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 Cut House, which is uniquely situated on a bluff overlooking the cut between Great Exuma and Little Exuma, the backcountry flats, and the ocean. This trip is limited to 8 guests. Accommodations are two villas.
The larger villa has two bedrooms with either a king or 2 twins in each room, a spacious private bath and kitchen.
$1950 per person.
The smaller villa has two bedrooms with a queen in one room, either a king or 2 twins in the other room, and shared bath.
$1750 per person.
Price is based on double occupancy. This includes all kayaking equipment, experienced guides, all meals and 6 nights lodging.
Day 1. Upon arrival into the Exumas, you will take a 45 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 Cut House, you can relax, unpack and explore the grounds. Our freshly prepared meals will be served in the Hill House overlooking the ocean.
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, you may choose to take time to read, lounge on the private deck, or relax on the secluded beach.
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.
Exumas Camping Trip
May 25 - June1 & June 3 -10, 2013
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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