Bahamas: Fair Winds, Calm Seas
are the favorite destination of luxury yacht charter clients. This tropical paradise of appealing white sand beaches, turquoise seas and amazing reefs with abundant sea life attracts competitive sport fisherman and world-class divers and the gentle surf is also ideal for family charters and leisurely island hopping. What makes the Bahamas particularly special is a totally relaxed, unhurried atmosphere that completely rejuvenates the spirit.
The Bahamas offer numerous private charter yacht itineraries to island groups including Bimini, the Abacos, Exumas and Eleuthera.
Throughout a Bahamas luxury yacht charter guests always enjoy first class service, gourmet cuisine, luxury accommodations, the use of snorkeling and fishing gear and water toys. In addition to pleasures on the water, the Bahamas offers excellent opportunities for shore excursions, a round of golf, or a pampered afternoon at a first-class spa.
Most charters begin in Nassau. If time permits, add a couple of days to your vacation to include a stay at the exciting Atlantis resort, featuring casinos, restaurants, spa, shops, beautiful beaches, giant waterslides, an amazing aquarium and plenty of amusements for guests of all ages.
Located just 50 miles off Florida’s coast, Bimini is the island of the Bahamas to the United States. Renowned as Ernest Hemingway’s favorite escape, Jimmy Buffett also spent time here while writing his book, and Martin Luther King, Jr. composed parts of his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech while sailing with local boat builder, Ansil, who still lives on the islands today.
Bimini has an active sport fishing culture, great dive sites, and a ramshackle downtown area scattered with storied properties from yacht clubs to island-style nightclubs.
The Bimini Big Game Club, founded in the 1930’s, continues to be a premier destination for sport fishermen and their families. A lavish casino is scheduled to open in late Spring 2013 at the Bimini Bay Resort and will feature 15 tables, 153 slot machines, sports book, and sports bar.
The Abaco Islands lie in the northern Bahamas and comprise the main islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco, together with many smaller islets and cays. The Abaco Islands are known as one of the world’s top boating and sailing destinations due to its calm sea surrounded by charming islands. The Treasure Cay Billfish Championship is a mainstay among the Abaco fishing events. Hopetown, on Elbow Cay, is a favorite family charter destination, easily recognized from the sea by the candy-striped light house. Cars and golf carts are prohibited in town and people get around the shops and restaurants on foot or by bicycle. Self-guided tours around the historic and scenic settlements of The Abacos are the norm by visitors.
The Exumas are an exotic collection of ethereal islands, footprint-free beaches and ultra-exclusive resorts. The archipelago of 365 cays and islands is located just 35 miles off the coast of Nassau/Paradise Island. Whether you like deep-sea fishing, reef fishing or bonefishing, you can do it all here. The flats of The Exuma Islands are world-renowned for challenging bonefishing, and the 6,000-foot depths of the Exuma Sound typically yield record numbers of wahoo, mahi-mahi, tuna, barracuda, blue marlin, king fish, sailfish and more.
Eleuthra and Harbour Island feature colonial villages, endless pineapple fields, stunning pink-sand beaches, secluded coves and miles of coastline. A Mecca for water sports enthusiasts, water activities include jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, surfing and snorkeling explorations of shipwrecks just off shore. On Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, bicycles, golf carts, scooters or walking are the best ways to get around, visit points of interests and meet friendly local inhabitants.
Contact Select Yachts to book your motor yacht, sailing yacht or catamaran charter in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas.