With over 700 islands and 2400 cays fringed by colourful coral, the Bahamas & Exumas offer a different paradise every day. Explore perfect beaches, reefs and lagoons and experience the ultimate island escape with a yacht charter in the Bahamas.
This is an example of an eight day yacht charter itinerary for the Bahamas & Exumas. Itineraries are created individually for every client based around personal preferences and how you want to spend your time onboard.
Arrive at Atlantis Paradise Island, where the kids can ride waterslides and the adults can spend a few hours in the casino, before stepping aboard your charter yacht in the adjacent marina. Head for a quiet nearby cove and enjoy a relaxing gourmet dinner aboard your charter yacht in total tranquillity. Enjoy post-dinner cocktails freshly prepared by the crew as you take in island views from the decks of your superyacht.
Sportsfishing or sunbathing
Highbourne Cay, the first anchorage of your holiday, is a place of relaxation. Take the yacht's tender to the beach to swim or nap in the sunshine and enjoy the view of tiny islands and shimmering waters. Deep-sea fishing in Exuma Sound can be arranged.
Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park
Set off towards Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, stopping off first at Norman's Cay for an unmissable wreck dive. At the park, explore the trails around this nature sanctuary and see the skeleton of a 53ft whale. Follow in tradition by writing your charter yacht’s name on a piece of driftwood and leaving it atop Boo Boo Hill, as an offering to the gods.
Sea pigs & watery caves
At Big Major, jump in the tender from the swim platform and head to the famous Pig Beach, where you will be greeted by wild pigs that swim out to meet guests in hope of a handful of carrots. Cruise on to Staniel Cay for brilliant cave snorkelling at Thunderball Grotto, made famous by a scene in the eponymous James Bond movie starring Sean Connery.
Start the day with a snorkel excursion to a secret spot known locally as the Fishbowl, with schools of colourful reef fish. More adventurous charter guests can swim with sharks at Compass Cay Marina or explore Rocky Dundas, where you can snorkel through stalactite and stalagmite formations. There is also the option to relax on the island’s beaches, including a walk through the tidal pools at the bubbling lagoon known as Rachel’s Bubble Bath.
Peace & tranquillity
Shroud Bay is home to a huge variety of marine life and is ideal for a peaceful afternoon exploring the creeks and waterways through the mangroves by kayak - or to simply enjoy the beach. Alternatively take the tender to the nearby Norman’s Cay for an unmissable dive on the sunken smuggler’s plane wreck, one of the most accessible undersea plane wrecks in the world.
Indigenous rock iguanas make the beach at Allen’s Cay an unmissable stop for nature lovers. Your charter yacht’s crew can prepare fruit on the end of sticks for you to feed the curious creatures. This is also a calm spot ideal for a day on the superyacht’s jetskis, waterskis and other toys. Enjoy dinner onboard and stargaze late into the final night of your charter.
Return to the Marina at Atlantis Paradise Island, where you can shop for souvenirs, take the kids for a few more rides down the waterslides or place one last wager at the gaming tables. Otherwise, relax onboard your charter yacht with a Caribbean-themed buffet breakfast before heading to the airport for your flight home.