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 considering sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, there is a place that can help you. To find out more about bike and scooter rentals, see this page.


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 services and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area. To learn more about diving in this area click this link.


Fish Rowe Charters

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.

Hoping you can spend some time on the open water with a rod in your hand? There are a pair of charter fishing companies operating in this area. For a more detailed look at fishing in the area visit this page.


The Bahamas Golf

If you're a golf fanatic you should know that Great Exuma isn't exactly flooded with golf greens. However, there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Emerald Reef Golf Course. To find out about other golf courses throughout the Bahamas, go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Out Island Explorers

The following chart summarizes more information about 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're interested in learning about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.


For information concerning opportunities for shopping on Great Exuma, navigate to this page.


Sandals Emerald Bay

If you want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. However, we're only aware of one property where you can play tennis in this area.

Other Activities

Check this table to learn more.

Other Activities On Great Exuma
Name Type Phone Location Island
Jet Ski Tours at Paradise Bay Watersports Operator (242) 358-5229 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central Rolleville Great Exuma

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