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Fancy a week-long sail on a Catamaran charter in the Bahamas? Here’s what you can expect to see, do and experience on an 8-day Exumas catamaran charter.


  • Day 1 Day 1, Nassau to Allan's Cay

    Fly into Nassau International Airport and consider settling into the amazing Atlantis Paradise Island Resort for a night. You could spend your first afternoon in the Bahamas on an adrenalin-pumping ride of the 141-acre water park (ideal for families), challenge your sailing partner to a game on the par 72 championship golf course, or surrender to the delights of the world-class Balinese beauty spa. Of course, you could always set sail on your Exuma catamaran charter pronto if you wish! After a brief intro tour with your professional crew, you can cast off for the short sail to the Exumas just as soon as you land. As you cross the Yellow Banks, swing your legs overboard and admire the colorful coral heads through the crystalline waters. Relax or sunbathe on deck, join your crew for a sailing intro lesson, and you’ll arrive at Allan’s Cay just in time for a glorious sunset. Freshen up by bomb diving into the refreshing sea and enjoy your first delectable on-board meal under the light of the stars.

  • Day 2 Day 2, Ship Channel Cay, Allen’s Cay and Highbourne Cay

    At first light, we’ll head out across the Bahama Banks for about a 5-hour cruise to our first stop. The banks are a unique place with the gin clear waters rarely exceeding 20 feet for the entire crossing . We’ll anchor in a secluded bay and use either the wave runners or the towed tender to explore. Allen’s Cay is home to hundreds of “Bahamian Dragon Iguanas” some up to 5 feet in length. After a visit with these unique locals, you can enjoy the yachts toys - kayaks, skis, tubes, stand-up paddle boards, underwater scooters

  • Day 3 Day 3, Norman’s Cay/Shroud Cay

    Norman’s has long been a favorite hideaway for pirates and smugglers. Up until 1983 the entire island was ruled by the armed thugs of the infamous Carlos Lehder Drug Cartel. Many of the ruins of this once massive operation can still be seen around the island today. From half submerged aircraft in the harbor to the palatial private clubs there is plenty of intriguing exploration to be done here. And of course, it’s worth a quick stop at McDuff’s, the local watering hole. Shroud Cay is a stunning overnight anchorage with perhaps one of the most spectacular beaches in the Exumas… although there are so many drop

    dead gorgeous beaches, it’s hard to pick a favorite. The estuary of tidal streams, mangroves, and salt ponds that run through the island host a bevy of birds, fish, and shellfish. Exploring these by kayak or waverunner gets you upclose and personal on your Exumas yacht charter trip. The eastern shore of this uninhabited Cay hosts miles of sugar sand beaches with a maze of reefs and coral gardens just off shore. A perfect spot for a beach barbecue feast, and maybe some fireworks.


  • Day 4 Day 4, Staniel Cay

    Staniel Cay is a lively island where sailors from around the world belly up to the bar at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, trading sea tales into the wee hours. The village is quaint and welcoming. The snorkeling at Thunderball Grotto is a must during your Exumas yacht charter trip... Sean Connery took the plunge here for scenes in two James Bond films – Thunderball and Never Say Never; the mermaid film Splash also did some shooting here. The deep sea and bone fishing here is excellent, and local bonefish guides are available. A side trip to visit the swimming pigs is also a must on an Exumas yacht charter trip. These are not wild pigs or sea pigs… just plain old barnyard pigs have learned that yachts come bearing gifts of bread, hot dogs (beef, I hope?) lettuce, leftovers and an occasional Kalik – that’s the local Bahamian beer.

  • Day 5 Day 5, Warderick Wells

    This popular cay is in the heart of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a land and marine sanctuary with an awesome display of water colors and sand banks. Ashore are 4 miles of walking trails through the park with rare plants, caves, wells and the ruins of an old Loyalist plantation. Local legend says that a shipload of missionaries perished in a wreck here, and the locals swear that a ghostly chorus can be heard on moonlit nights. Watch out – they may serenade you as you dine under the stars aboard your Exumas yacht charter. For the adventurous, a plunge at Danger Reef to snorkel or scuba with some reef sharks and eagle rays is an adrenaline rush. For the feint of heart, just watching them from the surface is a thrill.

  • Day 6 Day 6, Cambridge Cay/ Compass Cay

    Another piece of yachting paradise in the Exumas. We’ll anchor off of Cambridge Cay and use the yacht’s tender to visit some local attractions. We’ll snorkel the Rocky Dundas, a cathedral cave with stalactites and stalagmites resembling ancient gods. Then we’re off to Compass Cay Marina with its pod of resident nurse sharks playing a docile game of “pigpile” under the dock… they love to swim with you. It will get your heart pumping , and you’ll have earned that rum punch at the bar. A short walk brings you to an exquisite beach.

  • Day 7 Day 7, Leisurely Cruise to Nassau

    Leisurely Cruise to Nassau, making some stops at some islands along the way or take the towed tender for a sportfishing, spearfishing, or scuba expedition while your Exumas yacht charter moves north. Anchor back at Albany Marina, the newest upscale marina on New Providence Island. Albany has been designed for superb experiences for all ages and pursuits - an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ernie Els, a full-service spa and fitness center, a family water park, kids' clubhouse, and restaurants and bars.

    Now if you're one of those Type A's... gotta be on the move groups, you can pick up the pace and cruise to the nearby islands of Eleuthera, Little San Salvadore, and Cat Island.

    The choices are endless on your Exumas yacht charter trip, and your captain has many secret spots that we cannot divulge online.

Our Expert Opinion

The Bahamas are so close to the U.S., but once you leave Nassau, they feel miles away. The destination is for people whose idea of nightlife is sipping a Bahama Mama at a barefoot in the sand local bar or unwinding onboard your yacht under a star-flooded sky. The reefs are teeming with fish making snorkeling, scuba and catching your own dinner a highlight. Charter a catamaran or a motor yacht with a shallow draft so that you can anchor close to the islands. If you charter a superyacht, look for one with a large “towed tender” that will zoom you where the big yacht cannot go.

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