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Luxury Yachts

For charter in The Bahamas

More space, more luxury and more toys

In recent years, we have seen a discernible trend among clients favoring larger luxury yachts. Responding to this demand, our luxury yachts at hand have notably increased in size. These top-tier vessels can now comfortably accommodate larger groups of guests while offering first-class amenities and comforts that were seldom found on yachts a few years back. Featuring everything from a large selection of water toys to the inclusion of several jetskis, open-air jacuzzis, waterslides, onboard scuba-gear and seperate luxury chase boats for high-end game fishing, our top-tier luxury motor yachts redefine the standards of luxury on the open sea.

Luxury Yacht Charters with Jacuzzi

Indulge in the epitome of maritime luxury with our exquisite selection of luxury yachts featuring open-air jacuzzis some the size of small swimming pools. These opulent vessels redefine relaxation, providing a spacious and inviting aquatic oasis where guests can unwind while taking in the breathtaking surroundings of each stunning location on their charter in the Bahamas.

Jacuzzi

MONOPOLY

From $130,000/week
5 cabins
95 ft
Princess, UK
10 guests
Built: 2023

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Jetskis: 2
Jacuzzi

DB9

From $250,000/week
5 cabins
171 ft
Palmer Johnson
10 guests
Refit: 2020
830 Litres/Hr

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3 reviews
Jacuzzi

ETERNITY

From $390,000/week
7 cabins
213 ft
Codecasa
12 guests
Refit: 2021
1046 US Gall/Hr

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Luxury Yacht Charters with Multiple Jetskies

If you are looking for a little adrenalin-fueled action on your charter vacation, you should consider one of our luxury yachts equipped with onboard jetskis. Jetskis provide not only a source of boundless fun but also a dynamic means of exploring the expansive waters with a touch of thrill. Our catalog is full of yachts featuring one to several jetskis onboard.

Man on WaveRunner - extreme sport
Jetskis: 2
Jacuzzi

CUPCAKE

From $127,000/week
5 cabins
132 ft
Westship
12 guests
Refit: 2022
60 US Gall/Hr

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OCTOPUSSY

From $159,000/week
5 cabins
143 ft
Heesen
12 guests
Refit: 2015 & 2022

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Jetskis: 2
Jacuzzi

AQUANOVA

From $180,000/week
5 cabins
150 ft
Palmer Johnson
10 guests
Refit: 2019/2020
120 US Gall/Hr

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Add a waterslide to your Luxury Yacht Charter

We are especially seeing an increase in the popularity of waterslides. The waterslide injects an element of exhilaration and pure play into a yacht charter. The appeal especially lies in the ability to initiate every anchorage by sliding directly into the crystal-clear water, creating moments of sheer fun and spontaneity. This feature proves especially popular among families, groups of friends, or anyone eager to unleash their inner child amidst the stunning backdrop of the open sea. We offer a diverse selection of yachts equipped with waterslides and other floating devices, just mention to your broker that you wish to include one in your charter.

Jacuzzi

STARSHIP

From $120,000/week
5 cabins
143 ft
Van Mill
12 guests
Refit: 2017
105 US Gall/Hr

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Luxury Yachts with Scuba-Gear

For avid dive enthusiasts, chartering a luxury yacht equipped with onboard scuba gear opens the door to an unparalleled underwater adventure in the Bahamas. Explore the world-famous Exuma Cays pristine coral reefs, enter underwater caves like the Thunderball Grotto, descend into the mesmerizing Dean’s Blue Hole, one of the world’s deepest blue holes, and dive on the iconic “James Bond” wreck, where the film “Never Say Never Again” was shot. Our luxury yachts provide the convenience of having scuba gear at your fingertips, allowing you to seamlessly go diving whenever you feel like it.

A scuba diver in his diving gear sits in front of a boat and enjoys the view of the tropical landscape with turquoise sea
Jetskis: 2
Jacuzzi
Scuba Onboard

UNBRIDLED

From $65,000/week
4 cabins
116 ft
Crescent
8 guests
Refit: 2015
50-70 US Gall/Hr

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Jacuzzi

SWEET EMOCEAN

From $85,000/week
5 cabins
116 ft
Azimut
10 guests
Refit: 2020

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Jacuzzi
Scuba Onboard

REMEMBER WHEN

From $230,000/week
6 cabins
162 ft
Christensen
12 guests
Refit: 2020
100 US Gall/Hr

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When is the best time to plan a Luxury Yacht Charter in the Bahamas?

The optimal time to charter a luxury yacht in the Bahamas aligns with the region’s peak season, spanning from late November to early May. During these months, the Bahamas experience mild temperatures, minimal rainfall, and favorable sea conditions, creating an ideal setting for a seamless and enjoyable yachting experience. This timeframe ensures that charter clients can fully appreciate the stunning beauty of the Bahamas, explore its diverse islands, and indulge in the pleasures of cruising in optimal weather conditions.

It is advised to book well in advance, some of the most popular dates and luxury yachts are booked two summers ahead.

Choosing to charter a luxury yacht outside the peak season offers practical advantages. With fewer crowds, you can enjoy a more serene experience, free from the hustle and bustle. Additionally, the off-peak period increases the likelihood of securing your preferred yacht, ensuring greater availability. Savvy charterers may also discover appealing discounted deals during this time. For more details regarding off-season deals consult with one of our  brokers. They will provide accurate insights and help you make the most informed decisions for your luxury yacht charter.

Atlantis Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas

Where to go on your luxury yacht charter in the Bahamas?

Most of our charters start and end in Nassau, The Capital city of The Bahamas. This is where the airport is located, and it is here you will find the best provisoning to get ready for your Charter. After leaving Nassau most of our clients choose a route heading south along the Exumas, stopping at locations such as Highborne Cay, Norman’s Cay, Warderick Wells Cay and Staniel Cay, and then doing an anticlockwise loop up to Eleuthera before ending in Nassau again at the end of their Charter.

The Exumas

The Exumas are a stunning chain of islands in the Bahamas, known for their pristine beauty and exclusive appeal, making them an ideal destination for a yacht charter. Comprising over 365 cays and islands, the Exumas offer a diverse range of experiences for yachting enthusiasts.

  • Highbourne Cay, Shroud Cay, and Norman’s Cay are popular starting points, each offering its own charm and natural beauty.
  • The famous swimming pigs of Big Major Cay and the Thunderball Grotto, featured in James Bond films, are must-visit attractions.
  • Great Exuma, the largest island in the chain, offers a mix of culture, history, and stunning landscapes.

Eleuthera

Eleuthera is a long, slender island, approximately 110 miles in length, and is situated to the east of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. It is characterized by stunning pink-sand beaches, towering cliffs, and vibrant coral reefs.

  • Eleuthera is a paradise for surfers, particularly at Surfer’s Beach, where the swell from the Atlantic create ideal conditions.
  • Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts can explore the vibrant marine lifeunderwater caves, and shipwrecks in the surrounding waters.
  • Explore the island’s rich history at the Queen’s Bath, a series of natural tidal pools, and the Preacher’s Cave, which played a role in Eleuthera’s early settlement.
  • The Haynes Library in Governor’s Harbour is a historic landmark and a treasure trove of Bahamian literature and artifacts.
Eleuthera on the right-hand side (aerial view)

Other Great Charter Destinations in the Bahamas

Map of islands of the bahamas
  • Paradise Island: Connected to Nassau by a bridge, Paradise Island is home to the famous Atlantis Resort, known for its luxurious accommodations, water parks, and marine exhibits.
  • Grand Bahama Island: Explore Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama, known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Lucayan National Park is also worth a visit for its stunning underwater cave system.
  • Andros Island: The largest of the Bahamas’ islands, Andros is a haven for nature lovers. You can explore its blue holes, nature reserves, and the mesmerizing Andros Barrier Reef.
  • Abaco Islands: Known for their charming towns like Marsh Harbour and Hope Town, the Abaco Islands are perfect for boating, fishing, and experiencing the laid-back Bahamian lifestyle.
  • Bimini: This group of islands is famous for its great fishing opportunities, especially for big game fish. Bimini is also known as the “Island in the Stream,” a reference to the Gulf Stream that brings a variety of marine life.
Bahamas Long Island Dean's Blue Hole
Dean's Blue Hole in Long Island, Bahamas, is one of the world's deepest known blue holes, reaching a depth of 663 feet (202 meters). Situated near Clarence Town, its clear blue waters against a sandy beach backdrop make it a popular spot for free divers and scuba enthusiasts. Home to diverse marine life and hosting international freediving competitions, Dean's Blue Hole is a must-visit for those seeking the allure of natural wonders and underwater exploration in the Bahamas.

How to Get to your Luxury Yacht Charter

For travelers coming from the United States, the Bahamas stands out as an exceptional destination due to its geographical proximityconvenient accessibility, and its status as a paradisiacal haven offering everything a luxury Yacht Charter needs, such as perfect white sandy beaches, crystial-clear water and an infrastructure that easily accomodates luxury living.

Most travelers prefer departing from cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or even New York, as they offer direct flights to Nassau, minimizing travel time and ensuring a smooth transition to the yacht charter experience. The flight duration is relatively short, usually a couple of hours, allowing charter enthusiasts to swiftly transition from the mainland to the serene waters of the Bahamas.

Upon arrival in Nassau, a well-connected hub, travelers can seamlessly proceed to the designated marinas, where their chartered yacht awaits. Nassau also provides excellent provisioning, ensuring that your yacht is well-stocked for the journey ahead.

Bimini Island seen from Airplane

Where to go Diving on your Luxury Yacht Charter in the Bahamas

The underwater world of the Bahamas is legendary and attracts divers from around the world. The crystal-clear waters of this archipelago offer unparalleled visibility, perfect for exploring the vibrant coral reef with a diverse array of marine life.

Chartering a luxury yacht takes this exploration to new heights, allowing charterers to uncover a myriad of locations quickly and easily. With the inherent speed of motor yachts, adventurers can access more dive sites and snorkeling havens, maximizing their underwater adventures in a way unparalleled by other types of vessels.

Diving Hotspots in the Bahamas

  • Andros Barrier Reef: One of the world’s largest coral reefs, Andros Barrier Reef showcases an abundance of marine life and vibrant coral formations.
  • Dean’s Blue Hole: Located on Long Island, Dean’s Blue Hole is renowned as one of the deepest underwater sinkholes globally, offering an awe-inspiring dive experience.
  • Thunderball Grotto (Exumas): Famous for its appearance in James Bond films, Thunderball Grotto in the Exumas invites snorkelers to explore its intricate underwater cave system and diverse marine life.
  • Shark Dives – Tiger Beach: For an adrenaline-filled adventure, Shark dives at Tiger Beach provide encounters with various shark species, creating a thrilling and memorable experience.
  • Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park: This protected marine area is a snorkeling and diving paradise, featuring well-preserved coral reefs, vibrant marine ecosystems, and a diverse range of underwater landscapes.
  • Shipwrecks – James Bond Wreck (Nassau) and Theo’s Wreck (Grand Bahama): Nassau’s James Bond Wreck and Grand Bahama’s Theo’s Wreck offer intriguing dive sites, exploring the history of sunken vessels and the marine life that has made these wrecks their home.
Bimini, Bahamas -Divers interacting with a Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) in Bimini, Bahamas
The Bahamas provides enchanting opportunities to witness turtles in their natural habitat. Snorkelers and divers can encounter these graceful creatures gliding through the clear waters, with popular locations like Green Turtle Cay offering memorable encounters.
The water in the Bahamas is generally very shallow. This greatly enhances the stunning turquoise color the Bahamas is so famous for. This also offers a more accessible and visually inviting setting for a diverse range of water activities, in contrast to some locations in the Mediterranean that are characterized by deep and dark waters.

Luxury Motor Yacht Fishing Charters

The Bahamas is renowned for its world-class fishing facilities and possesses several unique species that are 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, offering enthusiasts the chance to pursue pelagic trophies such as marlin, mahi-mahi, wahoo, barracuda, and tuna.

Contrary to standard boat rentals that typically provide single-day fishing excursions, a luxury motor yacht charter redefines the experience by offering a full charter revolving around fishing. Larger motor yachts in this category are outfitted with “chase boats,” essentially smaller, shallow-drafted vessels designed to detach from the main yacht. These chase boats are perfect for high-end fishing easily and swiftly navigating shallower waters. They come equipped with outriggers and all the necessary fishing gear. Non-fishing guests can indulge in water toys and onboard amenities.

The primary advantage of a full fishing charter lies in its expansive range, effortlessly reaching all prime fishing locations across the Bahamas. It’s not just about a day of fishing; it’s about a fully immersive and extended fishing experience.

  • Bonefishing:
    • The Bahamas is particularly famous for bonefishing, with numerous flats and mangrove-lined shores providing an ideal habitat.
    • Locations like Andros Island are renowned for world-class bonefishing, offering opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers.
  • Reef Fishing:
    • The extensive coral reefs surrounding the islands are teeming with a variety of reef fish, making reef fishing a popular choice.
    • Snapper, grouper, and yellowtail are commonly targeted species in the vibrant and diverse underwater landscapes.
  • Big Game Fishing:
    • The Bahamas is a hotspot for big game fishing, attracting anglers seeking thrilling encounters with marlin, wahoo, and sailfish.
    • Various fishing tournaments are held throughout the year, showcasing the region’s reputation as a premier destination for big game fishing.
  • Regulations and Conservation:
    • Anglers should be aware of fishing regulations in the Bahamas, including catch limits and seasonal restrictions.
    • The country is committed to marine conservation, with efforts to protect and sustain the rich biodiversity that makes it a prime fishing destination.
Tropical Caribbean beach vacation - suntan relaxation woman. Bikini girl lying down relaxing on white sand in the Bahamas. Girl sunbathing during summer holidays or winter getaway.

Luxury Yacht Charter Taxes in the Bahamas

Navigating the waters of luxury motor yacht charters in the Bahamas introduces a crucial consideration—cruising taxes. As a percentage of the overall charter cost, these taxes swiftly escalate into a significant financial factor, particularly in high-end charters. Understanding and factoring in these expenses becomes paramount for those seeking an optimal and transparent budgeting approach when booking a yacht charter.

Charter taxes in the Bahamas comprise a cruising tax of 4%, a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 10%, and a 35% Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA), the cumulative tax, added to the initial charter cost, comes to approximately 50%. Therefore, a charter valued at $100,000 effectively translates to a total cost of $150,000. It is noteworthy that, in comparison, the VAT in Greece stands at a significantly higher rate of 25%. If you’re looking for an area with lower taxes, consider mybvicharter.com

Understanding the complex financial side of yacht charters can be a bit overwhelming. That is why we are here to make it all smoother for you. Our commitment is to guide you through the whole process, from selecting a yacht to the moment you step off it, and making sure you get the most out of your budget guaranteeing an unforgettable charter experience.

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Price ranges for yacht charters in the Bahamas

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

ARROW

From $900,000/week
6 cabins
246 ft
Feadship
12 guests
Built: 2020

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

SYNTHESIS

From $800,000/week
6 cabins
243 ft
Amels
12 guests
Built: 2021

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

ELEMENTS

From $800,000/week
10+ cabins
262 ft
Yachtley
24 guests
Built: 2019

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

VICTORIOUS

From $800,000/week
6 cabins
279 ft
Custom
12 guests
Built: 2021

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

AMARYLLIS

From $770,000/week
6 cabins
257 ft
Abeking & Rasmussen
12 guests
Built: 2011
550 Litres/Hr

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

CHRISTINA O

From $700,000/week
10+ cabins
325 ft
Canadian Vickers
34 guests
Refit: 2020

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

CALEX

From $680,000/week
6 cabins
220 ft
Benetti
12 guests
Built: 2022

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

LADY E

From $665,000/week
6 cabins
244 ft
Amels
12 guests
Refit: 2020

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

INVICTUS

From $650,000/week
6 cabins
217 ft
Delta Marine
12 guests
Refit: 2020

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

CORAL OCEAN

From $650,000/week
6 cabins
239 ft
Lurssen
12 guests
Refit: 2022

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

BELLA VITA

From $650,000/week
6 cabins
248 ft
Lurssen
12 guests
Built: 2009

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

JOY

From $650,000/week
6 cabins
230 ft
Feadship
12 guests
Built: 2016

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