Sample Charter Itinerary in the Bahamas
NASSAU AND HIGHBORNE CAY
Begin your first day in paradise in Nassau, both a tropical utopia and the bustling metropolitan capital of the Bahamas. From here your Captain will take you over to Highbourne Cay, found in the north of the Exuma Chain. On the eastern shore, discover some of the world’s most stunning beaches, covered with powdery white sand and encircled by crystal clear turquoise waters.
End your first day with a delectable on board dinner and enjoy the gorgeous glow of the sunset from the comfort of your yacht.
On the second day of your journey, gorge yourself on a delightful breakfast on deck as your 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.
Warderick Wells is overwhelmed with fascinating history and extraordinary beauty. Spend the third day of your trip day exploring the sand dunes and swamp creeks or visit the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park to discover diverse and flourishing wildlife in this protected haven. Moreover, adventurous types can uncover ghostly legends of shipwrecked missionaries from long ago and find out more about the spooky, intriguing history of Warderick Wells.
During the fourth day, allow your Captain to escort you to Staniel Cay where you can plunge into an underwater utopia, heaving with vibrant, tropical fish and adorned with kaleidoscopic coral. 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.
STANIEL CAY YACHT CLUB
Dedicate the fifth day of your journey to the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, 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 Years Regatta. Do not miss the chance to visit Thunderball Cave, a must-see for James Bond fans, as both Thunderball and Never Say Never featured this famous cave.
Spend the next day of your journey on the breath-taking Eleuthera, where the deep royal blue waters of the Atlantic merge into the glistening turquoise waters of the Caribbean forming a spectacular “glass window” that has to be seen to be believed.
Let yourself be captivated by the charming architecture, quaint boutiques, blossoming gardens, and ornate churches of Dunmore Town and go on a dive tour with a difference, plunging into the carcass of a sunken train on the Devil’s Backbone. For the thrill of a lifetime, fly through the Current Cut for an underwater twist on your everyday rollercoaster.
On the last day of your journey, head to the Abaco National Park at the southernmost tip of the island, where you will explore caves and abandoned plantation buildings, climb to the top of the lighthouse, and picnic on a beach that probably has not been seen by anyone else in a very long time.
In the afternoon, relax beneath the craggy cliffs that loom over the dreamy pink sandy beaches and enjoy a flavorful cocktail as the sunsets into the ocean