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5 Reasons to charter in The Bahamas

Boasting a wealth of history, culture, and cuisine, the 700 islands and cays of The Bahamas offer their own individual charm and adventure. 

If tropical islands, soft sand beaches, crystal clear waters and serene views are your idea of a perfect superyacht charter, then The Bahamas superyacht charter might just be for you.

From exploring the sunken plane wreck in Escobar to swimming with the famed pigs of the Exumas - a superyacht charter in The Bahamas makes for a truly unforgettable, one-of-a-kind vacation. 

Still not convinced? Here are just some of the top reasons why The Bahamas may be the perfect next adventure for a superyacht charter experience.

1

Hundreds of islands and cays to explore

A superyacht charter in The Bahamas is far from monotonous, with 700 islands and cays to discover and enjoy. Each island offers unique scenery, stunning coastlines and rich heritage that will make every day an adventure. 

Discover the sailing paradise that is the Abacos, with charming colonial towns, championship golf courses and a vast array of hotels, restaurants and bars that will make your visit more than worth your while. 

Or venture out into the Acklins and Crooked Island, separated by a 500-square-mile lagoon famed as a scuba diving haven with bright reefs and tropical marine life. Indulge in the fresh local seafood, learn tips of the trade from some of the most esteemed local fishermen, and wade through the knee-height crystalline waters as you soak up the sun on this tropical paradise. 

With each island having its own unique, charming characteristics, your Captain will be sure to stop at all the best spots for you to truly appreciate the natural beauty that The Bahamas islands have to offer.

Bahamas aerial view of islands

2

Secluded vacation

Whilst the hustle and bustle of major tourist locations can offer a lively buzz to your superyacht charter in The Bahamas, sometimes nothing beats a private, secluded getaway where you can reconnect with the ocean, explore new destinations, and bond with your nearest and dearest. And whilst The Bahamas can be known as a tourist hotspot, if you know the right places to go, you can steer clear of the crowds and indulge in the tranquillity of these tropical islands. 

Whilst Nassau, Freeport, Abaco and Bimini are household names for travellers looking to escape the dreary winter weather, those seeking true Bahamian culture and seclusion have a different list of destinations. Think Andros, Cat Island, Long Island, Eleuthera, and Inagua.

These off-the-radar islands offer ancient architecture, welcoming local towns, untouched beaches and tropical wildlife, all of which adding to their Garden of Eden-esque appeal.

Bahamas Eleuthera Island

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Stunningly clear waters

When travelling around The Bahamas, the inviting waters make for the perfect snorkelling and scuba diving grounds. Offering a wonderful collection of reefs, shells and marine life, The Bahamas is the idyllic destination for an underwater adventure. 

Whether a first-time snorkeler or an experienced explorer, diving beneath the surface in this tropical area promises unparalleled aquatic scenery, and you may even encounter some rather terrific species - including the Caribbean Reef shark. 

From Stuart’s Cove to Rose Island Reef and the partially submerged shipwreck in Sapona - the shallow waters in The Bahamas allow you to unleash your adventurous side and discover the wonders that lie beneath the surface.

 

Snorkelling underwater marine life

4

Proximity to Florida

In the unlikely scenario that your yacht charter in The Bahamas fails to offer you enough entertainment, exploration and enjoyment throughout your superyacht charter, the short distance to Florida allows you to extend your parameters and experience the buzzing nightlife and many tourist attractions that the state has to offer. 

Just 2419km from the many islands and cays of The Bahamas, a trip into Florida can easily be incorporated into the superyacht charter itinerary. 

Dock at the famed Fort Lauderdale marina and wander along the yacht-dotted harbour, soaking up the sun as you browse high-end boutiques and round off the day with a gastronomic treat at one of the many luxury dining establishments. Whether it’s some much-needed retail therapy or the thrill of the nightlife - a trip to Florida is a great addition to a luxury yacht charter in The Bahamas.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Skyline

5

Untouched beaches

For any sun-worshipper, the allure of the unspoiled beaches that are scattered across The Bahamas is simply too strong to resist. Whilst soaking up the rays on the deck of your luxury superyacht is certainly a decadent experience in itself, sometimes nothing beats the feel of the soft sand between your toes and the warm azure waters lapping at your ankles. 

Feel your worries drift away as you sink into the total tranquillity that The Bahamas beaches offer. And with the help of your Captain, you can explore some of the hidden treasures of these tropical islands, including Big Major Cay - an uninhabited island with some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, and home to a small population of friendly swimming pigs.

Wild swimming pig in Big Major Cay

MAKE YOUR SUPERYACHT CHARTER IN THE BAHAMAS UNFORGETTABLE

A superyacht charter in The Bahamas promises incredible weather, jaw-dropping scenery and next-level exploration that will satisfy even the most curious of wanderers. But such a one-of-a-kind experience calls for a one-of-a-kind yacht - something that we know very well at Ocean Independence.

The impressive opulence and plethora of toys that the 55m Heesen LADY JJ has to offer is sure to transform your superyacht charter in The Bahamas. Her luxury contemporary styling and spacious accommodation provide everything you need to unwind after a busy day exploring. 

If you think The Bahamas could be your next yachting adventure, our charter team can help find the perfect yacht to accompany your travels. Please get in touch with our team if you would like to make an enquiry or find out more.

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LADY JJ Bahamas aerial view

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