Perhaps you’ve heard of the Exumas, but how much do you know about this group of islands in the Bahamas? To start, you’ll find white sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and many activities at your fingertips. Read on to discover how to spend a week on an Exuma boat rental.
We cover everything from your arrival at the marina to the last night of your incredible yacht vacation.
Your Marina Arrival in the Exuma Islands
To kick off your luxury vacation, your captain and crew will greet you at the marina for embarkation. Some popular marinas to depart from are Bay Street Marina, Lyford Cay Marina, Albany, Nassau Yacht Haven, and Atlantis Marina.
Before heading out on the beautiful blue Bahamian water, you’ll have a short safety briefing. Then, take some time to familiarize yourself with your yacht. Depending on your itinerary, you’ll also begin to discuss plans for the day and possibly enjoy lunch on the deck.
Meet the Crew of Your Exuma Boat Rental
Your yacht crew is comprised of multi-talented professionals eager to help make your vacation dreams come true. They are knowledgeable in many areas, such as sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities. In addition, all crew members are competent in first aid and safety at sea.
Crew members are personable, hard-working, and service-oriented. Since you will be in their company for your entire vacation, you will likely become good friends before the weekends. Many charter guests choose to repeat their Exuma boat rental with the same crew and yacht in the future.
Get to Know Your Private Yacht
Your yacht is your home away from home. If you have never rented a boat, you will want to familiarize yourself with the layout and locate important places. Look at the water toys, including kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling gear, and fishing poles. Now would be an excellent time to learn if you don’t know how to fish.
You can also spend some time learning about the boat itself. Crew members will happily show you where everything is and answer any questions.
Take some time to enjoy your room. Staterooms are spacious but cozy. The beds are comfy. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, stereo music, AC, and ensuite bathrooms.
Recommended Bahamas Charter Boats
The 124′ motor yacht CAMILLE is a fantastic choice for groups of 10 looking for a modern and comfortable charter. She accommodates 10 guests in 5 cabins, with three crew. Complete with a top-deck jacuzzi. She has plenty of entertaining spaces and water toys for families and couples.
Another fantastic boat for family charters is the SEAGLASS 74. This yacht accommodates eight guests in 4 ensuite rooms, one of which is a spectacular master. You’ll enjoy the generous deck space, a spacious, enclosed flybridge with multiple seating areas, and a full bar. SEAGLASS 74 was refitted in 2021 and featured a modern, comfortable design.
Plan Your Activities in the Exuma Islands
There is so much to see and do in the Exuma Islands. Just a few activities include:
- Scuba diving and snorkeling
- You can try swimming with pigs. Major Cay is famous for its resident pigs. These adorable animals will enthusiastically greet you and look for any tasty treats you may have brought them. (Fruits and vegetables, please.)
- Exploring the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park.
Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine from Your Private Chef
Relaxing is hard work. With that said, you’ll undoubtedly need to fortify yourself with good food and drink. Fortunately, your private chef will carefully prepare all meals to suit your preferences. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy.
For some, drinks are as important as food. Your yacht charter will have beer, wine, liquor, soda, coffee, tea, juice, and water. Be sure to fill out your preference form carefully and list any specific beverages you’d like to have onboard.
Moreover, vegan travelers, gluten-free eaters, and anyone who needs special dietary attention can also expect fantastic cuisine. Special diets are no problem! Private chefs understand different requirements so everyone can enjoy their holiday meals together.
Relax and Enjoy Your Island Time
You could spend months, years, or a lifetime getting to know the Exuma Islands. However, with only a week or two to spend at this fantastic destination, you’ll want to adjust quickly to the slow pace of life. Get in an island state of mind by:
- Being present and focusing on your surroundings. If possible, unplug from technology for at least a little while.
- Breathing in the fresh sea air.
- Appreciating the time you get to spend with family and friends.
- Sleeping late. Enjoy your comfortable suite as long as you want to, then savor your breakfast on the deck.
How to Spend a Week on an Exuma Boat Rental
Our final advice would be to make your last night in the Exuma Islands unforgettable. Have a few tropical drinks (the captain is driving). Talk about your days of snorkeling, kayaking, exploring tiny beaches, and swimming with local pigs.
If you are one of the many people who can’t get enough of these charming islands, don’t worry. You can book another Exuma boat rental as soon as you return home.
Please call us today at 1 (321) 777-1707 or describe Your Vacation Vision to help you plan your fully-crewed private luxury yachting vacation! Inquire as soon as possible about your custom, crewed yacht charter.
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