You can find yachts hire in the Bahamas and in different dream destinations around the world on the Nautal website. Flexible cancellation or changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats. Check the conditions established with each boat owner.
A yacht trip in the Bahamas offers sun, sand, sea and so much relaxation. You will experience freedom like never before when you charter a yacht in the Bahamas, with the licence to explore wherever and whenever you want without restrictions, at a scale and pace that suits you and your party. You can travel from port to port, enjoying adventures and excursions in your own time and at your own speed.
With temperatures above 20ºC the whole year round, and over 700 beautiful islands, cays and atolls forming spectacular archipelagos for exploring and relaxing in paradise, yacht vacations in the Bahamas are the optimal choice for seeing the best of both worlds. View the islands from a constant panoramic point of view, as you cruise by and admire the spectacular scenery while sunbathing on the comfortable sunpads with a cocktail. The crystal-clear water surrounding your Bahamas yacht rental is a sublime temperature for cooling off and swimming with stingrays and beautiful tropical fish by the coral reefs.
Chartering a yacht in the Bahamas costs from £4,140 per day in high season and from £24,500 per week. Yachts are generally rented with a captain and the most luxurious vessels come with a crew. Check the mandatory and included extras with the owner. Some factors that can influence the price are a type of boat, length, age, capacity, season, duration of charter, with or without a skipper, extras, etc.
Do not worry if you are not confident in your navigation skills: you are easily able to embark on a skippered yacht trip in the Bahamas. Your skipper will likely be a local who will get you safely where you want to go and back again. While the sailing conditions in and around the Bahamas are generally mild with steady winds and calm seas, there are moments when storms can blow in, which is where the beauty of having a practised skipper in charge is beneficial. You can head to the cabin to stay dry and cosy while the captain expertly returns you all safely to dry land.
If you choose to charter a yacht with a crew as well, you are guaranteed a trip of luxury. A crew will typically consist of a couple of hostesses, a cook, and a couple of deckhands, all of whom will work their hardest to ensure that you have an amazing trip in which you don’t have to worry about anything other than relaxing.
The weather in the Bahamas is subject to great seasonal variation. You will typically see the hottest temperatures for your yacht trip in the Bahamas in August, when the temperature can get as high as 88°F (31°C). In contrast, January is the coldest month, with temperatures dipping as low as 70°F (21°C).
The wettest month in the Bahamas, which usually sees around 1.9 inches (4.8 cm) of rain, is October. On the other hand, if you go in December, which usually sees just 0.4 inches (1 cm), you are guaranteed plenty of sun. November is the windiest month, with wind speeds getting as high as 14.9 mph (24 kph). September is usually the calmest month for your Bahamas yacht trip, with wind speeds reaching just 11.8 mph (19 kph).
Although you can sail in the Bahamas throughout the year, we recommend that you book your Bahamas yacht charter for some time between December and April. During this period, the weather is warm and it falls outside of the hurricane season, which runs from June until November. This guarantees that you will encounter mostly calm waters, perfect for setting sail. If you want to avoid the crowds, we recommend that you go towards the end of this period, from March to April, as during these months, there will also be lower prices and more boat availability.
Schooner Cays are 100% on our list. Explore this gorgeous sand bank and clear water area or alternatively, organise a private helicopter or jet experience and view this spectacular natural beauty from above.
The south-east of the Bahamas is fairly empty in comparison to other island zones, so if you are looking to cruise the crystal seas on a tranquil and exclusive yacht charter, this can be done best here.
On the other hand, if you are looking to stay close to civilisation, Great Exuma has touristic beaches and locations with all sort of wildlife such as swimming pigs (yes, really!!), iguanas and other fascinating species.
Nassau the capital of the island chain, offers wonderful shopping opportunities, crisp white sandy beaches and stunning diving locations offshore where you can marvel at coral reefs, marine life and the beauty of the aquamarine sea. It is probably one of the largest communities in the Bahamas, with most of our yachts hire based there. Delve into its vibrant culture and ample local delicacies in bars and restaurants waiting to prove how delicious this Caribbean cuisine really is!
Treasure Cay on Great Abaco Island is a remote and truly breathtaking place where there are hardly any crowds. The turquoise sea and the snow white sand is truly a pleasure to admire from your yacht rental.
The Mermaid Reef diving spot near the Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour is very reputable and a fantastic place for exploring the underwater sea world and delightfully peculiar coral reef.
At the tip of Great Abaco, Eastern Shores is picture perfect with its stunning houses lining the coastline. You can rent these fabulous houses, as well. Many of them have their own exclusive access to the sea through a private pontoon.
Green Cay Island is only accessible by boat – there is no airport – so travelling to the island on your rental yacht is a great way to explore the area and enjoy the sight of green turtles getting on with their lives and ignoring the intrusion of people into their domain.
Paradise Cove is a little slice of heaven on earth, close to the stunning Deadman's Reef which best seen from a boat. Make sure your camera is waterproof: you will not want to lose these photos!
Then move around the island to beautiful Port Lucaya, where you can explore the market and admire Bahaman life at its leisurely best.
The Bahamas have a treat in store for you with its spectacular cuisine and cooling cocktails full of fruity flavour! The Bahama Mama is our favourite cocktail with an overwhelmingly good combination of rum, coconut rum, lime juice, pineapple, orange and grenadine!
The cuisine on these paradisiac islands is uplifting and spicy with seafood playing a special part and lemon, pepper, garlic and curry doing their important bit, too.
Lobster, stews and grilled fish are all local delicacies served here and “the conch” is a mollusc dish which can be cooked in various ways.
You can rent a yacht in the Bahamas in several different locations. Our most popular being Nassau.
Here is a list of other yachts hire in the Bahamas:
Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) is Nassau’s international airport with plenty of external and direct flights.
Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (MHH) is Great Abaco’s biggest airport and one of the biggest in the Bahamas in general.
The Bahamas has over 20 airports and may have connections to Miami airport, where many direct flights from all around the world land daily.