Eleuthera, Bahamas

Eleuthera Yacht Charter

Eleuthera is an island of casual sophistication, housing isolated communities, well-developed resorts, rocky bluffs, low-lying wetlands and massive coral reefs that create magnificent backdrops. It is also an important farming center with pineapples being the major crop.

Spanish Wells in the north features the Devil's Backbone, a shallow reef and renowned snorkeling venue.

From there the narrow island stretches 90 miles south to Bannerman Town. Tourist attractions include: Dunmore Town in Harbour Island in the north which boats lush tropical greenery and stunning beaches, Gregory Town just south of the Glass Window Bridge which is likened to the Italian Riviera, and centrally situated Governor's Harbour, the island's capital, also renowned for its nearby beaches.

The island forms a barrier between the atlantic and Caribbean oceans, and narrow strips of land provide an astonishing comparison of the deep blue of the atlantic with the calm, turquoise waters of the Bight of Eleuthera.

Eleuthera & Harbour Island can be reached easily by air to one of three airports. Access to Harbour Island and Spanish Wells is via North Eleuthera.

Beach on Eleuthera, Bahamas Marina on Eleuthera, Bahamas
Dunmore Town Eleuthera, Bahamas Glass Window Bridge on Eleuthera, Bahamas


Yacht Charter Info

Various destinations on Eleuthera are within easy reach of day charters from Nassau, just 3 hours sailing time.

Eleuthera is also available as an all inclusive 3 day charter from Nassau.

It is a perfect launch point for island hopping: 2 hours from Spanish Wells to Sandy Point on Abaco to the north, 3 hours from Governor's Harbour to the northern Exuma Cays to the west, and 3 hours from Freetown to Arthur's Town on Cat Island to the south.

Map of Eleuthera, Bahamas

Attractions

  • Everyone’s list of top beaches includes Harbour Island’s famed Pink Sand Beach. Few know that pink sand also spreads over 35 miles on the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea sides of mainland Eleuthera, which has 100 beaches of its own.
  • On Eleuthera & Harbour Island, water activities include jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling explorations of shipwrecks just off shore and surfing.
  • The Devil’s Backbone, a shallow and jagged reef, extends across the northern edge of the islands. A renowned snorkeling venue it features numerous wrecks, forests of Elkhorns and star and brain corals. Lobsters peak from holes, and eels wind through the reef.
  • The Glass Window Bridge connects the Northern and Southern points of Eleuthera. It is one of the few places where you can compare the rich blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean on one side with the calm Bight of Eleuthera, separated by just 30 feet.
Pink Beach on Eleuthera, Bahamas Diving the Devils Backbone off Eleuther, Bahamas
Glass Window Bridge on Eleuthera, Bahamas Island hopping on Eleuthera, Bahamas Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas