Grand Bahama features miles of beaches and turquoise waters
Grand Bahama Island has something for each member of your yacht charter group. A fusion of history, modern attractions and ecological marvels, a trip to Grand Bahama is sure to be a memorable experience.
The northernmost island of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama is the closest major island to the United States. Its natural beauty, culture, landmarks and inviting towns have attracted explorers and adventurers to its shores for over 7000 years. It offers a more laid back experience with fewer crowds, even during high season. World-class diving and snorkeling, sea kayaking, bonefishing and culinary delights await.
There are three main destinations on Grand Bahama: East End, Freeport/Lucaya, and West End. Visit one of the island’s settlements, such as Russell Town, Smith’s Point and William’s Town, all named for the families who founded them. Explore one of the three national parks, home to unique vegetation and native bird species. Venture through one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, or lounge on one of the beautiful beaches on the south side of the island.
Things to Do and See on Your Yacht Charter in Grand Bahama
Lucayan National Park
Historically and culturally significant, Lucayan National Park includes the Lucayan Caverns, one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world. It is also home to Gold Rock Beach, a stunning example of Grand Bahama’s mangrove ecosystem and an array of tropical vegetation.
The UNEXSO Dive Centre
Located in the Port Lucaya area, within walking distance of Pelican Bay, the UNEXSO Dive Centre has activities for both new and experienced SCUBA divers. If you’re not a dive enthusiast, you may enjoy their very popular “swim with the dolphins” experience.
The Rand Nature Center
A national park in the center of Freeport, the Rand Nature Centre features a 2000 foot trail that stretches through a coppice and pine forest. This birder’s paradise is home to the second-highest number of native bird species, with 18 of the 28 species of Bahamian birds that are not seen in the USA, Canada or Europe.
Garden of the Groves
If you’re seeking an idyllic retreat, the Garden of the Groves is the spot to visit. Explore the lush vegetation, labyrinth, ponds and waterfalls as birds and butterflies flutter around you. A replica of Freeport’s first chapel is on site, consecrated for a memorable wedding experience. You can also shop for authentic Bahamian jewelry, art, fabric and more.
Port Lucaya Marketplace
Nestled on a tiny peninsula just outside of Freeport, the Port Lucaya Marketplace is a 12 acre beachfront complex with retail shops, restaurants, straw vendors and artisans. Stop by Count Basie Square and you could see a traditional Junkanoo show.
Smith’s Point Fish Fry
Delicious food, rum punch and traditional Bahamian music are just a few reasons why the Smith’s Point Fish Fry is an experience you don’t want to miss while on Grand Bahama. Make new friends over a traditional cookout with scrumptious fried snapper, lobster, conch salad, potato bread and other Bahamian dishes.