Bahamas Bareboat & Yacht Charter: Top 3 companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated December 20, 2022

With its picture-postcard waters, calm trade winds and well developed tourism infrastructure, the Bahamas is an enduringly popular yachting destinations.

A sailboat out on the water in the Bahamas at dusk (Photo: Michael McKechnie via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

There are a wide number of companies offering yacht rentals in the Bahamas, from sailing charters to motorboats to catamaran charter opportunities. The most reliable and efficient way of booking a private yacht charter is through a reputable yacht charter company, which is certain to provide guarantees around insurance and safety that will allow you to enjoy your yachting adventure with peace of mind. We’ve dug deep and come up with three of the best websites for booking a Bahamas yacht charter.

Ritzy Charters

Ritzy Charters offer only crewed yachts, rather than bareboats, in the Bahamas and so are our top pick for finding crewed yacht options here. For charters in the Bahamas, the Florida-based company offers a huge variety of yachts across several categories, including luxury yacht charter, motorboats, monohulls and catamarans. The booking process itself is intuitive and simple – all you do is fill in some key details about your trip, including number of guests, dates, preferred itinerary and special requests, then you ask for a quote and wait for the company to send back a short-list of vessels based on your requirements.

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A market leader in peer-to-peer boat rentals, SamBoat makes the rental process easy. You search for your ideal boat according to price, size, dates of travel and other requirements, then when you’ve found an available vessel that fits the bill you send a booking request to the owner. If the request is accepted, you pay your rental online, with the amount deposited to the owner on the first day of your rental. When the day comes, you board the boat and make sure it corresponds to the descriptions before signing on the dotted line and embarking on your charter adventure. When we searched for charters in Bahamas, we found almost 100 vessels available (both crewed yacht charters and bareboat) with the majority being motorboats and sailboat charter. Prices start at 421 per week for a 12-metre Pegasus sailboat that’s available as either bareboat or with a skipper.

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The Moorings

Established in 1969, The Moorings began with six yachts and has now expanded to cover over 20 incredible destinations from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean to Thailand and beyond. There is a charter to suit every style, with an expansive, award-winning fleet of more than 400 yachts. Set sail on a traditional monohull or spacious catamaran, or glide across the water on a high-performance power catamaran. Skippered charters are there for those with less experience whilst crewed charters provide the ultimate first-class experience with a captain and gourmet chef.