Relaxing on vacation at Great Exuma is a wonderful introduction to the Bahamas. However, if you want to see more than just one island, a boat or yacht charter is a wonderful experience to complement your vacation. Consider booking a short charter with an established Bahamas yacht charter company that will not only provide a beautiful sailing boat, but also all the crew you need to explore the local waters.
A private yacht charter is the best way to discover the beauty of the Bahamas around Great Exuma, Nassau or less explored islands such as Highbourne Cay.
GAME FISHING, SNORKELING AND SCUBA DIVING IN THE BAHAMAS
Bahamas yacht charters are a popular way to get out of the calm blue waters and try your hand at game fishing, snorkeling or diving. Staff provided on any Bahamas boat charter are always willing to lend a hand or teach new skills, so even if you have never done any sea fishing before, there will be someone on hand to teach you the basics.
The area around Bimini is known as the “Big Game Fishing Capital of the World”, a sport enjoyed by Ernest Hemingway many years ago and still popular today. Fishing enthusiasts flock to the area to fish on the reefs and flats of the Bahamas, but with your own private boat charter, you can be flexible about where to fish. You are free to pursue “the big one”.
If snorkeling and scuba diving are more to your liking, the clear waters around the Bahamas are perfect for enjoying from your own private yacht charter. The underwater reefs and marine life are amazing and the Bahamian water clarity is exceptional.
As well as colorful reefs teeming with tons of tropical fish, there are many shipwrecks to dive to and explore. As the shallow waters of the continental shelf give way to a dramatic 600 foot drop, there are plenty of larger fish and creatures to be found around Bimini. There’s even a strange underwater formation, which some say is the lost city of Atlantis!
SUGGESTED HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOUR BAHAMAS YACHT CHARTER
Sail through the Exumas towards Yellow Banks, reaching Allen’s Cay in time for a dip at sunset and dinner beneath the stars. After meeting the local iguana population on the cay, sail around to Horseshoe Bay on Highbourne Cay and explore the fantastic reef and “Octopus Garden”. Spot nurse sharks in the offshore waters or enjoy diving in the amazing Exuma Sound.
Explore “Hammerhead Gulch” for more spectacular snorkeling and diving before heading on to Norman’s Cay with its many deserted beaches, bays and lagoons. Still in Exuma Sound, head south to the partially submerged airplane wreck of an infamous drug smuggler near Shroud Cay. Go shell collecting on Twinkie Beach or try spear fishing on the nearby coral reef.
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is a highlight best visited on a private yacht charter. Investigate the caves at Rocky Dundas and float in the natural whirlpool of Rachel’s’ Bubble Bath. Look out for the famous swimming pigs near Compass Cay before sailing to Staniel Cay, which featured in the James Bond movies Thunderball and Never Say Never Again. Climb through Camp Driftwood for stunning sea views or explore the mangrove-lined rivers on Exuma Cay.
With so many different attractions to discover, a private yacht charter is the perfect way to get more from your vacation on Great Exuma, Bahamas.
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