Bahamas Yachting Itinerary – 4-Day Exumas Cruise


Islands, Cays, and Coral Gems

Considering a winter escape aboard a yacht in the Bahamas? There’s no better time. Check out this Bahamas yachting itinerary for cruising the Exumas on a 4-day trip!

The Bahamas, a vibrant collection of 700 coral islands and 2,400 cays — a haven of historic landmarks and pristine waters in tranquil lagoons and bays. Just 45 miles from Miami, it offers a distinct experience. Every mile introduces a new hue of blue, with stunning beaches and exotic wildlife blending into a mesmerizing dance.

Experiencing the Bahamas aboard a yacht is a given choice for those seeking flexibility as they explore its natural beauty. With an Exclusive Yachts membership, you get that very freedom. Plan your course, dictate your days, and rest among the Bahamas’ scenic splendors, all using your YachtPoints.


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It’s the versatility that makes the Bahamas ideal for any traveler — whether you’re eager to unveil the underwater wonders, explore historic landmarks, or soak up the sun in complete serenity — the Bahamas awaits with open arms.

As winter looms and many destinations wind down — the Bahamas gears up for its peak season. From mid-December to mid-April, members at our ‘Belicoso’ level of Exclusive Yachts membership and above can enjoy a 4-day trip to the perfect winter destination that offers pleasant weather with temperatures between 73 and 79 degrees.

Don’t let the beauty of the Bahamas get clouded by associated overheads like fuel, crew, docking, or tips. Living up to our motto of smarter yachting, a four-day cruise with us on a yacht ranging from 65’’ to 115′ is set at 320 to 720 YachtPoints, depending on the yacht’s size. That’s it — no hidden extras.

Sound delightful? We agree! So let’s kick things off in Nassau…


Nassau — the heart of Bahamas and once a pirate haven. This bustling hub located on New Providence Island, boasts some of the finest hotels, enticing visitors with a blend of shopping, vibrant nightlife, dining, culture, and history.

Reachable via commercial or private flights through its two airports, we suggest arriving a day ahead. This gives you time to take part of Nassau’s charm and set the Bahamian touch for your trip before heading off to the Exuma chain.

Venture to Paradise Island’s northeastern tip and savor Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s global-inspired delicacies at the Dune Restaurant. Nestled on Cabbage Beach, this restaurant offers a casual ambiance against a backdrop of the shimmering sea.

After witnessing the golden sunset and feeling replete, retreat to your accommodations. Rest well, for the Exuma adventures await you the next day.

Day 1 — Exuma Sand Bar, ​​Norman’s Cay

Begin your trip with an early morning in Nassau. Whether you spent the night in the city or just landed, the promise of four thrilling days at sea lies ahead. At the yacht, a hospitable crew greets you, ready to assist or give you space, as per your preference. Set sail, heading south to your destinations for the day: Exuma Sand Bar, Norman’s Cay, and Shroud Cay.

Exuma Sand Bar




Nestled on the west coast of Little Norman’s Cay, the Exuma Sand Bar is your first stop. This natural marvel, a pristine stretch of sand, emerges from the azure waters like a mirage. The radiant sand, surrounded by shallow waters, paints a breathtaking palette of blues and greens. Take a refreshing dip, enjoy a leisurely lunch al fresco style, or simply soak in the magnificent vista.

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Exclusive Yachts - The famous plane wreck at Norman's Cay in the Bahamas. The WWII-era plane belonged to Pablo Escobar's drug cartel. It was thought to be carrying cocaine when it landed in the water, just shy of the runway in 1980.Nowadays the wreck is a popular snorkeling site.

Normans Cay


Journeying further south, you’ll find Normans Cay, a place steeped in history and intrigue. In the late 1970s, it served as a base for the notorious Medellin cartel, particularly for figures like Carlos Lehder and Pablo Escobar. Once a hub of their smuggling operations, the island also became their leisure retreat. Today, beyond its outlaw past, the island invites with its coral reefs, pristine beaches, hiking trails, and captivating caves. Remnants of its history, from shoreline huts to the submerged plane wreckage, offer a unique diving experience, connecting divers to Escobar’s legacy.

Shroud Cay


As the day wanes and the sun begins its descent, set course for Shroud Cay. This serene spot is the perfect place to anchor for the night. Here, under a sky full of stars, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and reflect on the day’s adventures. With the promise of another beautiful day ahead, paradise truly surrounds you.

Exclusive Yachts - Horizontal photo from above of the deserted beach in warderick wells, exuma, bahamas. large bones of whale are on the coast.

Day 2 — Shroud Cay, Warderick Wells Cay

As dawn breaks and the sun casts its golden rays, Shroud Cay unveils the beauty that last night’s darkness concealed — Enjoy breakfast on the stern and witness the awakening Bahamas.

Exclusive Yachts -Horizontal photo from above of the deserted beach in warderick wells, exuma, bahamas. large bones of whale are on the coast.

Nature’s Amusement Ride

Post-breakfast, once you’re energized for the day ahead, dive into a uniquely Bahamian experience: ‘The Washing Machine’. This natural waterway carries you along like a playful current, switching the typical roles — now, the marine life below becomes your audience. At the end of this exhilarating ride, a vibrant reef full of friendly sea turtles and nurse sharks, eager to join you in a swim.

As hunger pangs begin, set course to Warderick Wells Cay — Savour lunch on the flybridge, with the rhythmic waves below and the sun’s gentle warmth above.

Warderick Wells Cay

Your afternoon destination, Warderick Wells Cay, is a protected nature reserve teeming with wonders. Not only is it home to the skeletal remains of a 50-foot sperm whale that washed ashore but also to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Here, tranquility is your companion. Stroll the pristine white beaches, hike up the Boo Boo Hill trail, and treat your eyes to a breathtaking panoramic view of the cay.

This serene haven will be your shelter for the night. Indulge in a hearty dinner and nestle into bed — Tomorrow’s adventures promise iconic swims and celebrity pigs.


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Day 3 — Big Majors, Staniel Cay Yacht Club

Start your day off with a delightful breakfast as you move further south towards the first destination of the day — Big Majors Cay.

Exclusive Yachts - Swimming pig in a water at beach on Exuma island Bahamas

The Pig Beach

On arrival, the sight of the famous swimming pigs will captivate you. These social media sensations, accustomed to visitors, will likely approach, anticipating some treats. While you can swim and play with these friendly creatures, always remember to treat them kindly and respectfully when feeding them.

The origin of these pigs remains a mystery, with various theories floating around. The most likely belief suggests they were relocated from Staniel Cay due to their noise and smell.

Thunderball Grotto


Before you anchor at Staniel Cay, an iconic stop awaits — the Thunderball Grotto.
This underwater cavern served as a backdrop for Sean Connery’s fight scenes as James Bond in ‘Thunderball’ (1965) and its remake ‘Never Say Never Again’ (1983). Making your way through its seemingly hidden entrance will blow your mind, once inside, you’ll be greeted by vibrant coral reefs and myriad fish.

Exclusive Yachts - Close up of a rocky island with small waves crashing against the edge at Thunderball Grotto, Exuma Cays, Bahamas. The site is popular for tourists and has been a location for several movies.
Exclusive Yachts - Wooden dinghy dock on Staniel Cay Bahamas

Staniel Cay

Post your Bond-esque adventure, make your way to Staniel Cay. Characterized by the trademark Bahamian turquoise waters and vibrant shore-hugging huts, it’s a sight to behold. Jump ashore for dinner at either the Staniel Cay Yacht Club or the local favorite ‘Big Dogs’. Both promise delightful dishes and a serene ambiance to reflect on your recent adventures.

As night envelops the sky, retreat to your yacht’s cabins for one last night of peaceful slumber on the waves.

Day 4 — Private Exit from Staniel Cay Airport

Wake up to the gentle rhythm of waves and the first light of dawn painting the vibrant beachside huts. As your journey reaches its final day, enjoy breakfast on the flybridge before soaking up the Caribbean sun one last time.

For those planning an afternoon departure, a jaunt to the neighboring Bitter Guana Cay is suggested. Revel in a sunny escapade at Iguana Beach, perfect for a swim or some Iguana spotting.

To wrap up your Bahamian tale with a continued touch of luxury, make your way to the conveniently situated airport on Staniel Cay — ideal for those private exits. Hop onto your private jet, and from a window seat, let the aerial view recap all the amazing spots you’ve visited. It’s the perfect ending, sealing this incredible journey in your heart and mind, making sure you won’t forget a trip that went beyond every expectation.

Exclusive Yachts - The drone aerial view of Stocking Island, Great Exuma, Bahamas.