Visit the pink sandy beaches of Harbour Island on your Bahamas yacht charter
Harbour Island is a popular destination for luxury yacht charters in the Bahamas. Dubbed one of the “Best Bahamas Beaches” by top travel enthusiasts, experts and travel guides across the globe, Harbour Island – just a mile off the Eleuthra island – has become known for its whimsical pink sand beaches, shimmering sunsets, and calm, turquoise waters.
Only three miles long and half a mile wide, Harbour Island is as quaint as it is luxurious; dotted with celeb-filled streets, bougainvillea-clad hotels, Georgian architecture and pastel shops. A true gem buried deep in the Bahamian tropics, Harbour Island is the perfect escape for charter guests seeking the quiet respite of a coastal paradise. Don’t believe us? Set sail to a Harbour Island yacht charter and see it for yourself. You’ll experience an island getaway that promises to be the vacation of your dreams.
Things to Do & See on Your Yacht Charter in Harbour Island
Pink Sands Beach of Harbour Island
Famous for the color that gives it its name, Pink Sands Beach is home to an array of five-star resorts, natural wonders, and of course, its one-of-a-kind, coral-colored beaches – blush by day, and a vibrant, glowing pink at sunset. Yacht charter guests will usually find locals wading through the shoreline’s tranquil blue waters; a beautiful sight, offset by the broken shells, pieces of rock and small, nearly invisible “Foraminifera” that give Pink Sands Beach its signature color.
As the capital of Harbour Island, Dunmore Town sits more towards the center of the island – symbolic, considering it’s also the area’s center of life. A quaint, but lively little town, it is distinguished by the Colonial-era clapboard houses that line its narrow streets, shaded only by the tall trees and verdant landscapes towering above.
Briland’s Blue Hole
The surrounding waters of Harbour Island are home to indigenous sea creatures, mystical shipwrecks, coral gardens, hidden caves and a true buried treasure, Briland’s Blue Hole. Several miles off Harbour Island, this 1996 discovery turned out to be a system of underwater caverns; the entryway to a submerged sinkhole filled with bone-white walls, clear and colorless water, and diverse schools of brightly-colored fish.
With architecture dating back to the late 1700s, Loyalist Cottage is one of the oldest homes on Bay Street; built by one of the island’s original settler’s in 1797. Easy to spot with its turquoise exterior and bright white trim, this historic locale, now privately-owned, is the most photographed house on the island.
Harbour Islands Yacht Charters Offer Great Snorkeling
On Harbour Island, there is no shortage of activities for avid snorkelers. With its Elkhorn corals, vibrant fish and harmless rays, Sea Gardens turns underwater exploration into a fairy tale; while Pink House Reef – dotted with cup corals, starfish and glowing, tropical species – makes for a magical adventure. Seeking less fairy tale, and more history? Swim through Cienfuegos or the Vanaheim, and you’ll be able to see some of the island’s more shallow shipwrecks.
Are you ready to embark on a water adventure in this Bahamian paradise? Contact our charter specialists to discuss your charter in Harbour Island.