To experience the true Bahamas, exploring the Exuma Cays in the Out Islands is an absolute must. The Exuma Cays are a string of islands in the Bahamas, they display some of the country’s most beautiful and unspoiled scenery.
A Bahamas tour would be incomplete without discovering the staggering natural beauty of the islands of the Exuma Cays, each with its own distinct personality. Not only are these islands easily accessible with Bahamas Air Tours, but the convenience of flying will allow you to fit an entire trip through the Exuma Cays into a Bahamas Day Trip from Florida.
The Exuma Cays are made up of 365 pristine islands surrounded by waters ranging through every shade of blue. Two of the islands bear the same name as this spectacularly beautiful archipelago, and are entirely worth visiting on your Bahamas tour. Great Exuma and Little Exuma lie at the southernmost point of the Exuma Cays and are home to a treasure trove of wonders to explore on your Bahamas Day Trip.
Little Exuma is particularly picturesque, boasting some of the very best beaches in the Bahamas. The Tropic of Cancer passes directly through Little Exuma, giving name to the Tropic of Cancer beach, an unspoiled strip of white sand on the island’s eastern shore and a perfect stop on your Bahamas tour. Great Exuma is a large island, with convenient ports for sailors and boaters to restock with supplies from Georgetown. While it may be at the bottom end of the Exuma Cays, Great Exuma is an extremely convenient location from which to explore the Out Islands, with its central location allowing for fantastic Bahamas Day Trips.
Visiting the Exuma Cays, whether you’re enjoying one of the 3 day cruises from Miami, or a Bahamas Day Trip, will take you on a number of exciting and luxurious adventures. To Island Hop Bahamas, exploring destinations like Staniel Cay and it’s wondrous surroundings, is to treat yourself to a vacation like never before. From basking in the glory of Emerald Bay and the magnificent white sandy beach, you can play a leisurely round of Golf at one of the Caribbean’s top courses. Wildlife enthusiasts will also have their hands full even on 3 night cruises to Bahamas, there is so much to see in the way of exotic wildlife. With all of this to enjoy, the accessibility of the Bahamas is unparalleled, with direct flights from the USA and the chance to island hop with Bahamas Air Tours. This accessibility makes Miami day trips and Florida air charters not only possible, but incredibly easy.
While Great and Little Exuma may be excellent destinations to visit on your Bahamas tour, the Exuma Cays is bursting at the seams with world-renowned islands. The beautiful island of Staniel Cay is one of the very best places to visit in the Exuma Cays on your Bahamas Day Trip. There are a number of fantastic activities and sites nearby, including Thunderball Grotto and the Exuma pigs. Staniel Cay is certainly not the only place to visit on your Exuma Cays Bahamas tour. The convenience shops, restaurants and tropical vistas in the small settlement Farmers Cay makes it a fantastic stop to ensure that your Bahamas Day Trip with Bahamas Air Tours is a memorable one. Black point serves as a convenient gateway to Staniel Cay, with both an airport and a small village where you can fly in on your island hopping Bahamas tour and do some shopping.
Bahamas Air Tours offers you the unique opportunity of experiencing the voyage of Bahamas Island Hopping by air. The stunning views of the string of islands in the Exuma Cays are simply unparalleled. Looking out the window at the mesmerising islands surrounded by sparkling turquoise water is an experience you will never forget. While many people struggle to get time off work to enjoy experiences such as this one, Bahamas Air Tours gives you the chance to explore all these magnificent islands on a Bahamas Day Trip.
The Exuma Cays also boast the world’s first Land and Sea Park, which is just a Miami Day Trip to Bahamas away. Having been established in 1958 and managed by the Bahamas National Trust, this fantastic park has been protecting the fragile Bahamian ecosystem for almost 50 years! The Bahamas Land and Sea Park is a strict ‘No take zone’ which means that all fishing is prohibited. On your Bahamas tour of this park, only photographs can be taken, and only footprints can be left behind.
The fact that a number of Hollywood film stars own private islands in the Exuma Cays will come as no surprise to you when you see the immense beauty and pristine nature of the islands. The glistening white sand of the beaches combined with the exceptionally beautiful turquoise waters that roll onto the shores sets the scene for the ideal tropical getaway. On a Bahamas Day Trip with Bahamas Air Tours you will have the chance to view a seemingly endless number of picturesque scenes such as this one.
The famous Exuma Pigs of Staniel Cay can be found in the Exuma Cays. A Bahamas tour to visit the Staniel Cay pigs has become the most sought after trip in the entire world. After visiting these pigs and being entertained by them as they paddle past your boat, you can visit a number of other exciting destinations nearby. Sunken plane wrecks, gorgeous grottos and prehistoric islands on which Bahamian Rock Iguanas Roam. A visit to Staniel Cay is an absolute must on your Bahamas air charter flight with Bahamas Air Tours. 3 day cruises from Miami are a popular way of exploring the archipelago and a great way to visit the Staniel Cay pigs.
Georgetown Exumas, located on Great Exuma, is the capital of the Exuma Cays and an excellent stop on your Bahamas tour. For a start, this is a fantastic place to try out the local Bahamian cuisine at the Fish Fry just to the north of Georgetown Exumas. You will be spoiled for choice with a wide range of different seafood dishes, many of which including conch. A very popular ingredient in Bahamian cooking, you will be able to try cracked conch, conch fritters, conch salad and many more dishes, each with their own distinct flavours and textures. Tasting these dishes is a great way to immerse yourself in the Bahamian culture on a Bahamas Day Trip.
While there really is no better viewpoint than from the window of a Bahamas Air Tours plane, a visit to Mount Thompson on Great Exuma will provide you with a fantastic view of the island. A short drive from Geaorgetown Exumas along the Queens Highway will bring you to Mount Thompson. Not only will you see the island from a new perspective, but you will also have a perfect view of the famous Three Sisters rock formation. Protruding dramatically from the ocean just off the coast of Great Exuma, the Three Sisters provide a unique addition to this beautiful Bahamian scene.
Delving into the history of Great Exuma, you can visit the Rolle Town Tombs which date back to the times of the loyalists in the Bahamas. Rolle Town is located just south of Georgetown Exumas. Upon arrival in Rolle Town you can make your way to the small clearing in which you will find the 3 famous Rolle Town Tombs. This experience provides you with a fascinating window into the past on your Bahamas tour. The range of activities available to you on a Bahamas Air Tour is truly impressive, and your flights to Great Exuma will not be wasted.
Great Exuma also serves as a fantastic gateway to some of the nearby islands. Stocking Island, just off the east coast of Great Exuma is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. While the island may only be a total of 4 miles long, there is so much to do here. For all the hikers and walking enthusiasts out there, one of the best places to visit on your Bahamas tour is Stocking Island. With a network of great walking trails around the island, you will have a chance to explore the island in its entirety. Be sure, however, to save time for snorkelling, since the nearby waters are some of the most vibrant and full of life throughout the archipelago. After all these exciting activities you will have surely worked up quite an appetite, making the Chat ‘n Chill Bar on the island’s western shore the perfect final stop on your Bahamas tour of Stocking Island.
The jewel in the crown of all Bahamas tour destinations on Great Exuma in the Exuma Cays is Emerald Bay Bahamas. With Grand Isle Resort & Spa and Sandals Resort bordering one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Emerald Bay is certainly worth a visit.Flights to Great Exuma will give you a great view of the 18-hole championship golf course at Sandals Resort & Spa. Designed by the golfing legend Greg Norman, this course is undoubtedly one of the very best in the Caribbean.
Not only is Emerald Bay Bahamas a golfer’s paradise, but it’s also an ideal stop for any yachters on 3 night cruises to Bahamas. The Grand Isle Resort & Spa offers accommodation unlike any other in the Bahamas. A night here will have you feeling like you’re in a gated community in the US, with large houses and cobbled lanes.
The charm of this accommodation is enhanced by the fact that each of the guests are given golf buggies in which they can explore the island. Not only is Emerald Bay Bahamas one of the very best destinations in the archipelago, it is also exceptionally convenient, being just a 10-minute drive from the international airport.
Fortunately, the trip from Great Exuma to Little Exuma on your Bahamas Day Trip is an easy one. The two islands are connected by a bridge that spans some truly magnificent turquoise water. Once you’ve made the short trip to Little Exuma, you will immediately see why this island is considered to be one of the Bahamas’ most picturesque destinations. Flights to Exuma Bahamas are worthwhile just to visit this fantastic island alone.
Hollywood also appreciated the beauty, and saw potential in Little Exuma, which is why a number of scenes from several different movies have been shot on this island, including scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom would spend hours on this island during filming, even when off camera, they would hang around to enjoy the immense beauty of the beaches. They are said to have often visited the open air Fish Fry called “Santana’s” for a local Kalik beer and a lobster meal. It was during this time that Johnny Depp decided to buy his own island in the Exuma Cays, Little Hall’s Pond at an estimated $3.5 million.
Williams Town is the largest settlement on Little Exuma, and an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the island. Your Bahamas Day Trip will give you the chance to visit the nearby salt lakes, which were used for salt mining in the 18th century. These vast planes are fascinating to view, and are certainly worth the trip. If you’re still hoping to look into the Bahamas of the past, then you can pay a visit to the Hermitage Estate. Once owned by the Ferguson family, this was a productive cotton plantation. This gives us insight into the dark past of the Bahamas and their role in the slave trade of the past.
Of course, at the very top of the list of destinations to visit on Little Exuma, the Tropic of Cancer Beach is not to be missed! Also known as Pelican Beach, this crescent shaped strip of white sand displays a staggering beauty. It is sites like this one that make Bahamas Air Tours and Bahamas Island Hopping so worthwhile. Flying to Bahamas from Florida and visiting Tropic of Cancer Beach is a perfect way to spend your Bahamas Day Trip.
The Exuma Cays is not only one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, it is also incredibly accessible. International flights to Exuma Bahamas are available, transporting you to the Exuma International Airport at Moss Town. This means that you can book Florida air charters and arrive in the Exuma Cays within a matter of hours. This proximity to the US is why Miami day trips to the Bahamas are becoming increasingly popular.
If you’re planning on flying to Bahamas from Florida on a Bahamas air charter, you will be able to choose from a range of different airlines including American, American Eagle, Delta and Air Canada. If you’re looking to island hop Bahamas, then you can book with Bahamas Air Tours for a Miami Day Trip to Bahamas, and a vacation that you will never forget.
There really is nothing quite like Bahamas Island Hopping, particularly on a Bahamas tour of the Exuma Cays. To island hop Bahamas is to experience the islands like never before, particularly if you’ve booked with Bahamas Air Tours and you’re viewing the islands from the skies. This unparalleled vantage point will give you a new perspective on the paradisiac beaches of the Bahamas. You will be able to see them in all their glory as the turquoise ocean rolls onto the sand.
Whether you’re a golfer, an explorer or simply someone who needs a vacation, Bahamas Air Tours has the perfect tours for you. You will be transported to the best golf course in the Caribbean, some of the Bahamas’ most remote islands, and you’ll even have the chance to swim with the famous Exuma Pigs. While the Staniel Cay pigs may be an exciting stop for your Bahamas tour, wildlife enthusiasts will also have an endless number of marine animals to discover below the water’s surface. What makes the Exuma Cays so truly special though, is how accessible they are. Not only is there an international airport on Great Exuma, but with Bahamas Air Tours you can enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Exuma Cays on a Bahamas Day trip.
Select images courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism.
With beautifully illustrated maps and informative destination guides.
Download the Guidebook
Mon – Sun 9.00 – 17.00
4300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Fla. Seller of Travel Ref No. ST41785
Staniel Cay Tours
Miami to Bahamas Day Trips
Nassau to Exuma Day Trips
Swimming Pigs Excursions
Harbour Island Day Trips