BLUE HOLE NATIONAL PARK
Hop in a seaplane and take to the skies as you soar above Blue Hole National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of blue holes. Exposed to the elements over thousands of years, the island’s limestone bedrock eroded creating this vast expanse of underwater cave systems. The high angle view over the blue hole from the seaplane is unmatched, capturing the whole essence of this majestic feature. These caves are home to many unusual and unique cave fish and invertebrates, some not found anywhere else in the world. Choose one of the 22 inland holes you’d like to land near and start your hike through the forest to Captain Bill’s Blue Hole.
This near perfectly round blue hole with a wide diameter and a depth of 100+ feet is certainly a sight to marvel at. Head to the gazebo, which has a ledge that extends over 15 feet over the surface of the Blue Hole and take the ‘Leap of Faith’ into the waters below.
Exploring on foot here is the perfect way to get closer to nature. This national park is also home to several rare and range-restricted bird species, including the endemic Bahama oriole and the elusive great lizard cuckoo. Keep your eyes and ears open to hear their distinctive calls and spot them as they dart between trees.
CHUBB CAY AND BERRY ISLANDS
Uncover the hidden depths of the region as you utilise submersibles to gain a unique perspective of the underwater landscape in Chubb Cay and the wider Berry Islands. The low-noise, shallow-deep interface, and high-flow phenomenon have created an ideal habit for dense exotic marine life in both shallow and deep water. Witness rays, sharks, and robust coral and fish populations as you venture over the edge of a vertical wall that drops over 1,000m deep. Join a scientific research team to establish the first ever baseline documentation of the Rarophotic Zone – a lunar landscape and unexplored area about which very little is known.
These diverse islands are a paradise for adventure and you may choose to spend your days exactly as you wish. Cycle across larger cays, SUP down Turtle Creek to encounter starfish and sea turtles. If the time is right, observe a hatching under the moon. Feel a rush of excitement and emotion as you watch these small creatures break out of their shell and run for the ocean, facing threats such as predator birds along the way.
Hike through Bonds Cay bird sanctuary, play the 9-hole golf course and enjoy your yacht’s range of water sports toys at your leisure.
Indulge in the most fulfilling fishing experience at The Pocket on a specially chartered sport fishing vessel. Blue and white marlin congregate in this pocket, together with wahoo and kingfish. Only yards away, west of the marina, Mama Rhoda rock offers excellent diving, spear fishing and flyfishing. If you would like to learn one of these unique skills, an expert guide will be on hand to coach you through the complicated process. Relax as golden hour approaches, allowing your chef to prepare your fresh catch over an open fire on the beach, for a wild, barefoot barbeque. Or perhaps enjoy some of the freshest sushi under the stars.
Finish your extraordinary charter experience in the bustling town of Nassau. The cosmopolitan capital lies in stark contrast to the peace and remoteness of the Exumas. Wander through the colourful streets and stop at local markets for unique handmade crafts, such as Straw Market.
Home to the National Art Gallery decorated with the works of esteemed Bahamian artists such as Max Taylor, Amos Ferguson, Brent Malone, John Cox, and Antonius Roberts, Nassau is the culture hub of the Bahamas. The culture buffs will have an opportunity for a meet with local artists for a unique tour of the city. From bustling markets to colourful houses, this is the perfect way to get an insight into what inspires these creators.
For something a little different, ride horses from the surrounding areas towards the secluded Coral Harbour canal ways. Follow secluded riding trails that wind through the woodlands and along vast stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches.
On your final evening on the yacht, the sun deck will be transformed into a full Junkanoo Carnival for your last night. Junkanoo’s standing as one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated and spirited carnivals is undisputed. Embrace the wild spirit of the Bahamas as you dance the night away to the unique rhythms of a local band. Indulge in unique local delicacies including fresh seafood, freshly picked fruit, and, of course, Caribbean Rum cocktails. After this unforgettable evening, say farewell to your vessel and its crew as you prepare to return home with a wealth of memories that will last a lifetime.