Yacht Charter Holidays in the Bahamas: A Fact File
Located south east of Florida, the Bahamas is an appealing luxury yacht charter destination for Americans as well as Europeans looking for sunlight and warmth in the darkest winter months. The pink sand beach at Harbour Island is a popular attraction, however, there are also a myriad of silky soft white beaches including Coco Plum Beach and Three Sisters Beach in The Exumas. With nearly three thousand cays and islands to choose from, the Bahamas is perfect for those looking for a complete escape. Read the Full Essential Bahamas Yacht Rental Guide
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
Cool and dry in the winter and hot and wet in the summer, the Bahamas is similar in climate to Florida and boasts a sub-tropical environment. Stable year-round temperatures average around 21°C/69°F in the winter months and 28°C/82°F at the height of summer. Unless visiting during the height of the hurricane season in July-September, rainfall is low and guests can expect up to 12 hours of sunshine a day.
Clothing to Pack for Your Charter:
Locals in the Bahamas tend to dress smart-casual and favour vibrant, often clashing colours paired with plain-coloured trousers or shorts in natural fibres such as cotton.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Nassau, Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbour, George Town, Harbour Island, Governor's Harbour, Freeport Harbour, Bayshore Marina, Nassau Yacht Haven
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Edgewater Grill (Nassau), Graycliff (Nassau), Dune by Jean-Georges (Nassau), Nippers (Great Guana Cay), Platos Lounge at Atlantis Resort (Paradise Island), Oasis Lounge (Paradise Island)
A Must See Attraction:
The Cloisters (Nassau), National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (Nassau), Fort Charlotte (Nassau), The Queen’s Staircase (Nassau), Versailles Gardens and French Cloister (Paradise Island)
Best beaches to visit in your superyacht:
Cable Beach, Cabbage Beach, Pink Sands Beach, Saddle Cay, Stocking Island and Tahiti Beach
Local Yacht Events:
National Family Island Regatta, Long Island Regatta, Grand Bahama Regatta & Heritage Festival
Best time to go:
The most popular season is from October to April when the northern hemisphere is at its coldest and darkest. During the Caribbean and Bahamas charter season, there are plenty of parties, regattas and festivals to attend.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available:
Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in the Bahamas.
Full Bahamas Yacht Charter Guide:
Go here for the essential Bahamas yacht charter guide.
Here is a selection of broker itineraries for the Bahamas.
Read the latest superyacht news about the Bahamas.
Basic Holiday Info Summary
Currency: Bahamian Dollar ($/BHD), US Dollar ($/USD
Official languages: English, Haitian Creole
Main religions: Christianity
Area: 470,000 km² (180,000 sq mi)
Area: 131,957 km² (50,949 sq mi)