Abaco Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary | Bahamas
Venture north of the Bahamas to the mesmerising Abaco Islands, exploring Elbow Cay and Manjack Cay on your luxury crewed motor yacht charter
Uninhabited cays, unexplored forests and vibrant coral reefs. Often over looked, the Abaco Islands are certainly a crusing destination to consider chartering. The Abaco chain is effectively a collection of lazy islands peppered accros a 120 mile stretch of shallow azure waters, designed for Bahamian barefoot bliss.
Charter a luxury crewed motor yacht in the Bahamas and explore these idyllic islands in style and sophistication, securing the most highly sought after anchorages, snorkelling amidst scores of intensely hued tropical fish from your swim platform and indulging in Bahamian delights, prepared by your talented chef and devoured on the aft-deck.
For a little inspiration, take a look at our motor yacht itinerary below - or, alternatively view our Bahamas luxury motor yacht itinerary from Nassau through the Exuma Park - and enquire with our Charter Experts for a bespoke proposal to experience a charter vacation in the Bahamas like no other.
Step onboard you luxury Bahamas crewed motor yacht in Marsh Harbour and be welcomed by your dedicated Captain and crew. Get to know your Captain and then tuck in to a luscious lunch on the aft deck whilst admiring the breathtaking scenery as you gently cruise south to Little Harbor.
Spend the afternoon taking full advantage of the vast array of water toys at your disposal; take it easy and paddle board in the mellow waters of the bays or fulfill your need for speed by whizzing through the water on Seabobs. As day turns to night, enjoy a mouthwateringly succulent BBQ at anchor; soak up the tranquility and majesty of the warm glow of the sunset against the alluring backdrop of this charming chain of islands. Finally, sink into the comfort of your cabin and drift away.
Arise to the picturesque landscape that envelops you and head to the aft deck to receive a gorgeous breakfast menu prepared meticulously by your chef. Today you will discover and explore the 2,100-acre Pelican Cay reserve. Watch the birds swirl through crisp blue skies or head below the waterline to discover the kaleidoscopic flora and fauna that inhabit the magical underwater world that lies beneath.
Return to the yacht for a delightful lunch on the sundeck before cruising over to neighbouring Elbow Cay. Don’t forget to bring your camera for the astonishing views that wait for you at the top of the iconic and quaint Hope Town lighthouse.
Wake up to charming Hope Town and Elbow Cay and tender to land to explore by golf buggy. Discover stunning vistas, exotic wildlife and soak up the culture on this delightful cay. For lunch, be transported back in time and visit one of the many whimsical little beach taverns.
If you’re looking to spice up your afternoon, the Firefly Resort is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails before heading back to the yacht for a spot of supper and bed.
Dig in to a hearty breakfast on the aft deck as you drift through the azure, calm waters of the Abaco Sea. Visit Joe’s Studio on the harbour front and catch Joe at work rigorously handcrafting his world famous Man-O-War sailing dinghies. If you haven’t yet had your fill of creative humans at work, visit Sally’s Seaside Boutique to discover her charming, handmade batik prints in all colours, shapes and sizes and purchase something that is utterly unique.
Once back on board, allow the Captain to carry you across to Guana Cay where you can experience spectacular snorkelling or surfing en route at the Fowl Cays. Guana Cay is home to Nipper’s Beach Bar & Grill where you will discover sweeping views of white sand against a patchwork sea of hundreds of shades of blue. You may also discover a Nipper’s cocktail, guaranteed to bring a spark to your evening.
Another day, another spectacularly stunning island to uncover. Leave Guana Cay behind and make your way across to Green Turtle Cay. Stop off by ‘No Name’ Cay for a spot of snorkelling in an unreal location.
Drop anchor in the historic New Plymouth or head over to the marina in White Sound at the Green Turtle Club. Stroll through beautiful blooming gardens and find yourself submerged in utter tranquillity. Make your way over to Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar, a well-known, amiable little spot where you will likely find Miss Emily herself, enticing you in with a welcoming smile and a glass of her famous Goombay Smash. Why not take advantage of Green Turtle Cay’s finest dining establishments, The Green Turtle Club, Bluff House and Pineapples.
Wave goodbye to Green Turtle Cay and find yourself in the glorious Manjack Cay. Manjack offers two spectacular anchorages where you can float in the crystal clear warm waters or go beyond the surface to swim among the rainbows of fish that live below. The south end near Rat Cay is a wonderful spot to relax and get involved in some paddle boarding or kayaking. Spend the day basking in the peaceful serenity of Abaco, wander around the idyllic island or make use of the thrilling water toys on your yacht. If you’re a sucker for a spectacular sunset, the north end of Manjack Cay provides some of the best sunset views over the water. Devour an incredible dinner cooked by your attentive chef and enjoy yet another peaceful evening beneath the stars.
Feast upon your final delicious breakfast as your Captain takes you across to the dreamy Treasure Cay. Home to one of the world’s top ten beaches (as noted by National Geographic); spend the morning soaking up the last of the sun in absolute paradise. Stroll along the beach and reminisce on your incredible holiday and, of course, start making plans for the next one!
The Bahamas has been one of our most popular luxury yacht charter destinations for over 10 years. The Boatbookings expert brokers know the area inside and out and, as such, can recommend the best things to do and the must-see sites during your charter. Enquire today for your bespoke Bahamas proposal.
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