No visit to the Bahamas is complete without at least one encounter with underwater creatures, and dolphins are among the most loveable ocean dwellers. This company offers a variety of ways to visit with these splendid animals in their Sanctuary Bay home. The Close Encounter (US$75) allows guests to take pictures from a ferry's observation deck or venture into waist-deep water where a few dolphins are sure to visit. More extensive programs are also available. Make reservations well ahead of time for this very popular attraction.
This stunning natural reserve is replete with exquisite underwater caves, the pristine waters swirling in the chasms which make for quite a sight. Encompassing about 40 acres of land area, the Lucayan National Park has established itself as a popular hot-spot, with visitors constantly flocking to admire the allure of the lush forest area. The various trails and walkways lead to groves of pine trees, mangrove swamps and large caves. A gorgeous beach complete with picnic facilities offers guests plenty of space to relax after a long hike. Kayaking is a popular activity here.
Lucaya Watersports offers a large variety of watersport and fun activities for the whole family. You may choice between sightseeing, snorkeling, a romantic sunset cruise, fishing activities or exploring the island yourself by renting a bike, scooter, wave runner, etc. The company is located directly in the Taino Beach Resort, as well as in Port Lucaya.
Equal parts jungle, zoo and romantic hideaway, this 4.45-hectare (11-acre) property is home to some of Grand Bahamas' most exotic wildlife. Macaws, alligators and iguanas are just a few of the animals you'll see. At the petting zoo, kids or adults can acquaint themselves with pigs and pygmy goats. The thick vegetation of the forest area is a pleasing sight as one traverses the pathways running through the green land. Towering trees flank the trails, with a variety of flora and fauna bolstering the allure of the area. Fountains and gushing waterfalls form a picturesque backdrop, and blooming flowers adorn the vines and bushes. The romantic side of the garden can be found under a waterfall or in the shade of a tropical fruit tree. Quite a few couples have chosen to tie the knot here - or to re-pledge their troth.
Heaven on earth, Grand Bahama is every beach lovers fantasy. Boasting beautiful beaches and a pleasant climate, the alluring island is one of the most scenic spots in the archipelago, with several tourists flocking to the gorgeous site from all over the world. Sprinkled with numerous resorts, Grand Bahama is a thriving tourist hub which offers exhilarating water sports as well. One of the best ways to view the island is through para-sailing which allows visitors to bask in some of the most stunning, panoramic views of the Grand Bahama Islands. Green forests and turquoise waters stretch on for miles on end, creating an atmosphere which is highly appealing. Other popular sports visitors often indulge in here include scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, snorkeling and windsurfing.
Imagine yourself on horseback, galloping along the shoreline and splashing in the crystalline Caribbean surf, a wildly romantic vision, isn't it? Here's where you can make it happen. At Pinetree, you'll have a chance to explore winding wooded trails through Pinetree Forest, pass Cooper's Castle and ride along a secluded beach. Tours are guided and are geared for novice to expert.Reservations are necessary, as space fills up. Check the website or call for timings
This peaceful, tropical park is inhabited only by wildlife, although tourists from around the world visit daily. Peterson Cay National Park can only be reached by boat. Most visitors paddle out in two or three person kayaks. The water around the cay is filled with fire coral (look, but don't touch!), iridescent parrotfish, dolphins and other exotic sea creatures. Guests spend hours snorkeling in the crystalline waters. A picnic lunch is offered on the beach. This must-see Grand Bahama attraction is truly an unforgettable experience. Ask your hotel tour desk for pricing.
Every diver dreams about finding Spanish doubloons and jewel-encrusted chests in the Caribbean; it happened here at Treasure Reef. In the mid 1960s, four men found an old Spanish wreck containing coins worth USD3 million in the area. Today, underwater explorers come to see the schools of French grunts and diverse coral formations. Maybe you will get lucky and find a forgotten treasure! Contact UNXESO or the Grand Bahama Tourism Board (see separate listings) for diving charters and additional infomation.
Join the troupe at Bahamas Adventures and enjoy a fun-filled experience of the great island. Specialists in adventure tours and outdoor activities, this is where you you should be, to truly enjoy the essence of the Caribbean. Indulge in a variety of action-packed water sports, from sailing and kayaking, to windsurfing and snorkeling; or explore some of the hidden secrets of the island through a guided tour.