Although parts of the Northwestern Bahamas, particularly the Abacos Islands and Great Bahama, were badly hit, over 90% of the Bahamas remain pristine and open for business. The Bahamas relies heavily on tourism for economic stability and making sure that yacht charter tourism continues is crucial.
Let IYC tempt you into a Bahamas yacht charter this winter, by showcasing some of the top reasons why this destination is so exceptional. Spread across 700 miles, and home to more than a quarter of the world’s natural reefs, the Bahamas are an incredible yachting destination.
Expect to receive a warm welcome wherever you go in the Bahamas. The Bahamian people will greet you with a smile, and entice you to visit all the best spots and sample the best and most vibrant local flavours. From bustling ports, like Nassau, to tiny islands with only a few inhabitants, there is plenty to see and do, and there are often festivals and music events around the islands.
The Bahamas offers picture-perfect surroundings that look like they are straight off a postcard. Over 700 islands and nearly 3000 coral cays mean there is endless variety, and often your yacht will be the only one in sight. Take a stroll on a deserted white sand beach, and pick a shell for a special souvenir, or simply soak in the views of endless blue skies and tropical beauty.
Balmy Bahamian temperatures will deliver the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Warm weather all year round make this the perfect destination for soaking up some sunshine – make sure you pick a yacht with plenty of outdoor space to make the most of your surroundings. Enjoy al fresco meals, relaxing in the warm air and with views to die for.
World Class Dive Spots
The Bahamas are a diver’s delight with countless dive spots to choose from, to suit divers of all levels. The sheltered waters are teeming with life, with hundreds of species to see. Dive down to sunken wrecks, explore caves flickering with light, and marvel at the rainbow of colours from shoals of fish. If you have never dived before, this is the ideal place to learn and many of the IYC fleet have qualified dive instructors on board.
A laid back vibe paired with the beautiful surroundings make the Bahamas a top choice for those looking to totally relax. Indulge in some morning yoga as the sun rises, luxuriate on sun loungers, or for the full relaxation experience make sure to choose a yacht with its own dedicated wellness hub. Relax with family, or enjoy a romantic retreat.
To plan your own Bahamas charter experience, or for more information on which parts of the Bahamas were affected, please contact the IYC charter team or the IYC office most convenient to you.
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