Acklins, Bahamas

Crooked Island & Acklins Yacht Charter

These islands are remote and not well known as tourist destinations. Visitors here will discover that they can explore the natural surroundings in absolute peace, and enjoy real tranquility.

Separated by a 500-square-mile lagoon known as the Bight of Acklins, both islands are a haven for bonefishing, snorkeling and diving. You’ll also find miles of undisturbed sandy beaches, coral gardens, limestone caves and magnificent cliffs.

Acklins features undisturbed, rustic landscapes and is the ideal private getaway for secluded beaches. It also boasts one of the largest Lucayan Indian settlements in the Bahamas and is frequently explored by archeologists.

Turtle Sound, a nine mile stretch from French Wells to the northern settlements features mangroves and marine and bird life.

Scheduled air service from Nassau is available several times a week to airports on both Acklins and Crooked Island.

Fresh crab on Acklins, Bahamas Aerial view of Acklins, Bahamas
Island style on Acklins, Bahamas Snorkeling at Acklins, Bahamas

Yacht Charter Info

These islands are part of the remote outer-islands and you should fly to the islands from Nassau to board your charter yacht here.

As an alternative, sailing time from nearby Long Island is 4 - 5 hours but bear in mind the crossing is weather dependent.

If you need help planning a custom itinerary for your yacht charter use our Custom Itinerary Form to get suggestions.

Map of Crooked Island & Acklins, Bahamas


  • These islands were once a hub for vessels traveling from Europe, South America, and other ports, in addition to being a haunt of pirates. As a result, the waters of Acklins & Crooked Island are littered with wrecks of vessels of all ages and sizes.
  • Anglers can engage in fly and spin-casting bonefishing on the flats, or go out deep-sea sports fishing. Blue marlin, black, blue and yellow-fin tuna, and wahoo are some of the prizes you're likely to catch.
  • Turtle Sound, Thompson Creek, and Atwood Creek are inland habitats for a wide variety of marine and endemic birds.
  • Samana Cay, surrounded by coral reefs, is a perfect site for snorkeling and kayaking to view the area’s marine species.
Diving off Acklins, Bahamas
Diving off Acklins
Fishing off Acklins, Bahamas
Fishing off Acklins
Beach on Crooked Island, Bahamas
Crooked Island Beach
Jumbey Hole Cave on Acklins, Bahamas
Jumbey Hole Cave, Acklins
Crayfish catch on Crooked Island, Bahamas
Crayfish Catch, Crooked Island