Harbour Island lies just northwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. A yacht charter to this small island will take you away from tourist crowds and the hectic pace of everyday life. Only 3 and a half miles long and half a mile wide, Harbour Island is known for its gorgeous pink sand beaches. Although it is a tiny island, the main village, Dunmore Town, was once the capital of the Bahamas.
Spanish Wells is on the island of St. George’s Cay off the northern point of Eleuthera. It is a small, dry town where everyone knows everyone.
The weather on Harbour Island is lovely. Average high temperatures are in the mid-70s and 80s and lows are in the mid-60s and 70s. Monthly rainfall in prime season is less than 4″. Ocean breezes keep you comfortable both day and night.
Harbour Island | Things to see and do
- Rent a golf cart and explore! Golf carts are the most practical transportation on the island.
- Swim, snorkel, or simply relax on Pink Sands Beach. Taking photos on this beach is a definite “to do” on your Harbour Island Yacht Charter.
- Shop in Dunmore Town. For personalized hand-made items visit A and A Hidden Treasures. Dake’s Shoppe is a personally-curated department store in a restored historic home.
- Have a lobster quesadilla at Sip Sip (local slang for “gossip”). The restaurant overlooks the pink sand beach of Harbour Island and serves “Bahamian with a twist” dishes made with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.
Valentine’s Yacht Marina is the largest in Harbour Island and can accommodate ships up to 200 feet. This well-lit marina features fuel service, full electric (30, 50, 100 amps), unlimited fresh RO water, cable hook up, and wireless internet access at every slip.
Romora Bay Marina is a full-service marina that caters to both Sport Fish and Mega Yachts clientele and can accommodate vessels up to 190 feet in length. Amenities include onsite customs and immigration, provisioning, 24-hour security, freshwater, electricity, Wi-Fi, bathrooms and showers, laundry services, business center, restaurants, and shops.