If you are looking for picture-perfect landscapes for your yachting vacations, you have to set sail for the Bahamas! Charter a yacht and explore some of the 700 islands and 2,000 islets spread over 250,000 km2.
The Bahamas, a true yachties paradise
The Bahamas has a destination to delight everyone from the unspoiled Out Islands to the bustling nightlife of Nassau. It is a perfect sailing ground for all the sea-lovers.
Blessed with a perfect location less than 100 NM off the coast of Florida, the islands of the Bahamas feature crystal-clear waters and one of the world's largest barrier reefs. It is the ideal destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, and enjoying water sports.
They are near the Caribbean Sea, but they are officially part of the Atlantic Ocean. Pirates and sailors have cruised the deep ocean channels and shallow banks of this archipelago. Now the Bahamas islands are a popular sailing destination for motor yachts and crewed catamarans.
After a 35 minutes plane trip from Miami to Nassau, you'll be ready to embark on your crewed luxury yacht if you want to indulge yourself. Charter a sailboat if you wish to experience cruising on your own from beautiful beaches to secluded cays.
Private yacht bookings in the Bahamas are available in Nassau, the Exumas, and the Abaco Islands.
Main destinations in the Bahamas for yacht charters
Nassau, the Bahamas capital
Located on New Providence Island, Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. Start and finish your yacht charter in the Bahamas in this bustling town, if you want a convenient getaway to isolated beaches and hidden retreat. You can easily hop from island to island for your outdoor adventures and fresh seafood dining onboard.
From historical architecture and botanical gardens to the renowned Atlantis Paradise Resort, Nassau has its fair share of captivating places. A 14th-century monastery was moved stone by stone From France to the US in the 1920s. It was transferred again to Nassau in the 1960s.
To experience the Bahamian's version of Carnaval or "Junkanoo," make sure to stay in Nassau on January 1, July 10, or December 26. Colorful street parades with impressive costumes will dazzle you.
But the most stunning Bahamian attractions are further afield. Glorious beaches, vibrant reefs, and entangled mangroves awaited your visit on a catamaran charter. For pink-tinged sand, sail to Harbour Island with your sailboat charter or go to Andros for blue hole exploring. This rugged island is also famous for fly fishing and crabbing.
Exumas: the home of the swimming pigs
Dodge the crowd on your chartered catamaran and voyage on the shallow turquoise waters of the Exumas islands! The most famous inhabitants of this region are the swimming pigs and sharks. You can enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere and take time to discover the 365 cays.
With your bareboat charter, you can also cruise to Thunderball Grotto, a beautiful submerged cave located just west of the Staniel Cay in the Exumas region. This pristine tropical location appeared in several James Bond movies, and it provides an exciting snorkeling trip among vibrant marine life on a vibrant reef.
Abacos: a true sailor's dream
Composed of paradise islands and warm and calm pristine waters, the Abacos are a yachtie's heaven. Whether you are on a small sailboat or a luxurious air-conditioned catamaran, the numerous marina and resorts offer elegant restaurants and cozy rooms if you want to indulge in a bed that doesn't rock.
Don't forget to visit the historic lighthouse of Hope Town, a candy-striped sentinel on the southeastern reef. Sail south to Pelican Cays, an ideal place for snorkeling and diving to experience the exotic, colorful marine life or famous wreck. It is one of the six national parks in the Abacos.
Eleuthera: the most famous pink beaches in the Bahamas
Eleuthera island's name means "free," and it reflects the tranquility of the location, free from all troubles. It is a haven for sailboats and beach lovers who can choose between the pink and white sand.
Take a break at the "Glass Window" bridge, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea.
Must try food to try during your yacht holidays in the Bahamas
During your sailing holidays in the Bahamas, you have to taste the local cuisine on land in a high-end restaurant or onboard with your family and friends on a crewed yacht charter. Try some conch fried, on a salad or in a soup. Pick the Johnnycake, which is a sweet bread served warm with butter. And make sure to admire the sunset with a cocktail to celebrate your sailing vacation.
Best time to go to the Bahamas
With an average of 340 sunny days a year, the Bahamas is an all-year-round luxury yachting destination. The high season runs from December to mid-April while the Hurricane season starts in early June and lasts until the end of November.
Discover our boats available for charter in the Bahamas and be ready to explore one of the most renowned yacht destinations in the world.
The best season in is from November to March. Temperatures are always between 25-30° C (80-90° F). The rainy season is from June to November. Hurricane season in Florida and Bahamas from August to October.
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