Exuma, Bahamas

Exuma Yacht Charter

The Exumas is an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau. The islands are divided into three major areas; the Exuma Cays to the north, Great Exuma island in the south and Little Exuma at the southern tip of Great Exuma.

Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings. Little Exuma has some of the best beaches in the Bshamas. Georgetown, the capital of the Exumas on Great Exuma is a major port and is great for shopping, dining and experiencing local culture and history. The island also features prime tourist resorts.

Both Georgetown and Williams Town on Little Exuma are ideal bases from which to charter a yacht to the Out Islands that lie to the south, such as Long Island, Ragged Island, Acklins and Crooked Islands.

The Exuma Cays act as a playground for the rich and famous, boasting numerous private homes, luxury resorts and beach-side condos. A boaters paradise featuring hundreds of cays revealing some of the most popular tourist attractions in the Bahamas including swimming pigs, Iguanas, feeding the sharks, diving famous caves and marine reserves. Not to mention jaw-dropping snorkeling sites.

Several major national and international airlines have flights to Great Exuma. Regular chartered flights service Staniel Cay, Black Point and Farmer’s Cay in the Exuma Cays.

Staniel Cay in the Exumas, Bahamas Beach in the Exumas, Bahamas
Stocking island in the Exumas, Bahamas Iguana on beach in the Exumas, Bahamas


Yacht Charter Info

Sailing time from Nassau is under 3 hours to the northern cays.

Both Highbourne Cay and Staniel Cay are available as all inclusive day charters from Nassau.

The Exuma Cays are also available as an all inclusive 3 day charter from Nassau, visiting numerous popular cays as well as the Bahamas Land & Sea Park.

Custom 7 day yacht charter itineraries can depart from Nassau and island-hop through the Cays. Alternatively, board your charter yacht in George Town on Great Exuma and island-hop through the Exuma Cays to Nassau.

Map of The Exumas, Bahamas

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Northern Exuma Cays:
Normans Cay, Hawksbill Cay, Shroud Cay & Warderick Wells
Central Exuma Cays:
Compass Cay & Staniel Cay
Great Exuma:
Little Farmers Cay, Rudder Cut Cay, Lee Stocking & Stocking Island

Attractions

  • Swim with the pigs on Pig Beach. Whenever a boat arrives, they swim out to it and expect to be fed, a practice that's been going on for years.
  • Thunderball Grotto is a fantastic underwater cave system great for snorkeling, diving, and wading. It is teeming with colourful, exotic marine life. Named after the James Bond film which was shot here.
  • Stroll the "Mile-long Sandbar", a stretch of pure white sand that emerges from blue-green water at low tide and is perfect for shelling, sunbathing and picnicking.
  • There are thousands of miles of invitingly soft, white-sand beaches stretching along the length of the chain, cays and inlets, for relaxing or exploring by foot and by boat. The shallow, crystal-clear waters provide one of the prettiest settings for snorkeling in the entire Bahamas.
Swimming pigs on Pig Beach, the Exumas, Bahamas Feeding nurse sharks in the Exumas, Bahamas Boating in the Exumas, Bahamas
Thunderball Grotto in the Exumas, Bahamas Aerial view of Exumas Cays, Bahamas Beach party in the Exumas, Bahamas Wax Cay in the Exumas, Bahamas