Highlights of the Exuma Cays
Explore the Bahamas Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, one of the largest protected marine parks in the world. Diving and snorkeling is made easy with mooring balls placed by the Park for your convenience. The world-famous “Pigs Beach” on Big Major cay is undoubtedly one of the more unique excursions you will ever experience. Pigs of all sizes swim up to the boat and guests onboard get a chance to swim with them.
At Compass Cay you will be able to swim with the sharks. No need to be alarmed, these Nurse Sharks are tame and love the attention. Near the world-famous Staniel Cay Yacht Club lay Thunderball Cay, where you can snorkel into a large cave with light shining into this magnificent cave from holes up above. This was also the location of a scene from the James Bond movie “Thunderball” filmed here in 1965.
On Allen’s Cay and Iguana Cay you can walk side by side with wild iguanas and get your selfie taken as they are quite curious. Visit historic Georgetown, the capital of the Exumas, for a cultural tour and enjoy some delicious local dishes like cracked conch or a spicy conch salad.
Norman’s Cay served as the headquarters for Colombian Carlos Lehder’s drug-smuggling operation from 1978 to around 1982 and is now a popular tourist destination and can be reached by small plane or boat.
The pristine beaches of Stocking Island is great for sunbathing or kayak around a few coves before visiting a beach bar for specialty cocktail around sunset.