Yesterday morning the Bahamas announced it would be relaxing its Coronavirus travel restrictions and reopening to yachts and private aviation on June 15- two weeks ahead of all other types of travel and vacation.
That means there’s still plenty of time to experience the vacation of a lifetime in summer 2020. A Social Distancing Yacht Charter is the ultimate way to escape the crowds, explore new destinations and enjoy state-of-the-art luxury facilities on board a superyacht.
And where better to experience this than the Bahamas?
Invariably one of the world's most popular destinations for luxury yacht charters, the Bahamas is home to thousands of islets and offers no shortage of remote beaches, stunning scenery and world-class scuba and snorkelling sites.
If you have questions about flying privately, health and safety concerns or you’re looking for more advice specifically about luxury yacht charter in the Bahamas, you can check out our article below.
We’ve rounded up a selection of the best motor yachts and sailing yachts ranging from 216’ (66m) to 83’ (25m), all available to book now in the Bahamas. They'll be available across the region, from Nassau to the Exumas and beyond, right now and in the coming weeks and months.
We’ve also included a selection of Social Distancing yacht charter itineraries in the Bahamas; scroll down to the bottom of this article to take a look.
The award-winning superyacht INVICTUS is a superb charter yacht for larger charter parties with a love of luxury. Her skylounge captures the spirit of the 1920s, and her Owner’s deck offers a private breakfast deck and impressive his and hers en suites. Accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in seven cabins.
On-board highlights: Her stadium-style cinema suite features box armchairs and an enormous screen with theatre curtains for the ultimate entertainment experience.
Charter rate: from €546,000 p/week (+ expenses) (approx $603,000).
Luxury yacht ‘Party Girl’ is the perfect yacht for families looking to enjoy a private yachting vacation together. She has a flexible accommodation set-up for a total of 12 guests in 8 cabins, and she has a great range of social spaces- our favorite is the beach club, which is adjoined by an extending swim platform and offers a chic lounge area.
On board highlights: The main deck has a seamless connection between the interior and the exterior, allowing the space to be used at all hours.
Charter rate: from $490,000 p/week (+ expenses).
Charter yacht HOME is a stylish and elegant option for a crewed yacht charter in the Bahamas. The motor yacht was launched by Dutch yard Heesen in 2017, and is part of a highly successful series that marries lightweight construction with an excellent nautical range; perfect for island-hopping in the Exumas. Her Ibiza-style theme extends into the accommodation, which is offered for a total of 12 guests in six cabins.
On-board highlights: HOME is perfect for entertaining, thanks to her sundeck bar which lights up at night.
Charter rate: from $245,000 p/week (+ expenses).
A spacious superyacht with an elevator serving all floors, motor yacht 'Victoria del Mar' has a comfortable and inviting on-board ambience. She sleeps seven guests in 12 staterooms, which includes a large Owner’s suite with a semi-private aft deck with removable glass partitions. Her beachouse-style interiors create a warm environment, while her alfresco areas offer plenty of spaces to soak up the sun.
On-board highlights: She has a lovely sundeck with the option to add an alfresco cinema screen- perfect for movie nights at sea.
Charter rate: from $235,000 p/week (+ expenses).
Luxury yacht ‘Casino Royale’ is one of the most glamorous yachts for charter this size range. But she’s not just a pretty face- Casino Royale is impeccably well-equipped for vacations in the Bahamas, with an expansive locker of all the latest water toys and accessories. She boasts accommodation for up to 12 guests in six cabins, and two of the double staterooms offer an additional single bed for increased flexibility.
On-board highlights: The motor yacht is crowned by a huge sundeck with 10-person Jacuzzi, sunpads, 10-stool bar, barbecue grill, dayhead, and plenty of space for entertaining on deck.
Charter rate: from $225,000 p/week (+ expenses).
With her shallow draft and an exceptional selection of water toys, luxury yacht ‘Remember When’ is perfectly primed for the cruising grounds of the Bahamas. She has an experienced crew and offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in six cabins. Her refined ambience is created through polished walnut, decadent marble and a striking collection of blown glass art installations.
On-board highlights: The SCUBA program onboard is unique for a charter yacht and offers great opportunities for underwater exploration.
Charter rate: from $230,000 p/week (+ expenses).
Speedy and stylish, superyacht BALISTA strikes the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor areas. The thoughtful design of her sundeck really maximizes the space available, with a jacuzzi adjoined by sofa seating, a sunpad spread, breakfast bar and optional shading. She sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins.
On-board highlights: Unfolding side balconies create a peaceful spot for relaxing at anchor.
Charter rate: from $175,000 p/week (+ expenses).
Refreshing interiors meet well-appointed alfresco deck areas in luxury yacht ‘Time for Us’. Her social spaces are an enlivening mix of seafoam blue offset by classic wood, and this theme extends into her accommodation, which is offered for up to 10 guests in five cabins. The yacht has a lovely main salon, with a grand piano and bar.
On-board highlights: The sundeck features a spa pool with swim up bar and television screens, ensuring you can enjoy entertainment alfresco while cruising around the Bahamas.
Charter rate: from $196,000 p/week (+ expenses).
Luxury yacht ‘Pure Bliss’ is perfect for chartering with families, thanks to her versatile and unique accommodation set-up which features seven staterooms and one convertible cabin. Ultimately, this configuration allows the yacht to sleep up to 14 guests. The yacht is wheelchair accessible and has a classic interior design with African Cherry wood and Amboyna Burl wood accents.
On-board highlights: She has an excellent toy locker which includes an inflatable trampoline, dive equipment, dive compressor and waterslide.
Charter rate: from $150,000 p/week (+ expenses).
Sporty, speedy and effortlessly stylish, luxury yacht 'Take 5' offers a great mix of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Her interiors are drenched in light and feature a contemporary Hamptons theme, and she provides accommodation for up to 10 guests in five cabins. Her toy locker includes a floating golf set and basketball hoop.
On-board highlights: Her sundeck features hanging nest chairs- a unique addition to any charter yacht. Her foredeck also offers an alternative alfresco dining spot.
Charter rate: from $140,000 p/week (+ expenses).
Luxury yacht Sweet Escape is a great yacht for families or those chartering with children. In terms of alfresco living, she has a lovely sundeck area, a versatile Portuguese bridge and convivial main deck aft social area. Her interiors are modern and light, with a self-playing grand piano in the main salon. Accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in six cabins, and she has two large master suites to choose from. You can check out our virtual tour around motor yacht ‘Sweet Escape’.
On-board highlights: Her toy locker includes a state-of-the-art Flyboard. She’s also offering a special deal for bookings of 2 weeks+ right now.
Charter rate: from $99,000 p/week (+ expenses).
For a yacht of her size, superyacht ‘Alexandra Jane’ is incredibly well-equipped. She has all the facilities you could want for a fun-filled and relaxed yacht charter vacation in the Bahamas. Her large sundeck features a generous dip pool, bar and alfresco TV screens. Accommodation is offered for a total of 10 guests in five cabins.
On-board highlights: For a romantic meal, an intimate champagne table can be set up on the foredeck. Dine below the stars against the backdrop of a tropical oasis.
Charter rate: from $42,500 p/week (+ expenses).
Luxury catamaran ‘Blue Gryphon’ is another yacht that is deceptively well-equipped for her size. She has a large sundeck jacuzzi and lounge area, as well as a foredeck trampoline and sunpads. Accommodation is for up to 12 guests in five cabins. To get a closer look at this yacht’s size, you can take a look at our virtual tour inside ‘Blue Gryphon’.
On-board highlights: Her toy chest includes Pedal-boards, Jet-Skis and Seabobs.
Charter rate: from $54,000 p/week (+ expenses).
To help you book with peace of mind, most of these yachts will be operating with flexible booking policies and/or special COVID-19 addendums added into the charter contract- speak to your yacht charter broker for more information.
Some prices stated above are approximate.
Chosen your dream yacht? Now it’s time to get inspired with an itinerary.
Both of the itineraries below have been tailored towards Social Distancing in the Bahamas. Follow them to a tee, or ask your yacht charter broker to tailor them to suit the needs of you and your charter party.
This 9-day Exumas Social Distancing Yacht Charter Itinerary is perfect if you’re looking to see all the most iconic sights of the Bahamas, such as Pig Beach and Thunderball Grotto.
If you’re looking to venture even further off the beaten track, you can take a look at our 10-day Out Islands Social Distancing itinerary, which will take you as far as the Acklins Islands and Mayaguana, where the diving is phenomenal and you might not come across a single other superyacht.
If you are interested in making a booking on any of these yachts, please speak to your preferred yacht charter broker or get in touch with us.
You can also view and compare all luxury yachts for charter in the Bahamas.
For charter advice, travel updates, safety information and more ideas for Social Distancing yacht charters, please see our Coronavirus Yacht News.