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 like the idea of sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will find two rental agencies that can help you. Click here to see our page regarding bike and scooter rentals.


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 a couple of dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. Make your way to this page about scuba diving in this area if you're looking for more facts.


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.

Enjoy fishing? There are a pair of fishing charters that operate in this area. For more information on deep sea fishing in this area, check out this page.


The Bahamas Golf

If there are some golfers in your group, you probably realize Great Exuma isn't overloaded with golf greens. Still, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Emerald Reef Golf Course. To visit our detailed guide to golf throughout the Bahamas, read this article.

Sailing and Boating

Out Island Explorers

Review the following table to read more about local providers that can enable you to get out on the open 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'd like to read about local marinas and charter options read this page.


If you have some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they might want to know that the area has more than 4 retail stores just waiting to be explored. Go to this extended discussion if you're interested in learning about shopping on Great Exuma.


Enjoying a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to discover there's one in the area. To learn more about the options, go to this page.


Sandals Emerald Bay

If you enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, we're only aware of one property in the area where you can play tennis.


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