The Exumas are a string of 365 islands and cays that stretch across 130 miles of crystal blue waters. Natural harbors and secluded beaches are the base for further adventure! Explore pristine reefs full of a variety of fishes and corals, quiet trails through mangrove estuaries, cross amazingly clear backcountry flats where you can easily see stingrays, starfish, anemones, sea turtles, lemon sharks and that elusive bonefish! Wild goats may be spotted on a remote bluff. The islands are formed of oolitic limestone which has been dramatically carved by wind and water to form breathtaking cliffs and overhangs. Although the soil is thin, it supports lush foliage that seems to grow from the rock itself. The Bahamas are a truly a nature lover's paradise.
Kayaking trips to the
Exumas are offered with lodging or camping. Sea kayaks with rudders are
used. Lodging trips are 7 days, 6 nights.
Camping trips are
8 days, 7 nights.
Exumas Lodging Trip
The lodging trip takes us to the beautiful 4 bedroom Ferry Side Villa, which is uniquely situated on a bluff overlooking the harbor of Little Exuma and the backcountry Bonefish flats. This trip is limited to 7 guests.
In the middle of the house is a very large great room, bright and airy, with picture windows and sliding glass doors that open onto a large elevated patio overlooking the harbor. Within the great room are wide open living, dining and kitchen areas, and a half bath. A bedrooom suite is located at each end of the house, and each suite features two bedrooms and a shared bath.
Three of the bedrooms have either a king or 2 twins in each room, one room with a queen bed, shared bath between rooms.
Day 1. Upon arrival into the Exumas, you
will take a 30 minute taxi ride through the rustic settlements
of Great Exuma. A stop in Georgetown can be made for last minute
items or to rent snorkel gear. When you arrive at the Ferry
Side Villa, you can relax, unpack and explore the grounds. Our
freshly prepared meals will be served in the dining area overlooking
Day 2. We will situate each person with their kayak and give instruction. A paddle through a tidal mangrove trail and an introduction to the wildlife and ecology of the area will follow. After lunch, more kayaking or a snorkel trip to a lively inshore reef.
Days 3-6 will take us on a variety of full-day
and half-day kayak explorations including a circumnavigation
of the stunningly beautiful Moriah Cay, snorkeling an extensive
offshore reef located in 10-15 feet of water, thorough exploration
of the backcountry bonefish flats and mangrove trail systems,
and paddling the clear turquoise waters to the uninhabited offshore
cays. Full days of activities are planned with plenty of time
to relax and read a book on the private deck.
The last day leaves time for a morning swim
before we head back to civilization. You may stop in Georgetown
for shopping at the local straw market and boutiques for vacation
souvenirs before heading to the airport.
The cost is $1850 per person, based on double
occupancy. This includes all kayaking equipment, experienced
guides, all meals and 6 nights lodging.
Exumas Camping Trip
March 15 - 22, 2014
Custom dates available for groups of 6 or more
Camping in the Exumas allows us to explore the numerous uninhabited cays north of Great Exuma.
Paddle across some of the most beautiful waters in the world! Pitch your tent on an isolated pure white beach and enjoy the stars with no lights of civilization to interfere. We will travel from island to island, stopping to swim, snorkel, explore, and simply take in the sheer beauty!
Day 1. Upon arrival in the Exumas, you will travel by local taxi to the Club Peace & Plenty in Georgetown for our first night's stay.
Day 2. The morning is spent on kayaking orientation and packing our kayaks for our journey to the white sand beach of Normans Pond Cay. Set camp and enjoy a delicious dinner and the first of many incredible sunsets.
Days 3-7. Activities include snorkeling a variety of reefs and other marine habitats, kayaking among the uninhabited islands, exploring rock gardens by kayak, fishing, swimming in the amazingly clear waters, and discovering one beautiful beach after another. On the afternoon of day 7 we will kayak into Barre Terre and our last night takes us back to the Club Peace & Plenty in Georgetown.
Day 8. Sleep in late, swim in the pool or take one last swim in the ocean. After a great breakfast at the Club Peace & Plenty there is still time for shopping at the local straw market for vacation souvenirs before heading to the airport.
The cost is $1850.00 per person, and includes all kayaking equipment, experienced guides, 5 nights camping, 2 nights lodging and all meals thru day 7.
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