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On an Exumas yacht charter, any number of days can be spent enjoying the lovely water, great beaches, and all there is to see and do in the Exumas. This itinerary is for 10 days, however can be shortened to 7 days or extended to 14 days. Once you are in the Bahamas on an Exumas yacht charter, you may find it very hard to leave.
As you know, in September 2019, Hurricane Dorian caused significant damage to the Bahamas. The Abacos Islands, along with other popular Bahamas Out Island destinations north of Nassau, sustained a direct hit from the Category 5 storm. However, other Bahama islands remained untouched and still open for business, including the Exumas. The Bahamas Out Islands stretch over a very large area, so that while one island chain can sustain damage, other island areas are untouched. These islands are very dependent on tourism revenue, and the Exumas are still as beautiful as ever. If you are considering a private yacht charter in this region, this is a perfect time to go on a yacht charter in the Exuma Islands.
Yacht Charter in the Bahamas can be arranged for any one of many island chains in this country with far flung islands sprinkled across the Atlantic, however a favorite, and with good reason, are the Exuma Islands. Once known as Yumey and Suma, the Exumas were first settled by British Loyalists that flocked to these beautiful cays after the American Revolutionary War. Today, beginning just 35 miles south of Nassau and stretching 130 miles, The Exumas are more a playground that can be enjoyed by land, however are far more spectacular when enjoyed by sea on a yacht charter in the Bahamas.
Cruise on this yacht charter itinerary through the Bahamas Out Islands on a motor yacht or sailing catamaran through Bahamas Out Islands that were settled during the Colonial Bahamian Period. While perhaps more historic ashore, these Bahamas Out Islands have the same beautiful long expanses of beach along with terrific snorkeling and scuba diving locations, that are a signature of all of the Bahamas Out Islands.
Board your yacht in Harbour Island. Enjoy the streets of Dunmore Town that the glossy magazines are labeling as the “new St Barths”. Renowned for brightly colored houses and white picket fences, this elegant little town has art galleries, restaurants, boutiques and straw work to offer. Golf carts are the means of transportation around Harbour Island and will allow you to explore the many narrow streets. Diving enthusiasts will enjoy the sight of an unusual underwater train wreck. Harbour Island is renowned for the pink sand beaches; find an isolated anchorage around the island for a relaxing swim. Overnight.
Join your yacht in the capital city of Nassau to cruise 34 miles to another world. There are more than 700 islands in The Bahamas, with the Exuma chain reaching south at least 120 miles. Arrive at the Allen’s Cay group of islands to explore nearby beaches and to meet the large population of protected native iguanas on Leaf Cay or Southwest Allan’s Cay, which always comes out to greet visitors. Good snorkeling and fishing surround this collection of some 13 small islands and reefs.
In the morning cruise to uninhabited Hawksbill Cay, on of the prettiest cays in the Land and Sea Park. Walk along the beautiful expanse of beaches and climb the large hill for a panoramic view of the anchorage. In the afternoon hike the trails to explore ruins of Loyalist plantations dating from 1783 and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Harbour Island, Bahamas
Charter a yacht choosing from one of the many private yachts for charter in the Bahamas, and enjoy a luxury yacht charter out of Harbour Island. The yacht charter cruise area around Harbour Island, including Spanish Wells, is the heart of the Colonial Bahamas era, as this was the first area that Europeans settled in the Bahamas by sailing from Bermuda in search of religious freedom. In fact the largest island anchoring the area is Eleuthera, which is the Greek word for freedom. This is a luxury yacht cruising area where not only will you enjoy the beautiful crystal clear waters for snorkeling and scuba diving, and the unique pink sand beaches for which this area is famous, but you can also explore villages and see excellent examples of Bahamian Colonial architecture. Most of the crewed yachts for rent in the Bahamas are motor yachts due to the shallow waters, and there is a very nice selection available for your yacht charter.
Harbor Island, Bahamas
Video of the Bahamas Out Islands
The Abacos, Acklins and Crooked Island, Andros, The Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera and Harbour Island, the Exumas, Inagua, Long Island, Mayaguana, Run Cay and San Salvador are all very different; what they have in common is that they are all part of the Bahamas Out Islands. The Bahamas Out Islands are a fabulous yacht charter location especially to relax with peace and quiet floating on crystal clear waters with miles of pristine pink sand beaches, and shallow waters all around for swimming, snorkeling or other water sports. (more…)