GREAT  EXUMA

Before starting your private yacht charter to Great Exuma, The Bahamas and to get you familiar with this unique Island, it’s very important to understand that The Exumas are a chain of 365 islands about 100 miles long in The Bahamas.

Great Exuma Island, the largest of the cays, is a luxury travel destination. Here, you will also find Georgetown, the capital of The Exumas.  

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What to do and see on Great Exuma, The Bahamas

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Swimming with Dolphins

Here in Great Exuma you can not only swim in the wild with dolphins but also observe them in their natural habitat along the coral reefs.

 

This journey is amazing as you will be able to touch them, feed them, and interact with them, while swimming and snorkeling around them.

We recommend leaving your chartered yacht at the marina and have our captain and tender be your transportation to the excursion. We can also arrange for a smaller boat with a captain (it is ideal to hop around the cays and enjoy the excursion). You may even hire Captain Jerry, who is famous and extremely knowledgeable about Exumas as he is a fifth generation Exumian and comes highly recommended.

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Quick tips: 

  • Not recommended for pregnant ladies

  • Be gentle and patient with the dolphins

  • Do not chase the dolphins or sea turtles

  • Mimic their motion in the water and keep hands to yourself

  • Have your waterproof camera or GoPro ready & handy  

Bonefishing

One of the most popular pastime sports in Exuma, The Bahamas makes the south-western shores the ideal spot to bonefish in the sandy shallow waters. Not the ideal fish to eat, bonefishing is fishing for sport or for catch and release.

No worries if you do not have experience, we can arrange for one of the best bonefish guides/fishermen in Great Exuma, Steve Ferguson. He is experienced well beyond 30 years, patient, fun, knowledgeable and like some people say, “he thinks like a fish.”

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Quick tips:

  • Read bonefishing 101

  • Bring your own food & drinks for the duration of the excursion or we can arrange that for you as part of your itinerary. 

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Both snorkelers & scuba divers will enjoy exploring many coral reefs, gardens and underwater caves in and around the Great Exuma Island. The sightseeing underneath the crystal-clear water is like no other in the tropical marine-life world.

It is highly recommended for scuba divers to take a knowledgeable guide or company like Dive Exuma located in the heart of Georgetown, Exuma. There are a variety of services available: blue holes, reefs, wrecks, and shark excursions. We may arrange for any services and activities you wish to add to your charter itinerary.

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Quick tips:

  • You do not need experience to snorkel

  • You do need experience diving and it is recommended to go with a guide

Georgetown Stroll

Stroll Georgetown, the capital of The Exuma Islands amongst the 900 plus residents on this Island. You may want to stay here during the annual Georgetown Cruising Regatta in March or the annual Family Island Regatta in April.

Perhaps just enjoy the history of Georgetown followed by some shopping and outdoor markets. If you wish to stay on the island to enjoy live music, restaurants, or pool parties, just let us know ahead of time and we will include it all on your charter itinerary. 

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Quick tips:

  • Mode of transportation is by car, taxi, scooter, or some prefer by foot.

  • The availability of some activities is determined by the time of year, so please plan ahead!

Golfing

There is only one and superb option for golfing on Great Exuma, The Bahamas. A favorite for all golf enthusiasts is the famously designed 18-hole golf course by legendary Greg Norman located in the Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course on the ocean side. It’s an Island experience you won’t forget, and we must say a bit challenging!

Our partners at Great Oxuma

  • Grand Isle Resort

At Grand Isle Resort & Spa on Great Exuma, experiences are anchored in the stunning natural beauty of the Out Islands. 

 

  • Emerald Bay Realty, Great Exuma 29253, Bahamas 

 

  • Catch a Fire Bar & Grill

Eye-popping sunsets, panoramic views of the ocean, outstanding facilities, water sports and delicious food. 

 

  • Bahamas Tropic Breeze Beach Bar & Grill

Outdoor seating restaurant with panoramic 180-degree view of aqua blue waters with its own beach. 

 

 

  •  Bahamas Chat ‘N’ Chill

A worthy beach bar, notable for its beautiful Exumas setting, good food and drink, and its salt-encrusted clientele. 

 

 

  • Stocking Island 

Volleyball Beach, Stocking Island 

 

Our partners in Nassau

  • Atlantis Paradise Island Resort

  • Atlantis, Paradise Island is the most popular resort destination in the Bahamas. 

  • One Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamy 

  • One & Only Ocean Club

  • One & Only Ocean Club is nestled peacefully on the delicate white sandy beaches of Paradise Island. 

  •  Nassau, Bahamy 

Nearby attractions

 

Looking for some more places to visit around Great Exuma, The Bahamas?

We will meet and exceed your wishes by helping you organize and add more activities and destinations to your vacation. 

 

Here are some suggestions:

  • Big Major Cay, feed the swimming pigs

  • Staniel Cay, swim in the Thunder Grotto cave

  • Compass Cay, pet friendly nurse sharks

  • Musha Cay, walk along the sandbar

  • Norman’s Cay, snorkel a sunken drug plane 

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Quick tips:

 

  • Mode of transportation is by car, taxi, scooter, or some prefer by foot.

  • The availability of some activities is determined by the time of year, so please plan ahead!    

  • Morning cruise suggested time frame: 10 am to 2 pm or 10 am to 6 pm.

  • Sunset cruise suggested time frame: 4 pm to 8 pm or 2 pm to 10 pm.

  • There are various options of pick-up and drop-off locations for this tour. We will be happy to work around your schedule to make yours an easy and convenient experience!Catering Services / Beverages by Pre-order / Jet Ski Rendezvous Service / Onboard Chef for special occasions / Transportation Services / Restaurant Reservation

  • Enhance your experience

 

 

  • Whatever the reason for your boat charter, we will be sure to make it special! We offer a broad range of additional services to make your time spent on one of our yachts unforgettable. Think of us as a concierge service, available to meet the needs of your special day.

 

 

  • Every moment on your chartered yacht is meant to be spent enjoying the sights, sea and sun, while relaxing with your special guests. With this in mind, we have a selection of “add-ons” for your onboard enjoyment (also feel free to bring your own).

 

 

  • More information on our services

Choosing a Boat

Your boat choice will be determined by budget, number of guests, occasion and destination.  We recommend you discuss it with our team so that we can make a suggestion based on your needs and desires.

 

Note: Fishing charters are permitted for a maximum of 6 guests by law.

 

Our Captains & Crews

Our knowledgeable Staff has been in the boating industry for many years and they are very well-prepared and informed, ready to guide and teach you, and answer any questions you may have.

While cruising onboard, your Captain will provide local fun-facts and general tour information per your requests. You will learn about specific areas of interest, celebrity homes, historical landmarks, places to stop and watch the sunset, the best restaurants to eat by the water, sandbars for swimming, the best snorkeling and fishing areas, the ideal time to catch the best fish, and even designated areas to jet ski.

South Florida Weather

 

Here in South Florida, we are fortunate to have almost perfect weather all year round – making it possible to enjoy a boating, yachting, sailing or fishing trip at any given moment!  

During the Summer, we have a short period of hot and humid weather, with temperatures from the mid-80s to low-90s (29–35° C) and occasional afternoon rain showers. This combination creates the perfect conditions for swimming, sunbathing, and ice-cold mojitos.

Winter temperatures average 69.2° F (20.7° C) during the day and 50° F (10° C) at night, making it the preferred time of the year for tourists from up north to escape the cold and soak up the sun while enjoying the cool, dry air. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year.