If you’re looking for the hub of some of Bahamas’ most exciting and fascinating attractions, then look no further than Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Based, of course, on the magnificent island of Staniel Cay, this yacht club provides the perfect base for you to go out and explore some of the very best that the Caribbean has to offer.
Not only will you be subject to absolute luxurious comfort in a truly stunning setting, but you will be spoiled for choice. Staniel Cay Day Tours which visit the Staniel Cay Yacht Club will make you feel as if you’ve fallen directly into the world of James Bond. In fact, you actually have, as scenes from 1965’s Thunderball and 1983’s Never Say Never Again were actually shot nearby.
Staniel Cay Yacht Club is the ideal place for you to spend your Bahamian vacation, whether you’re enjoying Staniel Cay day trips, or you plan to spend the night. You are guaranteed to have an unforgettable time, whether you choose to relax and enjoy all the incredible facilities of this magnificent accommodation or you decide to go out and explore all that Staniel Cay has to offer. Staniel Cay Yacht Club is sure to provide the Bahamian vacation of a lifetime.
Staniel Cay Island in the Exuma Cays
Staniel Cay is located in amongst the gorgeous string of islands known as the Exuma Cays. Made up of 365 islands, the Exuma Cays is one of the very best destinations in the Bahamas, and by extension, the world. With a number of celebrities even owning private islands of their own here, it makes sense that a tour that includes Staniel Cay should be near the top of your list. What’s more is that Staniel Cay itself is among the most beautiful of the Exuma Cays. Not only does it showcase some truly sensational tropical beauty with exquisite beaches framed by lush palm trees and turquoise water, but it also provides access to extraordinary outings in the area.
Though there is plenty to see and do off the coast of this magnificent island, Staniel Cay Village is a wonderful destination in its own right. You can easily spend hours on a bicycle exploring the charming lanes of the village, stopping for a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant or simply enjoying the sights. Your entire tour will be framed by the magnificent ocean that ranges through every shade of blue. There’s something special about this island, beyond all the sights, attractions and Staniel Cay hotels, the atmosphere is one of pure paradise.
Visiting Staniel Cay Yacht Club on a Bahamas Day Trip with Bahamas Air Tours is a fantastic way to spend your vacation. If you’re based in Florida then you’ll be just moments away from the tour of a lifetime, flying from island to island and exploring each one at your leisure. If you choose to do a day trip from Florida, then be sure to include Staniel Cay on your list, as this destination is simply not to be missed.
What to do from Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Not only will you be living in luxury during your stay in Staniel Cay Yacht Club, you will also have access to numerous James Bond-like experiences nearby. Staniel Cay Yacht Club is the gateway to all the very best things to do in and around the island.
For a start, you can go and visit the famous Swimming Pigs. A trip to view these paddling porcines is the most sought after tour on earth, and you’ll understand why. Something about watching what appear to be regular farm creatures in this paradisaic tropical setting is both comical and fascinating. What’s more is the pigs are friendly, and will actively swim out to meet you as you arrive by boat. You can even bring along some snacks for the pigs and feed them as they swim alongside you.
From everyday farm animals, to creatures of a prehistoric world, Staniel Cay Yacht Club provides the ideal base from which to explore. Bitter Guana Cay is another popular nearby site. Here you will find the Bahamian Rock Iguana roaming the beach or lazing about in the sun. Fortunately for all tourists, these creatures aren’t nervous of humans in the slightest. This means that you can line up some spectacular vacation pictures that will serve as excellent aids to remembering your marvellous time at Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
More excitement awaits you at Compass Cay, where you will have the chance to swim with Nurse Sharks. Ranging from 7-14ft these large creatures may make you feel averse to jumping into the water beside them, but they are harmless for the most part. Always remember that they are still wild animals, and be sure to be well clear of the water during feeding time, but otherwise you are welcome to swim, stroke and even hold these sharks as they glide through the turquoise waters of Compass Cay.
Animals are great, and swimming with sharks is certainly thrilling, but nothing quite compares to a visit to Thunderball Grotto. This coastal cave was named after the Bond film that was shot here in 1965. You’ll need to clip on your masks and snorkels before diving into the crystalline ocean as the only access to the cave is through a submerged tunnel. To slowly float to the surface of the water inside the cave is an experience like no other. The cavern is illuminated from a small hole in the very top. This light dances through the water, making mesmerising patterns on the walls. As you bask in the glory of the cave, you may find yourself visited by a number of friendly tropical fish who call the coral beneath you home. Thunderball Grotto has particular relevance to Staniel Cay Yacht Club because many of the crew who were working on the film stayed in the club itself. A picture of the film crew can be seen in Staniel Cay Yacht Club Bahamas hanging in the bar.
As if an actual site from a Bond film wasn’t enough to make you feel immersed in this thrilling world, Staniel Cay has yet another tour available. Not far from the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, you will find a sunken planewreck. Though this is a remarkable thing to see in itself, the story of how it got there is what makes it really interesting. This is said to have been a drug smugglers plane, which crashed during a practice delivery in the Bahamas. What this means is that pilots would practice their drops with bags of flour and not drugs. This is what was uncovered when the planewreck was discovered.
There certainly is no doubt that a visit to Staniel Cay Yacht Club will be a delightful one. Whether you’re looking for a thrill, a tour of some of the world’s most curious creatures or simply to enjoy world class accommodation, Staniel Cay Yacht Club is for you. If the James Bond theme of the club is what really draws you, then be sure to book your trip during the annual Casino Royale night at the club.
Staniel Cay Yacht Club Accommodation
Featuring 14 unique and intimate bungalows, Staniel Cay Yacht Club is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway and is certainly the best of the Staniel Cay hotels. In fact, an entire wedding party could spend their days in perfect, romantic luxury leading up to the ceremony. These bungalows provide you privacy, as well as great access to all the other amenities offered at Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
Being a Yacht Club, this accommodation is particularly popular for those who have sea vessels of their own. Staniel Cay Yacht Club has its very own full-service marina. Not only does this serve as a place for people to moor their boats, but also as an attraction of sorts. All guests have access to the marina, which means you can walk around and admire all of these magnificent yachts as they come and go from the marina.
Featuring one of the best bars in the country, and an excellent restaurant, Staniel Cay Yacht Club Bahamas really takes your vacation to the next level. Though going out to explore the island and beyond is encouraged, you needn’t leave the yacht club to enjoy an absolutely perfect Bahamian getaway.
Visit the Staniel Cay Yacht Club on a Bahamas Day Tour
Bahamas Air Tours is more than just a means to enjoy Bahamas tours from Maimi, it is an experience in itself. With the largest windows in any commercial plane on earth, your time in the aircraft will be a truly picturesque one. Until you have experienced it, few realize just how beautiful the Bahamas is from above. Not only does Bahamas Air Tours allow you to see a wide range of the Bahamian Islands from this exceptional perspective, you will also be able to land and explore each of the islands at your leisure.
Though the wonder of flight is undoubtedly the very best part of a trip with Bahamas Air Tours, the travel time saved is another huge bonus. Most people have toured the Bahamas by boat, which takes significantly longer than touring by air. This means you can make far more of your time on you vacation. What’s more is that it has opened up the possibility to do Bahamas day trips from Florida and still experience the Bahamas in all its glory. Staniel Cay Day Trips depart from Miami and Nassau.
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