Nassau Yacht Charters
Nassau is the starting port for most yacht charters in the Bahamas
Imagine a vacation paradise that offers a tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and crystal-clear waters. You are picturing Nassau, the capital and largest city of the Bahamas, located on the island of New Providence.
Nassau features attractive harbors, year-round warm temperatures, and it is close to the enchanting Paradise Island. Nassau International Airport and its adjacent private airport are easily accessible from both the United States and Europe. Suffice it to say, due to its location, it’s the perfect launching point for your Bahamas yacht charter.
Nassau Yacht Charter Highlights
- Nassau is the ideal place to start a Bahamas charter
- Easy to fly into from the US and Europe
- Vibrant nightlife on Paradise Island
- Excellent golfing
Best Time to Charter in Nassau
Nassau and the Bahamas are a great yacht charter destination year-around. Late spring and early summer are the best time to visit Nassau.
Things to Do & See in Nassau
Local festivities and cuisine
While on your Nassau vacation, there are a variety of local customs waiting to explored. You will have access to thrilling festivities, such as a weekly fish fry or the parade of colorful costumes in the Junkanoo celebration – a local holiday that’s celebrated each year on December 26th with a massive parade, vibrant outfits, and joyful music. The culture of the Bahamas can be found in its historic streets, museums, churches, friendly locals, and delicious cuisine of Nassau. Known for its fresh seafood – including conch – tropical fruit, and savory rice dishes.
Nassau is known for world-class golf courses
If golf is your passion, Nassau is the yacht charter destination for you. With one of many accommodating Nassau boat rentals, you can access some of the most beautiful golf courses in the region. Besides the golf course at Atlantis, the par-72 Ocean Club Golf Course overlooks Nassau Harbour and the Atlantic, and the Royal Blue Golf Course features 18 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus. Whether you’re a pro or a complete beginner, playing golf in Nassau and on Paradise Island is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.
World-famous Atlantis Resort
Atlantis Resort is located on Paradise Island, which is connected to New Providence Island by two bridges. Whether day or night, there is an amazing selection of activities and attractions to discover at Atlantis, even if you’re staying on an opulent Nassau yacht charter instead of at the resort. Take the entire family to the Aquaventure water park and its thrilling water slides. Play a round of golf at the world-renowned Atlantis Golf Course. Book the experience of a lifetime and swim with dolphins in Dolphin Cay. At night, enjoy cocktails and dance the night away, or try your luck at the Atlantis Casino.
Nassau beaches are out of this world
There are 17 powdery sand beaches on Nassau and Paradise Island, perfect for laying out on, enjoying a seaside picnic, or a taking a romantic sunset walk. The brilliant turquoise blue water stays around 80-degrees Fahrenheit year-round, which makes for ideal swimming conditions. Not to mention the fact that the island experiences around 300 days of sunshine each year. Whether you want to lounge in a hammock or enjoy a seaside meal, Nassau has the perfect beaches for it. Sail around the island to the miles of sand at Cable Beach, or find a quiet place all your own. With your own private yacht rental, you can cruise around the island until you find a secluded space to call your own. Take a dip in the calm, shallow water, snorkel right from the beach, or venture below the waves to the colorful coral reefs teeming with beautiful marine life.
Endless water sports and activities
The water sports and activities available in Nassau make it a truly unique destination. Some of the world’s best diving, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing sites are in the Bahamas, but you can also swim with dolphins, head below the waves for a shark encounter, or see majestic stingrays up close. The waters surrounding New Providence and Paradise Islands are also ideal for enjoying the water toys and sports available on your charter yacht – such as kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis, snorkels, surfboards, and more.
Nassau is a shopper’s paradise
Shopping opportunities in Nassau and the surrounding areas are sure to please, whether you’re looking for haute couture or handcrafted treasures. Try on the latest fashions at one of the designer boutiques, or stroll down quaint streets searching for the perfect souvenirs. Head to the outdoor marketplace at Marina Village, or stop by the Bahamas Craft Center for jewelry, Junkanoo arts, steel drums and more. Each day holds a different shopping adventure when you’re in Nassau.
The Straw Market
Straw vending is one of the country’s oldest industries, and the Straw Market on Nassau’s Bay Street attracts visitors from around the world. Here you’ll find thousands of handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, and souvenirs. Shop for straw hats, bags and mats, or conch shell jewelry and wood carvings. It’s a great place to buy gifts for your friends and family back home, or to purchase a little something for yourself as a reminder of your trip to the Bahamas. You’ll find the market to be reasonably priced, and vendors welcome a bit of bargaining from shoppers.
When you need a quick break from the sunshine and surf around the island, head indoors to one of the captivating cultural centers in Nassau. The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas is a good place to begin your artistic explorations. The institution has preserved and featured the work of local Bahamian artists since its opening in 1996. Afterward, pay a visit to the Pompey Museum. This site is an educational resource that chronicles the region’s history of slavery and eventual emancipation. While the subject matter at the Pompey Museum may be intense, it’s extremely informative and will provide you with some essential historical context when exploring the area.
The Queen’s Staircase
The Queen’s Staircase, commonly referred to as the 66 steps, is a major landmark located in the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex in Nassau. The most visited attraction in Nassau, the steps were hewn out of solid limestone rock by slaves in the late 18th Century, providing a direct route from Fort Fincastle to Nassau City. These steps were later named in honor of Queen Victoria when she abolished slavery. The 102’ staircase is a passageway to the fort and Bennet’s Hill, and is also a popular spot for photos.
There are tons of things to do in Nassau and on New Providence island. The best way to check every item off your island itinerary is by reserving a private Nassau yacht charter. Having your own dedicated vessel to get around means you can find all the private beaches, mouthwatering restaurants, and thrilling attractions you might have missed otherwise. Reserve your private boat rental today and prepare to explore the Bahamas in style.