Abacos Yacht Charters
Explore the Abacos on your luxury yacht charter in the Bahamas
Abacos yacht charters offer a bit of everything — placid waters, secluded anchorages, rich history, and unspoiled beaches and cays for the guests to explore — making the island the ideal pick for your next vacation!
Dubbed “the boating capital of the world,” this 120-mile chain of islands is a seafarer’s paradise, with bays, coves and harbors featuring the finest full-service marinas. The two largest islands, Great Abaco and Little Abaco, serve as the “mainland” in this region and are a great launching point to begin your Abacos yacht charter.
Things to Do & See on Your Abacos Yacht Charter
A protected area founded by British Loyalists and known for its grand boat-building history, Man-O-War Cay is a tiny, tranquil island where you can step back in time. See charming pastel homes mingle with white picket fences and friendly locals as you venture around the island by foot or golf cart, since you won’t find a car in sight. Spend a day here watching the hand-made boats come to life, or lounging on the peaceful, pristine beach.
Located on Great Abaco Island, the town of Marsh Harbour has all of the amenities that you may need and an animated downtown area that features unique specialty shops. This seaside town has rolling hills and fresh seafood. While you certainly enjoy island hopping between the many cays and exploring each of the secluded locations, you most likely will want to return to Marsh Harbour for an island-style meal. The upscale restaurants serve fresh fish, lobster, and other specialties while smaller bistros offer friendly service and local charm. Be sure to visit the arts and crafts galleries and gift shop boutiques.
The population of the Abacos is historically different from the rest of the Bahamas – it descended from Loyalists during the War of Independence from the United States. Abaconians are blonde-haired and blue-eyed.
Stop at Treasure Cay on your Abacos yacht charter – this small town has all of the amenities of a larger town without the bustle and crowds. Go diving or fishing, play a round of golf, or indulge in the warm waters of their untarnished beaches. Treasure Cay Beach, a white sand beauty spanning over three miles, has been ranked one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Green Turtle Cay
This old Loyalist settlement was named for the abundance green turtles that inhabited the island. Green Turtle Cay is known for its fusion of New England seaside town dotted with warm Bahamian color. Wander through historic New Plymouth, a preserved 18th century village. Admire its colorful homes, and explore its museums, shops, restaurants and sculpture garden. In addition to their unique colonial architecture, Green Turtle Cay also features beautiful beaches. You can try something new like bone fishing, or head out on a bird watching tour where you just may spot an Abaco parrot.
Tucked between Green Turtle Cay and Man-O-War Cay is Guana Cay, an islet with a beach that stretches its seven-mile length. In addition to its well-known beach, Guana Cay is also known for its tall sand dune and the third-largest coral reef in the world. Check out Kidd’s Cove, named for the famous pirate, or the famous Sunday barbecue atop the dune overlooking the beach.
Elbow Reef Lighthouse
Built in 1862, the candy-striped Elbow Reef Lighthouse remains one of the last manually operated lighthouses in the world. Much controversy was caused when it was built as locals felt it was a threat to their wrecking trade, and you can see some of that history in Hope Town’s Wyannie Malone Historical Museum. Standing at 89 feet, this landmark — also known as the image on the Bahamian $10 bill — is open to yacht charter guests, offering a spectacular panorama of the surrounding area.