Snorkel in Thunderball Grotto
West of Staniel Clay is a fantastic underwater cave system that teems with exotic aquatic life. Thunderball Grotto is a habitat for brilliantly colored coral reefs and fish, including the Sergeant Majors, Angel Fish, and Yellow-Tail Snappers. This location is ideal for diving, wading, and snorkeling.
Swim with Nurse Sharks at Compass Cay Marina
Nurse sharks are slow-moving bottom-dwellers that are majorly harmless to humans. These sharks, which can grow up to 14 feet in length, have incredibly strong jaws. Years of interaction with humans have made these sharks so acclimatized to humans that they are considered pets by the Compass Cay Marina owners.
Feed the Swimming Pigs
You will be greeted by boorish, loud, snorting pigs paddling towards their guests at Major Cay. No one knows for certain how they got to the islands. However, these ordinarily foraging animals have become almost entirely dependent on the food they receive from visitors. The best food for the swimming pigs includes watermelons, carrots, grapes, apples, and lettuce.
Spend Time with Iguanas at Allen's Cay
The Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas, also known as the Allen Cay or Exuma Iguanas, can only be found in three cays in the world. These are Southern Allen's Cay, Allen's Cay, and Leaf Cay. The iguanas, which can amass as much as 24 pounds, can live up to 40 years. These bold creatures often have no trouble climbing arms and body parts and can jump quite high. There is no perfect time to see the iguanas. If the sun is out, they'll be there, waiting to be fed by friendly tourists.
Visit Tropics of Cancer Beach
Despite the popularity of this beach, it is often isolated. Rarely is it ever crowded. Considering the lush white sand that empties into the bright blue waters ahead, this is amazing. The Tropics of Cancer Beach is arguably one of the best beaches in the Exumas.
Visit the Sunken Plane Wreck
Close to Staniel Cay is one of the most accessible underwater plane wrecks in the world. This dive site is only just 6 feet underwater. Despite the shallow nature of the wreck, it has not prevented the abundance of marine vegetation and life that have flooded the location. The plane also houses Nurse Sharks, who enjoy a nap under its wings.
Plunge into Dean's Blue Hole (Deepest Blue Hole In The World)
Dean's Blue Hole, the second deepest blue hole in the world and the deepest saltwater blue hole, is an astonishing 663ft deep. It is filled with crystalline clear water that is visible for up to 30 meters. Snorkeling or diving will present you with an opportunity to experience this natural habitat for tarpons, turtle seahorses, and other kaleidoscopic marine life in all its glory. This hole plays host to the William Trubridge annual freediving competition.