The Bahamas

Highly under-rated as a charter destination, the Bahamas are truly stunning! Crystal-clear waters lap around 700 islands and cays; colourful clapboard houses and pristine white sand beaches invite you ashore and conditions for snorkelling and diving are first-class.

Itinerary

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  • STANIEL CAY

    STANIEL CAY

    Less than 1 square mile with enchanting, brightly coloured houses, Staniel Cay is known for its ‘Thunderball Cave’, the natural grotto which featured in the James Bond film. It’s the perfect spot for swimming before a sunset dinner at the yacht club.
  • WARDERICK WELLS CAY

    WARDERICK WELLS CAY

    The headquarters of the Exuma Land and Sea Park, home to several rare birds, exotic reptiles and colourful fish. The combination of low rocky islands rimmed by brilliant white sands, turquoise waters and their undersea gardens is marvellous.
  • Paradise Island

    Paradise Island

    Connected to Nassau by 2 bridges, Paradise Island offers a world of entertainment in the form of casinos, restaurants and the famous water theme park of Atlantis where you can venture through aquariums and come face-to-face with exotic sea life.
  • Cambridge Cay

    Cambridge Cay

    Cambridge Cay is also known as Little Bell Island, a great place to enjoy watersports or trek along the marked trails on the island. The Cay features unusual rock formations, powder white beaches and plenty of coral for great snorkelling.
  • Harbour Island

    Harbour Island

    The island often reminds visitors of a miniature Bermuda with its Georgian architecture and fabulous coral pink beaches. In the evening, enjoy a dinner in the Coral Sands restaurant which has long been recognized as one of the finest in the Bahamas.
  • Highborne Cay

    Highborne Cay

    Highborne Cay, the most northern and highest in the Exuma chain is known for its plantations of aloe and watermelons. A tropical, beauty spot to enjoy, with crystal-clear waters, ivory sand beaches and secluded cays.
  • Pipe Creek

    Pipe Creek

    Explore the multitude of interconnecting islands, rocks and sand bars known as Pipe Creek. Experiment with drift snorkelling and spear fishing in these perfect landscapes with water so clear you'll find it hard to believe that you are underwater.
  • Sampson Cay

    Sampson Cay

    Sampson Cay is a secluded island paradise, just across from Staniel Cay. It’s another great anchorage where you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the surroundings and let the crew entertain you with a special Bahamian themed evening.
  • Hawskbill Cay

    Hawskbill Cay

    Hawksbill Cay, at the northern border of the Exuma Land and Sea Park is particularly beautiful. Visitors can explore the ruins that bear witness to the interesting history of the Bahamas which includes pirates, rum running and loyalist colonization.
  • NORMANS CAY

    NORMANS CAY

    Once owned by a member of the Colombian drug cartel, Norman’s Cay has a colourful history. The fearless can dive at “Danger Reef” where sharks are known to roam! The crew will set up a barbecue lunch on an isolated beach - always a delight.
  • ROSE ISLAND

    ROSE ISLAND

    This island has a remote, deserted feel which allows you to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches. Snorkel over coral reefs or explore the island's winding paths and tidal pools in true Robinson Crusoe style.
  • NASSAU

    NASSAU

    A paradise for beach lovers, yachtsmen and fun-seekers, the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, gives you a taste of the modern, relaxed Bahamian lifestyle. The island has managed to keep an old-world feel about its shops, pubs and cafes.
  • ALLENS CAY

    ALLENS CAY

    Right at the top of the Exumas, Allen’s Cay is famous for the tame iguanas that populate the island. Wander along the beach and they’ll come out to greet you! The SCUBA diving in the area is also fantastic.
  • SHROUD CAY

    SHROUD CAY

    Shroud Cay is the northernmost part of the Exumas Land and Sea Park. The main attraction here is the variety of channels that can only be explored by tender or wave runner, or simply relax in a secluded anchorage and enjoy the crystal-clear waters.

Sample itinerary

  • Nassau Allen’s Cay 35 miles
  • Allen’s Cay Shroud Cay 20 miles
  • Shroud Cay Staniel Cay 30 miles
  • Staniel Cay Warderick Wells 15 miles
  • Warderick Wells Norman’s Cay 15 miles
  • Norman’s Cay Rose Island 40 miles
  • Rose Island Nassau 10 miles
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Highlights

  • In the middle of the Exuma chain there is the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park which comprises about 112,000 acres of preserve, including the beautiful Warderick Wells.  All species above and below the water are protected, resulting in an abundance of sea life!
  • Just south of the park is Staniel Cay, home to Thunderball Cay, and amazing grotto that one can swim into.  There is a blast of light which comes in from the top and there is a great deal of colourful tropical fish to see.
  • Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Adriatic & Eastern Mediterranean

    Classical history and glorious landscapes are found in this region. They will kindle the spirit of discovery and escapism in you, while you bask in luxury on one of our magnificent yachts.
  • Western Mediterranean

    The appeal of cruising around the world’s most exciting and revered ports in France, Italy, Corsica and Sardinia is unrivalled. No wonder so many of our most seasoned charter clients return again and again to revisit favourite haunts and make new discoveries!
  • Caribbean and Bahamas

    Unrivalled opportunities for snorkelling, diving and fishing, against a backdrop of islands blessed with gorgeous sand and lapped by warm aquamarine water. The virgin seas around the Eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas offer some of the best tropical island cruising in the world.
  • Indian Ocean

    A tempting alternative winter charter destination to the Caribbean. Choose from the equally stunning Maldives or the Seychelles, each with their own unique characteristics, but both offering spectacular beaches and turquoise waters for outstanding snorkelling and diving. The Maldives consist of 26 atolls and hundreds of islets, only 250 of which are inhabited. Charters in the Maldives are not conducted to pre-determined itineraries and your captain will plan a daily programme to match your preferred activities.
  • South Pacific

    With many areas inaccessible to mainstream tourism, discover the true South Pacific and cruise through some of the most beautiful, unspoiled islands imaginable. The locals will welcome and inspire you with their love of music and dance. The South Pacific offers arguably the best diving in the world; a constant warm water temperature means you can spot reef sharks, manta rays, turtles and dolphins often up to 50 metres away. Few seascapes are as evocative of paradise than the coral islands of the South Pacific.
  • South East Alaska

    Lofty glaciers and misty fjords, waterfalls and hot springs, orcas and grizzly bears, sea lions and bald eagles all combine to make Alaska a place for the most amazing adventure and exploration. A cruising experience like no other.
  • Costa Rica

    The unspoiled Costa Rican coastline is teeming with exotic wildlife. Humpback whales play with their calves in the clear water, whilst the jungle interior abounds with howler monkeys and toucans, and thousands of species of tropical animals. The golden beaches are pristine and inshore there are rain forests, national parks, volcanoes, hot springs, horse riding and rock climbing to choose from – an endless array of activities and wildlife. A true natural paradise in every sense.
  • The Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Far North Queensland offer off-the-beaten-track cruising at its most spectacular with outstanding snorkelling, diving and fishing opportunities in an untouched natural environment of extraordinary beauty.
  • Indonesia

    Indonesia is home to over 17,000 islands spanning an area of over 5000km across the equator. With vast differences from island to island, they all have one thing in common and that is a rich and colourful culture where life is regulated by a series of spectacular rituals. The islands of Komodo, a designated World Heritage Site, are blessed with hundreds of secluded beaches, transparent crystal clear waters, and stunning coral reefs waiting to be explored. Home to the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, you will also find here the most extraordinary cultures where life has remained unchanged for centuries.
  • Norway

    There are tens of thousands of islands across Norway from top to bottom offering stunning views across varied coastlines. Take a helicopter or seaplane ride over the stunning waterfalls and glaciers or try some skiing or reindeer and dog team sleighs. Taste home made cheeses and creams straight from the traditional farms and order private performances of musicians and artists on coastal islands. It’s quite simply a perfect cruising destination.
  • South East Asia

    The Andaman Sea on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula offers ideal cruising conditions. Dramatic limestone landscapes, endless lagoons, lush tropical vegetation and powdery white sand beaches together with the cultural attractions of Thailand and Malaysia guarantee the most unforgettable of journeys.
  • The Red Sea

    A mystical country bursting with culture and beauty, Egypt is a truly unique cruising destination. Sharm el Sheikh, on the Red Sea Riviera, is located at the tip of Sinai and well known for being a paradise for snorkelling and scuba diving. The Red Sea offers a seascape which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and varied in the world, renowned for its rich sea life and teeming with over 2,000 species.
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