Best Places to Sail in the Bahamas

Imagine a place where the ocean water is so clear and blue, it looks like diamonds glistening in the midday sun. A place where you can have the best of both worlds. Explore remote islets during the day and attend lavish and lively social events in the evening. 

A place where the temperatures stay warm all year round, and your dreams come true whether you’re underwater, above water, on land or at sea. Welcome to the Bahamas!

With more than 700 islands and 2,400 cays across a vast area of the Northern Caribbean Sea, there’s so much to be explored. While there are many ways to discover the region, the Bahamas is a sailing paradise and it’s one of the best places in the world to charter a private yacht. In this article, we’ll discuss why exploring the Bahamas onboard a private yacht charter is one of the best ways to spend a vacation and highlight the best places to sail while you’re there.

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As you sail around the Bahamas on a private yacht charter, you’ll enjoy top dining experiences, access to onboard water sporting equipment and all the other extras you expect on any luxury vacation. From your yacht’s deck, you’ll spot an array of marine species and have fabulous views of the scenic coastline with white, sandy beaches, high cliffs and natural wonders.  Below the surface, stunning coral reefs and colourful marine life await.

Whether you prefer a laid-back vacation exploring small, remote atolls where you won’t find any crowds, a lively vacation living it up in the clubs and casinos or a vacation that includes the best of both worlds, the possibilities are never-ending with Ahoy Club. 

Just imagine yourself enjoying a romantic meal while watching the sunset from your yacht’s aft-deck, sipping champagne by moonlight, dancing the night away at Aura in Nassau, surfing some of the most amazing waves in the area and exploring off-the-beaten-track islands and islets that are only accessible via a private yacht charter.

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Here are the some of best places to sail in the Bahamas with a private yacht.

Norman Cay

The thing that makes Norman Cay one of the best places to sail in the Bahamas is its size and its natural beauty.  This tiny island is a nature lover’s paradise with a wide variety of plants and birds to observe. Saddle Cay Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island and one you must tick off the list. 


While Nassau is the biggest city in the Bahamas, its population is quite small with only 275,000 people. That means you won’t have to deal with huge crowds but the nightlife is bustling and there are plenty of things to see and do. Nassau is known for its colourful buildings and a wide variety of beaches, some of which are secluded while some others tend to get very crowded.

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Shroud Cay

Shroud Cay is an uninhabited island that has many attractions including a natural lazy river known as the Washing Machine, stunning rock formations and beautiful beaches, such as Camp Driftwood Beach. Hiking and kayaking are popular here and as you explore this little island, you’ll see mangroves and possibly spot some sea turtles. 

Warderick Wells Cay

Another one of the best places to sail in the Bahamas is Warderick Wells Cay. This island’s claim to fame is the stunning white-sand beach that features a large skeleton of a sperm whale that died in the mid-90s and washed ashore.

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Little Bell Cray

Little Bell Cay is so small you can walk across it to be greeted with the spectacular views that make it one of the best places to sail in the Bahamas. Bell Rock dominates the scenery and the views are easily enjoyed with access to a hiking trail that travels along a ridge with steep cliffs.  

Musha Cay

Musha Cay is also among the top places to sail in the Bahamas mainly due to its small population, remoteness and beautiful, sandy beaches. This small island is a tropical paradise full of natural beauty and opportunities to participate in a variety of exciting activities such as jet-skiing, snorkelling and hiking.

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Staniel Cay

Staniel Cay is another popular destination in the region and is among the best places to sail in the Bahamas. Its small size and population of only 118 people make it a paradise for those who wish to get away from it all. On this little island, you’re surrounded by natural beauty and a variety of plant and animal life. Despite being so sparsely populated, the island is steeped in culture with festivals taking place throughout the year.

Big Major Cay

Big Major Cay is a small, uninhabited island that is known for many things, but swimming with the pigs at pig beach tops the list. These playful and friendly animals have become a major attraction on the island, drawing visitors who come to swim and take photographs; a truly unique experience.

During your private yacht charter, you’ll experience luxury at its finest as you tour the most exclusive islands of the Bahamas. The attentive crew onboard are available around the clock to tend to any questions. You won’t have to worry about meals and drinks so you’ll have more leisure time to enjoy soaking up the sun in paradise.

Embark on a week-long adventure exploring multiple locations, your time at sea will be an unforgettable adventure. You could be sailing onboard one of our luxurious yachts that sail the region, including the HELIOS, or KEFI.
Book your Bahamas charter today with Ahoy Club for the best charter experience.