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Harbour Island to Harbour Island: Yacht Charter Itinerary!

Explore the quieter yacht charter areas of the Bahamas on this Harbour Island to Harbour Island Itinerary.

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Pink Sand Beach

Day 1 | Begin Harbour Island to Harbour Island Itinerary

Board your yacht on Harbour Island. Enjoy the streets of Dunmore Town that the glossy travel magazines label the “new St Barths.” Walk along the narrow flower-lined streets, famous for brightly colored houses and white picket fences. This elegant little town also offers art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and straw work.

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.

Harbour Island is renowned for its pink sand beaches. Find an isolated anchorage near the island for a relaxing swim in the waters, gently lapping on pink sand beaches. Anchor overnight.

Day 2

In the morning, cruise along the Devil’s Backbone. Go to Current Cut, a narrow channel between the northern tip of Eleuthera Island and the adjacent island of Current. Here there is excellent snorkeling.

Strong swimmers can float through the tidal changes, which create strong currents through the cut. Divers find this high-speed drift dive through the cut, one of the top diving locations in the Bahamas.

In the evening, visit Current Settlement on the southernmost tip of the northern end of Eleuthera. This is a quaint, quiet little town settled over 200 years ago. Overnight in a calm anchorage.

Day 3

Explore Governors Harbor, located on the eastern side of Eleuthera, in waters protected from the open Atlantic Ocean. Anchor around James’ Cistern for lunch, swimming, snorkeling, exploring, and shelling along the long open beaches.

After lunch, visit Governor’s Harbor. Eleutheran explorers first settled the town in 1648 when fleeing the religious dictates of the English Crown.

Day 4

Cruise to the nearby deserted Sheep Cay. It has extensive sandy beach areas to enjoy a picnic lunch, swimming, and shelling along these rarely visited beaches. After lunch, head north to Hatchet Bay, visiting the Hatchet Bay Caves.

For the Caves, you may want to consider hiring the services of a local guide. Be sure to take a flashlight with you. The caves feature stalactites and stalagmites and are home to bats. Some graffiti on the walls dates to the 1800s, a record of ships that have passed by for over two centuries.

A narrow, deep entrance cut to the dramatic entrance to well-protected Hatchet Bay. This was once a land-locked lake. Wander along the streets of little Alice Town before returning to the yacht for cocktails and dinner.

Day 5

Head to Gregory Town, a colonial Bahamian Pineapple trading center until the 1880s.

Pineapples are still cultivated here. In fact, the locals produce pineapple rum at the local Pineapple Town Plantation and Distillery.

Cruise north towards Current Settlement for a secluded anchorage. The coast has miles of deserted beaches for swimming, snorkeling, enjoying water sports, and shelling.

Day 6

After breakfast, cruise to the historic town of Spanish Wells. First discovered by Christopher Columbus, Spanish Wells became the last stopping point of the Spanish during the colonial days of Florida. Before their long Atlantic crossing, sailors would refill their ships with water from the freshwater springs on this island.

Spanish Wells is a center for lobster fishing in the Bahamas. In addition to locally made handicrafts sold in the local shops.

Head to a quiet anchorage across from Harbor Island for your last evening. Enjoy dinner under the stars, surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas.

Day 7 | End Harbour Island to Harbour Island Itinerary

Have a final swim and snorkel in the morning. Then head to the dock for transfer to the airport in North Eleuthera for the flight home.

Boats for Your Harbour Island to Harbour Island Itinerary

There are many boats available for your luxury yacht charter vacation. Here are a few to consider: