All About Yacht Rentals in the Bahamas
With temperatures above 20ºC the whole year round, and up to 700 beautiful islands, cays and atoils forming spectacular archipelagos for exploring and relaxing in paradise, yacht rentals 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 yacht rental is a sublime temperature for cooling off and swimming with stingrays, beautiful tropical fish and coral reef.
For your taste buds…
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.
What to do in the Bahamas
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 rentals 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.
Yacht Rental Areas in the Bahamas
You can rent a yacht in the Bahamas in several different locations. Our most popular being Nassau.
Here are a list of other yachts rentals in the Bahamas:
- Albany Marina
- Abaco Island
- George Town
- Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour
- Nicholls Town
- Bimini Islands
How to Get to 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.
Charter a Yacht with a Skipper
Do not worry if you are not confident in your navigation skills: you are easily able to hire a yacht complete with a skipper to 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.