Exumas Yacht Charters
The Exumas are the most beautiful islands in the Bahamas, just perfect for yacht charters
Reserving one of many luxurious Exumas yacht charters is the best way to experience the natural beauty this part of the world has to offer. Located in the Bahamas island chain of the Caribbean, the Exumas archipelago consists of 365 isolated cays that span over 100 miles of gorgeous cruising grounds.
The Exumas feature outstanding anchorages for luxury yachts and a plethora of superb reefs that make for ideal dive sites. Most of the islands are uninhabited and all are surrounded by sparkling clear waters, soft white sand beaches, and an array of marine life. The islands are a popular Bahamas yacht charter destination for guests interested in truly getting away from it all. When you book an Exumas yacht charter, you’ll enjoy a variety of thrilling water activities, breathtaking wildlife, and wonderful weather.
Why Charter A Yacht in the Exumas?
You’re setting yourself up for your dream vacation by reserving an Exumas charter to the Bahamas. By booking your own boat to explore the area, you’ll have access to all the pampering amenities you’ve come to expect from resorts – like personalized service, exquisite meals, and a fully stocked room that will make you feel right at home. But unlike staying at a standard hotel, you’ll be free from noisy tourists and can stop to explore private areas as you please. Staffed by a knowledgeable crew, you’ll anchor the boat near secluded beaches and hop into crystal blue waters to enjoy activities like paddle boarding, snorkeling, and more. What’s more, the Exuma cays offer a perfect yacht charter escape from the hustle and bustle of civilization. The solitude and peacefulness of the islands are unmatched, even by the Bahamas standards. By choosing Exumas instead of other Bahamian destinations, you are more likely to see captivating wildlife like giant starfish, wild iguanas, swimming pigs, dolphins, and sharks.
The Exumas are one of the most beautiful sailing locations in the world.
The natural setting and untouched landscape make for an amazing view while cruising through the clear waters between islands and cays.
Exumas have the Most Spectacular Water & Pristine Beaches
The Exumas are known for their crystal clear waters with great visibility, making them an ideal choice for snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and sailing. The white-sand beaches of the Exumas stretch along the length of the chain and set up a relaxing and inviting setting for yacht charters. Enjoy walking in the shallow waters, collecting seashells, or simply soaking in the sun. Although you’ll be surrounded by stunningly beautiful beaches, some local favorites include destinations like the sandy shores of Norman’s Cay.
Visit the Swimming Pigs
Big Major Cay is an uninhabited island located near Staniel Cay, known for being populated by many feral swimming pigs. These friendly creatures swim out to any boat that arrives and expect to be fed, a practice that’s been going on for years. Hop in the waters with your new furry friends or simply have food on hand to feed them. After dining in Staniel Cay, be sure to ask the kitchen staff for table scraps to bring to the pigs. Watermelon rinds are a particular favorite.
Stop at Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is the first park of its kind in the world. The protected area preserves beautiful marine life that includes stunning reefs, animal breeding grounds, and more. The park spans over 22 miles and is known for its excellent anchorages.
Make sure you make Warderick Wells a stop on your yacht charter in the Exumas. Warderick Wells is the most visited destination in the park, and features a visitor center, hiking trails, beaches, and historical sites to explore.
Managed by the Bahamas National Trust, Exumas Cays Land and Seas Park has been protected since 1985. Coral and marine life in the park is considered among the most spectacular in all of the Bahamas. Divers can explore reefs made of stromatolites, estimated to be 2,000 years old.
On land, there are miles of nature trails that lead to rare plants, caves, wells, and the ruins of a small plantation.
Exumas are Great for Watersports
The clear waters and untouched landscape of the Exumas make it one of the prettiest settings for watersports. Snorkeling along the large sea beds of colorful corals and marine plant life that are teeming with schools of fish is one of the most popular activities. Hop on a jet ski or try your luck at surfing at one of the area’s stunning beaches.
Visit the Iguanas on Allen’s Cay
The rock iguanas on Allen’s Cay are a must for everyone that visits! Allen’s Cay is a small island near Highborne Cay. There are an estimated one thousand wild rock iguanas that inhabit the region. Put some fresh fruit on the end of a stick, and the iguanas will come crawling out for a snack. Just remember that they can’t tell the difference between a grape and your finger.
Swim with Nurse Sharks at Compass Cay
Compass Cay is a private island and the workers have been feeding the docile nurse sharks for a long time. You will feel safe and not at all threatened by these gentle creatures. They are still pretty big and you can tell everyone that you swam with the sharks.
Explore the Thunderball Grotto
Thunderball Grotto is a marine cave that snorkelers (at low tide) and experienced scuba divers can explore at low tide. The cave can be entered through underwater passages or directly from the surface. The grotto was featured in the James Bond films “Thunderball” and “Never Say Never Again” as well as Ron Howard’s “Splash”. The underwater scenery is spectacular with coral, octopuses, and many varieties of fish. Don’t forget to bring along bread crumbs to feed the fish, which will allow you to get beautiful close-up photos.
Snorkel the Sunken Drug Plane
At scenic Norman’s Cay, you can dive or snorkel to a genuine drug-running plane. The cay was used as a drug smuggling waypoint during the late seventies and early eighties. Convicted drug smuggler Carlos Lehder had his headquarters here back in the day and now, after being seized by the government, it is a playground for tourists.
The location of the Exumas make them an ideal yacht charter destination for those who want to get away from it all. Guests who like the peaceful and calm atmosphere and enjoy water sports, will find the Exuma yacht charter one of the best experiences of their lives.