The sparkling warm waters, superb watersports and sheer variety of bays, cays and resorts make the Bahamas a dream to cruise.

From the deserted beaches of the lower Bahamas to the colonial charm of the Abacos and the glamorous casinos and buzzing nightlife of the Middle Bahamas and the Berry Islands, the Bahamas are 700 islands of irresistible yacht charter.

An explorer's paradise, the Leeward Islands offer a tantalising mix of diverse history, colourful culture, varied cuisine and safe anchorages.

The different nationalities of the Leewards give each island a unique ambience that makes for fascinating cruising. Highlights include the lovely beaches and colonial atmosphere of Antigua, the living coral coastline of Barbuda and the unmistakably French flavour on St. Barts.

Dense tropical forests meet white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters on the charming, laid back Windward Islands.

A fascinating mix of English and French heritage give the islands their character, as does the geography, from the lush peaks, rugged coastlines and striking bays of the northern islands of Martinique and St Lucia to the gentler, peaceful islands and cays of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

A wonderfully lush collection of tiny islands mainly of volcanic origin, the Virgin Islands offer peaceful, clear waters for fantastic cruising and superb water sports.

For relaxation, the Virgin Islands are unbeatable. Get away from it all by dropping anchor in one of the heavenly bays of St. John National Park, or swim and snorkel off any one of these green and captivating islands.

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