Bahamas Yacht Charter
A Bahamas yacht charter gives you the chance to explore more than 700 islands and thousands of islets and cays, enjoying a year-round tropical climate and sunny weather.What’s on this page
Bahamas Sailing Vacations
The Bahamas is a large archipelago that’s just a 90-minute flight from the coast of Florida. Sail the Bahamas to follow the path of ancient pirates, visiting the low-lying Abaco and Exuma island chains with their sparkling sands and shallow, azure water.
Abaco has 120 miles of cays and islands, showcasing some of the finest beaches, sheltered anchorages, coves and British colonial architecture. Head to the 365 cays of the Exumas during your Bahamas charter and stroll the famous sandbar, explore endless white beaches or sail a magnificent marine park.
If you want to get closer to nature, you can see iguanas, sharks, dolphins, rays and tropical fish, as well as green parrots. You can even meet the famous swimming pigs of the bahamas.
Feeling adventurous? The Bahamas is great for kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, snorkeling and diving in the warm clear waters of the Bahamas. But, whether you want to relax, enjoy the marine life, enjoy the delicious local cuisine or just relax on a beautiful beach, our Bahamas yacht charters will have something for everyone.
Bahamas Yacht Charter
Sail to secluded cays, sheltered coves, world-class beaches and over 700 beautiful low-lying islands from our bases at Abaco and Exuma, all while enjoying a year-round tropical climate on your yacht charter in the Bahamas.
Things to do in the Bahamas
From our base in Marsh Harbour, explore the long stretch of sand at Great Guana Cay, Treasure Cay’s world-renowned beach, Man-O-War Cay’s boat building heritage, the lighthouse and Tahiti Beach at Elbow Cay, the Pelican Cays Sea Park and Green Turtle Cay’s sculpture garden.
Sail from our base in Nassau and discover the iguanas at Allen Cays, the wonder of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Horseshoe Bay’s Octopus Garden, the nurse sharks at Compass Cay, Thunderball Grotto on Staniel Cay, the plane wreck at Norman’s Cay or swim with the pigs on Big Major Cay.
There are so many things to do in Nassau. During your Bahamas sailing vacation, take time out to visit the straw market for souvenirs, snorkel in the coral reefs and climb the 66 steps of Fort Fincastle.
When is the best time to visit the Bahamas?
The best time to visit the Bahamas is between December and April, so it is a great winter sun destination. The rains are mainly in May and June.
Bahamas weather is tropical with temperatures of 75ºF to 82ºF, December to April.
What are the sailing conditions in the Bahamas?
The sailing conditions in the Bahamas are good, with easy navigation between islands and clear waters.
Bahamas wind systems
Bahamas wind systems include northeasterly trade winds in the winter.
What are the national park fees in the Bahamas?
To enter national parks during your Bahamas yacht charter, you may have to pay a fee. For the Exuma Land and Sea Park, for example, you will be charged mooring fees depending on your yacht size.
Take care to observe the regulations for Bahamas national and marine parks, as many have strict environmental protection regulations, such as not taking shells, no fishing and specific motoring speeds. Please look at the official websites for guidance.
Useful information for Americas yacht charters
What is the currency used in the Bahamas?
The currency in the Bahamas is the US/Bahamian dollar..
What is the Wi-Fi connection like in the Bahamas?
Most of the main islands in Abaco and the Exumas have public Wi-Fi hotspots. You can also connect in bars and restaurants while on your Bahamas sailing vacation, although speeds may vary. The more remote islands will not have a connection.
What is the best way to get to the Bahamas?
You can get to the Bahamas from the US by flying to Abaco’s Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (MHH) or Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau for the Exumas.
Our bases are close to the airports and we can help arrange taxi transfers on request.
Discover Bahamas sailing charters with Dream Yacht Charter
Yacht rental Bahamas
Sail the world’s most beautiful island chains with our Bahamas sailing charters. Find your dream yacht from our range of catamarans and monohulls.
Skippered yacht rental Bahamas
You do not need to be able to sail to enjoy our sailing vacations in the Bahamas. Hire a skipper and relax while you are sailed around the sights of the Bahamas.
Bahamas sailing vacations
Reserve a modern, double cabin with private bathroom with our organized, guaranteed departure stateroom charters. Enjoy full board while our captain and hostess look after your Bahamas yacht charter itinerary and meals..
All-inclusive Bahamas crewed charters
Enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury with our Bahamas sailing vacations. Personalize your itinerary and menu, relax on your private yacht complete with professional crew.
Long-term charters Bahamas
Create your own life-changing adventure with a long-term charter around the Bahamas, from Abaco to the Exumas. We’ll support you at every stage, from research and planning, pre-voyage preparations and training during your voyage.
Bahamas yacht charter itinerary
Make the most of your sailing vacation in the Bahamas with our local teams’ advice and tips for Abaco and the Exumas. We’ve got some suggestions for itinerary stop offs so you can make the most of your Bahamas yacht charter.
FAQSee all our FAQs
Why should I book with Dream Yacht Charter?
Dream Yacht Charter is now the world’s leading yacht charter company and offers you:
- A diverse fleet of yachts with a wide variety of models and manufacturers to suit every type of sailor.
- We have +60 exciting destinations and we’re a pioneer in finding new sailing grounds.
- You can be assured of our commitment to customer service excellence.
- You’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome from our base teams who will share regional tips, recommendations and advice.
- We’re a trusted seller of new and used boats and an innovator in charter management options – sailing is our business.
What licenses do I need to hire a yacht and sail myself?
The skipper of a yacht has primary responsibility for the safety of the crew and yacht at all times. Many destinations require just relevant experience demonstrated by a sailing resume.
To charter in the Mediterranean, it is mandatory that you hold a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities for bareboat charters in Italy, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Malta, Montenegro and Turkey. Other destinations that require a license include Madagascar, Seychelles, Thailand, Brazil and Sweden. For Belize, the port authority will issue a certificate of competency and an application is made on arrival.
You must take your proof of competency and original certificate with you on your charter. We advise you to contact our team about your qualifications and the destination requirements before booking.
By accepting the yacht contract you are confirming that you and/or members of your crew are capable and competent to sail the yacht in the conditions and cruising area of charter. We reserve the right not to hand over the yacht if, after inspection, it is the opinion that the charterer is not, or may not be competent to be in charge of the vessel.
What is a skippered yacht charter?
A skippered yacht charter is when you rent one of our boats for you and your guests and a professional skipper sails it for you. No sailing experience is needed.
You will need to choose a yacht with a cabin for your skipper to sleep in as they are responsible for your yacht for the duration of your charter. We will find the skipper for you once you have found your perfect destination and yacht.
You will need to pay for your skipper’s food. You can invite the skipper to dine with you on board or out at a local restaurant.
What is the difference between crewed and by the cabin charters?
Our by the cabin charter charters offer exciting destination tours on a set itinerary crafted by our destination experts. You can book a double cabin and private bathroom and will share the boat with other guests who have booked the other available cabins. You will be looked after by a professional skipper and hostess with itineraries ranging from three to 11 nights. There is a set menu and included meals and drinks vary depending on location.
Can you tell me about your yachts?
Our super premier yachts are less than 12 months old from their first charter date, while premier yachts are less than three years old from their first charter date. Our yachts are well maintained and undergo regular, scheduled technical inspection.
In case of emergency, you can rely on our hotline, at any time, seven days a week. If you experience a technical failure affecting major and important parts of the yacht, we will repair the failure within four hours of receiving your call during working hours (8am to 5pm). If you lose more than four hours (during working hours), we will compensate you for one full day. If the repair takes more than one day, we will provide you with a similar boat or compensate you on a pro-rata basis. If restrictions to this guarantee apply in specific areas, this will be detailed during the charter check-in at the base.
Do I need insurance?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits. Please make sure you have personal travel insurance that covers sailing.
We will insure the vessel throughout the charter with first-class insurers against all risks, to provide permission to charter as under contract terms and to cover third-party liability.
You can choose one of the following options:
- Security Deposit: This varies on the size of the boat and when the boat is returned without damage it is refunded.
- Damage Waiver: The charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable damage waiver at the time of booking, as well as a reduced damage deposit on embarkation that is refundable upon completion of the charter should no damage occur.
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