Best things to do in Exuma

A Tourist Guide for Planning a Trip to Great and Little Exuma

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Almost all of the best things to do in Exuma involve water - so planning around high and low tides may be necessary, but the information is tricky to find.

Here is what we use - I would not use this for navigation....but handy to know tides for beach trekking or fishing.

(Video source:  JL Powell.  Exumas Youtube. (2012).  Great film capturing imagery and philosophy of fishing in the Exumas)

Exuma is an angler's paradise.   The bonefishing, in particular, is probably  the best in the world.

Bonefish live in shallow water - the Exuma flats.   They are a sleek and muscular silver fish that usually weighs between 2 and 5 pounds with the world record currently at 19 pounds.   While they are very common around the Exumas, they are not...

Stocking island is a quintessential part of the Exuma experience.   If you don't have your own boat, you can get a water taxi from the dock in Georgetown, or rent a boat from Minn's in George Town.

Chat and Chill is the beach restaurant that makes a great conch burger and also succulent bbq ribs.  They also do a pig roast at noon on Sundays.   There is a beach volleyball court, hammocks and also fresh made conch salad at a stall on the beach which is incredible.   The beer is magi...

A great side excursion is to ask the water taxi to swing by The Blue Hole on the way to or from Stocking Island and Chat and Chill (usually at the cost of a good tip).   Blue holes are scientific curiosities...caves formed by water erosion when sea levels were lower and the area was on dry ground.  In the 1970s, the marine biologist and tv personality Jacques Cousteau filmed a dive into the hole traveling inside for about 1,700 feet.   In fact he released red vegetable dye during a...

Here is another really well shot video posted to youtube last week that follows a couple's trip from Miami to Nassau to the Exuma Cays - in December 2014.   Some great time lapse work. 

The video captures the downshift in pace and increase in natural beauty first from Miami to Nassau and then again when they move to the relaxed out islands of Great and Little Exuma at about 2 minutes mark.  Wonderful. Thanks for sharing!  

(Video source:  JL Powell.  Exumas Youtube. (2012).  Great film capturing imagery and philosophy of fishing in the Exumas)

Exuma is an angler's paradise.   The bonefishing, in particular, is probably  the best in the world.

Bonefish live in shallow water - the Exuma flats.   They are a sleek and muscular silver fish that usually weighs between 2 and 5 pounds with the world record currently at 19 pounds.   While they are very common around the Exumas, they are not...

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