Bahamas Yacht Charter for the Perfect Holiday

The Bahamas, a group of islands lay dotted across over 100,000 square miles of the western Atlantic Ocean. The islands which form the Bahamas are for the most part flat and low. There are more than 700 islands to visit, with stunning, uninhabited bays and miles of white sandy beaches making the Bahamas a top location for exploring from a yacht. The Bahamas, a coral-based archipelago is encircled by the most vivid and clear turquoise blue waters on the planet!  Of the 700 islands and 2,000 islets, called cays (keys), making up the Bahamas archipelago, only about 30 are inhabited. The calm waters and cooling winds, combined with the sheer beauty of the region have made the Bahamas an acclaimed yacht and sailing boat holiday destination. The perfect spot to go on a Bahamas yacht charter!

Travelling to the Bahamas

The most suitable time to charter a yacht in the Bahamas is from Mid December to Mid May. That said; the mild climate and warm waters make the Bahamas a good destination for yacht charters all year round.

The Locals and Language in the Bahamas: the official language on the islands is English. However, the English language changed over the years by a vivid mix of cultures, resulting in a distinctly Bahamas accent. In fact, to an outsider it can be nearly impossible to understand, especially when spoken quickly. Many consider the Bahamian accent to be like that of West Indian, while others say it has a sound unique to the Bahamas. Nonetheless, don’t hesitate to ask a local to repeat if you did not understand. The locals in the Bahamas are famed for their friendliness and big smiles.

Travel Documents for the Bahamas: you will need a passport and a return or onward-bound ticket to enter the Bahamas

Popular yacht charter destinations in the Bahamas:

1. Nassau: The largest city of the Bahamas islands, famed as a tax haven. Visitors to Nassau enjoy exploring the narrow streets, old British forts, climbing the Queen’s Staircase and wander through the surrounding villages. On the coast, from dolphin encounters, sea lion spotting, great snorkelling and scuba diving and big fish hunting Nassau is a popular tourist and yachting destination.
2. The Exumas: With an island for every day of the year, you’ll never be stuck for something to do. The Exumas are home to many natural exhibits, one of which being the world famous Pig Beach! What better swimming companions to have than these adorable animals.

The famous Pig Beach in the Exumas

An amazing experience off your yacht charter

3. Great Abaco: Explore coral reefs and underwater caves on one of the larger islands in the Bahamas. Furthermore, enjoy crystal clear, aqua-marine waters in Castaway Cay. There is so much to see and do here, it would be a shame not to include it on your charter.


Coral Reef Scuba Diving

Seeing is believing in the Bahamas. Not only are there magnificent view over the water, but also under. Visit the lesser known coral reefs on your charter today.


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Jenny Caird, originally from Ireland, is the founder and CEO of 212 Yachts (and charter expert), applying her passion for customer service, with incredible client satisfaction, to create an ambitious, highly reputable and respected business. Whatever your query is, Jenny offers solutions with a smile. With her motivation and dedication to ensuring the yacht owners and clients 212 Yachts work with are 'wowed', Jenny and her team add the extra degree in yachting.

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