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Great Exuma is all about life on and in the water. It’s the stunning beauty of the Exuma cays and the amazing creatures that call it home. From snorkeling and diving among vibrant coral reefs to championship golf with ocean views and world-class fishing, you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to explore Great Exuma’s unrivaled natural surroundings and local culture. Click here to download a comprehensive guide to favorite experiences and tours around the island.
For an adventure of a lifetime, take a tour of the Exuma Cays and experience the abundant beauty and sea creatures along the way. Advanced reservations are required; contact the Concierge for all your excursion reservations.
Great Exuma is home to some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs. Explore dozens of pristine snorkel spots around the island and the surrounding cays or set your sights on the shallow underwater trails accessible from the resort’s white-sand beach. Complimentary snorkeling gear is available for guests.
The Exuma Cays offer lush coral reefs and exciting animal encounters for all who venture into the depths. The lure of ocean blue holes and shipwrecks offers world-class diving opportunities for experts and beginners alike. The professional dive operators on Exuma offer a range of instructions and options to address everyone’s skill level.
Big tuna, marlin and mahi mahi are among the prized catches sports fishermen set their sights on here. Join them on half- and full-day deep-sea fishing charters offered by experienced fishing guides. Other popular experiences include spearfishing, as well as bonefishing and reef fishing, a fun catch-and-release adventure that’s great for beginners.
Considering adding kite surfing to your list of skills? There’s no better place to learn than Great Exuma, thanks to warm, waist-deep waters (perfect for lessons) and consistent winds, especially from November – April. Allow us to arrange a private or group lesson or practice session.
If you’ve never heard of pet stingrays, you certainly will after a trip to the Chat ‘n’ Chill on nearby Stocking Island, an island eatery famous with locals and yachters alike. Offer the stingrays their favorite treat and these gentle giants will glide right across your hand.
No visit is complete until you’ve taken a swim with Exuma’s world-famous swimming pigs. An experience you will never forget, our friendly swimming swine will even follow you out to your boat. Don’t be alarmed if they swim too close; they’re just looking for love (and maybe a bite of your lunch).
Love lizards? You’ll love Exuma, where endangered Northern Bahamian Rock iguanas sunbathes and socialize on Leaf Cay in the Allan’s Cays. See them on an organized boat trip with a commercial operator. Bring a lettuce leaf or two; these charmers love to nibble.
These ancient reptiles live most of their lives in the water. In Exuma’s crystal blue waters you’ll swim with these majestic sea turtles and come to appreciate the beauty of their streamlined shells and agile stroke of their flippers. Sea turtles don’t hide in their shells, so some return appraisal may be the highlight of your encounter.
Exploring by boat is one of the best ways to see the Exuma’s deserted islands and sand bars and enjoy amazing snorkeling on remote reefs. Don’t miss Thunderbolt Grotto (seen in Thunderball and Splash) and the secluded and historic hideouts of pirates like Captain Kidd.
Excursions require reservations in advance. Please call the Concierge at 242.358.5000 or stop by the Front Desk.