The Bahamas is a charter destination that has been growing in popularity in recent years. And for good reason. This idyllic paradise is the perfect escape from the hustle of everyday life. From it’s pure white sandy beaches to the clear blue water bursting with tropical fish and turtles. It’s the perfect setting for a family yacht charter that you and your children will remember forever.

Read on to discover why The Bahamas is so popular for family charters:

Location, location, location:

With over 30 larger islands and 700 small islands The Bahamas takes the phrase island hopping to a whole new level. Whether you want to be at the centre of the action on Nassau Island, the capital of The Bahamas or if you and your family would prefer a more secluded retreat on pristine deserted islands. The Bahamas has something for you.

With a peaceful atmosphere and numerous pristine beaches, it's certainly easy to find a beach that you can enjoy in full privacy.

Nassau Island:

Nassau Island is the most popular destination for yacht charters in The Bahamas. It has the best of both world’s with clear turquoise seas where you and your children can go snorkelling and discover the beautiful coral reefs and wildlife hidden under the ocean. At night if you feel like switching it up from the meals your personal chef cooks on board your yacht, there is an abundance of beach restaurants influenced by many cuisine styles to choose from. Followed by a trip to a casino or to experience some of the exotic nightlife after the kids go to bed. It is a holiday for you too after all!

Paradise Island:

Paradise Island is located just beside Nassau Island and is equally as popular. Especially for its huge waterpark Aquaventure which is bound to be a favourite with the whole family. If you would rather a different kind of adventure, then head over to Dolphin Cay. One of the biggest marine habitats in the world, where you can swim alongside some dolphins and learn more about them at the same time.

Exuma Islands:

If you and your family are really looking to unwind and escape from the crowd then check out a charter to the Exumas. These are a strip of 365 small and mostly untouched islands. Ready for you and your family to discover along your yacht charter. Your captain will know all the best local spots for fresh seafood, diving and even seeing the famous swimming pigs! Exuma Sea Park is one of the largest protected sea parks in the world so the waters will be full of diverse wildlife for your kids to marvel at while snorkelling. The Exumas islands have also been known to attract Hollywood’s elite. So if they go there to escape reality why shouldn’t you?

The Wildlife:

The wildlife in The Bahamas is like no other and a family yacht charter here will let you experience it up close and personal. From 3-foot iguanas to swimming pigs your children will be amazed! Wild dolphins enjoy swimming alongside yachts until something else catches their attention in the seas brimming with colourful tropical creatures. For the thrill seekers in your family, how does swimming with sharks sound? At Compass Cay Marina you can swim with nurse sharks, who are known for their friendliness and comfortable with visitors. A traditional holiday on land pales in comparison to letting your family discover amazing creatures out at sea. Being on board a yacht certainly does let you witness these creatures in their natural habitat.

The pigs live on Pig Beach on Big Major Cay, one of the Exuma Islands.


While cruise ships and resorts are popular in The Bahamas, a luxury yacht charter lets you and your family decide what you would like to do and see. The choice is up to you. Charter yachts are always equipped with a huge array of water toys. From jet skis and wake boards to paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment. There is guaranteed hours of entertainment for the younger members of your family. (And those young at heart!). The Bahamas certainly provides the perfect backdrop for you and your family to really let loose and have fun.

The Weather:

The Bahamas are blessed with their trade winds that give them a tropical climate, year-round. So if you feel like catching some rays and working on your tan, even in winter, this is the place to head. With typically gentle winds and calm seas you are guaranteed a pleasant cruising experience. Perfect for those who feel a bit apprehensive about getting sea sickness. Even in the middle of summer the weather stays around a lovely 30 degrees Celsius. Ideal for you to lay out on a sun pad and tan. But not so hot that your kids will get cranky and tired from the heat.

Unique and vibrant sights and smells greet you at every stop. The Bahamas is truly rich in island culture.


A family yacht charter in The Bahamas is a great way to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Your yacht crew will take care of every responsibility, from cooking gourmet meals to planning the activities for the day. Letting you completely be in the moment and bond with your family.

Yachts are really family friendly holidays. With the huge range of water toys on board to entertain the children during the day. And the fact that the crew on board will be fully trained with all the water toys – as a result you can really unwind knowing they’re safe on the water. At night you can all kick back in the lounge area after a day exploring and choose a family movie to watch together.

Afterwards when the children go to bed you can enjoy a glass of wine on deck and watch the stars on a clear night. They’re guaranteed to take your breath away. Or escape to shore to one of the beach bars and restaurants, knowing that your children are in safe hands with the crew on board.


A family yacht charter to The Bahamas really is like a slice of heaven in the middle of everyday life. With white sandy beaches leading into sparkling blue seas full of coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. The Caribbean is a unique place with a truly special island culture that you and your family are bound to remember for a lifetime.

Read more about chartering to The Bahamas here.

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Jed Duane

Written by Jed Duane

Jed traveled from the countryside of Ireland to the Mediterranean in search of sun, sea and a story. With his marketing background and love of all things water, Jed is running the 212 blog and our marketing platforms this season. He is always learning about the yachting industry while sharing and probing all of our yacht experts for nitty gritty details,

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