Nassau Yacht Charters
Thanks to its idyllic climate, sparkling beaches, and its crystal-clear waters, Nassau yacht charters attract guests year-round. Nassau is the Bahamas’ charter hub, as it’s the perfect jumping-off point for the Exumas or the Out Islands.
Yet, Nassau is a yacht charter destination of its own, as well. From gourmet restaurants serving up Caribbean-inspired cuisine, to shopping and historic tours, the city offers plenty to explore. Cable Beach is a favorite destination, as is nearby Rose Island.
Another must-see destination on your private boat rental in Nassau: Paradise Island. Connected to Nassau via a causeway, Paradise Island offers the best of the best in luxury amenities. The island is home to several world-famous golf courses, adventure parks where you can swim with dolphins, casinos and some of the best restaurants in the Bahamas.
Nassau Yacht Charter Highlights
- The launching point for Bahamas charters to the Exumas or Berry Islands
- Nonstop flights from most US and European hubs
- Lively nightclubs and nightlife activities on Paradise Island
- Incredible gourmet restaurants
- Golfing at legendary oceanside courses
- World-class marinas and docking facilities
Nassau Yachting Season
Nassau is an ideal destination for luxury yacht charters, no matter the time of year. It is blessed with a mild climate – similar to South Florida’s – with temperatures hovering in the upper-70s year-round. Winter nights can get cooler than other Caribbean destinations. That’s why mid-April to mid-June is a favorite time for chartering in Nassau. During the spring, guests are welcomed by warm waters, calm waters and sunny skies.
Cruising conditions in Nassau are some of the best in the Caribbean. For one, Nassau is blessed with steady trade winds, across all seasons. Wind speeds average 10-15 knots throughout the year, which pick up in late summer.
Water temperatures are inviting all year, as well. Water temperatures average about 80 degrees in most parts of the Bahamas. Around Nassau, you’ll also find numerous protected bays and anchorages, making this a calm cruising destination for charter guests.
Things to Do & See in Nassau
Nassau offers boat rental itineraries full of great food, incredible beaches, and world-class resorts and amenities. Some must-see attractions on a Nassau yacht charter include:
Local festivals and celebrations –No matter the time of year, Nassau bustles with energy. A party, holiday celebration or festival is scheduled for nearly every month. A few to consider: The annual Junkanoo celebration – a local holiday that’s celebrated Dec. 26 each year – includes a massive parade, costumes, and live music. Art Walk at Atlantis is a weekly event that’s a must-do on Saturdays.
World-Class Golf –Nassau and Paradise Island offer some of the best golfing in all of the Caribbean. Major courses include the par-72 Ocean Club Golf Course, which overlooks Nassau Harbor, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Royal Blue Golf Course, as well as ultra-exclusive Albany Golf Club.
World-Famous Atlantis Resort –Located in the heart of Paradise Island, Atlantis buzzes with energy, day or night. Take the entire family to the Aquaventure water park. Play at round at the award-winning Atlantis Golf Course. Book a massage in the resort’s luxury spa. Or stop in at neighboring Dolphin Cay and swim with the dolphins.
Incredible Beaches –You’ll find 17 powdery beaches (including several pink-sand beaches) on New Providence and Paradise Island. Cable Beach is a favorite destination on New Providence, known for its vibrant turquoise waters. And Rose Island is a nearby cay with immaculate beaches, that’s a favorite stop on Nassau charters.
Fun in the Water – In Nassau and Paradise Island, an endless variety of water sports are at your call. Some favorites include swimming with dolphins, wreck diving, snorkeling, and paddleboarding. Most boat rentals in Nassau include a selection of water toys, like jet skis, surfboards, paddleboards, and snorkel gear.
Shopping in Nassau – Whether you’re looking for haute couture or artisan-crafted treasures, you’ll find plenty of boutiques and shops in Nassau. Head to Marina Village, a hub of commercial activity. The square is home to a weekly artisan market, as well as several designer boutiques.
Visit the Straw Market-Nassau’s Straw Market is the place to go for handmade Bahamian crafts. The market celebrates one of the country’s oldest industries – straw weaving. Make sure to stop at the Straw Market on your yacht charter in Nassau and shop for straw bags, hats, crafts and other gifts at this lively downtown market.
The Queen’s Staircase – Commonly called the 66 steps, the Queen’s Staircase is a historic landmark near Fort Fincastle. The steps are cut into limestone rock in the 18th century, and at the top – Bennet’s Hill – visitors are rewarded with great views.