Great Exuma is all about life on the water. It's the stunning beauty of the Exuma Cays and its Land & Sea Park, as well as 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 have endless opportunities to explore Great Exuma's unrivaled natural surroundings and local culture.
Big tuna, marlin and mahi mahi are just a few of the prizes on which serious sports fishermen and beginners alike set their sights on Great Exuma. There are half-day and full-day fishing charters that offer experienced sports fishing guides and all the gear you'll need for a day on the water. Of course, you can bring your own fishing equipment, as well.
Another popular Great Exuma fishing option is Reef Fishing. Ideal for novice anglers, as well as experienced fishermen, this catch-and-release adventure will put you up close and personal with everything from yellow-tail snapper and barracuda to reef sharks.If free-diving in 10-35 feet of water along a stunning coral reef sounds like your kind of action, spearfishing should be on your list of activities during your visit to Great Exuma. You'll harvest what you catch and bring supper home with you!
Explore Great Exuma by Boat
Grand Isle is happy to arrange half-day and full-day Great Exuma boating excursions tailored to your groups' interests, such as:
You can also cruise by several celebrity islands owned by the likes of Johnny Depp, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, but the most famous of all are the swimming pigs that come out to your boat for a bite to eat! If you prefer, you can meet their scaly indigenous neighbors on Iguana Island.
Step into Great Exuma's turquoise waters and experience an underwater world like nothing you've seen before. Great Exuma is home to some of the world's most beautiful coral reefs, and there are numerous snorkel spots around the island and surrounding Cays just waiting to be explored. From Stocking Island to Harbour Island, vibrant reefs and freighter wrecks portray ecosystems at their finest. Snorkelers are also encouraged to enjoy the network of shallow underwater snorkeling trails accessible from the resort's own white-sand beach. Complimentary snorkeling gear is available for resort guests.
On Compass Cay, you can actually go swimming with the friendly nurse sharks and hundreds of Caribbean reef fish that join you off the dock. Any squeamish members of your group can stay on dry land and pet the sharks from the dinghy dock as they surface to meet their new human friends.
No visit to Great Exuma is complete without a visit to George Town, the charming island capital.
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