The Bahamas is her playground, with its 29 islands, 661 cays and nearly 2,400 islets, spoiling charter guests seeking sunshine, scenery and activities to suit every interest.
There are three different island chains, each with its' own characteristics and culture. In the north, the Abacos islands convey the heritage and history of former British colonial life. The Middle Bahamas and the Berry Islands are a buzz with sophisticated nightlife, casinos and restaurants, while the lower Bahamas, known as the Exumas, are replete with natural beauty and largely untouched beaches, bays and crystalline waters.
Setting off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or the Bahamas, your luxury charter will take you through an island wonderland of fascinating diversity, where no two days need be the same.
Grand Bahama Island is a heady mix of upscale resorts, charming small villages and incredible natural wonders. Boasting one of the world's largest underwater cave systems, three national parks teeming with wildlife, pristine beaches and azure water, Grand Bahama has something for everyone.
From there, the choice is yours - natural wilderness or boutique shopping, game fishing , diving and aquatic sports or simply lazing on deck as M3 wends her way through the various picturesque passages.
Andros is the largest, yet most sparsely developed of all the islands. Here, you'll find the world's third-largest fringing barrier reef, shimmering blue holes and the Tongue of the Ocean, which is a mile-deep abyss abounding in marine life, and numerous species of unique flora and fauna. For the ecotraveler, kayaker, bird watcher, hiker, snorkeler, diver or angler, Andros is simply paradise on earth.
M3 is fully equipped with tenders, toys and the latest equipment to explore the ocean depths or scoot over its surface. The competent crew of M3 are on hand to instruct you and can cater to all skill levels. The brand new 35ft Everglades boat is set up for fishing, diving and day trips, while the 18ft Novurania tender will thrill guests who have a taste for being towed at speed!
There are Waverunners, Seabobs, paddleboards and snorkelling gear so the entire party can make the most of the aquatic environment.
To the east of Andros are The Abacos, the Bahamas' boating capital since colonial times. The number and variety of islands in this 120-mile chain make this an island hopper's paradise. Along with breathtaking scenery along the coastline, the delights on land include championship golf courses on Treasure Cay, perfectly preserved colonial buildings in charming towns on Green Turtle and Elbow Cays, and countless resorts, restaurants and bars throughout The Abacos.
In the middle of the Bahamas is Nassau, the capital, and a bustling metropolitan hub that boasts culture and modern amenities. To the north lies Paradise Island, 685 acres dedicated to entertainment with resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, nightlife, a golf course, an aquarium and casino.
Known as the ultimate escape from all of the above, the Exumas are just a short cruise from Nassau – an archipelago of 365 cays and islands bobbing in sapphire-blue water. They're divided into three major areas: Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings, while The Exuma Cays are home to palatial private residences, luxury resorts and beachside condos, all the while living in harmony with their natural surrounds.
The Exumas are where you will find Moria Harbour Cay National Park, the white powder sands and turquoise water of the Tropic of Cancer Beach, plentiful marine life and famed dive sites around Stocking Island and the quirky attraction of the friendly swimming pigs of Major's Spot Cay who meet and greet visitors to their shores.
Captain Toby Smith and his seven crew have vast experience cruising the waters of The Bahamas and they can tailor your itinerary to suit the style of charter you seek – whether active, cultural, completely relaxing or a blend of all of these.
Your personal Chef onboard will create menus that complement each location, sourcing fresh local ingredients, introducing guests to a whole new world of flavours and traditions, always with your preferences in mind.
An interesting aside, M3 stole the spotlight from Leonardo DiCaprio in the infamous film The Wolf of Wall Street, representing the personal superyacht of the movie's lead character who had a rapacious appetite for the best things in life!
Make M3 yours for the summer vacation you've always dreamt about: sun, sea, nature, time on your hands and your own luxury charter yacht. Contact your charter specialist at Luxury Charter Group for more information.