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Bahamas

Bahamas Yacht Charters

The Bahamas have long been a popular destination for travelers of all kinds from all corners of the world. These exquisite islands are most well-known for commercial cruise ship and resort vacations, but what if you prefer the slower pace of hidden harbors and sleepy seaside settlements? Aboard a Bahamas yacht charter, you can experience the islands like never before.

With golden beaches like Belize, turquoise waters, incredible weather, stunning coral reefs like Key West and laid-back living, a yacht charter in the Bahamas allows you to explore a true gem of the Americas.

Where is the best place to sail in the Bahamas? 

Take the helm on a Bahamas boat charter and uncover the treasures of each idyllic island. The Abacos are a lesser-known group of islands and barrier cays located in the northern Bahamas, where relaxing vibes, historic colonial charm, and postcard-worthy views reign supreme. If you’re looking for a Bahamas sailing vacation with the perfect balance of relaxation and exploration, say hello to the Abacos.

Nestled just 35 miles southeast of Nassau, the Exumas harbor some of the most unspoiled pieces of paradise in the Caribbean, many of which can only be accessed by boat. For a unique, exclusive sailing vacation that only a few will get to experience, climb aboard a Bahamas yacht charter and discover the secluded beauty of the Exumas.

Choose an Abacos or Exumas yacht charter in the Bahamas to enjoy an enchanting vacation you’ll want to relive again and again.

Sailing a Yacht in the Bahamas

Similarly to Florida, the Bahamas enjoys mostly sunny weather with some clouds and an average temperature of between 80-85°F (27-29°C). In the height of the Summer, temperatures can average 85°F (27-29°C) and you will likely experience a higher humidity.

Trade winds blow continuously throughout The Bahamas which means the climate varies little year-round and you can expect to enjoy peaceful waters too. Fantastic sailing conditions and sizzling temperatures make a yacht charter in the Bahamas feel like heaven.
For average temperatures, wind speeds and precipitation levels for each of our Moorings bases, take a look at the Abacos cruising conditions and Exumas cruising conditions.

Types of Yachts you can Charter in the Bahamas

At The Moorings, we are proud to offer you the chance to create a bespoke sailing vacation in the Bahamas that’s perfectly suited to your needs and desires. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or fun-filled family vacation, you can choose which type of yacht and which sailing charter type you want to enjoy.

Set sail around the exquisite Abacos islands on a catamaran and exude glamor, style and class as you move sleekly through the waves. Not a sailor?, Choose one of our power catamarans. Technologically advanced and designed with high-speed performance in mind, our power catamarans host up to 12 people.

Whether this is your first time chartering a yacht or you’re a seasoned professional, we have a range of incredible charter options for you to choose from, from bareboat to skippered and crewed. Challenge yourself by taking the helm on a bareboat Bahamas charter and revel in the freedom and privacy of sailing as master of your own yacht. Hire a skipper for all or part of the journey and enjoy a perfect combination of relaxing up on deck and guiding yourself around Exumas. Want to be the life and soul of the party? Choose a crewed Bahamas charter and get treated like royalty by our Captain and Chef team.
Contact us today to discuss our charter types and world class fleet of yachts.

Our Yacht Bases in the Bahamas

Our two yacht bases in the Bahamas allow you to explore these stunning islands in the way that suits you best, giving you an entirely bespoke yacht charter in the Bahamas. 

Will you wander around the picturesque villages of Abacos and immerse yourself in the friendly local culture? Perhaps you’ll head to Manjack Cay and discover hidden underwater coves and snorkel among the coral reefs. Whether you want to follow our Abacos itinerary or create your own destiny, casting off from our Abacos base will ensure you have the perfect balance of history, culture, relaxation and exploration during your Bahamas boat charter.

Looking for a laid-back, tranquil sailing vacation in the Bahamas unlike any other? Cast off from our Exumas base and sail in style around the turquoise waters. Spend your days sunbathing in peace on the little Bahamian hideaway of Rose Island or marvel at the colorful tropical fish as you snorkel at Norman Cay. From thrilling underwater adventures to truly breathtaking scenery, an Exumas itinerary has everything you need for a magical Bahamas yacht charter.

When is the best time to visit the Bahamas?

As you start planning your idyllic sailing vacation in the Bahamas, you might be wondering when the best time is to set sail. The Bahamas benefits from fantastic year-round sailing conditions which means you can go whenever suits you best. Like Caribbean destinations such as the BVI and Antigua, the Bahamas makes a beautiful Winter getaway, however, like Greece and Italy in the Mediterranean, you’ll also find beautiful weather and brilliant conditions in the Summer. 

Many people consider the Bahamas sailing season to be between December-April as it is the most refreshing time when the temperature averages 70-75°F (21-24°C). 
Contact us today to discuss booking your dream Bahamas yacht charter.

Why choose a boat charter in the Bahamas?

When you picture yourself on a yacht charter in the Bahamas, you might imagine the incredible weather, crystal clear waters, intriguing islands, laid-back culture and brilliant sailing conditions. Whether you visit the Bahamas with family, friends or work colleagues, we know you’ll create memories to last a lifetime as you sail around the Americas

The Bahamas is renowned for having a heavenly blend of adventure and peaceful bliss. With over 700 unique islands and cays to explore, you can spend your days island hopping and uncovering the best hidden gems the Bahamas has to offer. 

What truly makes the Bahamas such a special place to enjoy a relaxing yacht charter is its numerous secluded areas and untouched beaches. If peace and quiet, privacy, relaxation and serenity are important to you when you’re on vacation, a Bahamas boat charter will feel like stepping into paradise.

What are the top things to do in the Bahamas
  • Spend your days island hopping around Abacos or Exumas
  • Sunbathe and relax on one of the many breathtaking beaches in the Bahamas, from Green Turtle Cay to Shroud Cay
  • Snorkel over remarkable coral reefs and get up close and personal with marine life at Norman Cay
  • Meet the world-famous swimming pigs in the Bahamas on Big Major Cay. Learn more about 3 Up-Close Animal Encounters Found Only in the Exumas
  • Visit Elbow Cay’s Hope Town and climb the iconic lighthouse

Learn more about the best things to do in Abacos and what to know before you go cruising in the Bahamas.

How much does it cost to charter a boat in the Bahamas?

From magical moments island hopping around the Abacos islands to once in a lifetime experiences exploring coral reefs, Bahamas yacht charters are truly priceless. That being said, the cost of a yacht rental in the Bahamas will differ based on a range of factors, including:

How much are mooring fees and yacht charter tax in the Bahamas?

You will be expected to pay mooring fees when you want to leave your yacht to explore the hidden treasures on shore. Mooring fees will differ depending on duration, season, size and type of boat. Find out more about fees and fines relating to docks and harbors in the Bahamas.

Since Mid-July 2022, any foreign-flagged yacht charters have also been subject to an additional 10% VAT which must be paid on top of the existing 4% Bahamas cruising fee.

Get in touch with us today with any questions about the cost of your Bahamas yacht charter.

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