Bahamas charter itineraries can take you to places in more than 100,000 square miles and over more than 600. It stretched from Grand Bahama to Acklins Island in the south, just north of the Turks and Caicos. Of course, you won’t have enough time to see everything in a week or two!
Needless to say, you can spend years cruising the islands and cays of the Bahamas.
The Bahamas | Things to do
For nightlife, Nassau and Paradise Island offer glittering excitement
Quiet morning swims or afternoon kayaking on countless secluded beaches and anchorages throughout the Bahamas
For unique experiences, how about swimming with the sharks at Compass Cay or with the pigs at Big Major Cay?
Make use of the variety of water toys on your yacht.
Places to see
There are lots to see in the Bahamas, both above the water and below.
Colorful coral reefs and shipwrecks as you scuba or snorkel
Nassau straw market
Marine habitat at Atlantis on Paradise Island
The better-known Bahamas charter itineraries are The Abacos Islands, the Exuma Island Chain, and a combination of the Exumas and Eleuthera. Each area is unique with its appeal. Currently, The Exumas are the most popular charter area in the Bahamas. Most motor-yacht charters depart from Nassau, either doing a round-trip or a one-way ending in Norman, Staniel Cay, or Georgetown, Great Exuma. This area offers sand banks for picnics, private islands for your exclusive use, and a few settlements or villages.
For the more active clients who charter a fast boat, visiting Harbour Island, Spanish Wells, and Eleuthera from Nassau is an alternative. The Abacos is an alternative for those seeking more local interaction with beaches, fishing, bars, restaurants, and resorts. Weather permitting and planning, you can choose the right experience for your party. Enjoy the sample itineraries.
Abacos Yacht Charter Itinerary
Welcome to the beautiful Abaco islands in the Bahamas. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of Nassau and Freeport. Also known as the Out-Islands. This is the start of your personal Abacos Yacht Charter Itinerary. During your stay, you'll discover many Cays. And you'll have the opportunity to meet many interesting people, as each cay has its own character. The Sea of Abaco is widely known as one of the world's premier sailing destinations with its protected waters. You will see: “It’s always better in the Bahamas!” Day 1 Transfer from Marsh Harbour airport (10min) and board your yacht. Discover your cabin, relax, and then the captain will proceed with a short briefing about the daily routine and safety on board. Set sail and then anchor at nice spot for the evening. Enjoy welcome drinks at sunset followed by our gourmet dinner at anchor. Day 2 After your breakfast...
Chartering a luxury yacht in the Bahamas is the perfect way to see the islands in comfort. Sample Exumas and Eleuthera itineraries give you an idea of places you can visit and things you and your guests can do. Your luxury yacht charter experience is completely customizable. You have the flexibility to go where you want, stay as long as you like, and then move on when you're ready. Have the captain drop anchor at a beautiful cove and stay to watch the sunset or visit several different beaches in a day. It's up to you. Use these samples to consider your options. Exumas Exumas and Eleuthera: Sample Itineraries The Exumas and Eleuthera: Climate Expect year-round beautiful, tropical weather. Specifically, November to April have the sunniest days. January is the most incredible month, while August is the hottest month. Overall, the temperature is pleasant year-round, and you can expect pop-up...
Sand Bar in the Exumas DAY 1 - PARADISE ISLAND TO HIGHBOURNE CAY You'll fly into Nassau and meet your yacht at a marina on Paradise Island or Nassau. The start of your Exumas Charter Itinerary. Your captain will plot a course to Highbourne Cay, the gateway to the Exumas. Take a quick tender ride from here to Allen's Cay, where you can feed the substantial rock iguanas that roam the island. Back on Highbourne, walk up to the Spring to enjoy fantastic sunset views before dinner on board. Activities SnorkelingHikingSwimming Bone Fishing and Spear Fishing DAY 2 - HIGHBOURNE CAY TO SHROUD CAY The clear waters of the Exumas make it a diving paradise. Today, divers on board can wake up to an exhilarating plunge at the Exuma Wall, a 75-foot descent, while others can learn scuba basics at a shallower location. Next, sail to Norman's Cay, infamous as...
Explore the quieter yacht charter areas of the Bahamas on this Harbour Island to Harbour Island Itinerary. Harbour Island Bahamas. Photo by Mo on Unsplash. DAY 1 Board your yacht in Harbour Island. Enjoy the streets of Dunmore Town that the glossy magazines are labeling as the “new St Barths.” Walk along the narrow flower-lined streets. Renowned for brightly colored houses and white picket fences. Also, this elegant little town has art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and straw work to offer. Golf cars are the means of transportation around Harbour Island and will allow you to explore the many narrow streets. If fishing or diving is your passion, perhaps you can provide the catch of the day, and enjoy it at dinner. Diving enthusiasts will enjoy the sight of an unusual underwater train wreck. Harbour Island is renowned for the pink sand beaches. Moreover, find an isolated anchorage around the island...
DAY 1 - Nassau to Highborne Cay Arrive then enjoy a three to four cruise for the start of your Nassau to Great Exuma Charter Itinerary. 38 nautical miles This Island contains one of the loveliest beaches in the Bahamas. There is the choice of docking in a marina with all the conveniences or the solitude of an anchorage. DAY 2 - Highborne Cay to Normans Cay 15nm Around high tide, depart for Normans Cay. Upon arrival, your choice of activities will begin, such as snorkeling airplane reef and water sports with the wave runner/tender. After lunch, a short ride to Shroud Cay to anchor for the night. DAY 3 - Shroud Cay There are many adventures around Shroud Cay, exploring the mangroves by wave runner or relaxing on pristine beaches. DAY 4 - Shroud Cay to Warderick Wells 15nm Enjoy the Exumas Cays land and sea park, where you can...