STN Yacht Charters
STN Yacht Charters

Bahamas Yacht Charters

Welcome to the Bahamas! Great Choice of Boats! Great Choice of Bases!

Our aim here at STN Yacht Charters is to ensure you have a great holiday. By working with carefully selected local charter companies we have been delivering high quality yacht charter holidays since 2003.

We have an unrivalled selection of monohulls and catamarans available for you to charter in the Bahamas available from our bass in Nassau and Great Harbour
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The Charter Area

There are two main yacht charter bases in the Bahamas, Nassau with access to Exhumas and Marsht Harbour in the Abacos. A Bahamas yacht charter gives you the chance to explore more than 700 islands and thousands of islets and cays, enjoying a year-round tropical climate and sunny weather.

• Season •

The main season runs from November through to the end of June. High season is limited to the two holiday weeks over Christmas/New Year. August, September and October are the Caribbean hurricane season and I don't recommend you charter during these months.

• Weather • Climate • Wind •

The best time to visit the Bahamas is between December and April, so it is a great winter sun destination. The rains are mainly in May and June. Bahamas weather is tropical with temperatures of 75ºF to 82ºF, December to April.

You can check out the detailed climate of the Bahamas here

• One week charter itinerary from Nassau •
Palm Cay Marina Nassau
Palm Cay Marina, Nassau. Click on the image for more pics of this itinerary

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. Also spend the night at the Highborne Cay Marina, where you can enjoy the beach, hike the island path and trails and relax during happy hour at the marina restaurant overlooking the gorgeous bay

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 blowholes. 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 harbor, Emerald Rock south of the visitor center and Hog Cay in the south-west. Tune to VHF Channel 16 at 9am for updates and to request a mooring.  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.
Or, you can head to Staniel Cay and provision from the local grocery stores. Near the yacht club, you’ll find the amazing Thunderball Grotto on a 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 5
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.
Once you reach the east side of the island, you will enter a vibrant blue lagoon and set foot on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. If you want to stroll Driftwood Beach and take the steep walk to Camp Driftwood, be aware that you can no longer leave mementos, only rocks. It was from this lookout point that the US authorities spied on Norman’s Cay and its drug trafficking activities.

Day 6
Norman’s Cay is an abandoned former drug trafficking island 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 7
Snorkel around Wax Cay and bring your Hawaiian sling to catch lobsters or Nassau groupers. Late in the morning, head back to Nassau and enjoy the pool, beach and restaurants on the marina site.

Day 8: Disembark in the morning

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• Marine Wildlife •

The Caribbean sea is rich in marina wildlife. There's a great chance you might meet friendly dolphins. Bottlenose, Fraser, spotted and spinners all live here. Twenty six species of whales exist in the Caribbean including pilot whales, sperm whales, false Orcas and humpbacks. Six of the seven species of turtle make the Caribbean their home including green turtles, hawksbills, leatherbacks and loggerheads. There are great opportunities for snorkelling over coral reefs that abound with exotic fish. You might see queen angelfish, rock beautys or the stoplight parrotfish
Caribbean Marine Wildlife
Clockwise from the top left; Bottlenose Dolphin; Loggerhead Turtle; Pilot Whales; Stoplight Parrotfish

•  Charter Bases •
Palm Cay Marina, Nassau
Palm Cay Marina, Naussau

Marsh Harbour
Marsh Harbour in the Abacos

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