Activities on Great Exuma

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Great Exuma is the main island in the Exumas, home to the largest settlement and the largest number of attractions and available activities.  There is even a golf course on the island, a rarity in the less tourist-y areas of the Bahamas.  The flats on the west side of Great Exuma are great for bonefishing, and a deep sea fishing trip is almost always successful as well.  The shopping is also better here than elsewhere, especially if you stop at the Straw Market where you can pick up souvenirs and purchase fish caught fresh that day by local fishermen.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Great Exuma is known as a very bicycle and scooter friendly destination. Many will find these mobile options the way to travel on the island.

If you are thinking about riding in the open air, there are a couple of places that can help make it happen. To read our detailed page about renting a bike or scooter, click here.


Great Exuma Diving

Unlike much of the rest of the Bahamas, Great Exuma is not particulary strong when it comes to diving opportunities. Still, those willing to travel a little further by boat will have much of the same options as divers staying on other islands.

There are two dive services and a small number of dive sites to choose from. Click this link to view our page regarding diving in this area.


Out Island Explorers Fishing

Fishing charters are a very popular activity for tourists visiting Great Exuma. If you are looking to head out for a day catching fish, this option might be for you.

Like fishing? There are a couple of fishing charters that operate in this area. Readers can find out more about fishing in this area can do so here.


The Bahamas Golf

If you or someone in your group enjoys playing golf you probably realize Great Exuma isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end. However, there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Emerald Reef Golf Course. To read a more complete discussion of golf courses throughout the Bahamas check out this page.

Sailing and Boating

Out Island Explorers

The chart just below has some key facts concerning local providers that can help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities On Great Exuma
Name Type Phone Location Island
Out Island Explorers Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (265) 365-5686 George Town, Central Great Exuma Great Exuma

If you want to read about area marinas and charter operators read this article.


If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they might want to know that there are at least 4 retailers in this area. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping on Great Exuma, you can do so on this page.


The Bahamas Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you'll be pleased to learn there's one in the area. To learn about more the options, visit this page.


Sandals Emerald Bay

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. However, we're only aware of one property in the area where you can play tennis.


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