The Bahamas Islands is a group of over 700 islands and are one of most remarkable destinations to visit by boat. With unspoiled crystal blue waters and long pearly white sand beaches, the Bahamas are one of the most beautiful yacht charter destinations.
The best part is this island paradise just 50 miles off the coast of Florida.
Once arriving at your destination, find yourself being greeted by friendly and warm Bahamians who can help you venture your way around 5,000 square miles of possible land endeavors. With adventures such as shipwreck sites off the coast of San Salvador or duty free shopping in Nassau, your Bahamas chartered sailing vacation will be nothing short of amazing.
Bimini & Gulf Stream
Are you an avid fisherman? Bimini is known as the big-game fishing capital. Fishermen, in present and past, including Ernest Hemingway, come here throughout the year to fish in flats, reefs, and streams. It was in Bimini that Hemingway found his inspiration to write “To Have and Have Not” and his novel “Islands in the Stream.”
If you find yourself more interested in diving/snorkeling, the reefs are intricately laced with conch, lobster, coral and many interesting tropical fish.
Under North Bimini’s shallow waters lies the legend of the Lost City of Atlantis. Now, while this may only be a legend, allow yourself to make your own assessment by snorkeling the waters said to mask this lost city.
Noted for its blue waters, great fishing, beautiful secluded beaches, among other treasures, the Berry Islands offers a wonderful yacht vacation getaway. Located just southeast of Bimini, consisting of 30 islands, its land stretches 12 square miles.
This allows for some great swimming, diving, snorkeling and big-game fishing. Eel Garden is popular for snorkelers and divers with its abundance of eels, stingrays and parrot fish swimming over a white sand floor. Great Harbour Cay and Chub Cay are the two largest of the cays that make up the Berry Islands, housing most of the locals.
The Abaco Islands are a great starting point when wanting to venture through your Bahamas yacht charter. Its gentle trade winds and warm calm waters allow for great family yachting, snorkeling and diving, as well as leisure swimming. Daily high temperatures range from 75 F (24 C) in January to 95 F (35 C) in August.
The Abaco Islands are home to six national parks including: Pelican Cays Land & Sea Park, Abaco National Park, Black Sound Cay National Reserve, Walker’s Cay National Park, Tilloo Cay National Reserve and Fowl Cays National Reserve.
Home to several Bareboat operating companies, Marsh Harbour in the Sea of Abaco is the preferred starting point for bareboat charters in the Bahamas.
The Exuma Cays
Commonly sectioned into three cays you have Upper, Middle and Lower Exuma Cays. To be more specific, there are 360 islands that make up the Exumas. The most well known and largest cay is Great Cay which resides George Town, the largest city and capital. Located 35 miles from Nassau, the Upper Cays are remote with great fishing, diving and snorkeling.
The Exumas are said to be the most beautiful cruising grounds of all Bahamas and are a popular spot for yachting, sailing, diving, and coral reef and cave exploring. We recommend that you discover this for yourself.
Nassau and Paradise Island
Nassau, the capital and largest city of the Bahamas, is a wonderful place to start your yacht charter. Venture around Paradise Island, home of the Atlantis Resort. Scuba and snorkel among the beautiful waters offering tropical fish of all kinds.
The powdery white sand is ideal for burying your toes in or taking romantic walks on. Discover for yourself the popular locations where movies were filmed and novels take place in. Paradise Island is nothing short of its perfectly assigned name.
When chartering a bareboat or crewed yacht, anchor away (Bahamian style, Puleez…) and jump into the beautiful blue waters for an ultimate refreshing experience.
Bareboat or Crewed?
The Bahamas is a perfect destination whether you are interested in chartering a bareboat or crewed yacht. A bareboat will allow you privacy and ultimate control of everything on board, including the wheel and food. When selecting a crewed yacht charter you allow yourself ultimate luxury while sitting back and allowing the 5 star service to take care of all your needs, being provided a chef and captain.
The Bahamas is a wonderful place to get away to when needing that breath of fresh air. It remains a great family hot spot, offering many activities and adventures to be shared.
Contact American Yacht to book your Bahamas yacht charter vacation.