Activities on Harbour Island

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Known as the “Nantucket of the Caribbean,” Harbour Island has a unique feel to it with its New England style buildings set to the backdrop of a tropical island.  Like the diversity of the landscape, the typical type of tourist attracted to this destination ranges from the top one percent of earners to beach-goers traveling on a budget.  While the perfect pink sand beaches are generally what attracts tourists, there are many activities to consider as you plan your getaway.

It is probably not hard to imagine that waterports rank at the top of the list of favored activities.  Scuba diving, fishing, and sailing are how many tourists spend the majority of their time on the island.  What you may not know is that this is one of the top dining destinations in the Bahamas, and while you probably do not consider eating the type of activity that you would put so much thought into, on Harbour Island it is essential that you do.

Bike and Scooter Rental

Harbour Island is one of those places where eveyone uses golf carts to get around. Join in on the fun and do some exploring like a local. Alternatively, bikes and scooters are also a good option.

If you like the idea of feeling the wind on your face as you move along, there are 7 rental agencies that can help you. Anyone needing to find more details concerning this topic can do so here.


Harbour Island Diving

Harbour Island is one of the most varied diving destinations in the Caribbean. Offering a mix of reefs, caves, and canyons, you can find any kind of terrain off the island. With this variety also comes an abundance of marine life that make for a great experience.

There are a couple of dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area. Use this link to find our page dedicated to diving in this area.


The Bahamas Fishing

Like to go fishing? There are a pair of charter operators that operate in this area. Anyone needing to get more details about fishing in this area can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Harbour Island Sailing and Boating

The table directly below provides a few details regarding local providers that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Harbour Island
Name Type Phone Location Island
Valentines Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (242) 333-2080 Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island Harbour Island

If you're interested in learning about area marinas and charter operators follow this link.


Calico Trading Co

If you have some folks who enjoy window shopping in your group, they'll be interested to know that the area has more than 12 retail stores just waiting to be explored. Visit this page if you'd like to find out more about shopping on Harbour Island.


Preacher's Cave

Another great way to spend some of your time is enjoying the area's sights and natural environment. The area features a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. To read a more detailed discussion of available sightseeing attractions, go to this article.


If you like to snorkel there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so within easy reach of Harbour Island. For a more comprehensive look at snorkeling, read this article concerning possibilities for snorkeling.


Dermalogica Harbour Island

Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to know there's one in the area. Readers can find out more about this topic can do so by visiting this page.


Coral Sands Hotel

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. There are a couple of different properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Harbour Island
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Coral Sands Hotel Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island 2 check
Pink Sands Resort Dunmore Town, Central Harbour Island 2 check

For instance, Coral Sands Hotel is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.


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