Bahamas Yacht Charters

Bahamas Yacht Charter Guide – Explore the Exumas, Abacos or Eleuthera on your Bahamas Charter

Bahamas yacht charters offer the perfect luxury vacation, taking you to one of the world’s most beautiful destinations with over 700 islands surrounded by the clearest waters on the planet. From world-renown attractions to secluded islands, there’s no better way to explore the islands than on one of our luxury yacht charters in the Bahamas.

Enjoy the ultra-exclusive Exumas island chain, relax on the hidden beaches of the Eleuthera, or island-hop between remote cays. Enjoy sunset cocktails or a beach picnic on a deserted stretch of sand. From snorkeling pristine reefs to swimming with nurse sharks and the Islands’ famous swimming pigs, you’ll find that a private yacht charter in the Bahamas offers excitement around every corner.

Bahamas Yacht Charter Highlights

  • Hundreds of islands and cays to explore
  • Amazing sandy beaches
  • Crystal-clear waters – expect 100 feet of visibility!
  • World-famous swimming pigs
  • Perfect weather year-round
  • Easy access from USA
  • One of the best charter destinations for water sports
  • A wide selection of yacht rentals (especially motor yachts)

Chartering in the Bahamas

The Bahamas are a year-round yacht charter destination, with weather patterns that closely mirror South Florida. Winters in the Bahamas are cooler than the rest of the Caribbean, and temperatures can occasionally drop to mid-to-low 60s, especially between December and February.

Late spring and early summer have the best weather for boat rentals with warm temperatures, calmer waters, sunny skies and fair winds.

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Bahamas Crewed Motor Yacht Charters

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Chartering your own private motor yacht is the best way to see the islands of the Bahamas. Crewed motor yachts are the perfect way to island hop, seeing as many attractions as possible, and then relaxing offshore to enjoy water toys. Motor boats are the most popular type of yacht charter in the Bahamas.

Crewed motor yachts also carry a wide range of toys. From wakeboards and standup paddleboards, to kayaks and jet skis, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Bahamas Crewed Catamaran Charters

Bahamas charter catamaran

Why choose a crewed catamaran? Image lounging on your own portable island! These wide-bodied vessels offer generous deck space and are more stable than motor yachts. What better way for both the sun worshipper or the avid snorkeler to explore the reefs and sea life? With well-appointed living conditions, catamaran charters are perfect not only for the first-time sailor, but for anyone wishing to relax with plenty of room to spread out.

Area Guide: Bahamas Yacht Charters

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Want to learn more about the excitement you’ll find on your Bahamas yacht charter? These are the main cruising areas and yacht charter itineraries with our favorite stops, exhilarating adventures and unforgettable experiences you won’t want to miss on your private crewed boat charter in the Bahamas.

Worldwide Boat and our experienced captains will help customize the perfect mix of must-see destinations and unique adventures.

The Exumas – This stretch of stunning islands and cays is the perfect spot for Bahamas yacht charters. Island-hopping, idyllic beaches, hidden coves and dozens of world-class ports all make the Exumas some of the country’s top cruising grounds.

Here you can swim with the pigs at Pig Beach on Big Major Cay. Or swim with nurse sharks at Compass Cay – they’ll be so close you can touch them!

The Exuma’s protected waters offer a calm location to paddleboard, kayak, and of course jet-skiing around the islands. Don’t forget to visit Staniel Cay and nearby Thunderball Grotto! This fantastic underwater cave system is teeming with exotic marine life and is such an amazing location for snorkeling, diving, and wading that is it was the site of two James Bond movies!

Nassau – Nassau is the starting and ending port for most yacht charters in the Bahamas. Once dubbed “The Republic of Pirates,” Nassau today features world-class marinas, upscale hotels, resorts, and golf courses. In addition, it is also a great destination on its own with beautiful beaches and great snorkeling

The Atlantis – The famed Atlantis resort on Paradise Island is a world of its own. Spas, world-class restaurants, nightclubs and more! Snorkel alongside tropical fish in the man-made Ruins of Atlantis, stroll the bottom of the Shark Exhibit, feed stingrays in the lagoon, or just relax at one of eleven different swimming pools.

Don’t start your charter without spending a day at the Atlantis and enjoying all the amenities this luxury resort offers – from swimming with dolphins to trying your luck at the best casino in the Caribbean.

Eleuthera – With architecture inspired by British loyalist settlers, Eleuthera is casual island of rocky bluffs, low-lying wetlands, with magnificent coral reef backdrops. Eleuthera’a beaches are world-famous. Surfer’s Beach, just two miles south of Gregory Town, where southwest winds blow breaks in from the Atlantic. Is a surfing and kitesurfing mecca. Even if you just want to watch, the two-mile stretch of beach has some of the best sugary-soft white sand in the Bahamas.

Harbour Island – Northwest of Eleuthera lies Harbour Island which was named by Travel & Leisure magazine “The Best Island in the Caribbean” not once but twice – in 2005 and in 2015. Known for its romantic pink-sand beaches, upscale shoreside accommodations, and picturesque scenery, Harbour Island offers plenty for charter guests to explore.

The Abacos – Located in the north, just south of Miami, Christopher Columbus first landed on one of 150 islands that make up the Abacos. The two main islands, Great Abaco and Little Abaco, as well as numerous picturesque cays, offer the adventurer truly incredible beaches and plenty to do, from deep-sea fishing to snorkeling in six amazing national parks. This is the boating capital of the Bahamas and sailing on a luxury yacht through its numerous mangrove covered islands and cays, offer the quintessential Caribbean memory.

Area Guide: What to Do & See in the Bahamas

Swimming pig of the Exumas

The Bahamas is one of the world’s most revered destinations for yacht rentals. Here’s why: The Bahamas postcard-worthy beaches, beautiful tropical weather, and amazing island adventures.

Some of the Greatest Beaches in the World

The Beaches of the Bahamas form such an extraordinary collection of sand and warm turquoise waters, that astronauts have praised them from space.

Whether you’d like to swim or snorkel, truly relax on a deserted beach, or head to the waves for some water sports, the Bahamas has plenty of stretches of sand for fun and adventure. Favorites include Pig Beach on Big Major Cay and Dean’s Blue Hole in the Exumas, Rose Island near Nassau, Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island, Surfer’s Beach in Eleuthera, and Guana Cay and Tahiti Beach in the Abacos.

Then when you think you’ve tested them all, find your own deserted stretch of sand along an unnamed island to enjoy sunset cocktails or even a private beach picnic.

Crystal-Clear, Aquamarine Waters

The waters the Bahamas are bathwater-warm year-round, as they hover in the low-80s most of the year. Yet, beyond their beckoning warmth, they’re also the clearest in all of the Caribbean. Expect 100-foot visibility in most seasons.

That makes it the perfect destination for a cruising adventure. Whether you’d like to explore the vibrant and colorful corals, swim with sharks or dive a blue hole, the islands’ inviting crystal-clear waters are the perfect setting.

Amazing Marine Life

The waters of the Bahamas boast a variety of marine ecosystems and an unparalleled opportunity to experience sea life. Witness massive humpbacks breaking surface waters or swim with exotic tropical reef fish at James Bond’s Thunderball Grotto.  Fight world-class marlin and sailfish while deep sea fishing in the Abacos. Stand at the bottom of the awe-inspiring Shark Exhibit at Atlantis, or feed stingrays in the lagoon on Paradise Island. Find Dolphin Cay and swim with dolphins at one of the largest marine habitats and animal rescue facilities in the world.  Swim with the pigs at Pig Beach at Big Major Cay or dive into Compass Cay and get so close to nurse sharks that you can touch them!

World-Class Sporting Adventures

Bahamas’ warm turquoise seas offer more than just wildlife. Its clear, shallow waters are also the world’s largest playground. You can really do it all in the water: Paddleboarding, jet ski tours, kayaking hidden coves, and wakeboarding, kneeboarding and water skiing. Plus, most crewed charter yachts include a garage of water toys to let you play in the water.

Some great spots to try: Head to Surfer’s Beach in Eleuthera for big wintertime swells; it’s perfect for surfing or kitesurfing. Staniel Cay is a great paddleboarding and kayaking spot, thanks to its protected, calm waters. And jet-skiing around the islands is always fun.

Great Golfing

Test your land legs at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island, recognized as one of the Top Ten Resort Courses in North America and the Caribbean by Golf Digest Magazine. Visit the Blue Holes National Park and more blue holes than any other destination on earth. Visit the Atlantis Casino which spans a seven-acre lagoon. Set sail to Emerald Bay to play a round at its Greg Norman-designed course.

Bahamas Bucket List

  • Swim with nurse sharks in Compass Cay
  • Make friends with the famous beach-dwelling pigs on Big Major Cay
  • Take a romantic stroll on Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island
  • Enjoy sunset cocktails or a beach picnic on a deserted stretch of sand
  • Share a drink with the A-listers and celebrities at Staniel Yacht Club
  • Play a round of golf at the Greg Norman-designed oceanfront golf course at Emerald Bay
  • Snorkel the Thunderball Grotto, the underground cave made famous in James Bond
  • See a show or play table games at one of Paradise Island’s luxury casinos

Book Your Private Bahamas Yacht Charter with Worldwide Boat

With so much to see and do in the Bahamas, Worldwide Boat is here to help. Our charter brokers have an unrivaled knowledge of the yachts and crews that cruise the Bahamas. We frequently visit the islands and cays to be able to offer our first-hand knowledge of the area to our clients and plan a unique and unforgettable charter vacation. Contact us today to book your luxury Bahamas yacht rental!

Last edited by Katja Kukovic