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5 Experiences Not to Be Missed on a Bahamas Yacht Charter Vacation

With an impressive 700 islands and 2400 cays, the Bahamas are ready-made for exploration. From the beach dweller to the adventure-hunter, there’s a Bahamian island for every type of yacht charter vacation, and each one is framed by a backdrop of mesmerising, aquamarine blue.

The top five experiences that should be at the top of your itinerary for a Bahamas yacht charter vacation are expertly hand-picked below. 

1. Meet the Local Wildlife in Exuma

Travel South of Big Major Cay for something special you won’t find in any other part of the world. World renowned wild boars spend their days relaxing at ‘Pig Beach’ and taking a refreshing dip in the surrounding crystal blue, shallow waters. Families of friendly brown and pick boars roam the powder-soft white sands and rush to welcome any boats approaching the cay. A highlight for any family yacht charter vacation, Pig Island’s beauty and four-legged characters makes it a must for your charter itinerary.

You also can enjoy the rare chance to see a shark up close on a Bahamas yacht charter. Small, friendly and harmless - enjoy a unique underwater experience as you feed young nurse sharks in a safe and educational environment. Young and old can enjoy the thrill of being surrounded by a herd sharks as you learn about how they live from marine experts.

2. Celebrate Junkanoo Festival in Nassau

What better way to wake up in the early hours of Boxing Day than to a jostling blast of whistles, horns, goombay drums and cowbells parading down Bay Street as residents live up to the country’s motto of ‘It’s Better in the Bahamas!’ Bright costumes, busting moves and big noise celebrate the Bahamian way of life for the bi-annual Junkanoo Summer Festival.

With West African roots, Junkanoo is display of Caribbean art, culture, music and teamwork as neighbourhood teams compete for prizes. Blink (or sleep in) and you’ll miss the grand parade, so be sure to see the second run on New Year’s Day or the warm-up in the summer if your are on  a summer yacht charter vacation. The streets of Grand Bahama, Marsh Harbour, Abaco and Georgetown (Exuma) also come alive to celebrate the island's heritage in June and July. 

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	Scattered gracefully, each with their own personality, it&#39;s not hard to see why the Bahamas islands are on the bucket list of places to visit for lots of people. Christopher Columbus famously discovered the Bahamas in the <a href="/caribbean/caribbean-luxury-yachting-guide-1.htm">Caribbean</a> in 1492, setting the course for countless Bahamas yacht charter adventures to come.&nbsp;</p>
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	From pirates to rum smugglers, Bahamas has an eventful history and stunning natural beauty to share with you across its 700 islands and 2400 cays. Sail to Abacos, dive in the blue holes of Andros, kayak in Exuma or simply chill out on a beach in Eleuthera - a dream charter itinerary to suite everyone awaits you here.&nbsp;</p>
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	Exuma is renowned for visits from celebrities like Johnny Depp and Nicholas Cage but one of the famous, permanent residents of the cays are the adorable pigs who love nothing more but to swim in the tropical waters here. The group of pigs inhabit the shallow waters of their own Pig Beach,&#39; found in the south of Big Major Cay can be unexpected bonus for any Bahamas yacht charter vacation.&nbsp;</p>
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	Families of brown and pink boars and piglets live freely, relaxing on Exuma&#39;s pristine white beach or taking a dip in the sea. So friendly are the pigs that they rush to swim out to greet any approaching boats to the cay. A&nbsp;<a href="/caribbean/caribbean-luxury-yachting-guide-1.htm">Caribbean</a> charter itinerary for the family could be especially memorable for seeing these little guys!&nbsp;</p>
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	Free diving can make a luxury yacht charter in the Bahamas even more special. Famous as the best free diving location in the world, the warm, tranquil waters of Dean&#39;s Blue Hole in the Bahamas are a must-visit. At 203m deep, you&#39;ll be greeted by a myriad of underwater marine life, including snapper, jacks and tropical schools of silver-plated tarpon as well as turtles and seahorses. An underwater sanctuary, the Bahamas offers an unforgettable seascape to explore.</p>
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	To protect the marine life, on your Bahamas yacht charter holiday, you only permitted to free dive with a Hawaiian sling and catch six lobster tails per person.</p>
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	The beaches you&#39;ll come across on your Bahamas luxury yacht charter vacation are widely considered amongst the best in the world. Boasting calm, turquoise waters and soft, powdery sand they offer a relaxation haven - the most famous being Treasure Cay Beach in The Abacos. Others definitely worth visiting are Gold Rock Beach on Grand Bahama Island, Cape Santa Maria Beach on Long Island and Harbour Island Beach.&nbsp;</p>
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	Coconut water around the world is sourced here in the Bahamas. Bursting with essential minerals and vitamins, coconut water is the ultimate, delicious tonic to revive yourself whether you&#39;ve had a day relaxing on a sandy, white beach or exploring island&#39;s natural beauty inland.&nbsp;</p>
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