Activities on Great Exuma

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 intrigued by the idea of feeling the wind in your hair, you will find two rental agencies that can help make it happen. Those wanting to find out more about this topic can do so by following this link.


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.

You'll find two dive operators and a small number of dive sites in the area. Click on this link to read our page about scuba 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.

Thinking about reeling in a big one while on vacation? There are two charter operators located in this area. To navigate to our complete guide to deep sea fishing, go to this page.


The Bahamas Golf

Like golf? Great Exuma isn't exactly flooded with golf greens, but there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Emerald Reef Golf Course. For more information on golf throughout the Bahamas, visit this page.

Sailing and Boating

Out Island Explorers

Take some time to look through this table to learn more about area firms that will help you get out 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're interested in learning about marinas and charter operators read this page.


If you're vacationing with some avid shoppers they can "discover" a few of the area's 4 retail shops. To see our complete guide to shopping on Great Exuma, visit this page.


Enjoying a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to discover the area has one. For a better look at this specific topic, visit this article concerning your options for visiting a spa in this area.


Sandals Emerald Bay

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property where you can play tennis in this area.


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