Bahamas Yacht Charter Guide

Getting to the beautiful Caribbean from Australia or New Zealand is easy! Go Auckland - Houston on Air NZ's Friday flight, and fly direct next morning to the Bahamas on Skywest. Or conveniently connect any other day of the week via Atlanta. Schedules subject to change.
Picture the Bahamas and what do you see? White sands and clear turquoise seas bathed in tropical sunshine? Idyllic anchorages with fabulous snorkelling and diving conditions? A laid-back atmosphere with beach bars serving rum cocktails and other delights? The smiling faces of the legendary Abacos people? There's all that and more in the beautiful Bahamas, a member of the British Commonwealth where English is the official language that's just a one-hour flight from Miami.

About Yacht Charters in the Bahamas

Unlike the chain of Caribbean islands to the south that were formed by volcanic activity, the Bahamas are the above-water parts of two extensive banks that rise from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. The shallow waters here are dotted with around 700 islands and cays sheltered behind miles of coral reef that teem with sea life.

The delights of a sailing vacation in the Bahamas unfold around Great Abaco Island, its associated cays and the family-friendly cruising grounds of the Sea of Abaco. In the winterless climate of this special place, the trade winds blow gently across calm turquoise waters sheltered from the ocean beyond.

Choose between well-equipped marinas and the most scenic of anchorages for your overnights, spend your days exploring quiet hamlets, natural landscapes or historic sites, enjoy the local cuisine in fun beachside bars or luxury resorts, go snorkeling or scuba diving, and experience some relaxed sailing along the way. These are just some of the rewards of chartering a sailboat in the beautiful Bahamas. 

The Bahamas cruising ground is expansive, and central Abaco offers just about all that charter sailors are looking for in a holiday with family and friends. But if sailing and discovery are the main objectives, there's much more to explore on an extended voyage through this widespread archipelago. 

Sailing Conditions around the Bahamas

January is the coolest month (77°F/25°C) and August the warmest (90°/32°). The islands average an impressive 3,000 sunshine hours per year, with summer being the wettest season. As throughout the region, the possibility of hurricanes peaks in late summer. During normal weather conditions, the wind is generally calm to moderate and only occasionally becomes fresh.   

We have several excellent operators in this region of the Caribbean. Let us sort through all the available boats and recommend the best options to suit your vacation plans. Some of the companies we work with offer extra services that are unique to this destination. We will personalize your proposal and give you the benefit of our knowledge and contacts, for a most-enjoyable sailing holiday in the Bahamas.

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Read our free charter guide for all you need to know about planning your sailing holiday.

Yachts in The Bahamas

Maestro 37 Power Cat
Maestro 37 Power Cat - 33.1' (10.1m) 6 Guests
Lagoon 42
Lagoon 42 - 42' (12.8m) 8 Guests
Catana 50
Catana 50 - 52.5' (16m) 10 Guests
Lagoon 52
Lagoon 52 - 52' (15.8m) 8 Guests
Leopard 47 Power Cat
Leopard 47 Power Cat - 47' (14.3m) 8 Guests

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