iguanas on Allan Cay Weather In Allan Cay, the summers are hot, humid, and partly cloudy. The winters are comfortable, humid, dry, and mostly clear. Tropical breezes blow year-round. The temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 90°F. Allan Cay: Things to see and do The cay is uninhabited, and the main attraction is Allen's Cay Iguanas. One of the few places where you can still find these gentle but fearsome-looking creatures. The iguanas are protected by law and are friendly and welcoming to visitors who bring them vegetables and fruits. Be cautious when interacting with the iguanas, not only because they are endangered and protected by law but also because they are still wild animals. Place a piece...

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Big Major Cay

Big Major Cay
Big Major Cay (also known as Major Cay) is an uninhabited island in Exuma, Bahamas. The island is home to Pig Beach, a beach that is populated by a colony of feral pigs. It has become a tourist attraction in modern times. Big Major Cay No one knows for certain how the pigs, also known as "the swimming pigs" arrived on the island, although three theories exist. First, some say they were left on purpose by some sailors who planned to return for a pig roast. When they never returned, the pigs made themselves at home. Second, it is rumored that the pigs swam ashore after surviving a shipwreck. And last, the pigs may have been bred in preparation for feeding the locals during the Gulf War when food supply chains were threatened. However the pigs arrived, and they are definitely worth visiting. Weather Like the rest of the Bahamas,...

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Compass Cay

Compass Cay
Cruising south in the Exuma Blues from the northern Exumas islands and Cay, you arrive at Compass Cay, one of the top attractions in the central Exuma islands. Here you can swim with the sharks, rent a villa, and dock at the marina for the day or night. Compass Cay, Exumas Mr. Tucker Rolle welcomes everyone with a smile. There is a casual, relaxed atmosphere, and the focal point is the area around the sharks. Weather During the winter, the weather in the central Exumas is warmer than in Nassau. Summers are hot days, nights are comfortable, and the water is warm year round. Compass Cay has perfect weather with an average high of 77-86 degrees Fahrenheit. February is the coolest month, while July and August are the hottest. The most rain falls in October. Places to See Thunderball Grotto. An incredible underwater cave that was made famous in two...

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Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
There's more to the Exumas than swimming pigs and the famous Thunderball Grotto. See the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and experience the true beauty of the Exumas. Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park Land and Sea Park: Natural Beauty Abounds The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is a 22 by 8 mile stretch of protected area in the Bahamas. The area extends from Shroud Cay in the north to Bell Cay in the south. The park showcases wildlife and biodiversity, with abundant natural beauty. The dense vegetation of mangroves and scrub, as well as a variety of tropical species, envelop the area. The park is part of the Bahamian national trust that started in 1958. Everything is protected. Visitors may not remove any animal or fauna; the only ones who may fish are the birds! At the southern end, there are beautiful rock formations. The Bahamas is...

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Great Exuma

Great Exuma
The largest of the Exuma Cays is Great Exuma, 37 miles long and joined to Little Exuma by a small bridge. The capital and largest town in the district is George Town. Great Exuma Beach Weather In George Town, the summers are hot, humid, and mostly cloudy; the winters are warm, dry, and mostly clear. It is windy year-round. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 90°F. Great Exuma: Things to see and do Swim with pigs. Big Major Cay is home to these "domesticated" animals. Whenever a boat arrives, they swim out to be fed. Although the pigs are friendly, be aware that they are still wild!Visit Moriah Harbour Cay, National Park. Covering 13,440 acres, the park is a vital part of the ecosystem between Great and Little Exuma. It includes dunes, beaches, mangroves, and seagrass beds. Nesting...

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Highbourne Cay

Highbourne Cay
Highbourne Cay is a privately-owned island in the Exuma Cays 35 miles southeast of New Providence. It is approximately three miles long and shaped like the letter H. The highest point is over 100 feet above sea level, one of the highest elevations in the Exumas. Centuries ago, this cay was a haven for pirates, and now most boaters have it on their itinerary. The Exumas in the Bahamas Weather The weather in Highbourne Cay is generally warm to hot. The sun shines most days, but there's often a breeze to cool the temperature. December through March can get chilly at night, while the rest of the year enjoys warm and mild weather. Highbourne Cay: Things to see and do Go to the beach. Highbourne Cay has eight beaches that are all mostly deserted. So on any given day, you may have the entire beach to yourself.Snorkel. You can see...

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Little Exuma

Little Exuma
Little Exuma is only twelve square miles. It is here that scenes from two of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed. Exumas Weather Little Exuma summers are hot and humid, and the winters are very comfortable, mostly clear, and windy year-round. The temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 90°F. Although the island isn't in hurricane alley, it does get tropical storms. Little Exuma: Things to see and do Eat at Santana's Grill Pit, an open-air beach shack restaurant. Local favorites include cracked lobster, cracked conch, shrimp, grilled grouper, peas and rice, and macaroni and cheese.Visit the salt lake near Williams Town. Here, salt was once harvested and shipped abroad.Hike old footpaths and look for ruins of old plantation buildings such as the Hermitage Estate.Stand on the line that marks the Tropic of cancer at the Tropic of Cancer Beach, also...

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Norman Cay

Norman Cay
Norman Cay is a small island in the Exumas, the Bahamas, about a hundred acres in size. An island with a spirit and a story despite its small size. It has been home to pirates, drug lords such as Carlos Lehder, filmmakers, explorers, writers, fishermen, and marine biologists throughout history. As popular as Norman Cay has become over time, it is almost untouched by man today. Norman Cay Norman Cay is south of Highborne Cay as you sail the Exuma Cays from the north. There are good places for scuba diving in the Cay between Highborne Cay and the island. If your yacht has scuba diving gear or an Aquasafari Dive Instructor on board, you can enjoy the beautiful marine world. Aquasafari takes care of every detail of your dive and even goes with you underwater. Six miles long and one thousand feet wide, Norman's Cay is one of the...

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Shroud Cay

Shroud Cay
Shroud Cay is the northernmost cay in the Exuma Land and Sea Park, an uninhabited cay owned by Exuma Park. This archipelago of cays and rocks surrounds a shallow tidal mangrove salt marsh that creates a unique nursery for conch, lobster, sea turtles, birds, and a myriad of fish. The landscape of this area changes from year to year due to winds and waves. Bay in the Exumas Weather The weather is excellent on Shroud Cay year-round, and it is warm to hot in the summer and mild in the winter. Expect occasional passing rain showers. Shroud Cay: Things to see and do Explore Camp Driftwood Beach and hike to the highest point of the cay for fantastic views. The camp was built in the 1960s by Ernest Scholtes. Kayak. Shroud Cay has channels of mangroves that you can spend the afternoon kayaking through at high tide. You can also...

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Staniel Cay

Staniel Cay
One of the most visited cays in the Exumas. Clear blue water and white sand beaches surround Staniel Cay. It is about 75 miles south of Nassau and 250 miles southeast of Florida. Less than 120 people live on the island in a small village on the western shore. The village has residential housing, a few restaurants, bars, a church, a police station, a post office, a library, three small retail stores, and marine supply shops. Two cays separated by a mangrove creek make up Staniel Cay. At the north end, there is a salt pond. Staniel Cay is protected by the Bahamas National Trust, the organization in charge of conserving and preserving places of historical interest and natural beauty in The Bahamas. Although it is a small island, it has one of the few airports in the central Exuma Islands. Staniel Cay is a central hub and gateway to...

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Stocking Island

Stocking Island
Stocking Island is a small, long, narrow island off the port of George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas. The Island has a population of only 10. It is one mile from Government Dock, George Town, across the harbor. This long narrow Island protects George Town from ocean waves, creating a natural harbor. One high hill, known locally as the Beacon, is capped with an old, unused gas beacon. Stocking Island Weather The summers are hot, humid, and mostly cloudy. The winters are comfortable, dry, and mostly clear. It is windy year-round. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 90°F. Stocking Island: Things to see and do Snorkel or dive into the Island's blue holes, coral gardens, and undersea caves. The Island is home to some of the oldest known macro-fossils on earth, stromatolites.Visit the Chat and Chill, a popular...

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Warderick Wells Cay

Warderick Wells Cay
Warderick Wells Cay is home to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, and it stretches from Wax Cay Cut in the north to Conch Cut in the south. Note that all living and dead wildlife is protected. For this reason, visitors may not take anything from the park, including rocks and sand. Warderick Wells Cay Be sure to bring all supplies when visiting the park, as there are no available supplies, including water. There is a small gift shop at the park headquarters, and the proceeds go to support the park. There are no bathrooms, showers, or other shoreside facilities. Things to see and do Snorkel at Brad's Reef at Long Cay. The underwater world is teeming with colorful reef fish and other tropical marine life.Hike Boo Boo hill, the tallest hill on the cay. It's a short hike to the peak of Boo Boo Hill and easy enough...

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Weather

In George Town, the summers are hot, humid, and mostly cloudy; the winters are warm, dry, and mostly clear. It is windy year-round. During the year, the temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 90°F.

Things to see and do in the Exuma Islands

  • Swim with the pigs. Big Major's Cay is home to these "domesticated" animals. Whenever a boat arrives, they swim out to be fed. Although the pigs are friendly, be aware that they are still wild!
  • Visit Moria Harbour Cay, National Park. Covering 13,440 acres, the park is a vital part of the ecosystem between Great and Little Exuma. It includes dunes, beaches, mangroves, and seagrass beds. Nesting seabirds call it home and serve as a nursery for marine life.
  • Experience local cuisine at Chat' N' Chill, a bar and grill that offers native dishes. Or dining at Sandals Emerald Bay, offering a cross-section of Asian, French, and Italian cuisine.
  • Relax on the Mile-long Sandbar just south of Big Farmer's Cay. This is a mile-long stretch of dazzling white sands that emerges from the blue-green water at low tide.
  • Day trip to Bitter Guana Cay, also known as Iguana Island, and make friends with some of the island's inhabitants, the Bahamian Rock Iguanas. You can even hand-feed these animals.
  • Visit The Exuma National Land and Sea Park, one of the most extensive underwater and land preserves.
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Staniel cay swimming pig.

Marinas | Exuma Islands Yacht Charter

Staniel Cay Marina

Staniel Cay can accommodate drafts up to 12 feet and yachts up to 210 feet. The newly renovated marina offers fuel, electricity (single and three phases), fresh water, ice, and bait. Eighteen secure slips accommodate center consoles to mega yachts.

The Marina at Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay has 133 slips from 40 feet to 240 feet, sewage pump-outs at each slip, 30/50/100 amp 120/240 (3ph), water, high capacity fuel tanks with high volume pumps, floating docks, 24-hour security, immigration and customs on-site.

Concierge services, buoy marked channel, free Laundry - 4 Large capacity washers and dryers are available. Ice, a fitness center, a liquor store, a convenience store, six shower rooms with toiletries (2 are handicap-accessible), cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and a playground. It's an excellent option for a one-way Exuma Islands Yacht Charter from Nassau to Great Exuma.

Compass Cay Marina

Located in one of the rarely protected harbors in the Exumas, is accessible from the Exuma Banks and the Exuma Sound through channels marked with buoys and range markers. Thirty, fifty, and 100-amp electric, Reverse Osmosis water, Laundry, and shower facilities are available. In addition, the marina store has ice, beer, soda, bottled water, limited sundry and food items, clothing, and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Fuel is available about five miles away at Staniel Cay.

Enjoy cruising this beautiful area on an Exuma Islands Yacht Charter.

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