With excellent big game fishing, colorful dives and some marvellous rare birds to spot, a Bahamas tour of Berry Islands Bahamas should not be missed.
Berry Islands Bahamas is made up of several small, unique islands. With only 700 residents across the cluster of 30 islands and nearly 100 cays, your Bahamas tour of this picturesque destination will be a peaceful one. With excellent big game fishing, spectacularly colourful dives and some marvellous rare birds to spot, a Bahamas tour of Berry Islands Bahamas should not be missed.
The Berry Islands Bahamas are located almost 60km north of Nassau, making them a common stop for cruises from Florida to the Bahamas. Of all the islands and cays to visit in the Berry Islands Bahamas, Great Harbour Cay is the largest, and is home to the main settlement known as Bullocks Harbour. Your Bahamas tour of Great Harbour Cay and the rest of Berry Islands Bahamas will introduce you to some exciting wildlife, fascinating geological formations and an endless stream of outstanding sights and vistas.
Though Great Harbour Cay may be the largest of the islands with the highest population, Great Stirrup Cay is where the history of the Berry Islands Bahamas begins. Along with a group of freed slaves, Governor Colebrook were the first inhabitants of the Berry Islands Bahamas on Great Stirrup Cay. A visit to this island will provide you with a window into the past, with excellent historical Bahamas tours of lighthouses, churches and abandoned villages to discover.
Fishing is such a popular sport in the Berry Islands Bahamas that if you are an avid fisherman, you should absolutely visit Great Harbour Cay and take part in some big game fishing. With King Mackerel, Tuna, and a range of other prize game fish to look out for, Berry Islands Bahamas has been dubbed the “fishbowl of the Bahamas”.
At only 7.5 miles long, and 2.5 miles wide, Great Harbour Cay is the largest of all the small islands and cays in the Berry Islands Bahamas. Along almost the entire stretch of Great Harbour Cay is a paradisiac beach on which you can lie back and soak up the warm Bahamian sun on your Bahamas tour. Great Harbour Cay also plays host to the Berry Islands Bahamas largest settlement, Bullocks Harbour, which is also known as “The Village”.
Not only is Bullocks Harbour the largest settlement in these islands, it is also the capital of the Berry Islands Bahamas. It is here that you will be able to try a number of different restaurants, go out to bars and do some shopping during your Bahamas tour of Great Harbour Cay. You will be sure to have some of your most immersive cultural experiences here as well since this is where the majority of the locals in Berry Islands Bahamas live. You will also find some historical sites in Great Harbour Cay. Though Bullocks Harbour may be the largest settlement, the area known as Ship Yard Beach was the first settlement. Originally named Bamboo Cay, this site is now part of Bullocks Harbour on Great Harbour Cay.
If it’s beaches that you’re looking for, then be sure to visit Sugar Beach, which can be found on the Island’s east coast. This exquisite stretch of beach is inarguably one of the most beautiful places in the Bahamas. This is also where you will find the caves of Sugar Beach, set into the cliffs alongside the ocean. If you travel south from this point, you will eventually meet up with Shark Creek, located at the southernmost point of Great Harbour Cay. This stretch of idyllic white sand is also known as Shell Beach because of the number of seashells that wash up on the shores here.
If you’re a golfing enthusiast and you’re hoping to get some rounds in on your Bahamas tour, then Great Harbour Cay is the place for you. With an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Joe Lee, you will be teeing off, driving and putting your way through one of the world’s most picturesque golf courses.
Before visiting the on of the Berry Islands Bahamas Marinas on your Bahamas tour, be sure to stop off at the St. Bartholomew Anglican Church. Having been established in 1850, this was the first church on Great Harbour Cay and is still being used today. After your Bahamas tour of the church, you can make your trip to the Great Harbour Cay Marina, where you can embark on one of the most exciting fishing voyages of your life.
Chub Cay Bahamas is the southernmost island in the Berry Islands Bahamas. If there is any island to travel to on your Chub Cay Bahamas tour for great fishing, it’s this one! Chub Cay Bahamas’ waters are filled with bonefish, crawfish and conch, as well as record mackerel and blue and white marlin catches have been made here. Chub Cay fishing is one of the top attractions in the Berry Islands Bahamas.
Chub Cay fishing is not, however, the only thing to do at this diverse destination. After arriving at the Chub Cay Airport and taking a look at the Chub Cay map, you can make your way to the spectacular blue hole on this island. Located within the Southern Berry Islands Marine Reserve, this is one of the top spots for fishing inland on Chub Cay Bahamas. The Chub Cay map indicates how very close the blue hole is to the main road, which is why several warning signs have been put up on either side of it to ensure that motorists don’t end up in the water.
Once you’ve arrived at the Chub Cay airport, you can also make your way to the magnificent Chub Cay Bahamas Resort which is home to one of Berry Islands Bahamas marinas. With a range of oceanside villas to choose from, fully equipped with internet, kitchens bedrooms and bathrooms, Chub Cay Bahamas Resort & Marina will cater to your every need. Of course, just like any other destination in the fishbowl of the Bahamas, Chub Cay Bahamas Resort & Marina also offer some truly fantastic fishing opportunities.
If you plan to fly to Bahamas from Florida, ensure that your Bahamas air charter includes Chub Cay Bahamas. Bahamas Island Hopping through the Berry Islands is one of the top things to do in this marvellous archipelago, and if Chub Cay Bahamas isn’t part of your tour, you will undoubtedly be missing out.
After having explored the wonders of Chub Cay Bahamas, you can make your way across the Berry Islands Bahamas to Little Whale Cay. This charming little private island is exceptionally beautiful, and with staff and amenities to create the perfect Bahamas tour, you can rent out the entire island. A visit to Little Whale Cay is undoubtedly the vacation of a lifetime.
With space fit for 12 guests across 3 luxurious villas, you and your friends could book a night or two on Little Whale Cay and enjoy a Bahamas tour like no other. Each villa is equipped with an infinity-pool overlooking the ocean, a gym, a yoga deck and a number of boats to choose from, whether you’d like to go fishing, relax on a cruise or get your blood pumping with some thrilling water sports. Also, it is the only place in the Berry Islands Bahamas that features a spa.
Fortunately there is a private airstrip on this island, meaning that if you book with Bahamas Air Tours for a Bahamas Island Hopping experience, you will be transported directly to this small piece of paradise. If you are on a Miami Day Trip to Bahamas then you won’t have the chance to stay for the night, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stop in and appreciate the immense beauty of the Berry Islands Bahamas.
If, instead of travelling south from Chub Cay Bahamas, you were to travel north, you would reach Great Stirrup Cay. Also known as Pleasure Island, this exceptionally beautiful destination is the cluster’s northernmost island. With perfect, white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and exquisite turquoise waters, it’s small wonder this is one of the Berry Islands Bahamas most popular destinations.
During your Bahamas tour of Great Stirrup Cay, you will also be sure to come across some exotic wildlife, both above and below the waves. With thriving coral reefs packed with neon fish to lizards, seagulls, this is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream destination. What makes this island unique, however, is that it’s owned by Norwegian Cruise Line, making it a very popular stop for cruises from Florida to Bahamas.
If you’re a sightseer exploring the Bahamas one island at a time, then a visit to the lighthouse on Great Stirrup Cay is a great idea. Providing you with panoramic views of the island and ocean alike, there are few places on the island that are better for taking in the exceptional sights.
This tiny little island is absolutely packed with Coco Cay things to do. Visiting the east coast of this island will give you a chance to take part in all the exciting recreational activities on offer. From snorkeling with manatees and rays, to enjoying the beauty of your surroundings and going on nature trail walks among other Coco Cay excursions, there are endless Coco Cay things to do.
Coco Cay excursions are also extremely popular during a day visit. You can make the trip to this small island and explore it in its entirety in a matter of hours. Since the island is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises, this is an exceptionally popular destination for cruise ships.
After having explored destinations like Coco Cay and the blue hole on Chub Cay Bahamas, you will certainly enjoy visiting Hoffmann’s Cay Blue Hole too. This, however, is a great destination for anyone looking for a thrill. This is due to the fact that there is a 20ft cliff that hangs over the edge of the hole, making for an adrenaline rush like no other as you hurtle down towards the dark and watery depths of this blue hole.
The Bahamas is a destination steeped in cultural vibrancy, and a Bahamas tour of the Berry Islands is no exception. In fact, if your visit coincides with the weekend before the Emancipation Day Holiday, then you will be given the exciting chance to take part in the Berry Islands’ Fest & Homecoming. This event is absolutely not-to-be-missed, as it celebrates all things indigenous to the Berry Islands, including their culture, food and drinks. Live entertainment echoes through the islands as exciting activities and fun-filled family friendly games spread throughout the Berry Islands. You will also have a chance to purchase some local arts and crafts that are put on display during the festival.
Of all the festivals in the Caribbean, the Junkanoo Summer Festival of the Bahamas is by far the most vibrant celebration. Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, this event takes place in July across four Saturdays. Comparable to Brazil’s Carnival, this magnificent celebration of color, dance, light and people displays Bahamian culture like nothing else. Just like the rest of the Bahamas, the Berry Islands are abuzz with the excitement of Junkanoo during the month of July. The Great Harbour Cay Marina is the venue for the festival in the Berry Islands, so be sure to check it out.
The Bahamas is a destination filled to the brim with exceptional and diverse scuba sites. The Berry Islands are one of the top destinations within the Bahamas to explore this exciting underwater world. Not only is it a great place for Scuba Divers, but snorkelers will also have an incredible time due to how shallow many of the reefs are. The best part about diving in the Berry Islands is that no matter what level of experience you have with diving, there will be a site suitable for you.
Diving in the Berry Islands will give you the chance to explore as many as 7 sites. If you are a little more experienced, then you can visit the excellent Big Whale East and North Reefs as well as taking a trip to Bird Cay South reef. However, one of the most popular dive sites is not actually at a coral reef, but rather at the site of an airplane wreck. This means you will have the chance to explore this unique wreck and view all the marine life that now call it home.
The small islands, peaceful beaches and uninhabited cays of the Berry Islands make this a top destination in the Bahamas. Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast looking for the thrill of big game fishing at Chub Cay Bahamas, a sightseer exploring some of the Bahamas’ most beautiful terrain, a scuba diver or a nature and wildlife enthusiast, booking a tour of the Berry Islands with Bahamas Air Tours is an excellent idea.
Bahamas Island Hopping tours are the absolute perfect way to explore this unforgettable archipelago. Fly to Bahamas from Florida and soar above all the glorious islands as you make your way to each one, this is an experience like no other. The beauty of the Bahamas is also due to the immense convenience and proximity to Florida, USA. You can book a Miami day trip to Bahamas, and whether you’re travelling from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or Palm Beach, you will be given the chance to book a Bahamas air charter with Bahamas Air Tours.
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