Yacht Charters in Bahamas: Abacos
Discover the Caribbean on a Bahamas yacht charter. If you have experience in superyacht charters, Bahamas & Abaco islands will definitely be on your list.
The Abacos is a 120-mile-long island chain with Great Abaco Island and Little Abaco serving as the "mainland," with a string of barrier islands separating them from the Atlantic. The body of water between the two main islands is the shallow Sea of Abaco.
With its own calm sea surrounded by charming islands, each of which is worth a visit, the Abaco Islands are known as one of the world’s top boating and sailing destinations. Discover quaint colonial towns, play some golf, witness endless miles of stellar beach, and enjoy some great fishing and diving. As well as numerous exciting activities you can discover a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars on your Bahamas yacht charter in the Abacos.
Denison Super Yacht Division has a selection of superyachts for charter in the Caribbean and the Bahamas. View an example of one of our Abacos, Caribbean yacht charter itineraries below.
Marsh Harbor to Green Turtle Cay Club
Day 1: Marsh Harbor
Arrive in Marsh Harbor (easily accessible from any US airport or via private jet) and board at the Abaco Beach Resort, a large resort and marina that caters to the superyacht and sport fishing scene. Once settled, enjoy lunch from the aft deck as you slowly make way south to Little Harbor - a fun spot with a lot of history. Little Harbor's remote and lush surroundings offered inspiration for the late bronze sculptor Randolph Johnston. Johnston's family has had a vivid history since settling in this harbor over 50 years ago. Here they built a bronze art foundry to cast their renowned sculptures. Peter Johnston continues his father's art in bronze and gold depicting the marine wildlife around him. Enjoy a quiet night at anchor while enjoying the peace and solitude that only a Bahamas yacht charter in Abacos can deliver. Take in the stars from the sundeck Jacuzzi or simply enjoy the peace that surrounds you.
Day 2: Pelican Cay Land & Sea Park / Elbow Cay
After breakfast, head north to the Pelican Cay Land & Sea Park, a vast 2,100-acre reserve. It is home to some of the most unique and beautiful marine life in the world and features an extensive number of undersea caves, coral reefs, flora and fauna. Explored by Jacques Cousteau himself, it is truly an underwater masterpiece. From here, enjoy a private beach picnic on one of the gorgeous, uninhabited islands of Abacos in the park.
Superyacht charters in the Bahamas, would be nothing without a short hop up to Elbow Cay, home of the famous candy striped lighthouse. Depending on your preferences and weather, you can enjoy a night at anchor, tuck into a slip in White Sound, or park in the main harbor (draft dependent up to 80'). Hope Town offers great dining, local art galleries, and of course the lighthouse is a must see. From Lighthouse Marina you can explore the lighthouse and the amazing views from the top! This lighthouse is one of the last manually operated in the world.
Points of interest: Elbow Cay Lighthouse, Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre, Wyannie Malone Historical Museum, Tahiti Beach, Hope Town Harbor Lodge, Abaco Inn, Firefly Resort and great shopping at Iggy Biggy.
Day 3: Hope Town and Elbow Cay
Enjoy breakfast aboard on your Bahamas yacht charter before heading ashore to explore Hope Town and Elbow Cay. A great way to get around the island is by golf cart. Head off to the southern end and enjoy the beautiful beaches, the surf break, and some great drinking and dining spots along the way. Enjoy lunch ashore with fantastic ocean beach views. For the more adventurous sailors, the Abaco Rage is a traditional Bahamian "smack boat" with a long legacy of Regatta wins. Join the local sailing team for a thrilling day sail aboard the Abaco Rage, which is a once in a life time experience.
From Elbow Cay you can visit Lubber's Quarters and Cracker Pea's a fun seaside restaurant overlooking the Sea of Abaco and Tahiti Beach or just spend the day enjoying tranquil island life style with no agenda. Elbow Cay is an active island with great beaches, fun resorts, restaurants and island nightlife, and is well worth the extra time ashore to explore and relax. Firefly Resort is a great spot for cocktails and the perfect vantage point for a romantic sunset. The Abaco Inn and Hope Town Harbor Lodge are great dinner spots with views of the lighthouse, the Atlantic Ocean and another pristine Abaco beach.
Day 4: Man-O-War Cay / Guana Cay
Just a short hop from Elbow Cay is the historical boat-building island, Man-O-War Cay, an excellent destination for superyacht charters in the Bahamas. Enjoy breakfast on the aft deck as you cruise the turquoise calm waters on the Sea of Abaco. Visit Joe's Studio on the harbor front and catch Joe at work handcrafting his world famous Man-O-War sailing dinghies. Joe's craftsmanship has been handed down for generations. One of the last of his kind, Joe crafts beautiful wooden sailing dinghies from Abaco pine that he harvests himself. Another must visit is Albury's Sail Shop and Sally's Androsia, both right on the water front. Man-O-War is one of the last "dry islands" in the Bahamas yet still hosts many of the best cocktail parties in Abaco!
Once back aboard, pick up anchor and head to Guana Cay. There is great snorkeling along the way at the Fowl Cays and depending on weather, a good reef break for surfing. The Sea of Abaco offers great conching grounds in these parts for the trained eye. Bakers Bay Resort is a new development with a beautiful large yacht facility. There is great snorkeling and diving just off the reef to the north end and one of the most spectacular beaches in all of Abaco. Guana Cay is home to Nipper's Beach Bar & Grill and is definitely worth the trip "up the hill". The Tom Fazio golf course offers world class golfing and views. Enjoy the quintessential beach bar overlooking white sand and every hue of turquoise and aqua imaginable while sipping on a Nipper's...but be careful not to get nipped!
Day 5: Green Turtle Cay
Another day...another unique island! Depart Guana Cay for Green Turtle Cay. Along the way is another beautiful snorkeling spot just off No Name cay. There is a great marina facility in White Sound at the Green Turtle Club, or depending on your preference, nice spots to anchor in New Plymouth near a historic settlement. Take a stroll to the small museum and historical gardens. Eventually you will come across a friendly spot known to all boaters as Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar where you will likely find Miss Emily herself pouring her famous concoction, with a welcoming smile on her face. Step ashore from your Bahamas yacht charter, and enjoy some of the Green Turtle Cay’s finest dining spots, The Green Turtle Club, Bluff House and Pineapples.
Day 6: Manjack Cay
Depart Green Turtle for Manjack Cay (pronounced Nun-Jack). Depending on weather, Manjack offers two great anchorages. The south end near Rat Cay is a fantastic spot to relax and enjoy water sports and the cut offers great paddle boarding and kayaking. Spend the day exploring and enjoying the peaceful tranquility of Abaco in and on the water. The north end is also a great spot and provides some of the best sunset views over the water. Enjoy dinner aboard and another peaceful evening under the stars.
Day 7: Treasure Cay
Quickly hop over to Treasure Cay while you enjoy breakfast on the aft deck and wind down before departure. Treasure Cay has yet another gorgeous beach, noted by National Geographic as one of the World's Top Ten. Enjoy a peaceful stroll and take it all in before you prepare for departure and begin making plans for your next Caribbean yacht charter!
If you enjoy superyacht charters, Bahamas, in particular the Abaco islands are an absolute must. Visit our superyacht charter page, and if you require any more information, please contact Denison Super Yacht Division here.