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Nautical Treasures: The Hidden Gems of the Bahamas

While popular destinations like Nassau and the Exumas often steal the spotlight, the true allure of the Bahamas lies in its hidden gems. When you charter a yacht with Moran Yacht & Ship, we point you to the lesser-known yachting destinations that offer a unique and intimate experience for those willing to venture a little off the beaten path.

If you’re wondering how to charter a yacht in these incredible waters, keep reading to learn how Moran Yacht & Ship can help you charter your perfect nautical getaway.

Eleuthera Should be on Everyone’s Map

Eleuthera, with its long and slender silhouette, beckons yachters with its whispering waves and off-the grid splendor. While traditionalists are busy being netted in tourist traps, you’ll be sailing your vessel through the forgotten allure of Eleuthera. From Harbour Island with its historic architecture to Spanish Wells known for its charming fishing communities, Eleuthera’s islands offer diverse experiences off the beaten path.

Eleuthera is famous for its pink-sand beaches, where the pink hue is created by microscopic marine organisms. Enjoying these unique and picturesque shores from the deck of your yacht is a once-in-a-lifetime marine experience.

Don’t sleep on the serene beauty of Eleuthera

Yachting in Eleuthera provides the opportunity for island-hopping adventures, as it serves as a hub to nearby destinations. Explore nearby islands and cays, each with its own charm and attractions.

The Hidden Splendor of Harbor Island

Harbour Island, a tiny jewel in the Bahamas archipelago, is renowned for its timeless elegance. A hidden gem within Harbour Island is the iconic Dunmore Town, with its pastel-colored cottages and colonial architecture that tell the story of the island’s history. Yachters can anchor near Valentine’s Marina and stroll along the charming streets, discovering boutiques, art galleries, and exquisite dining options.

The allure of Harbour Island lies in its ability to seamlessly blend luxury with a laid-back atmosphere, creating a haven for those seeking sophistication and authenticity.

The island has a vibrant art and culture scene, with local artists showcasing their work in galleries and shops. Visitors can explore the creative side of Harbour Island and purchase unique souvenirs.

Harbour Island is also known for its golf carts, the primary mode of transportation on the island. Tourists can rent golf carts to explore the island at their own pace, discovering hidden vistas, scenic viewpoints, and local attractions.

Spanish Wells

Spanish Wells, a pristine island nestled deep in the Bahamas, stands out as the perfect yachting destination for those seeking an unparalleled blend of exclusivity and privacy. Hidden away within the archipelago, Spanish Wells offers a sanctuary where yachters can escape the ordinary and embrace a world of seclusion and luxury.

Spanish Wells is known for its stunning white sand beaches, offering pristine shores accented by crystal-clear turquoise waters. Visitors can relax on the sandy stretches, swim in the deep blue of the ocean, and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the coastal landscapes.

Rich Heritage and History on Display

The island also has a rich history rooted in Loyalist heritage. Tourists can explore historical sites, including colonial-era architecture, the St. George’s Anglican Church, and remnants of the island’s past. The Loyalist influence adds a unique cultural dimension to the experience.

Spanish Wells offers incredible architecture and vistas

Its intimate atmosphere, limited accessibility, pristine natural beauty, and yachting-friendly weather make Spanish Wells a must-visit destination in the Bahamas.

The Unparalleled Allure of the Abacos

Nestled in the northern Bahamas, the Abacos are waiting to be discovered by intrepid yachters. This chain of islands, including Great Abaco and numerous cays, forms a tapestry of diverse landscapes. Known for their stunning landscapes, clear waters, and vibrant communities, the Abacos offer a unique yachting experience unknown to mainstream sailing novices.

The waters surrounding the Abacos are renowned for their clarity and vibrant turquoise hues, and it consists of a chain of islands, each with its own charm and character. From Great Abaco with its bustling settlements to the more secluded cays like Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay, yachters can explore a diverse range of landscapes and atmospheres.

Abundant Marinas and Anchorage Options

The Abacos feature numerous well-equipped marinas and safe anchorages, making it convenient for yachters to explore the islands. Marinas such as Marsh Harbour Marina, Hope Town Marina, and Treasure Cay Marina provide essential services and facilities.

These marinas serve as a perfect launching point to further adventure. Once settled, yachters can branch out and explore, anchoring in secluded coves, swimming in pristine waters, and relaxing on picturesque beaches. Popular spots like Tahiti Beach and Man-O-War Cay offer stunning natural beauty.

Incredible Snorkeling and Diving

The Abaco Sea Park, also known as the Abaco National Park, protects a vast marine environment. Yachters can explore marine reserves, snorkel or dive in protected areas, and appreciate the rich biodiversity of the underwater ecosystem.

The Bahamas offer the best snorkeling in the world

The third-largest barrier reef system in the world, the Abaco Barrier Reef provides excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving, as well. Yachters can explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter diverse marine life, and enjoy the underwater beauty of the region.

Baker’s Bay Offers the Whole Package

Baker’s Bay is situated in Great Guana Cay, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco. The location offers pristine beaches, turquoise-blue waters, and scenic landscapes, providing an idyllic setting for yachting enthusiasts away from the bustle of typical tourist hot spots.

The marina at Baker’s Bay stands as a beacon for those seeking a refined yachting experience, offering state-of-the-art facilities and services, with amenities such as berthing, fueling stations, and concierge services to cater to the needs of yacht owners and visitors.

Hit Baker’s Bay in style aboard the Amels ENTOURAGE

Privacy and Security

Baker’s Bay is known for its emphasis on privacy and security. The community offers a secluded and tranquil environment, ensuring a peaceful retreat for yachting enthusiasts seeking a high level of privacy.

Baker’s Bay operates as a private club, and membership is required to access its exclusive facilities and services. The exclusivity of the community contributes to its allure, attracting individuals who appreciate a more private and upscale yachting experience.

Beyond the marina, the island boasts secluded beaches, championship golf, and a sense of exclusivity that transforms a yachting excursion into a lavish retreat.

Hit the Links in Style

Baker’s Bay is home to a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, the Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club, situated on Great Guana Cay. Known for its challenging layout and stunning coastal views, yachting enthusiasts with a passion for golf can enjoy world-class golfing experiences just steps away from the marina. The course is so lush that you can even play barefoot.

And be sure to keep an eye out for high-profile golfers, as this course is a favorite of celebrity players as well as Hollywood elites.

The ENTOURAGE Gets You There in Style

In order to explore the best these secluded islands have to offer, your Bahamas yacht charter begins aboard the 197′ (60m) Amels ENTOURAGE.

With its highly-customized sundeck, luxuriously spacious steam room, and incredible design, the ENTOURAGE is the perfect vessel for your maritime getaway — providing an experience your friends and family won’t soon forget.

Your luxury yacht charter aboard the ENTOURAGE will be unforgettable

In fact, the Superyacht Times places her in the top 500 yachts worldwide.

With a master suite located on the main deck with a large walk-in closet and a spectacular private fold-down balcony, as well as enough space for dining and entertaining for more than 25, ENTOURAGE was designed to create the perfect yachting experience.

Moran Yacht & Ship Can Help You Plan the Voyage of a Lifetime

The Bahamas, a mosaic of turquoise waters and sun-drenched islands, holds a treasure trove of hidden gems for avid yachters — if you know where to look. If you’d like to experience the best Bahamas yacht charter available, contact one of our brokers today.

We prepare everything from the itinerary to the anchorage, and even set up private jets and car service stateside so that you don’t have to worry about anything except making memories on your dream yacht charter – and if there’s any detail you’d like to add that we haven’t covered, just ask!