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.

While boat tours to visit the swimming pigs of Exuma are more famous, a boat tour from Little Exuma to White Cay is equally incredible.

You won't believe these photos.

(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...

Best place to buy Spiny Lobster if you dont catch them yourself on a snorkling tour (check to ensure you are in-season.  If you don't catch them live, Prime Island Meats often has them in stock in season - check the directory):

Ingredients

6 spiny lobsters

2 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup finely diced red onion

1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves

1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons white or red wine vinegar

Directions

Submerge live lobsters in boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove from water. When co...

Exuma is famous for the Bonefish that inhabit the sand flats and mangroves.  They are most plentiful around Little Exuma, particularly the mangrove (south) side.  That said, they can be spotted all over the island and tend to feed in shallows in as little as a few inches of water, feeding with the incoming tide.  

 

They sometimes follow stingrays and feed on the shrimp and crabs that are turned up in the sand.

 

First identified and classified in 1758, their Latin name, Albu...

(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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