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TOP BAHAMAS LUXURY FISHING YACHT CHARTERS!
The Bahamas have world-class fishing facilities and unique fishes only found in these island chains. Most of the fishing in the Bahamas archipelago consists of fly fishing, bone fishing, bottom fishing, and deep sea fishing which would also include the major, exciting pelagic trophies such as marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo, barracuda, and tuna. A luxury motor yacht can take you near the fishing ranges, and you can cover the rest with a chase boat. The larger motor luxury yachts come equipped with these chase boats, which are in essence shallow draught motor yachts designed to detach from the main yacht and explore shallower water, suitable for high-end fishing. These boats feature outriggers and all the fishing gear needed, and the guests who don’t fish can entertain themselves with water toys and onboard amenities.
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Frequenty Asked Questions
Yacht Charter Season in the Bahamas
The main charter season for luxury yacht charters in the Bahamas is relatively long, spanning from November to June, with a peak in December on Christmas and New Year Ave.
Season: March, April, May, June + winter (summer busy).
The Christmas season spans from November to January, when the weather is a bit cooler but still very attractive.
What is a Motor Yacht Charter in the Bahamas?
Bahamas are synonymous with motor yacht charters because of the specifics of this famous cruising area – long distances and shallow waters.
Catamaran charters are not as common as in the Caribbean as they move relatively slow and would not be able to cover the itinerary distances expected in a luxury yacht charter.
Sailing yachts have a deep keel and especially the larger sailing yachts have significant issues navigating the shallow waters.
Bahamas yacht charter holiday is ideal for deep sea fishing and diving, as the area is one of the world’s premier sea life locations – there are barrier reefs, sea parks, and pristine beaches.
Top Reasons to Charter in the Bahamas
- crystal clear turquoise water
- deep sea fishing, bone fishing, sport fishing
- diving and freediving
- the temperatures range from 85°F – 100°F
- over 700 islands and about 2,400 cays (coral reefs). enough for more than 1 lifetime
- The Bahamas’ food and drinks are an awesome mix of fit and tasty. The food often revolves around seafood, the drinks around tropical fruits.
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Browse top locations across the Bahamas
If you’re looking for the perfect place to take your yacht, look no further than the Bahamas. With over 700 islands and cays that are just waiting for you to explore them, the Bahamas is a paradise for those who love nature and adventure.
Best Islands for Sailing in the Bahamas
The Bahamas are one of the biggest favorites for Crewed Motor Yachts since they are perfect for island hopping. Your crew will be able to take you to the deserted islands giving you as much time as you need for snorkeling, swimming enjoying life in complete privacy. Here are some of the most popular islands to charter in the Bahamas.
Probably the second most well-known spot in the Bahamas (after Nassau), the Exumas is what comes to mind when you think of bright turquoise water, uber-luxe private islands, vast coastlines, and adorable swimming pigs.
Most yacht charters start in Nassau and head to the Exumas next, coming in through Highborne Cay. To avoid spoiling this paradise with mass tourism and retain a calm and relaxing atmosphere, no big ferries and cruise ships are welcome around the Exumas.
Don’t miss a visit to the Austin Smith shipwreck, 60 feet below, once a Bahamian Defense Force patrol vehicle, and now teeming with marine life.
Nassau is the capital and largest city of the Bahamas. It is also where most crewed yacht charters in the Bahamas depart from since it makes it easier for travelers arriving by plane. Often described as crowded and bustling, Nassau offers a glimpse into everyday life and can be enjoyed either before or after your trip for a few extra days.
From visiting Nassau’s historic fortresses and exploring the city’s bustling downtown area or visiting the vibrant Straw Market, to luxury real estate along the coastline to the 1,000-acre resort complex with the Baha Mar casino, there is always something to do and see here.
North of Nassau, the small cluster of cays known as Berry Islands, counts more than 30 unique spots for visitors to explore.
Also known as “The Fish Bowl of the Bahamas”, Berry Islands are known for their billfish population, and stunning beaches. You will definitely want to make a stop at Shelling Beach, Sand Dollar Hill, Sugar Beach and Shark Creek which true to its name is a prime location for baby shark spotting as well as more marine life.
Most of these islands are privately owned and unspoiled—so if you’re looking for a serene getaway where you can go fishing in paradise, then check out this little slice of heaven.
If you’re looking for a boating paradise, look no further than Abaco. A visit to this beautiful island northwest of Eleuthera is sure to please—and with more than a dozen marinas scattered around the region, it is a dream come true for yachting.
The highlights of the region include Elbow Reef Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse built in 1862 and one of the last standing kerosene-fueled lighthouses in the world.
And don’t forget to take a walk (or golf cart drive) around the scenic settlement of Hope Town.
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7 DAY YACHT CHARTER ITINERARY IN THE BAHAMAS
The Bahamas is one of the most exotic holiday destinations for motor yacht charters in the world. Comprising over 700 islands, it is part of the larger Lucayan Archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean and is scattered off the northeast of Florida in the United States. Made up of small islands called cays (pronounced keys) and reefs, the Bahamas is best explored in a chartered yacht.