Perfect for island hopping, a yacht charter in the Abacos Islands will introduce you to some of the Bahamas finest cays, islets and beaches. The Abacos archipelago comprises the most northerly islands of the Bahamas, sitting only 150 miles east of the Florida coastline between Palm Beach and Miami. The group of islands is 130 miles long and has an outstanding reputation for its excellent marine facilities. The majority of the 120 islands and beaches are uninhabited, perfect for the private island experience.
Great Abaco and Little Abaco
The main islands are Great Abaco and Little Abaco. If arriving by air, your trip will begin on Great Abaco, which is circled by a chain of cays that extend across half the island. Western Great Abaco side is a shallow-water area of mangrove creeks and islands including the Marls, a fishing flat.
Great Abaco is home to an abundance of wildlife including wild horses, boars and the endangered Abaco parrot, which live in the pine forests. The pine forests open up to old logging trails that lead to pristine deserted beaches. To dip back into civilization, look no further than Marsh Harbour, the bustling capital where you will find shops, restaurants, bars and vibrant nightspots.
Treasure Cay presents the most luxurious resorts, with a number of private villas and an 18-hole golf course. Visitors on Abacos Islands yacht charters will appreciate the large marina that hosts seasonal fishing tournaments and the 3.5-mile stretch of soft, powdery white sand.
While in Treasure Cay, sample the Bahamian drinks and entertainment on offer at Coco Beach Bar & Grill, just meters from the water’s edge.
Green Turtle Cay
The tiny, three-mile island of Green Turtle Cay is home to the charming town of New Plymouth, which features colorful old New England style architecture. It is here at the Blue Bee Bar that the famous Bahamian cocktail, Goombay Smash, was invented.
The first European settlers fleed the American Revolution and arrived at Green Turtle Cay in 1783. These days, Abacos Island yacht charters come here for a different kind of escape, to make the most of the sugar-white sand beaches lapped by emerald waters.
Great Guana Cay
The ocean beaches that line Great Guana Cay’s 5.5 miles of coast are often dubbed the most beautiful in all the Abacos. Bakers Bay is a picturesque crescent beach at its northwestern point and there is a small settlement 3 miles south of it.
Celebrities on Abacos Islands yacht charters frequent the Baker’s Bay Club resort which is protected from the paparazzi by its seclusion. A state-of-the-art marina on-site can accommodate vessels up to 250′. Members can enjoy the Marina Village’s Market Restaurant, Conch Shack bar, infinity pool, fitness center, gaming lawn and private beach.
Explore the Abacos Islands with Chamberlain Yachts
The Abacos Islands are an idyllic escape that blend Bahamian hospitality with tropical beaches and crystal clear waters. Many of the small cays are private island estates, available to discover on an Abacos Islands yacht charter.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, only a few nautical miles from the Abacos, Chamberlain Yachts has an expert knowledge of the Bahamas and Abacos Islands charters. Our insight lies with the fact that we are the only yacht charter brokers to pool our knowledge and contacts to ensure you enjoy the very best yacht charter in the Abacos Islands.
Our team is equipped to help those new to yachting, as well provide insight and ideas to experienced charterers. Our professional in-house concierge service is available for any special requests, to create the bespoke experience you desire in the Abacos.
Please contact our experienced yacht brokers to benefit from our expertise and learn more about chartering in the Abacos Islands.