Exumas Yacht Charters
The Exumas are the most beautiful islands in the Bahamas, just perfect for yacht charters
Exumas yacht charters are a way to experience the natural beauty and untouched ecosystem of this breath-taking area of the world. Located in the Bahamas Island chain of the Caribbean, this 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 ideal dive sites. Most of the islands are uninhabited and all are surrounded by sparkling clear waters, soft sandy 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. You’ll enjoy a variety of water activities, unique wildlife, and wonderful weather.
Why Charter A Yacht in the Exumas?
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. You are more likely to see giant starfish, wild iguanas, swimming pigs, dolphins, and sharks than other people.
The Exumas are one of the most beautiful cruising grounds 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.
Visit the Swimming Pigs
Big Major Cay is an uninhabited island located near Staniel Cay, known for being populated by many swimming feral 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. 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 and is known for its pristine beauty and heart-stopping marine environment. The park spans over 22 miles and is known for it’s excellent anchorages. Make sure you make Warderick Wells a stop on your yacht charter in the Exumas.
Managed by the Bahamas National Trust, the region has been protected since 1985, so coral and marine life in the park is 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 plant life that are teeming with schools of fish is one of the most popular activities.
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. 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 evryone 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. 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 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.