Sail Tropical paradise of the Exuma Islands
Original post: Another World Adventures
The Exuma Islands are a fascinating archipelago with a rich blend of natural wonders and unique experiences … including that you can explore them by sailboat in April 2024 aboard Tempus. You’d be sailing with a Norwegian live-aboard family who are sailing around the world on their Majestic 53ft fantastic catamaran that has two double en-suit cabins available for adventure seekers looking for the perfect mix of adventure & R&R!
Here are five reasons we love this tropical paradise:
1. Swimming Pigs of Big Major Cay
One of the Exumas’ most famous attractions is the swimming pigs of Big Major Cay. These friendly and adorable pigs have made a home on the uninhabited island and have become a must-see for visitors. Swim with these porcine locals, feed them, and capture unforgettable moments of this unusual and delightful interaction.
2. Thunderball Grotto: A Cinematic Wonder
The Exumas gained international fame through the James Bond film “Thunderball,” which featured the stunning Thunderball Grotto. This underwater cave system is a snorkeler’s paradise, with crystal-clear waters, vibrant marine life, and captivating coral formations. Dive into the cinematic magic and explore the breathtaking beauty beneath the surface.
3. Exuma Land and Sea Park: A Natural Sanctuary
The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is the first of its kind in the world. Spanning over 176 square miles, this protected area aims to preserve the unique ecosystem of the Exumas. Snorkelers and divers can revel in the untouched beauty of coral reefs, underwater caves, and a diverse array of marine life, all thriving in their natural habitat.
4. Iguanas of Allen’s Cay
For those seeking encounters with exotic wildlife, Allen’s Cay is home to the endangered Allen’s Cay iguanas. These iguanas, unique to the Exumas, are friendly and curious, making for an unforgettable experience as you observe them in their natural habitat. It’s a rare opportunity to connect with these remarkable creatures.
5. Elizabeth Harbour: Boater’s Paradise
Named after the Queen of England, Elizabeth Harbour in George Town, Exumas, is a boater’s paradise. The harbor is known for its pristine turquoise waters, sheltered anchorages, and a bustling waterfront. Boating enthusiasts and sailors can find refuge and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Exumas while exploring the various cays that dot the harbor.
The Exuma Islands are not just a destination; they are a mosaic of natural wonders, unique encounters, and cinematic landscapes. Whether you’re swimming with pigs, exploring underwater caves, or connecting with endangered species, the Exumas offer an unparalleled Caribbean experience.
Check out this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail with Tempus in the Bahamas in April 2024 before they continue on their ocean adventure around the world!
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