Oavsett om du önskar att hyra en båt och segla själv eller med en skeppare ombord, så erbjuder Exumas 365 små keys (öar) för årets alla dagar. Övärlden ligger mindre än 30 sjömil sydost om Nassau. Här kan du bl.a. kan utforska Highbourne Cay, Warderick Wells Cay, Shroud Cay och Norman’s Cay.
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The Exumas island chain is just 25 nautical miles off the coast of Nassau. It is home to one of the world’s largest marine parks, the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park at Warderick Wells. There you can hike Boo Boo Hill with its blow holes and take a close look at a sperm whale’s skeleton on the beach, as well as explore some of the world’s oldest stromatolite reefs. If you love animals, you can swim with nurse sharks at Compass Cay, swim with pigs at Big Major Cay and feed the iguanas at Allen Cays. It’s the perfect tropical destination for a yacht charter.
Dream Yacht Charter in Bahamas: We offer by the cabin all-inclusive and catamaran or monohull bareboat charters from our bases in the Bahamas at Harbour View Marina, Marsh Harbour, Abacos, and Palm Cay Marina, Nassau, Exumas. If you need help planning your charter, check out our inspirational itineraries or get in touch with our team to find out more.
What our customers say: “It was a wonderful trip on a fantastic boat. The anchorages were peaceful, often with remarkable marine life in abundance.” -Prue (Abaco)
The time difference in the Bahamas is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4 hours. US citizens need a valid passport. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
Taxis are easy to find around the airports and marinas but make sure you have some cash, as they don’t take credit cards. On the Out Islands, taxis aren’t metered and fares should be agreed in advance. They can also be shared with residents in carpool arrangements too. We can arrange airport transfers on your behalf.
For specific information about restrictions, visit the customs department and download the document.
The currency is the US/Bahamian dollar (which trade at parity). Visa and MasterCard are accepted widely. ATMs are found at the main banks, which are open Monday to Friday (9:30am to 3:00pm).
You’ll find free Wi-Fi in downtown Nassau and Freeport if you visit cafes and restaurants. There are also some zones with public Wi-Fi. Connection speeds vary on the smaller islands.
Spear fishing is illegal.
Temperatures cool very slightly to between 28-31ºC in the high season between December and April. The hottest months in the Bahamas are July and August and the wettest months are May and June.
Sailing conditions in the Bahamas include easterly winds between 10 and 15 knots and care is needed as the water can have shallow depths. The tidal range is up to 3.5ft.
Experience the beauty of the Bahamas’ 130 miles of cays and islands with one of our suggested itineraries. From snorkeling to tasting delicious local delicacies at world famous restaurants, we have you covered…
Day 1: Arrive at Nassau and head to Palm Cay Marina in the afternoon to provision and acquaint yourself with the boat. The marina has five-star facilities and is a great base to start your charter.
Day 2: Sail to Allen Cays to see the rare Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas, which are only found in the Exumas. You can feed these gentle creatures with grapes but beware that the iguanas can grow to a large size and can jump! Sail onwards to Highbourne Cay to snorkel the Octopus Garden reef at Horseshoe Bay. You can see stromatolite reefs on the east coast, dating back 3.5 billion years, and if the weather is calm, you can also snorkel the Elkhorn and Staghorn reefs.
Day 3: Explore the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park at Warderick Wells Cay, an area of outstanding beauty with sand dunes, mangroves and wonderful beaches. Hike the seven miles of trails ashore, wander among the remains of 18th century loyalist settlements and enjoy bird watching. Walk up Boo Boo Hill and leave your boat’s name on a piece of driftwood at the top as an offering to Neptune, taking care to avoid the blow holes. Or you can relax on white sand beaches, snorkel the coral reefs and spot hawksbill turtles, lemon sharks and vibrant fish. There’s even a sperm whale skeleton to examine on Powerful Beach and stromatolites to the south-west of the island, the world’s oldest living reefs. There are three mooring fields, which can be found at the natural harbour, Emerald Rock south of the visitor centre and Hog Cay in the south-west. Tune to VHF Channel 16 at 9am for updates and to request a mooring. For mooring fees, take a look at the guide. Please respect that the park forbids removal of any coral, shells or plants.
Day 4: Make for Compass Cay, where you can get into the water with friendly nurse sharks and swim with them. You can also feed the sharks with fish if you have any to spare. On the north coast you’ll find the famous natural whirlpool called “Rachel’s Bubble Bath”, which is at its best at high tide. Take care of the sea urchins nearby and wear good quality sea shoes.
Day 5: Head to Staniel Cay and provision from the local grocery stores. Near the yacht club, you’ll find the amazing Thunderball Grotto on an nearby outcrop, where the James Bond film Thunderball was filmed. Snorkel this marine cave at low tide and marvel at the shafts of sunlight that illuminate the cavern. Opposite is Big Major Cay, where you can swim with the Exumas pigs on Pig Beach.
Day 6: Sail onwards towards Shroud Cay, which is part of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Don’t forget your paddleboard or kayaks so you can explore the shallow mangroves and creeks that meander across the island. You’ll be able to spot turtles, rays and nurse sharks. If you want to stroll Driftwood Beach and take the steep walk to Camp Driftwood, be aware that you can no longer leave momentos only rocks. It was from this look out point that the US authorities spied on Norman’s Cay and its drug trafficking activities.
Day 7: Norman’s Cay is an abandoned former drug trafficking island and run by Carlos Lehder, which explains its runway. You can snorkel the smuggler’s plane wreck, which rests in just 10ft of water on the south-west coast of the island. Or how about a barefoot walk on Twinkie Beach to forage among the seashells and then dine at Norman’s Cay Beach Club to watch the sunset.
Day 8: Head back to Nassau and the marina.
Our Exumas Base Manager will be pleased to welcome you on arrival at Palm Cay Marina, Nassau, where you’ll find five-star facilities including a grocery store, Starbucks, restaurant, Wi-Fi, showers, laundry, shops, free kayaks, paddleboards and bikes, golf-cart shuttle, beaches, swimming pool, tennis courts and a full service dock. The marina is just 25 nautical miles from the Exumas.
Fly direct to Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), Nassau, with Delta, United, American and Air Canada airlines. We can arrange airport transfers on request and the airport is about a 30-minute taxi ride from the marina. Make sure your passport is in date and valid for the duration of your stay and look under our Handy Info section for visa advice!
The Cruisers Net broadcast weather forecasts and tides each day on VHF channel 68 at 8.15am. Radio Abaco broadcasts the weather forecasts at 6am and 6pm daily on 93.5FM.
Stock up at the local supermarkets, which are open daily until 7pm, except on Sunday when they close at 4pm. We can manage the provisioning so that it is ready on arrival, just fill in the provisioning forms in the Useful Downloads section. Or you can manage advance provisioning yourself by ordering from Nassau Grocery online.
Before you set sail, download and read this information to make your trip as hassle-free and smooth as possible.