Ba ha ma Dreaming...

Find your desert island bliss on a yacht charter in the Bahamas, where crystalline waters meet sugar white sands under waving coconut palms.

By Tom Barnes • 28 March 2022

Snorkel above shipwrecks & float your worries away

Just imagine those long, warm days swimming with dolphins or nurse sharks, or feeding stingrays by hand in water so crystal clear that you can see every detail of the glistening seabed and colourful marine life below. On charter in the Bahamas, you can snorkel above well-known wrecks lying in shallow waters or go diving and explore the famous James Bond wreck site, or why not spend an afternoon with the famous swimming pigs, dine at celebrity chef restaurants, or kayak through breath-taking grottos.  

Imagine no longer. On a Bahamas yacht charter in the Exumas, you will float through this tranquil, sunlit archipelago full of ultra-exclusive islands and footprint-free beaches, cruising from one beautiful coral atoll to the next.  

How to plan your yacht charter

Day One: Fly into Nassau in the morning, transfixed by the blinding blue water and white islands visible out of your plane window. Within hours, you will be floating through that tropical paradise of sea, sand and sky.  

Your attentive crew will be waiting to greet you onboard: the interior team will help you settle in to your palatial staterooms, the talented Chef will prepare a magnificent lunch of all your favourite foods for you to enjoy whilst your Captain navigates you through the sapphire sea and to your first stunning anchorage at Highbourne Cay

Day Two. Visit the Bahamian iguanas of Allan Cay before cruising to Warderick Wells, a stunning natural paradise of hiking trails and part of the Exumas Land and Sea Park. Climb famous Boo Boo Hill, explore the Loyalist plantation, visit the sperm whale skeleton, or snorkel and swim the afternoon away. As night falls, the crew can set up a luxury barbeque for you on the beach. 

Day Three. You will get underway early to Compass Cay, where you can snorkel above a fabricated airplane wreck home to an abundance of exotic marine life, explore the caves of Rocky Dundas, or just hang out with the gentle nurse sharks, tropical fish and graceful rays. In the afternoon, cruise to Big Major Island and be ready to spend the morning swimming with the pigs!  

Day Four. While their numbers have dropped, the swimming pigs are still one of the Bahamas’ most fantastic attractions. There is nothing quite like seeing the pigs swim out to your yacht, their little pink trotters paddling frantically in the translucent water, fleshy snouts just above the surface. Then cruise to Staniel Cay, where you will visit the incredible Thunderball Grotto, so named after the 007 movie that was filmed there. Finish your wonderful day with a meal overlooking the marina at the Stanley Cay Yacht Club

Day Five. Spend a morning of fun on the water toys and lazing about on the beach, before enjoying an afternoon on the yacht as you cruise to the stunning and uninhabited Shroud Cay. After dropping anchor and having a late afternoon walk on the beach, get dressed for a cocktail and canapé party on the sundeck whilst you watch the dramatic Caribbean sunset. 

Day Six. Shroud Cay is a pristine wilderness of white sand beaches, mangroves, palm trees and birdsong. Kayak up the turquoise creeks, snorkel the reef, cast a line for bonefish in the shallows, or take one of the gentle hikes across the island. Have a picnic on the beach and make the most of your last full day on charter, before returning to the yacht for a candlelit meal under the Bahamian stars. 

Day Seven: Return to Nassau.  With a heart full of happy memories of sunshine and laughter, disembark your yacht and enjoy the buzz of Atlantis Paradise Island Resort with its high-end casino, celebrity chef restaurants, and giant waterslides. 

Find your island paradise with a Bahamas yacht charter through Bluewater.