Cat Island, Bahamas

Cat Island Yacht Charter

Untainted and unspoiled, there is much to be discovered on Cat Island. Named after the infamous pirate Arthur Catt, its 150 square miles of natural landscape offer every visitor a rich Bahamian experience. Its laid-back environment provides a unique destination to relax and unwind.

Endless white powdery sand beaches stretch the entire length of the island and you will definitely find beaches and coves that you have entirely to yourself.

A wonderful island to explore featuring the highest peak in the Bahamas, religious and plantation ruins, caves, coves, salt lakes and blue holes.

Home to the famed Hollywood actor and director Sir Sidney Poitier who was born and raised on Cat Island.

Two airports serve Cat Island with frequent domestic and international services available via scheduled and charter airlines.

Sights of Cat Island, Bahamas Sights of Cat Island, Bahamas
Sights of Cat Island, Bahamas Sights of Cat Island, Bahamas

Yacht Charter Info

Cat Island is over 100 miles from Nassau so it's best to fly from Nassau to Cat Island to board your yacht.

Alternatively, include Cat Island in an itinerary from Eleuthera. The sailing time from Rock Sound on Eleuthera to Arthur's Town on Cat Island is under 3 hours.

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

Map of Cat Island, Bahamas


  • The beaches of Cat Island are just as glorious and secluded as the island itself, with an eight-mile stretch of pink-sand beach and numerous others with white sand. You can always find a quiet spot for picnicking, shelling, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling and kayaking.
  • Exploring the history of Cat Island should include a climb to The Hermitage, carved out of Mount Alvernia, a visit to ruins of Loyalist cotton plantations and caves once used by the Arawaks and African slave villages from the 1700s.
  • Grab a kayak and enjoy the breathtaking sights along a twisting mangrove creek, on the shallow water of a lake or the crystal-clear ocean as you follow the shoreline.
  • Then again, if you are here to relax and get away from it all, just do nothing.
Beach on Cat Island, Bahamas
Cat Island Beach
Mount Alvemia on Cat Island, Bahamas
Mount Alvemia
Kayaking off Cat Island, Bahamas
Kayaking along the Coastline
The climb to The Hermitage on Cat Island, Bahamas
Climb to The Hermitage, Cat Island
Relaxing on Cat Island, Bahamas
Relaxing on Cat Island