Bahamas Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
Escape to the Bahamas onboard a luxury motor yacht, exploring the Exuma's idyllic island chain and tropical underwater world
Chartering a crewed motor yacht in the Bahamas will open your eyes to some of the most exquisite cruising grounds, shallow waters and unrivalled anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. The possibilities on your next Bahamas Crewed Motor Yacht Charter are truly endless.
Embark in Nassau and discover Shroud Cay, Norman Cay, Big Major's Cay and the magical Exuma National Park. Get ready for whizzing around these cerulean waters on your onboard watere toys, enjoying world class snorkelling and diving and a real sense of adventure with your expert crew. Our crewed yacht charter clients and brokers alike love the Bahamas and everything this archipealgo has to offer. You have to go and discover it for yourself.
Begin your first day in paradise in Nassau, both a tropical utopia and the bustling metropolitan capital of the Bahamas. On the eastern shore, discover some of the world’s most stunning beaches, complete with powdery white sand encircled by crystal clear, turquoise waters. It's time to get into the water and discover the full arsenal available on your motor yacht, whether you fancy wakeboarding, paddle boarding or using your Seabobs. Once you have reached Shroud Cay, your meal is prepared by your attentive chef, served on deck for a delectable dining experience while you enjoy the gorgeous glow of the sunset from the comfort of your yacht. Get ready for your first sunset in the Exumas!
Gorge yourself on a delightful breakfast as your Bahamas crewed motor yacht cruises into the notorious Norman’s Cay. Once a drug smuggler’s hotspot, Norman’s Cay has transformed into a sleepy resort with miles of tranquil, paradisiacal beaches. Stop off and snorkel at the enchanting sunken smuggler’s plane wreck before heading to MacDuff’s, the only restaurant and bar on the island, for a bite to eat and a refreshing beverage. Shroud Cay is at the northernmost end of this Exuma island chain, and is home to rare tropic birds nesting in the fauna of the island – a great spot for those who love to watch the wildlife!
Day 3 - Pig Beach & Thunderball Cave
Journeying to the islet of Big Major Cay, today is the chance to visit the famed Pig Beach and swim with the animals! The pigs are the Exumas main attraction and famous for swimming in the shallow waters up to your boat in search for food. If you have some supplies then feed them vegetables or pitted fruit! Don’t miss the chance to swim with the nurse sharks here too – they are surprisingly placid and it is an amazing experience! If this isn’t for you, see if you can swim with the turtles at Little Farmer’s Cay.
Venture onto Thunderball Cave; a must-see for James Bond fans as Thunderball and Never Say Never featured this famous cave, which is also perfect for snorkelling! After a busy day, relax on your yacht, sipping some refreshing sundowners! This is the quintessential Bahamas crewed motor yacht day!
Follow your Bahamas yacht captain to Staniel Cay where you can plunge into an underwater utopia, heaving with vibrant, tropical fish and adorned with kaleidoscopic coral. Staniel Cay is at the heart of the Exumas and a real charter favourite, so spend some quality time with your friends and family.
Spend the afternoon sipping on rum punch and taking advantage of the water toys or soaking up the sun on the beach. When night falls, make your way to Kermit’s Hilltop Restaurant and Tavern for unrivalled views, live music and dancing through the night! The Staniel Cay Yacht Club is a perfect place to rent a golf cart and go exploring! Get involved in one of the many activities on offer such as bonefishing tournaments, deep-sea fishing or go see the spectacular New Year’s Regatta.
After a morning enjoying paddle board yoga on your Bahamas crewed motor yacht, cruise to Allen Cay where the renowned Iguana Beach is located. Like the pigs, these iguanas are keen to be fed – just make sure you use a stick if you wish to feed them grapes or small fruits in order to avoid a nip on the hand. Explore the island and bronze yourself on the beach before heading back to the yacht for the evening.
On day 6 you will continue onto the famous Exuma National Park, known for its outstanding natural beauty and pristine surrounding waters. Famous for its conservation efforts, this is the perfect place to go exploring and using the water toys on board! Witness in the breath-taking marine life or kayak through the water for an afternoon full of fun. Settle down on the deck of your yacht for a laid-back evening doing as you please.
Arriving at Highbourne Cay, make the most of the little pleasures; stroll along the white sand beaches, read a book, have a dip in the water, or do nothing at all! If you fancy something more active, diving and snorkelling are only a few of the options available. Dine at the waterfront restaurant overlooking the marina beach, where you can sample fresh dishes of seafood and fish, making the most of island cuisine. With clear skies, do some stargazing from the privacy of your yacht for a magical end to the day.
On your final day, head back to Nassau where you will say goodbye to your Captain and crew and head home with incredible memories and a dose of winter sun.
Although continually becoming one of the most popular yachting destinations, our Charter Experts only select the best charter boats with Captains and crews that we know and trust. With an unrivalled expertise of these island chains and knowledge of the best boats and their crew, our Charter Experts are on hand to propose the ultimmate itinerary and guide you every step of the way.
Alternative Charter Destinations: The BVI (British Virgin Islands) | The Windward Islands | Antigua | British Virgin Islands | Grenada | Guadeloupe | Martinique | Spanish Virgin Islands | St Barths | Anguilla | St Martin/Sint Maarten | St Lucia | St Vincent and the Grenadines | US Virgin Islands - St Thomas, St John, St Croix